Deepwater Port License Application: Texas GulfLink LLC; Extension of Draft Environmental Impact Statement Comment Period, 83142-83143 [2020-28044]

Download as PDF 83142 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 245 / Monday, December 21, 2020 / Notices Respondents: Approximately 650 respondents annually. Frequency: On occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: Approximately 35,466 hours annually. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2020. David F. Cushing, Manager, Airports Financial Assistance Division, APP–500. [FR Doc. 2020–27997 Filed 12–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2019–0093] Deepwater Port License Application: Texas GulfLink LLC; Extension of Draft Environmental Impact Statement Comment Period Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of extension of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement comment period. AGENCY: By Federal Register notice of Friday, November 27, 2020, titled Notice of Availability; Notice of Virtual Public Meetings; Request for Comments, the Maritime Administration (MARAD), in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), announced the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Texas GulfLink LLC (GulfLink) deepwater port license application for the export of crude oil from the United States to nations abroad. Publication of this notice announced a 45-day comment period, requested public participation in the environmental impact review process, provided information on how to participate in the environmental impact review process, and announced the two virtual public meetings and an informational open house website for the DEIS. The notice advised that the comment period for Texas GulfLink would end on January 11, 2021. MARAD and USCG have determined that an extension of the public comment period to January 22, 2021 for the GulfLink application is necessary to allow the public and interested parties a full 45 days to review the application and provide written feedback to the agencies. This extension is due to delays in getting the DEIS fully posted on the project’s docket at www.regulations.gov. This notice announces the extension of the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:33 Dec 18, 2020 Jkt 253001 comment period and new comment period end date. DATES: Comments or related material on the Texas GulfLink deepwater port license application must be received by January 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: The public docket for the Texas GulfLink deepwater port license application is maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Management Facility, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. The license application is available for viewing at the Regulations.gov website: http:// www.regulations.gov under docket number MARAD–2019–0093. We encourage you to submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If you submit your comments electronically, it is not necessary to also submit a hard copy. If you cannot submit material using http:// www.regulations.gov, please contact either Mr. Patrick Clark, USCG or Linden Houston, MARAD, as listed in the following FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document, which also provides alternate instructions for submitting written comments. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted. Anonymous comments will be accepted. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. The Federal Docket Management Facility’s telephone number is 202–366–9317 or 202–366– 9826, the fax number is 202–493–2251. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Clark, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone: 202–372–1358, email: Patrick.W.Clark@uscg.mil or Mr. Linden Houston, Maritime Administration, telephone: 202–366–4839, email: Linden.Houston@dot.gov. For questions regarding viewing the Docket, call Docket Operations, telephone: 202–366– 9317 or 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments We request public comment on this proposal. The comments may relate to, but are not limited to, the environmental impact of the proposed action. All comments will be accepted. You may submit comments directly to the Federal Docket Management Facility during the public comment period (see Dates). We will consider all comments PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and material received during the extended scoping period. The license application, comments and associated documentation, as well as the DEIS and Final Environmental Impact Statement (when published), are available for viewing at the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) website: http://www.regulations.gov under docket number MARAD–2019– 0093. Public comment submissions should include: • Docket number MARAD–2019– 0093. • Your name and address. Submit comments or material using only one of the following methods: • Electronically (preferred for processing) to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) website: http://www.regulations.gov under docket number MARAD–2019–0093. • By mail to the Federal Docket Management Facility (MARAD–2019– 0093), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • By personal delivery to the room and address listed above between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • By fax to the Federal Docket Management Facility at 202–493–2251. Faxed, mailed or hand delivered submissions must be unbound, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches and suitable for copying and electronic scanning. The format of electronic submissions should also be no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches. If you mail your submission and want to know when it reaches the Federal Docket Management Facility, please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the FDMS website (http:// www.regulations.gov) and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information to the docket makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy and Use Notice that is available on the FDMS website and the Department of Transportation Privacy Act Notice that appeared in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), see Privacy Act. You may view docket submissions at the Federal Docket Management Facility or electronically on the FDMS website. Privacy Act The electronic form of all comments received into the FDMS can be searched by the name of the individual E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 245 / Monday, December 21, 2020 / Notices submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). The Department of Transportation Privacy Act Statement can be viewed in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70, pages 19477–78) or by visiting http:// www.regulations.gov. Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1501, et seq., 49 CFR 1.93(h). Dated: December 16, 2020. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–28044 Filed 12–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0119] Notice Regarding the Applicability of NHTSA FMVSS Test Procedures to Certifying Manufacturers National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of interpretation; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Safety Act) prohibits the sale, manufacture for sale, import or introduction into interstate commerce of a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment, unless fully compliant with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS). The FMVSS set a threshold of performance that a vehicle or equipment item must attain, at a minimum, to meet the need for safety. The Safety Act also requires a manufacturer or distributor of a motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment to certify that the vehicle or equipment complies with applicable FMVSS. This notice reestablishes NHTSA’s longstanding position that the FMVSS test conditions and procedures apply to NHTSA’s compliance testing, and that manufacturers are not required to ensure that their vehicles are designed in such a manner as to ensure that the vehicles are capable of being tested pursuant to such standards as a condition of self-certification. This notice also discusses NHTSA’s enforcement with respect to vehicles with novel or innovative designs that preclude them from being tested for FMVSS compliance using NHTSA’s FMVSS test procedures. This notice supersedes prior contrary statements the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:24 Dec 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 Agency has made—including those in NHTSA’s 2016 letter of interpretation to Google, Inc.—stating that manufacturers could not validly certify FMVSS compliance unless NHTSA could verify compliance using the FMVSS test procedures. NHTSA is inviting public comment on this document. The comment closing date is January 20, 2021. NHTSA will post a public response to major concerns raised in the comments. You may submit comments to the docket number identified in the heading of this document by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9322 before coming. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Regardless of how you submit your comments, please be sure to mention the docket number of this document. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public Participation section of this document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act discussion below regarding documents submitted to the agency’s dockets. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. DATES: Privacy Act Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an organization, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 83143 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://www.dot.gov/ privacy.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Koblenz or Kerry Kolodziej, Office of Chief Counsel, Telephone: 202–366–2992, Facsimile: 202–366– 3820. The mailing address for these officials is: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act 1 (the Safety Act) requires that motor vehicles meet two separate requirements before they may be sold or otherwise introduced into interstate commerce in the United States: (1) they must be compliant with the FMVSS, and (2) they must be certified as compliant by a manufacturer exercising reasonable care.2 In a 2016 letter of interpretation to Google, Inc.,3 NHTSA stated, without substantive discussion, that manufacturers could not validly certify vehicles as compliant with FMVSS unless the vehicles were capable of being tested using the test procedures associated with those standards.4 This interpretation imposed major design restrictions on motor vehicles, because it effectively required manufacturers not only to certify that a motor vehicle complies with the substantive requirements of all applicable FMVSS, but also to design the vehicle in such a way that NHTSA would be able to conduct each element of each test procedure specified within each applicable regulation. It should be noted the 2016 Google interpretation addressed a situation involving a novel, theoretical design of a vehicle that lacked driving controls, including the absence of a steering wheel and a brake pedal. Heretofore, the 1 49 U.S.C. 30101, et seq. U.S.C. 30112, 30115. 3 Letter to C. Urmson, Google (Feb. 4, 2016), https://www.nhtsa.gov/interpretations/googlecompiled-response-12-nov-15-interp-request-4-feb16-final. 4 For purposes of this notice, the term ‘‘test conditions and procedures’’ refers to the preparatory steps NHTSA takes prior to measuring the performance of a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment when checking for FMVSS compliance. NHTSA designs test conditions and procedures both to ensure that vehicle performance is measured under realistic driving conditions (representative of the real-world situation posing the safety risk), and to eliminate or control variables that reduce the objectivity of the compliance test. Test procedures are incorporated into the regulatory text alongside the performance requirement with which they are associated. NHTSA’s Enforcement office publishes test procedures on NHTSA’s website to provide more detail into how NHTSA conducts a compliance test. https://www.nhtsa.gov/ vehicle-manufacturers/test-procedures. 2 49 E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 245 (Monday, December 21, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-28044]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD-2019-0093]


Deepwater Port License Application: Texas GulfLink LLC; Extension 
of Draft Environmental Impact Statement Comment Period

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice of extension of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
comment period.

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SUMMARY: By Federal Register notice of Friday, November 27, 2020, 
titled Notice of Availability; Notice of Virtual Public Meetings; 
Request for Comments, the Maritime Administration (MARAD), in 
coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), announced the 
availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 
Texas GulfLink LLC (GulfLink) deepwater port license application for 
the export of crude oil from the United States to nations abroad. 
Publication of this notice announced a 45-day comment period, requested 
public participation in the environmental impact review process, 
provided information on how to participate in the environmental impact 
review process, and announced the two virtual public meetings and an 
informational open house website for the DEIS.
    The notice advised that the comment period for Texas GulfLink would 
end on January 11, 2021. MARAD and USCG have determined that an 
extension of the public comment period to January 22, 2021 for the 
GulfLink application is necessary to allow the public and interested 
parties a full 45 days to review the application and provide written 
feedback to the agencies. This extension is due to delays in getting 
the DEIS fully posted on the project's docket at www.regulations.gov. 
This notice announces the extension of the comment period and new 
comment period end date.

DATES: Comments or related material on the Texas GulfLink deepwater 
port license application must be received by January 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: The public docket for the Texas GulfLink deepwater port 
license application is maintained by the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Management Facility, West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. 
The license application is available for viewing at the Regulations.gov 
website: http://www.regulations.gov under docket number MARAD-2019-
0093.
    We encourage you to submit comments electronically through the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If you submit 
your comments electronically, it is not necessary to also submit a hard 
copy. If you cannot submit material using http://www.regulations.gov, 
please contact either Mr. Patrick Clark, USCG or Linden Houston, MARAD, 
as listed in the following FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document, which also provides alternate instructions for 
submitting written comments. Additionally, if you go to the online 
docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments 
are posted. Anonymous comments will be accepted. All comments received 
will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will 
include any personal information you have provided. The Federal Docket 
Management Facility's telephone number is 202-366-9317 or 202-366-9826, 
the fax number is 202-493-2251.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Clark, U.S. Coast Guard, 
telephone: 202-372-1358, email: [email protected] or Mr. Linden 
Houston, Maritime Administration, telephone: 202-366-4839, email: 
[email protected]. For questions regarding viewing the Docket, 
call Docket Operations, telephone: 202-366-9317 or 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Comments

    We request public comment on this proposal. The comments may relate 
to, but are not limited to, the environmental impact of the proposed 
action. All comments will be accepted. You may submit comments directly 
to the Federal Docket Management Facility during the public comment 
period (see Dates). We will consider all comments and material received 
during the extended scoping period.
    The license application, comments and associated documentation, as 
well as the DEIS and Final Environmental Impact Statement (when 
published), are available for viewing at the Federal Docket Management 
System (FDMS) website: http://www.regulations.gov under docket number 
MARAD-2019-0093.
    Public comment submissions should include:
     Docket number MARAD-2019-0093.
     Your name and address.
    Submit comments or material using only one of the following 
methods:
     Electronically (preferred for processing) to the Federal 
Docket Management System (FDMS) website: http://www.regulations.gov 
under docket number MARAD-2019-0093.
     By mail to the Federal Docket Management Facility (MARAD-
2019-0093), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-
0001.
     By personal delivery to the room and address listed above 
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
     By fax to the Federal Docket Management Facility at 202-
493-2251.
    Faxed, mailed or hand delivered submissions must be unbound, no 
larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches and suitable for copying and electronic 
scanning. The format of electronic submissions should also be no larger 
than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches. If you mail your submission and want to know 
when it reaches the Federal Docket Management Facility, please include 
a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope.
    Regardless of the method used for submitting comments, all 
submissions will be posted, without change, to the FDMS website (http://www.regulations.gov) and will include any personal information you 
provide. Therefore, submitting this information to the docket makes it 
public. You may wish to read the Privacy and Use Notice that is 
available on the FDMS website and the Department of Transportation 
Privacy Act Notice that appeared in the Federal Register on April 11, 
2000 (65 FR 19477), see Privacy Act. You may view docket submissions at 
the Federal Docket Management Facility or electronically on the FDMS 
website.

Privacy Act

    The electronic form of all comments received into the FDMS can be 
searched by the name of the individual

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submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). The Department of 
Transportation Privacy Act Statement can be viewed in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70, pages 
19477-78) or by visiting http://www.regulations.gov.

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1501, et seq., 49 CFR 1.93(h).

    Dated: December 16, 2020.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-28044 Filed 12-18-20; 8:45 am]
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