Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.
Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel LADYHAWKE.
As authorized by Pub. L. 105-383 and Pub. L. 107-295, 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. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2003-15292 at http://dms.dot.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 Pub. L. 105-383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), 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 § 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.
Submit comments on or before July 7, 2003.
Comments should refer to docket number MARAD-2003-15292. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://dmses.dot.gov/submit/. 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://dms.dot.gov.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michael Hokana, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR-830 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-0760.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel LADYHAWKE is:
Intended Use: “The intended use of the vessel is to operate as a tour boat offering tours in shallow waters where other vessels cannot operate. This craft rides on a cushion of air 30 inches above the surface producing no wake and having no negative impact on the environment. Our intention is to work the craft on the East Coast during summer and then work our way to Florida when the weather gets cooler on the East Coast.”
Geographic Region: “The geographic region for the operation is in the following States; Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, New York and New England States. I would be providing tours in areas not accessible by other conventional boats. We presently have a MARAD waiver to operate this craft in waters from Miami to the Keys. Docket No. 2002-13047.”Start Signature
Dated: May 29, 2003.
By order of the Maritime Administrator.
Joel C. Richard,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 03-13950 Filed 6-3-03; 8:45 am]
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