Waiver Request for Aquaculture Support Operations for the 2021 Calendar Year: COLBY PERCE, RONJA CARRIER, SADIE JANE, MISS MILDRED 1, KC COMMANDER, 84100-84101 [2020-28459]

Download as PDF 84100 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 23, 2020 / Notices 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. Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(a), 46 U.S.C. 55103, 46 U.S.C. 12121. Dated: December 18, 2020. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–28462 Filed 12–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 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–2020–0168 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. Maritime Administration 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. ACTION: 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:21 Dec 22, 2020 Jkt 253001 [Docket Number MARAD–2020–0166] Waiver Request for Aquaculture Support Operations for the 2021 Calendar Year: COLBY PERCE, RONJA CARRIER, SADIE JANE, MISS MILDRED 1, KC COMMANDER Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the Secretary of Transportation, the Maritime Administrator is authorized to issue waivers allowing documented vessels with only registry endorsements or foreign flag vessels to be used in operations that treat aquaculture fish or protect aquaculture fish from disease, parasitic infestation, or other threats to their health when suitable vessels of the United States are not available that could perform those services. A request for such a waiver has been received by the Maritime Administration (MARAD). This notice is being published to solicit comments intended to assist MARAD in determining whether suitable vessels of the United States are available that could perform the required services. If no suitable U.S.-flag vessels are available, the Maritime Administrator may issue a waiver necessary to comply with USCG Aquaculture Support regulations. A brief description of the proposed aquaculture support service is listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 22, 2021. PO 00000 Frm 00218 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number MARAD–2020–0166 by any of the following methods: • On-line via the Federal Electronic Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Search using ‘‘MARAD–2020–0166’’ and follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail/Hand-Delivery/Courier: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. Submit comments in an unbound format, no larger than 8 1⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. Note: 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 Russel Haynes as provided in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for alternate submission instructions. Reference Materials and Docket Information: You may view the complete application, including the aquaculture support technical service requirements, and all public comments at the DOT Docket on-line via http:// www.regulations.gov. Search using ‘‘MARAD–2020–0166.’’ All comments received will be posted without change to the docket, including any personal information provided. The Docket Management Facility is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. 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. If you have questions on viewing the Docket, call Docket Operations, telephone: (800) 647–5527. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As a result of the enactment of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010, codified at 46 U.S.C. 12102, the Secretary of Transportation has the discretionary authority to issue waivers allowing documented vessels with registry endorsements or foreign flag vessels to be used in operations that treat aquaculture fish for or protect aquaculture fish from disease, parasitic infestation, or other threats to their health when suitable vessels of the ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 23, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES United States are not available that could perform those services. The Secretary has delegated this authority to the Maritime Administrator. Pursuant to this authority, MARAD is providing notice of the service requirements proposed by Cooke Aquaculture (Cooke) in order to make a U.S.-flag vessel availability determination. Specifics can be found in Cooke’s application letter posted in the docket. To comply with USCG Aquaculture Support regulations at 46 CFR part 106, Cooke is seeking a MARAD Aquaculture Waiver to operate the vessels, COLBY PERCE, RONJA CARRIER, SADIE JANE, MISS MILDRED 1, KC COMMANDER, as follows: Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘to use highly-specialized foreign-flag vessels referred to as a ‘‘wellboat’’ (or ‘‘live fish carrier’’) to treat Cooke’s swimming inventory of farmed Atlantic salmon in the company’s salt-water grow-out pens off Maine’s North Atlantic Coast. This treatment prevents against parasitic infestation by sea lice that is highly destructive to the salmon’s health.’’ Geographic Region: ‘‘off Maine’s North Atlantic Coast’’ Requested Time Period: ‘‘2021 calendar year, from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021’’ Interested parties may submit comments providing detailed information relating to the availability of U.S.-flag vessels to perform the required aquaculture support services. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12102(d)(1) and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that suitable U.S.-flag vessels are available to perform the required services, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria set forth in 46 CFR 388.4. Privacy Act Anyone can 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 association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. Authority: (Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(w)) * * * * * Dated: December 18, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:21 Dec 22, 2020 Jkt 253001 By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–28459 Filed 12–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2020–0167] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel BOLERO (Sailing Catamaran); Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 January 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number MARAD–2020–0167 by any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Search MARAD–2020–0167 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–2020–0167, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00219 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 84101 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel BOLERO is: —Intended Commercial Use Of Vessel: ‘‘Day time Sailing Tours, Sunset tours in the San Carlos Bay and local waters of Fort Myers Beach, and the Gulf of Mexico. 6 pack tours for local entertainment.’’ —Geographic Region Including Base of Operations: ‘‘Florida’’ (Base of Operations: Fort Myers Beach, FL) —Vessel Length and Type: 39.2’ Sailing Catamaran The complete application is available for review identified in the DOT docket as MARAD–2020–0167 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–2020–0167 or visit the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES for E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 23, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-28459]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket Number MARAD-2020-0166]


Waiver Request for Aquaculture Support Operations for the 2021 
Calendar Year: COLBY PERCE, RONJA CARRIER, SADIE JANE, MISS MILDRED 1, 
KC COMMANDER

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the Secretary of 
Transportation, the Maritime Administrator is authorized to issue 
waivers allowing documented vessels with only registry endorsements or 
foreign flag vessels to be used in operations that treat aquaculture 
fish or protect aquaculture fish from disease, parasitic infestation, 
or other threats to their health when suitable vessels of the United 
States are not available that could perform those services. A request 
for such a waiver has been received by the Maritime Administration 
(MARAD). This notice is being published to solicit comments intended to 
assist MARAD in determining whether suitable vessels of the United 
States are available that could perform the required services. If no 
suitable U.S.-flag vessels are available, the Maritime Administrator 
may issue a waiver necessary to comply with USCG Aquaculture Support 
regulations. A brief description of the proposed aquaculture support 
service is listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number 
MARAD-2020-0166 by any of the following methods:
     On-line via the Federal Electronic Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Search using ``MARAD-2020-0166'' and follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail/Hand-Delivery/Courier: Docket Management Facility; 
U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-
140, Washington, DC 20590. Submit comments in an unbound format, no 
larger than 8 \1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic 
filing.
    Note: 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 Russel Haynes as provided in 
the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for alternate submission 
instructions.
    Reference Materials and Docket Information: You may view the 
complete application, including the aquaculture support technical 
service requirements, and all public comments at the DOT Docket on-line 
via http://www.regulations.gov. Search using ``MARAD-2020-0166.'' All 
comments received will be posted without change to the docket, 
including any personal information provided. The Docket Management 
Facility is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
on Federal holidays.

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]. If you have questions on viewing the Docket, 
call Docket Operations, telephone: (800) 647-5527.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As a result of the enactment of the Coast 
Guard Authorization Act of 2010, codified at 46 U.S.C. 12102, the 
Secretary of Transportation has the discretionary authority to issue 
waivers allowing documented vessels with registry endorsements or 
foreign flag vessels to be used in operations that treat aquaculture 
fish for or protect aquaculture fish from disease, parasitic 
infestation, or other threats to their health when suitable vessels of 
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United States are not available that could perform those services. The 
Secretary has delegated this authority to the Maritime Administrator. 
Pursuant to this authority, MARAD is providing notice of the service 
requirements proposed by Cooke Aquaculture (Cooke) in order to make a 
U.S.-flag vessel availability determination. Specifics can be found in 
Cooke's application letter posted in the docket.
    To comply with USCG Aquaculture Support regulations at 46 CFR part 
106, Cooke is seeking a MARAD Aquaculture Waiver to operate the 
vessels, COLBY PERCE, RONJA CARRIER, SADIE JANE, MISS MILDRED 1, KC 
COMMANDER, as follows:

Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ``to use highly-specialized foreign-
flag vessels referred to as a ``wellboat'' (or ``live fish carrier'') 
to treat Cooke's swimming inventory of farmed Atlantic salmon in the 
company's salt-water grow-out pens off Maine's North Atlantic Coast. 
This treatment prevents against parasitic infestation by sea lice that 
is highly destructive to the salmon's health.''
Geographic Region: ``off Maine's North Atlantic Coast''
Requested Time Period: ``2021 calendar year, from January 1, 2021 to 
December 31, 2021''

    Interested parties may submit comments providing detailed 
information relating to the availability of U.S.-flag vessels to 
perform the required aquaculture support services. If MARAD determines, 
in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12102(d)(1) and MARAD's regulations at 46 
CFR part 388, that suitable U.S.-flag vessels are available to perform 
the required services, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should 
refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order 
for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state 
the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the 
waiver criteria set forth in 46 CFR 388.4.

Privacy Act

    Anyone can 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 association, 
business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act 
Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 
19477-78), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov.

    Authority: (Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(w))
* * * * *

    Dated: December 18, 2020.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-28459 Filed 12-22-20; 8:45 am]
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