Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel UBUNTU (Sailing Catamaran); Invitation for Public Comments, 68115-68116 [2020-23720]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 27, 2020 / Notices (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Cynthia Pitts, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2020–23724 Filed 10–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 1303X] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Somerset Railroad Corporation— Abandonment Exemption—in Niagara County, N.Y. On October 7, 2020, Somerset Railroad Corporation (SRC) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon approximately 13.39 miles of rail line located in Niagara County, N.Y. (the Line). The Line extends from milepost 2.2 to a power plant located at the end of the line and traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 14012, 14008, 14108, and 14094. SRC states that there are no stations on the Line. (Pet. 5.) According to SRC, the Line was constructed to provide rail service to the Somerset power generation station, which was decommissioned as of March 31, 2020, and had been the sole shipper on the Line. (Pet. 1–2.) SRC states that it last provided rail service to the power plant in December 2019 and that the Line cannot be used for overhead traffic because it is stub-ended. (Id. at 2–3.) 1 In a letter appended as Exhibit D to the petition, Riesling Power LLC, which owns both SRC and the decommissioned power plant, states that it no longer needs rail service and that it supports the proposed abandonment. SRC states that, based on the information in its possession, the Line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. (Id. at 1.) Any documentation in SRC’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). 1 SRC states that it is currently using the Line to move the power plant’s coal hopper cars to be scrapped, and that SRC anticipates salvaging the track, rail ties, and other track materials following abandonment but intends to leave the bridges in place. (Pet. 2.) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Oct 26, 2020 Jkt 253001 By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by January 25, 2021. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 120 days after the filing of the petition for exemption, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption, whichever occurs sooner. Persons interested in submitting an OFA must first file a formal expression of intent to file an offer by November 6, 2020, indicating the type of financial assistance they wish to provide (i.e., subsidy or purchase) and demonstrating that they are preliminarily financially responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(1)(i). Following abandonment, the Line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than November 16, 2020.2 All pleadings, referring to Docket No. AB 1303X, should be filed with the Surface Transportation Board via efiling on the Board’s website. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on SRC’s representative, Justin J. Marks, Clark Hill PLC, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1300 South, Washington, DC 20004. Replies to the petition are due on or before November 16, 2020. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any other agencies or persons who comment during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA generally will be within 30 days of its service. 2 Filing fees for OFAs and trail use requests can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25) and (27), respectively. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68115 Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: October 21, 2020. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Regena Smith-Bernard, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–23682 Filed 10–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2020–0141] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel UBUNTU (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 November 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number MARAD–2020–0141 by any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Search MARAD–2020–0141 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–2020–0141, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 68116 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 27, 2020 / Notices 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: Russell Haynes, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W23–461, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–3157, Email Russell.Haynes@ dot.gov. As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel UBUNTU is: —INTENDED COMMERCIAL USE OF VESSEL: ‘‘Sailing instruction and live aboard pleasure cruises for youth groups and families’’ —GEOGRAPHIC REGION INCLUDING BASE OF OPERATIONS: ‘‘Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Washington; Delaware, New Jersey, New York (excluding New York Harbor), Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine’’ (Base of Operations: Deltaville, VA) —VESSEL LENGTH AND TYPE: 39’ Sailing Catamaran The complete application is available for review identified in the DOT docket as MARAD–2020–0141 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Oct 26, 2020 Jkt 253001 comments and you may attach additional documents as necessary. There is no limit on the length of the attachments. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. Where do I go to read public comments, and find supporting information? BILLING CODE 4910–81–P Go to the docket online at http:// www.regulations.gov., keyword search MARAD–2020–0141 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. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 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: October 22, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2020–23720 Filed 10–26–20; 8:45 am] Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2020–0139] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SEACLUSION (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 November 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number MARAD–2020–0139 by any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Search MARAD–2020–0139 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–2020–0139, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD-2020-0141]


Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: 
Vessel UBUNTU (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 November 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number 
MARAD-2020-0141 by any one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Search MARAD-2020-0141 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-2020-0141, 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

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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: Russell Haynes, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Room W23-461, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-3157, Email 
[email protected].

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

--INTENDED COMMERCIAL USE OF VESSEL: ``Sailing instruction and live 
aboard pleasure cruises for youth groups and families''
--GEOGRAPHIC REGION INCLUDING BASE OF OPERATIONS: ``Florida, Georgia, 
South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Washington; 
Delaware, New Jersey, New York (excluding New York Harbor), 
Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine'' (Base 
of Operations: Deltaville, VA)
--VESSEL LENGTH AND TYPE: 39' Sailing Catamaran

    The complete application is available for review identified in the 
DOT docket as MARAD-2020-0141 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 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-2020-0141 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: October 22, 2020.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-23720 Filed 10-26-20; 8:45 am]
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