Federal Register: August 2, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 149)
DOCID: FR Doc 02-19590
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Docket ID: [Docket Number: MARAD-2002-12978]
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 FANTASIA.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
DATES: Submit comments on or before September 3, 2002.
As authorized by Public Law 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 Public Law 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 Public Law 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
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: FANTASIA. Owner: Roger J. Taylor.
(2) Size, capacity and tonnage of vessel. According to the applicant: ``Size is 50.7, capacity is eleven persons and the tonnage is gross 22GRT, Net 19NRT.'' ``Breath: 14.1 ft. and Depth: 6.2 ft.'' (3) Intended use for vessel, including geographic region of intended operation and trade. According to the applicant: The intended use for the vessel is occasional chartering for hire in and around the Hawaiian Islands.''
(4) Date and Place of construction and (if applicable) rebuilding. Date of construction: 1982. Place of construction: Taipei, Taiwan. (5) A statement on the impact this waiver will have on other commercial passenger vessel operators. According to the applicant: ``The impact to other commercial passenger vessel operators will be slim to none. To my knowledge there are no other sailboats being offered for charter on an occasional basis in the Hawaiian waters.'' (6) A statement on the impact this waiver will have on U.S. shipyards. According to the applicant: ``I believe this waiver will be of benefit to U.S. shipyards as it may create more demand in the future.''
Dated: July 30, 2002.
By order of the Maritime Administrator.
Joel C. Richard,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Kathleen Dunn, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR832 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 2023662307.