Waterway Suitability Assessment for Operations of Liquefied Hazardous Gas Terminal; Beaumont, TX, 12451-12452 [2020-04310]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 42 / Tuesday, March 3, 2020 / Proposed Rules Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: radius of the airport, and within 3.6 miles each side of the 132° bearing from the airport, extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 11.4 miles southeast of the airport, and within 3.6 miles each side of the 340° bearing from the airport, extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 11 miles north of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 41-mile radius of the Williston Basin International Airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 26, 2020. Shawn M. Kozica, Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2020–04257 Filed 3–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: 33 CFR Part 127 Coast Guard ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows: ■ * * * Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of inquiry; request for comments. ACTION: * AGL ND E2 Williston, ND [New] Williston Basin International Airport, ND (Lat. 48°15′39″ N, long. 103°45′04″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.3 miles each side of the 135° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.7 miles southeast of the airport, and within 1.3 miles each side of the 339° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.7 miles north of the Williston Basin International Airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with PROPOSALS * * * * AGL ND E5 Williston, ND [Revoked] Sloulin Field International Airport, ND (Lat. 48°10′41″ N, long. 103°38′32″ W) AGL ND E5 Williston, ND [Amended] Williston Basin International Airport, ND (Lat. 48°15′39″ N, long. 103°45′04″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Mar 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 We are requesting your comments on a Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment (WSA) we received from Martin Midstream Partners proposing to modify its existing Neches Terminal in Beaumont, Texas to handle additional liquefied hazardous gas (LHG). The terminal currently handles Ammonia which is classified as a LHG and the projects currently being evaluated would modify existing operations at the terminal by adding additional LHG products and increasing the number of LHG vessels from 24 ships per year to up to 350 LHG barge and ship visits per year. The additional LHG products include butane, propane, ethane, ethylene and propylene. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this proposed increase in LHG marine traffic on the Sabine-Neches Waterway and is soliciting comments relevant to the Coast Guard’s preparation of a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) for issuance to the federal, state, or local agency with jurisdiction over the proposed facility. DATES: Your comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before April 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2020–0102 using the Federal portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the SUMMARY: AGL ND E2 Williston, ND [Revoked] Williston, Sloulin Field International Airport, ND (Lat. 48°10′41″ N, long. 103°38′32″ W) * Waterway Suitability Assessment for Operations of Liquefied Hazardous Gas Terminal; Beaumont, TX AGENCY: Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas. * [Docket Number USCG–2020–0102] PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 12451 ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. If you have questions about this notice of inquiry, call or email Mr. Scott K. Whalen, Vessel Traffic Service Director, Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 409–719–5086, email Scott.K.Whalen@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur DHS Department of Homeland Security LNG Liquefied natural gas LOI Letter of Intent LOR Letter of Recommendation NVIC Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular U.S.C. United States Code WSA Waterway Suitability Assessment II. Background and Purpose Under 33 CFR 127.007(a), an owner or operator planning to build a new facility handling LHG, or an owner or operator planning new construction to expand or modify marine terminal operations in an existing facility handling LHG, where the construction, expansion, or modification would result in an increase in the size and/or frequency of LHG marine traffic on the waterway associated with the proposed facility or modification to an existing facility, must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Captain of the Port of the zone in which the facility is or will be located. Under 33 CFR 127.007(e), an owner or operator planning such new construction or expansion of an existing facility must also file or update a WSA that addresses the proposed increase in LHG marine traffic in the associated waterway. Under 33 CFR 127.009, after receiving an LOI, the Captain of the Port issues a LOR as to the suitability of the waterway for LHG marine traffic to the appropriate jurisdictional authorities. The LOR is based on a series of factors listed in 33 CFR 127.009 that relate to the physical nature of the affected waterway and issues of safety and security associated with LHG marine traffic on the affected waterway. III. Information Requested On September 16, 2019, Martin Midstream Partners submitted an LOI and Preliminary WSA. The company’s proposed plans include the addition of LHGs to its operations at the facility and an increase in the estimated annual LHG barge and ship visits to the facility. The E:\FR\FM\03MRP1.SGM 03MRP1 12452 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 42 / Tuesday, March 3, 2020 / Proposed Rules purpose of this notice is to solicit public comments on the proposed increase in LHG marine traffic on the SabineNeches Waterway. The Coast Guard believes that public input may be useful to the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur with respect to validating the information provided in Martin Midstream Partner’s LOI and WSA and the development of the Coast Guard’s LOR. A brief summary of Martin Midstream Partner’s proposal is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. On January 24, 2011, the Coast Guard published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01–2011, titled ‘‘Guidance Related to Waterfront Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities.’’ NVIC 01–2011 provides guidance for owners and operators seeking approval to build and operate LNG facilities. The Coast Guard will refer to NVIC 01–2011 for process information and guidance in evaluating Martin Midstream Partner’s Preliminary WSA. NVIC 01–2011 is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES and also on the Coast Guard’s website at https:// www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/ DCO%20Documents/5p/5ps/NVIC/ 2011/NVIC%2001-2011%20Final.pdf. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with PROPOSALS IV. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal portal at https://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. In your submission, please include the docket number for this notice of inquiry and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, visit https:// www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice. Documents mentioned in this notice of inquiry as being available in the docket, and all public comments, will be in our online docket at https:// www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. This document is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Mar 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 Dated: February 26, 2020. Jacqueline Twomey, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur. U.S.C. [FR Doc. 2020–04310 Filed 3–2–20; 8:45 am] National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., notified the Coast Guard that it will be conducting a fireworks display on April 11, 2020, from 8:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held those same hours on April 12, 2020. The fireworks will be launched from a barge located in the Anacostia River across from Yards Park in Washington, DC. Hazards from the firework display include accidental discharge of fireworks, dangerous projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris. The COTP MarylandNational Capital Region has determined that potential hazards associated with the fireworks to be used in this display would be a safety concern for anyone in the Anacostia River near the fireworks barge. The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of vessels and the navigable waters within 400 feet of the fireworks barge before, during, and after the scheduled event. The Coast Guard is proposing this rulemaking under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2020–0112] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone for Fireworks Display; Anacostia River, Washington, DC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2020 (with alternate date of April 12, 2020). This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these waters during a fireworks display. This rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2020–0112 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. SUMMARY: If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email MST3 Courtney Perry, Sector MarylandNational Capital Region Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (410) 576–2674, email Courtney.E.Perry@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking § Section PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 United States Code II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The COTP is proposing to establish a safety zone to be enforced from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on April 11, 2020 (or alternatively, in case of rain, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on April 12, 2020). The safety zone would cover all navigable waters of the Anacostia River within 400 feet of the fireworks barge, in approximate position latitude 38°52′16.3″ N, longitude 077°00′09.7 W, located at Washington, DC. The duration and enforcement of the safety zone is intended to ensure the safety of vessels and these navigable waters before, during, and after the scheduled fireworks display. No vessel or person would be permitted to enter the safety zone without first obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. The regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end of this document. IV. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. E:\FR\FM\03MRP1.SGM 03MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 42 (Tuesday, March 3, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 12451-12452]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-04310]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 127

[Docket Number USCG-2020-0102]


Waterway Suitability Assessment for Operations of Liquefied 
Hazardous Gas Terminal; Beaumont, TX

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of inquiry; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are requesting your comments on a Letter of Intent and 
Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment (WSA) we received from 
Martin Midstream Partners proposing to modify its existing Neches 
Terminal in Beaumont, Texas to handle additional liquefied hazardous 
gas (LHG). The terminal currently handles Ammonia which is classified 
as a LHG and the projects currently being evaluated would modify 
existing operations at the terminal by adding additional LHG products 
and increasing the number of LHG vessels from 24 ships per year to up 
to 350 LHG barge and ship visits per year. The additional LHG products 
include butane, propane, ethane, ethylene and propylene. The Coast 
Guard is notifying the public of this proposed increase in LHG marine 
traffic on the Sabine-Neches Waterway and is soliciting comments 
relevant to the Coast Guard's preparation of a Letter of Recommendation 
(LOR) for issuance to the federal, state, or local agency with 
jurisdiction over the proposed facility.

DATES: Your comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on 
or before April 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2020-0102 using the Federal portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See 
the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion of the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on 
submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
notice of inquiry, call or email Mr. Scott K. Whalen, Vessel Traffic 
Service Director, Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur, U.S. Coast Guard; 
telephone 409-719-5086, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
COTP Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur
DHS Department of Homeland Security
LNG Liquefied natural gas
LOI Letter of Intent
LOR Letter of Recommendation
NVIC Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular
U.S.C. United States Code
WSA Waterway Suitability Assessment

II. Background and Purpose

    Under 33 CFR 127.007(a), an owner or operator planning to build a 
new facility handling LHG, or an owner or operator planning new 
construction to expand or modify marine terminal operations in an 
existing facility handling LHG, where the construction, expansion, or 
modification would result in an increase in the size and/or frequency 
of LHG marine traffic on the waterway associated with the proposed 
facility or modification to an existing facility, must submit a Letter 
of Intent (LOI) to the Captain of the Port of the zone in which the 
facility is or will be located. Under 33 CFR 127.007(e), an owner or 
operator planning such new construction or expansion of an existing 
facility must also file or update a WSA that addresses the proposed 
increase in LHG marine traffic in the associated waterway.
    Under 33 CFR 127.009, after receiving an LOI, the Captain of the 
Port issues a LOR as to the suitability of the waterway for LHG marine 
traffic to the appropriate jurisdictional authorities. The LOR is based 
on a series of factors listed in 33 CFR 127.009 that relate to the 
physical nature of the affected waterway and issues of safety and 
security associated with LHG marine traffic on the affected waterway.

III. Information Requested

    On September 16, 2019, Martin Midstream Partners submitted an LOI 
and Preliminary WSA. The company's proposed plans include the addition 
of LHGs to its operations at the facility and an increase in the 
estimated annual LHG barge and ship visits to the facility. The

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purpose of this notice is to solicit public comments on the proposed 
increase in LHG marine traffic on the Sabine-Neches Waterway. The Coast 
Guard believes that public input may be useful to the Captain of the 
Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur with respect to validating the 
information provided in Martin Midstream Partner's LOI and WSA and the 
development of the Coast Guard's LOR. A brief summary of Martin 
Midstream Partner's proposal is available in the docket where indicated 
under ADDRESSES.
    On January 24, 2011, the Coast Guard published Navigation and 
Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-2011, titled ``Guidance Related to 
Waterfront Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities.'' NVIC 01-2011 
provides guidance for owners and operators seeking approval to build 
and operate LNG facilities. The Coast Guard will refer to NVIC 01-2011 
for process information and guidance in evaluating Martin Midstream 
Partner's Preliminary WSA. NVIC 01-2011 is available in the docket 
where indicated under ADDRESSES and also on the Coast Guard's website 
at https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/5ps/NVIC/2011/NVIC%2001-2011%20Final.pdf.

IV. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal portal at 
https://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using 
https://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
instructions. In your submission, please include the docket number for 
this notice of inquiry and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation.
    We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted 
without change to https://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the 
docket, visit https://www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice.
    Documents mentioned in this notice of inquiry as being available in 
the docket, and all public comments, will be in our online docket at 
https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that 
website's instructions.
    This document is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a).

    Dated: February 26, 2020.
Jacqueline Twomey,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port 
Arthur.
[FR Doc. 2020-04310 Filed 3-2-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P