[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 113 (Monday, June 13, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 38109-38110]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-13889]


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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

46 CFR Part 535

[Docket No. 16-09]
RIN 3072-AC65


Optional Method of Filing Ocean Common Carrier and Marine 
Terminal Operator Agreements Subject to the Shipping Act of 1984

AGENCY: Federal Maritime Commission.

ACTION: Confirmation of effective date of direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is publishing 
this document to confirm the effective date of the direct final rule 
published on April 27, 2016.

DATES: The direct final rule published on April 27, 2016 (81 FR 24703) 
will become effective on June 13, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary, Federal 
Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC 
20573-0001. Phone: (202) 523-5725. Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 27, 2016 (81 FR 24703), the 
Commission published a direct final rule (DFR) amending 46 CFR part 535 
relating to the filing of Ocean Common Carrier and Marine Terminal 
Operator Agreements to provide for optional filing of these agreements 
through a new electronic filing system. The Commission indicated that 
if it did not receive any significant adverse comments by May 27, 2016, 
the DFR would go into effect on June 13, 2016.
    The Commission received only one comment that was not a significant 
adverse comment, but rather in support of the amendments. The commenter 
stated that the amendments are a ``win-win'' and will make the filing 
process of agreements and amendments more efficient, expeditious, and 
effective. The Commission agrees with the commenter that the optional 
filing system will facilitate more efficient filing, review, and 
publication of these agreements.

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Therefore, because the Commission received no significant adverse 
comments, the amendments to 46 CFR part 535 will become effective on 
June 13, 2016.

    By the Commission.
Rachel E. Dickon,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-13889 Filed 6-10-16; 8:45 am]
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