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We encourage you to submit comments and related material on the “Vessel Passenger Crowding Stability Criteria Study.” All comments received will be posted, without change, to
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On August 20, 2008, The Coast Guard published an NPRM entitled “Passenger Weight and Inspected Vessel Stability Requirements” (73 FR 49244). During the NPRM's original comment period, which ended November 18, 2008, members of the public requested that the Coast Guard add to the docket a study cited in support of certain stability findings that resulted in proposed changes to 46 CFR part 171 in the NPRM.
The 12-page study, entitled the “Pontoon Vessel Passenger Crowding Stability Criteria Study,” was added to the docket on October 30, 2008 (document number USCG-2007-0030-0139.1). Following the addition of the study, members of the public stated that they did not have sufficient time to review and comment on this study before the close of the comment period.
The Coast Guard is reopening the comment period for 60 days. The comment period will close on February 6, 2009. This reopening will permit you additional time to review and comment on the study; additionally, you are reminded that you may comment on any comments placed in the docket. We may change the proposed rules in response to the comments received.