The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has published a notice in the Federal Register inviting public comments on two separate waiver applications under MARAD's Small Passenger Vessel Waiver Program. The following are the foreign-built, or vessels with lost documentation, that have applied to carry 12-passengers or less in the domestic trade:
DREAM TIME Docket Number: MARAD 2003-15785
BETTY T Docket Number: MARAD 2003-15786
MARAD has the authority to issue a waiver of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws under certain circumstances as provided by P.L. 105-383 as amended.
Written comments referencing the above-mentioned dockets, respectively, may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC 20590-0001 by 5:00 p.m. September 4, 2003. Comments may be submitted electronically via the Internet at http://dmses.dot.gov/submit. All comments are available for review between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Electronic versions of these documents are available on the World Wide Web at http://dms.dot.gov.