[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 65 (Tuesday, April 5, 2011)]
[Pages 18771-18772]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-8006]



Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0124]

Notification of the Removal of Conditions of Entry on Vessels 
Arriving From the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces that it is removing the conditions 
of entry on vessels arriving from the country of Islamic Republic of 

DATES: The policy announced in this notice is effective on April 5, 

ADDRESSES: This notice is part of docket USCG-2011-0124 and is 
available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting 
USCG-2011-0124 in the ``Keyword'' box, and then clicking ``Search.'' 
This material is also available for inspection and 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call Mr. Michael Brown, International Port Security Evaluation 
Division, United States Coast Guard, telephone 202--372-1081. If you 
have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call 
Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-
9826 or (toll free) 1-800-647-5527.


Background and Purpose

    Section 70110 title 46, United States Code, enacted as part of 
section 102(a) of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 
(Pub. L. 107-295, Nov. 25, 2002) authorizes the Secretary of Homeland 
Security to impose conditions of entry on vessels requesting entry into 
the United States arriving from ports that are not maintaining 
effective anti-terrorism measures. It also requires public notice

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of the ineffective anti-terrorism measures. The Secretary has delegated 
to the Coast Guard authority to carry out the provisions of this 
section. Previous notices have imposed or removed conditions of entry 
on vessels arriving from certain countries, and those conditions of 
entry and the countries they pertain to remain in effect unless 
modified by this notice. On May 2, 2005, the Coast Guard published a 
Notice of Policy in the Federal Register, (70 FR 22668), announcing 
that it had determined that ports in the Islamic Republic of 
Mauritania, among other countries, were not maintaining effective anti-
terrorism measures, and imposed conditions of entry.
    Based on recent information, the Coast Guard has determined that 
the Islamic Republic of Mauritania is now maintaining effective anti-
terrorism measures, and is accordingly removing the conditions of entry 
announced in previously published Notice of Policy. With this notice, 
the current list of countries not maintaining effective anti-terrorism 
measures is as follows: Cambodia, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, 
Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Liberia, 
Madagascar, Sao Tome and Principe, Syria, Timor-Leste, and Venezuela.
    This notice is issued under authority of 46 U.S.C. 70110(a)(3).

    Dated: March 10, 2011.
Rear Admiral Paul F. Zukunft,
USCG, Deputy Commandant for Operations, Acting.
[FR Doc. 2011-8006 Filed 4-4-11; 8:45 am]