[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 14, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 52771]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24562]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD-2017-0183]


Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: 
Vessel ARCADIA; Invitation for Public Comments

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 December 14, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD-2017-0183. 
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 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all 
documents entered into this docket is available at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Room W23-453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-9309, Email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended 
service of the vessel ARCADIA is:

--INTENDED COMMERCIAL USE OF VESSEL: ``To function as base camp/
mothership for coastal sport fishing charters.''
--GEOGRAPHIC REGION: ``Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, 
Louisiana, Texas''

The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD-2017-0183 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

    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT/MARAD solicits comments 
from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT/MARAD 
posts these comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as 
described in the system of records notice, DOT/ALL-14 FDMS, accessible 
through www.dot.gov/privacy. In order to facilitate comment tracking 
and response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the 
name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely 
optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely 
comments will be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments 
containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the 
agency for alternate submission instructions.

(Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(a), 46 U.S.C. 55103, 46 U.S.C. 12121)
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    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: November 7, 2017.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-24562 Filed 11-13-17; 8:45 am]
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