$26 Annual User Fee to Renew COI

 The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations to separately list an annual fee for renewals of endorsements upon the Certificate of Documentation. The Coast Guard is required to establish user fees for services related to the documentation of vessels. This proposed rule would separately list a fee of $26 to cover the current costs of the vessel documentation services provided by the Coast Guard.

Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before May 3, 2013 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG 


2010-0990 using any one of the following methods:

    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.

    (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed rule, call or email Mary Jager, CG-DCO-832, Coast Guard, telephone 202-372-1331, email Mary.K.Jager@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided.

Submitting Comments

     If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 

rulemaking (USCG-2010-0990), indicate the specific section of this 

document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each 

suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material 

online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of 

these means. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing 

address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your 

document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your 


    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and 

type ``USCG-2010-0990'' in the ``Keyword'' box. If you submit your 

comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no 

larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic 

filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they 

reached us, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or 


    We will consider all comments and material received during the 

comment period and may change this proposed rule based on your 


 Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 

as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov and 

insert ``USCG-2010-0990'' in the ``Search'' box. Click ``Search.'' 

Click the ``Open Docket Folder'' in the ``Actions'' column. If you do 

not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by 

visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground 

floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New 

Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 

Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement 

with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management 


Public Meeting

     We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a 

request for one to the docket using one of the methods specified under 

ADDRESSES. In your request, explain why you believe a public meeting 

would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this 

rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later 

notice in the Federal Register (FR).