[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 98 (Monday, May 21, 2012)]
[Page 30049]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12216]



Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD-2012 0061]

Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: 
Vessel WINDSONG; 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 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 June 20, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD-2012-0061. 
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 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended 
service of the vessel WINDSONG is:
    Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ``6 passenger sailing charter.''
    Geographic Region: ``Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode 
Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, 
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.''The 
complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD-2012-0061 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 

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: May 15, 2012.
Julie P. Agarwal,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-12216 Filed 5-18-12; 8:45 am]