[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 247 (Thursday, December 24, 1998)]
[Page 71288]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-34107]



[Petition P5-98]

Petition of National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of 
America for Issuance of a Rulemaking or, in the Alternative, for a 
Declaratory Order; Notice of Filing of Petition

    Notice is given that a petition for rulemaking or, alternatively, 
for a declaratory order, has been filed by the National Customs Brokers 
& Forwarders Association of America (``Petitioner''). Petitioner seeks 
a rulemaking to address the scope of the term ``shipper'' as used in 
section 3(23) of the Shipping Act of 1984, 46 U.S.C. app. section 
1702(23), and to address a Commission rule in 46 CFR 510.23(a), 
pertaining to the disclosure of principal. Specifically, Petitioner 
requests a rulemaking or declaratory order to dispel alleged ambiguity 
by allowing ocean freight forwarders to act as shippers.
    Interested persons are requested to reply to the petition no later 
than January 25, 1999. Replies shall specify the desired disposition of 
the petition and, to the extent applicable, shall specify the substance 
of any rule or order supported. Replies shall be directed to the 
Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573-0001, 
shall consist of an original and 15 copies, and shall be served on 
counsel for Petitioner, Edward D. Greenberg, Esq., Galland, Kharasch & 
Garfinkle, P.C., 1054 Thirty-First Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007-
    Copies of the petition are available for examination at the 
Washington, DC office of the Secretary of the Commission, 800 North 
Capitol Street, NW, Room 1046.
Ronald D. Murphy,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 98-34107 Filed 12-23-98; 8:45 am]