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


Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 94 (Friday, May 15, 2015)

Federal Register Volume 80, Number 94 (Friday, May 15, 2015)


Pages 28045-28046

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office

FR Doc No: 2015-11835



Maritime Administration

Docket No. MARAD-2015-0057

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

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.


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 June 15, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD-2015-0057. 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 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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Williams, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23-453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-0903, Email

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

Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ``The vessel will operate in a very narrow corner of the market, short term (1 or 2 weeks) recreational charters for one or two families.''

Geographic Region: ``Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida'' The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD-2015-0057 at 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 (65 FR 19477).

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By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

Dated: May 11, 2015.

Thomas M. Hudson, Jr.,

Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration.

FR Doc. 2015-11835 Filed 5-14-15; 8:45 am