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Proposed Rule

Rates for Pilotage on the Great Lakes

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Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security.


Notice of extension of comment period.


The Coast Guard is extending the comment period on the interim rule on rates for pilotage on the Great Lakes published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2005, for 30 days. This will extend the comment period to July 8, 2005. We are extending the comment period to allow the public more time to comment on this subject.


Comments and related material must reach the Docket Management Facility on or before July 8, 2005.


You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number USCG-2002-11288 to the Docket Management Facility at the U.S. Department of Transportation. To avoid duplication, please use only one of the following methods:

(1) Web Site:

(2) Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

(3) Fax: 202-493-2251.

(4) Delivery: Room PL-401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

(5) Federal eRulemaking Portal:

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If you have questions on this notice, call Paul Wasserman, Director, Great Lakes Pilotage, Office of Waterways Management Plans and Policy (G-MWP), U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 202-267-2856 or e-mail him at If you Start Printed Page 33416have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Andrea M. Jenkins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-0271.

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Public Participation and Request for Comments

We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted, without change, to and will include any personal information you have provided. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to use the Docket Management Facility. Please see DOT's “Privacy Act” paragraph below.

Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include your name and address, identify the docket number for this rulemaking (USCG-2002-11288), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and give the reason for each comment. You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the Docket Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit your comments and material by only one means. If you submit them by mail or delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81/2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We may change this proposed rule in view of them.

Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to at any time and conduct a simple search using the docket number. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in room PL-401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Privacy Act: Anyone can 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 the Department of Transportation's Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit

Background and Purpose

On March 10, 2005, the Coast Guard published an interim rule in the Federal Register (70 FR 12082) to update the rates for pilotage on the Great Lakes.

In comments to the docket, the Coast Guard has received three requests from the public to extend the comment period by 30 days.

We have decided to grant this request for an extension of the comment period from June 8, 2005 to July 8, 2005. This will allow the Coast Guard to collect and review all comments before issuing a final rule.

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Dated: June 2, 2005.

T.H. Gilmour,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection.

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[FR Doc. 05-11398 Filed 6-7-05; 8:45 am]