[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 72 (Friday, April 13, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 22232-22233]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9047]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

46 CFR Parts 2, 24, 30, 70, 90, 91, and 188

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0363]
RIN 1625-AB71


Seagoing Barges

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Direct final rule; withdrawal of correction.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is withdrawing its correction published on 
March 29, 2012, to a direct final rule published on December 14, 2011 
and withdrawn on April 6, 2012. The correction was published to correct 
an inadvertent transposition in the titles of two tables in our 
amendatory instructions and to publish vessel inspection tables in 
their entirety so that the format of the tables would be consistent 
with current Federal Register format requirements. The direct final 
rule was withdrawn on April 6, 2012, because we received two adverse 
comments and the direct final rule will not become effective as 
scheduled. Therefore, we must also withdraw the vessel inspection 
tables published as part of the correction because they are not 
consistent with the current regulatory text.

DATES: The correction published March 29, 2012, (77 FR 18929), is 
withdrawn on April 11, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this withdrawn rulemaking is available for 
inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. 
Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find 
this docket on the Internet by going to http://www.regulations.gov, 
inserting

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USCG-2011-0363 in the ``Keyword'' box, and then clicking ``Search.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
notice, call or email Mr. Ken Smith, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone (202) 
372-1413, email Ken.A.Smith@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing 
material in the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On December 14, 2011, we published a direct final rule entitled 
``Seagoing Barges'' in the Federal Register (76 FR 77712). That rule 
would have redefined ``seagoing barge'' in 46 CFR parts 90 and 91 and 
would have revised 46 CFR parts 2, 24, 30, 70, 90, 91, and 188 to 
exempt specified seagoing barges from inspection and certification to 
align Coast Guard regulations with the language of the applicable 
statutes. On March 29, 2012, we published a correction to the direct 
final rule in the Federal Register (77 FR 18929) to correct the 
inadvertent transposition of the titles of two tables in our amendatory 
instructions and to publish the vessel inspection tables in their 
entirety so that the format of the tables would be consistent with the 
current Federal Register format requirements. On April 6, 2012, (77 FR 
20727) we published a notice of withdrawal for the original direct 
final rule because we received two adverse comments. Because the direct 
final rule will not become effective as scheduled, we must also 
withdraw the vessel inspection tables republished as part of the 
correction because they are not consistent with the current regulatory 
text.

Authority

    We issue this notice of withdrawal under the authority of 33 U.S.C. 
494, 502, 525, 33 CFR 1.05-55, and Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.
    Because the inspection tables republished as part of the correction 
are not consistent with the current regulatory text, we are withdrawing 
the correction.

    Dated: April 11, 2012.
Kathryn A. Sinniger,
Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, U.S. Coast Guard.
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