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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

191 / Tuesday, October 4, 2005 / Notices 57885

(Pub. L. 92–463), notice is hereby given FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If ACTION: Notice of Fee Waiver.
of the following meeting: you have questions about the Port
Name: National Advisory Council on Pelican LLC Deepwater Port project, SUMMARY: On August 29, 2005,
Migrant Health. contact LCDR Derek Dostie, Deepwater Hurricane Katrina devastated the
Date and Time: October 17, 2005, 1 Ports Standards Division, United States coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, and
p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time). Coast Guard at (202) 267–0662 or Alabama. The Regional Examination
Place: Audio Conference Call, Phone: Center (REC) at New Orleans, which
1–866–727–1333, Password: 7822925. serves 14% of mariners nation-wide and
Status: The meeting will be open to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On
November 14, 2003, the Maritime reflects about 29,000 mariners in those
the public. three states, was completely flooded,
Agenda: The agenda includes an Administrator issued a Record of
Decision (ROD) approving the destroying vital records and equipment,
overview of the Council’s general and rendering the facility temporarily
business activities, discussion of the application of Port Pelican LLC for a
license to construct and operate a inoperable. Since mariners in the area
Amended Charter and future activities may also have lost their credentials in
of the Council. liquefied natural gas deepwater port on
the Outer Continental Shelf, in the Gulf the storm and subsequent flooding, the
Agenda items are subject to change as
of Mexico approximately 36 miles Coast Guard is hereby implementing
priorities indicate.
south-southwest of Freshwater City, LA. temporary measures to relieve some
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: hardship on mariners in the Gulf coast
Anyone requiring information regarding As indicated in the deepwater port?s
final Environmental Impact Statement area who need replacement credentials.
the Council should contact Gladys Cate,
Office of Minority and Special (notice of availability, 68 FR 52048, DATES: This Notice is effective October
Populations, staff support to the August. 29, 2003) and in the ROD, the 4, 2005.
National Advisory Council on Migrant deepwater port would use concrete FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If
Health, Bureau of Primary Health Care, structures prefabricated at a shoreside you have questions on this notice, call
Health Resources and Services site and approval of the deepwater port Mr. Donald J. Kerlin, Deputy Director,
Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, license application was conditioned on Coast Guard National Maritime Center
Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone Coast Guard and MARAD issuance of a (NMC), (202) 493–1006.
(301) 594–0367. supplemental National Environmental
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) document to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mariners
Dated: September 29, 2005. whose homes of record are in the states
assess the impact of the shoreside
Tina M. Cheatham, of Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama as
fabrication site activities. On June 25,
Director, Division of Policy Review and confirmed by the Coast Guard’s
2004, the Coast Guard and MARAD
Coordination. merchant mariner licensing and
announced their intent to prepare that
[FR Doc. 05–19867 Filed 10–3–05; 8:45 am] documentation system (MMLD), and
Port Pelican LLC has now informed have lost their merchant mariner’s
the Coast Guard and MARAD that it will document (MMD), merchant mariner’s
not pursue its plans for the Port Aransas license, or certificate of registry (COR)
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND site at this time, and therefore the Coast (collectively referred to as
SECURITY Guard and MARAD are canceling their ‘‘credentials’’) may apply at any REC to
plans for the supplemental EA. The receive a duplicate credential that will
Coast Guard bear the same expiration date and
Coast Guard and MARAD will publicly
announce resumption of NEPA qualifications as the original credential
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION that was lost. Until February 28, 2006,
document preparation should Port
Pelican LLC elect to resume its plans for the fee usually charged for the issuance
Maritime Administration of duplicate credentials, will be waived.
shoreside fabrication activities.
[USCG–2002–14134] Additionally, any mariner who applied
Dated: September 23, 2005.
for a duplicate credential between
Port Pelican LLC Deepwater Port Howard L. Hime, August 29, 2005 and the publication of
License Application; Fabrication Site Acting Director of Standards, Marine Safety, this Notice, and paid any fee may apply
Environmental Assessment Security, Ports and Environmental Protection, for a refund at the issuing REC. This
U.S. Coast Guard.
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS; Maritime waiver only applies to duplicate
H. Keith Lesnick, credentials that replace credentials held
Administration, DOT. Senior Transportation Specialist, Deepwater before the hurricane. It does not apply
ACTION: Notice. Ports Program Manager, U.S. Maritime to routine renewals or transactions that
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard and the enhance the mariner’s authority (raises
[FR Doc. 05–19854 Filed 10–3–05; 8:45 am] of grade). Also, all other provisions and
Maritime Administration (MARAD)
BILLING CODE 4910–15–P requirements in Title 46, Code of
announce the cancellation of an
Environmental Assessment (EA) that Federal Regulations (46 CFR) 10.219
they previously planned as a follow-up and 12.02–23 still apply.
to MARAD’s approval of the license SECURITY Since REC New Orleans is expected to
application for the Port Pelican LLC remain closed for approximately six
Deepwater Port in the Gulf of Mexico off Coast Guard months or more, additional resources
Louisiana. The EA would have assessed are being allocated to RECs Memphis,
the environmental impact of related [USCG–2005–22541] Houston, Miami and Charleston.
shoreside fabrication site activities in Merchant Mariner Credentials: Mariners may also seek help at any of
Texas. The Coast Guard and MARAD Temporary Procedures; Hurricane the other 12 RECs around the country,
are canceling the EA, due to Port Katrina a list of which appears at 46 CFR 10.105
Pelican LLC’s decision to defer these and 12.01–7. You may also call Mr.
fabrication site activities indefinitely. AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. Kerlin for assistance at the number

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