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Notification of the Removal of Conditions of Entry on Vessels Arriving From the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

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Coast Guard, DHS.




The Coast Guard announces that it is removing the conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of Islamic Republic of Mauritania.


The policy announced in this notice is effective on April 5, 2011.


This notice is part of docket USCG-2011-0124 and is available online by going to, inserting USCG-2011-0124 in the “Keyword” box, and then clicking “Search.” This material is also available for inspection and copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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If you have questions on this notice, call Mr. Michael Brown, International Port Security Evaluation Division, United States Coast Guard, telephone 202—372-1081. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826 or (toll free) 1-800-647-5527.

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Background and Purpose

Section 70110 title 46, United States Code, enacted as part of section 102(a) of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-295, Nov. 25, 2002) authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to impose conditions of entry on vessels requesting entry into the United States arriving from ports that are not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures. It also requires public notice Start Printed Page 18772of the ineffective anti-terrorism measures. The Secretary has delegated to the Coast Guard authority to carry out the provisions of this section. Previous notices have imposed or removed conditions of entry on vessels arriving from certain countries, and those conditions of entry and the countries they pertain to remain in effect unless modified by this notice. On May 2, 2005, the Coast Guard published a Notice of Policy in the Federal Register, (70 FR 22668), announcing that it had determined that ports in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, among other countries, were not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures, and imposed conditions of entry.

Based on recent information, the Coast Guard has determined that the Islamic Republic of Mauritania is now maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures, and is accordingly removing the conditions of entry announced in previously published Notice of Policy. With this notice, the current list of countries not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures is as follows: Cambodia, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Liberia, Madagascar, Sao Tome and Principe, Syria, Timor-Leste, and Venezuela.

This notice is issued under authority of 46 U.S.C. 70110(a)(3).

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Dated: March 10, 2011.

Rear Admiral Paul F. Zukunft,

USCG, Deputy Commandant for Operations, Acting.

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[FR Doc. 2011-8006 Filed 4-4-11; 8:45 am]