Federal Register: September 22, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 185)
DOCID: FR Doc 00-24426
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Docket ID: [Docket Number: MARAD-2000-7935]
ACTION: Coastwise trade laws; administrative waivers:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel Aboriginal.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
DATES: Submit comments on or before October 23, 2000.
As authorized by Pub. L. 105-383, 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 description of the proposed service, is listed below. 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 that in accordance with Pub. L. 105383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR Part 388 (65 FR 6905; February 11, 2000) 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, a waiver will not be granted.
Title V of Pub. L. 105-383 provides
authority to the Secretary of Transportation to administratively waive
the U.S.build requirements of the Jones Act, and other statutes, for
small commercial passenger vessels (no more than 12 passengers). This
authority has been delegated to the Maritime Administration per 49 CFR
Sec. 1.66, Delegations to the Maritime Administrator, as amended. By
this notice, MARAD is publishing information on a vessel for which a
request for a U.S.build waiver has been received, and for which MARAD
requests comments from interested parties. 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. Vessel Proposed for Waiver of the U.S.Build Requirement
(1) Name of vessel and owner for which waiver is requested. Name of vessel: Aboriginal. Owner: Richard J. Connelly.
(2) Size, capacity and tonnage of vessel. According to the applicant: ``It is 42 foot in length, capacity up to 12 people, weighs 38 net ton, pursuant to 46 u.s.c.14502 State of RI.''
(3) Intended use for vessel, including geographic region of intended operation and trade. According to the applicant: ``My intent is to use this vessel for sport fishing charters, 6 people or less out of Newport, RI. I will be fishing Newport and Block Island Sound and up to 100 miles offshore. I also intend to fish stickle rod and reel.'' (4) Date and Place of construction and (if applicable) rebuilding. Date of construction: 1987. Place of construction: Taiwan, R.O.C. (5) A statement on the impact this waiver will have on other commercial passenger vessel operators. According to the applicant: ``Currently there are approximately six other sportfishing operators in the Newport, RI area. Due to the large area I intend to fish, and the demand for charter boats in Newport; my waiver should have no adverse impact.''
(6) A statement on the impact this waiver will have on U.S. shipyards. According to the applicant: ``Also, the U.S. shipyards would do any and all work or repairs on my vessel; therefore, having no adverse effect on U.S. shipyards.''
Dated: September 19, 2000.
By Order of the Maritime Administrator.
Murray A. Bloom,
Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Gordon Angell, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime
Administration, MAR832 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 2023665129.