DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
33 CFR Parts 104, 105 and 160
Notification of Arrival in U.S. Ports;
Certain Dangerous Cargoes; Electronic
AGENCY: Coast Guard, Department of
ACTION: Interim rule; request for
SUMMARY: On August 18, 2004, the Coast
Guard published a temporary rule
entitled ‘‘Notification of Arrival in U.S.
Ports; Certain Dangerous Cargoes;
Electronic Submission.’’ 69 FR 51176.
This temporary rule, which expires
March 20, 2006, added ammonium
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nitrate and ammonium nitrate based
fertilizers, in bulk, and propylene oxide,
alone or mixed with ethylene oxide, in
bulk, to the list of Certain Dangerous
Cargoes (CDCs) for which a notice of
arrival (NOA) is required.
The Coast Guard is now permanently
changing the definition of ‘‘certain
dangerous cargo’’ to include (1)
ammonium nitrate, in bulk; (2)
ammonium nitrate based fertilizers, in
bulk; and (3) propylene oxide, alone or
mixed with ethylene oxide, in bulk.
This rule also adds an option for vessels
to submit notices of arrival
electronically. These changes are
necessary to promote maritime safety
and security and to facilitate the
uninterrupted flow of commerce by
providing the Coast Guard with
information on these cargoes.
DATES: This interim rule is effective
January 17, 2006. Comments and related
material must reach the Docket
Management Facility on or before March
16, 2006. Comments sent to the Office
of Management and Budget (OMB) on
collection of information must reach
OMB on or before March 16, 2006.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments
identified by Coast Guard docket
number [USCG–2004–19963] to the
Docket Management Facility at the U.S.
Department of Transportation. To avoid
duplication, please use only one of the
(1) Web site: https://dms.dot.gov.
(2) Mail: Docket Management Facility,
U.S. Department of Transportation, 400
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC
(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. This is not a toll free call.
(5) Federal eRulemaking Portal:
You must also mail comments on
collection of information to the Office of
Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Office of Management and Budget, 725
17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503,
ATTN: Desk Officer, U.S. Coast Guard.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND