[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 68 (Monday, April 9, 2012)]
[Pages 21150-21151]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8458]



Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD 2012 0047]

Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: 
Vessel SIR MARTIN II; Invitation for Public Comments

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of 
Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 
is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the 
coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for

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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 May 9, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD-2012 0047. 
Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket 
Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part 
of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the 
above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all 
documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web 
at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Room W21-203, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-5979, Email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended 
service of the vessel SIR MARTIN II is:
    Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ``Day charter up to 6 passengers 
for local area sails. Extended and overnight charter for up to 4 
passengers during local area sails and destination voyages.''
    Geographic Region: ``Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode 
Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, 
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, 
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas'' The complete application is 
given in DOT docket MARAD-2012 0047 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 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 given in Sec.  
388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.

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 association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78).

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: April 3, 2012.
Julie P. Agarwal,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-8458 Filed 4-6-12; 8:45 am]