Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel EPIPHANY (Sailing Catamaran); Invitation for Public Comments, 12052-12053 [2020-04054]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 12052 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2020 / Notices essential to revenue and ridership. Approval of this waiver request would allow NN to finish restoration of another steam locomotive that could take Locomotive 40’s place in late 2020, when Locomotive 40 would receive its 1,472 SDI. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. 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[FR Doc. 2020–04141 Filed 2–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2020–0045] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel EPIPHANY (Sailing Catamaran); Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number MARAD–2020–0045 by any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Search MARAD–2020–0045 and follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility is in the West Building, Ground Floor of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Docket Management Facility location address is: U.S. Department of Transportation, MARAD–2020–0045, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. SUMMARY: Note: If you mail or hand-deliver your comments, we recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 specific docket number. All comments received will be posted without change to the docket at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments, see the section entitled Public Participation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–9309, Email Bianca.carr@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel EPIPHANY is: —INTENDED COMMERCIAL USE OF VESSEL: ‘‘Private Vessel Charters, Passengers Only, for day charters and overnight charters.’’ —GEOGRAPHIC REGION INCLUDING BASE OF OPERATIONS: ‘‘Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York (excluding New York Harbor), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas’’ (Base of Operations: St. Michaels, MD) —VESSEL LENGTH AND TYPE: 43′ sailing catamaran The complete application is available for review identified in the DOT docket as MARAD–2020–0045 at http:// www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the vessel name, state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in section 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Public Participation How do I submit comments? Please submit your comments, including the attachments, following the instructions provided under the above heading entitled ADDRESSES. Be advised that it may take a few hours or even days for your comment to be reflected on the docket. In addition, your comments must be written in English. We encourage you to provide concise E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 12053 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2020 / Notices comments and you may attach additional documents as necessary. There is no limit on the length of the attachments. Where do I go to read public comments, and find supporting information? Go to the docket online at http:// www.regulations.gov., keyword search MARAD–2020–0045 or visit the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES for hours of operation). We recommend that you periodically check the Docket for new submissions and supporting material. Will my comments be made available to the public? Yes. Be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, will be made publicly available. considered. If you wish to provide comments containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the agency for alternate submission instructions. of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. (Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(a), 46 U.S.C. 55103, 46 U.S.C. 12121) Note: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. * * * * * Dated: February 24, 2020. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–04054 Filed 2–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2020–0026] May I submit comments confidentially? If you wish to submit comments under a claim of confidentiality, you should submit three copies of your complete submission, including the information you claim to be confidential business information, to the Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Legislation and Regulations, MAR–225, W24–220, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Include a cover letter setting forth with specificity the basis for any such claim and, if possible, a summary of your submission that can be made available to the public. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice, DOT/ALL–14 FDMS, accessible through www.dot.gov/privacy. To facilitate comment tracking and response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely comments will be fully Inventory of U.S.-Flag Launch Barges; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is performing its annual update of registered U.S.-flag launch barges. Any additions or changes to the current Register of U.S.-Flag Launch Barges published below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section should be submitted as comments to MARAD. MARAD’s Launch Barge Program information page is located at https://www.maritime.dot.gov/ports/ domestic-shipping/launch-bargeprogram. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number MARAD–2020–0026 by any of the following methods: • Website/Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Search ‘‘MARAD– 2020–00026’’ and follow the instructions for submitting comments on the electronic docket site. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department SUMMARY: Docket: For access to the docket to read comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search using ‘‘MARAD–2020–0026’’ or go to Room W12–401 of the Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–9309, Email Bianca.Carr@dot.gov. Pursuant to 46 CFR part 389.3, in order to provide timely notification and to identify potential participants to each other so they may examine how they can best work together to maximize use of coastwise-qualified vessels, MARAD is required to publish a notice in the Federal Register annually requesting that owners or operators (or potential owners or operators) of coastwise qualified launch barges notify us of: (1) Their interest in participating in the transportation and, if needed, the launching or installation of offshore platform jackets; (2) the contact information for their company; and, (3) the specifications of any currently owned or operated coastwise qualified launch barges or plans to construct same. In addition, MARAD is also seeking the same information from owners or operators of non-coastwise qualified (U.S.-flag) launch barges. The following is MARAD’s current register of U.S.-flag launch barges: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: REGISTER OF U.S.-FLAG LAUNCH BARGES jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Vessel name 455 455 455 455 455 455 4 5 6 7 8 9 Owner ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Feb 27, 2020 Crowley Crowley Crowley Crowley Crowley Crowley Jkt 250001 Marine Marine Marine Marine Marine Marine PO 00000 Services Services Services Services Services Services Built ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 Sfmt 4703 Length (ft.) 400 400 400 400 400 400 Beam (ft.) DWT (L.T.) 105 105 105 105 105 105 E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 19,226 19,226 19,226 19,226 19,226 19,226 Approx. launch capacity (L.T.) 18,766 18,766 18,766 18,766 18,766 18,766 Coastwise qualified X X X X X X

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD-2020-0045]


Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: 
Vessel EPIPHANY (Sailing Catamaran); Invitation for Public Comments

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the 
Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the 
U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the 
carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which 
are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been 
received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed 
service, is listed below.

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 30, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number 
MARAD-2020-0045 by any one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Search MARAD-2020-0045 and follow the instructions 
for submitting comments.
     Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility is in 
the West Building, Ground Floor of the U.S. Department of 
Transportation. The Docket Management Facility location address is: 
U.S. Department of Transportation, MARAD-2020-0045, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.

    Note: If you mail or hand-deliver your comments, we recommend 
that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, 
or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can 
contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and specific docket number. All comments received will be posted 
without change to the docket at www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting 
comments, see the section entitled Public Participation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Room W23-453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-9309, Email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended 
service of the vessel EPIPHANY is:

--INTENDED COMMERCIAL USE OF VESSEL: ``Private Vessel Charters, 
Passengers Only, for day charters and overnight charters.''
--GEOGRAPHIC REGION INCLUDING BASE OF OPERATIONS: ``Maine, New 
Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York 
(excluding New York Harbor), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, 
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, 
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas'' (Base of Operations: St. 
Michaels, MD)
--VESSEL LENGTH AND TYPE: 43' sailing catamaran

The complete application is available for review identified in the DOT 
docket as MARAD-2020-0045 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested 
parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel 
builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD 
determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD's regulations 
at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly 
adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-
flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments 
should refer to the vessel name, state the commenter's interest in the 
waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in section 
388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.

Public Participation

How do I submit comments?

    Please submit your comments, including the attachments, following 
the instructions provided under the above heading entitled ADDRESSES. 
Be advised that it may take a few hours or even days for your comment 
to be reflected on the docket. In addition, your comments must be 
written in English. We encourage you to provide concise

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comments and you may attach additional documents as necessary. There is 
no limit on the length of the attachments.

Where do I go to read public comments, and find supporting information?

    Go to the docket online at http://www.regulations.gov., keyword 
search MARAD-2020-0045 or visit the Docket Management Facility (see 
ADDRESSES for hours of operation). We recommend that you periodically 
check the Docket for new submissions and supporting material.

Will my comments be made available to the public?

    Yes. Be aware that your entire comment, including your personal 
identifying information, will be made publicly available.

May I submit comments confidentially?

    If you wish to submit comments under a claim of confidentiality, 
you should submit three copies of your complete submission, including 
the information you claim to be confidential business information, to 
the Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of 
Legislation and Regulations, MAR-225, W24-220, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE, Washington, DC 20590. Include a cover letter setting forth with 
specificity the basis for any such claim and, if possible, a summary of 
your submission that can be made available to the public.

Privacy Act

    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the 
public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these 
comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice, DOT/ALL-14 FDMS, accessible through 
www.dot.gov/privacy. To facilitate comment tracking and response, we 
encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of their 
organization; however, submission of names is completely optional. 
Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely comments will 
be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments containing 
proprietary or confidential information, please contact the agency for 
alternate submission instructions.

(Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(a), 46 U.S.C. 55103, 46 U.S.C. 12121)

* * * * *

    Dated: February 24, 2020.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-04054 Filed 2-27-20; 8:45 am]
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