[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 98 (Wednesday, May 21, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 29149]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11789]



Coast Guard

46 CFR Part 69

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0522]
RIN 1625-AB74

Tonnage Regulations Amendments

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to take place on 
June 5, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia to receive comments on a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on April 
8, 2014, under the title ``Tonnage Regulations Amendments.'' This 
proposed rule would amend the tonnage regulations by implementing 
amendments to the tonnage measurement law made by the Coast Guard 
Authorization Act of 2010, codifying principal technical 
interpretations issued by the Coast Guard, and incorporating 
administrative, non-substantive clarifications of and updates to the 
tonnage regulations.

DATES: The meeting will be held on June 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 
p.m. The meeting may conclude before the allotted time if all matters 
for discussion have been addressed.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting 
Command (CGRC), 4200 Wilson Boulevard, in the Alexander Hamilton Room, 
6th floor, Arlington, VA 20598-7200.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions concerning the 
meeting or the proposed rule, please call or email Mr. Marcus Akins, 
Marine Safety Center, Tonnage Division (MSC-4), Coast Guard, telephone 
(703)-872-6787, email [email protected]. If you have questions on 
viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Cheryl F. 
Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.


Background and Purpose

    On April 8, 2014, the Coast Guard published an NPRM in the Federal 
Register (79 FR 19420) entitled ``Tonnage Regulations Amendments''. The 
tonnage regulations implement legislation concerning the measurement of 
vessels to determine their tonnage (part J of 46 U.S.C. subtitle II). 
Tonnage is used for a variety of purposes, including the application of 
vessel safety, security, and environmental protection regulations and 
the assessment of taxes and fees.
    You may view this NPRM, and public comments submitted thus far, in 
the online docket by going to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Once there, search for the docket number USCG-
2011-0522, and then click ``Open Docket Folder.'' If you do not have 
access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the 
Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the 
DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to 
use the Docket Management Facility.
    Anyone can search the electronic form of 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 a Privacy Act notice 
regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the 
Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Information on Service for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meeting, 
contact Mr. Marcus Akins at the telephone number or email address 
indicated under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this 

Meeting Details

    Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating 
capacity of the room. We plan to record the meeting using an audio-
digital recorder, and to make that audio recording available through a 
link in our online docket.
    A valid government-issued photo identification (for example, a 
driver's license) will be required for entrance to the building and 
meeting space. To facilitate the building security process, and to 
request reasonable accommodation, those who plan to attend should 
contact the meeting coordinator, Mr. Marcus Akins, 7 days prior to the 
meeting by using the contact information in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this notice. Requests made after May 29, 2014, might 
not be able to be accommodated.
    We encourage you to participate in this meeting by commenting 
orally, or submitting written comments to the Coast Guard personnel 
attending the meeting who are identified to receive them. These 
comments will be posted to the online docket and will include any 
personal information you have provided.

Submitting Other Written Comments

    You may also submit written comments to the docket before or after 
the meeting using any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (4) Hand Delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
All comments and related material submitted after the meeting must 
either be submitted to the online docket on or before July 7, 2014, or 
reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.

    Dated: May 15, 2014.
F.J. Sturm,
Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast 
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