[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 72850]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25229]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD-2016-0099]


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

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, 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 November 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD-2016-0099. 
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 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, 
except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all 
documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web 
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 
Bianca.carr@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended 
service of the vessel HOLOHOLO is:
    Intended commercial use of vessel: ``Non fishing ecotourism 
charters. Day eco tours, sightseeing and special events. Overnight eco 
tour charters for multi days up to 2 weeks for a maximum of up to 6 
overnight guests plus captain and crew, for a total of 8 maximum 
people.''
    Geographic region: ``Washington, Alaska (excluding waters in 
Southeastern Alaska and waters north of a line between Gore Point to 
Cape Suckling [including the North Gulf Coast and Prince William 
Sound]).''
    The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD-2016-0099 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

    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78).

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: October 4, 2016.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-25229 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]
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