Annual Certification of Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (CIRCAC), 51077-51078 [05-17093]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 166 / Monday, August 29, 2005 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. 2005D–0312] Draft Guidance for Industry on Abbreviated New Drug Applications: Impurities in Drug Products; Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls Information; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. 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The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the alternative voluntary advisory group for Cook Inlet, Alaska. DATES: This recertification is effective for the period from September 1, 2005 through August 31, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information regarding the CIRCAC or viewing material submitted to the docket, contact Rick Janelle, Seventeenth Coast Guard District, Marine Safety Division, (907) 463–2808. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In section 5002 of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, cited as the Oil Terminal and Tanker Environmental Oversight and Monitoring Act of 1990 (the Act), Congress sought to foster the long-term partnership among industry, government, and local communities in overseeing compliance with the environmental concerns in the operation of terminal facilities and E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 51078 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 166 / Monday, August 29, 2005 / Notices crude-oil tankers. Subsection 5002(o) permits an alternative voluntary advisory group to represent to communities and interests in the vicinity of the terminal facilities in Cook Inlet (CI), in lieu of a council of the type specified in subsection 5002(d), if certain conditions are met. The Act requires that the group enter into a contract to ensure annual funding, and that it receive annual certification by the President to the effect that it fosters the general goals and purposes of the Act, and is broadly representative of the communities and interests in the vicinity of the terminal facilities and Cook Inlet. Accordingly, in 1991, the President granted certification to the Cook Inlet Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council (CIRCAC). The authority to certify alternative advisory groups was subsequently delegated to the Commandant of the Coast Guard and redelegated to the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District. On June 28, 2005, the Coast Guard published a notice of availability of an application for recertification submitted by the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council in the Federal Register (70 FR 37103) and we requested comments. Eight comments were received. Discussion of Comments Of the comments received, all were supportive of recertification and noted the positive efforts, good communication, and broad representation of Cook Inlet communities by CIRCAC as it carries out its responsibilities as intended by the Act. The Coast Guard received one letter of public comment from the Cook Inlet Keeper, a citizen-based, non-profit group dedicated to protecting Alaska’s Cook Inlet watershed. This comment supported the recertification of the CIRCAC and also encouraged the Coast Guard to investigate ways to ensure the CIRCAC has a more reliable, long-term funding stream. Although the Coast Guard understands the Cook Inlet Keeper’s concern, the Coast Guard is limited to determining whether the CIRCAC has entered into a contract for funding in accordance with the requirements of 33 U.S.C. 2732(o), and reviewing the expenditure of those funds. Upon review of the comments received regarding the CIRCAC’s performance during the past year and the information provided by the RCAC in their annual report and recertification package, the Coast Guard finds the CIRCAC meets the criteria established under the Oil Pollution Act, and that VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:17 Aug 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 recertification in accordance with the Act is appropriate. Recertification By letter dated 12 August, 2005 the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard, certified that the CIRCAC qualifies as an alternative voluntary advisory group under 33 U.S.C. 2732(o). This recertification lasts through August 31, 2006. Dated: August 15, 2005. James C. Olson, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 05–17093 Filed 8–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2005–22235] Towing Safety Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Licensing Implementation Working Group of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet to discuss matters relating to specific issues of towing safety. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The Licensing Implementation Working Group will meet via teleconference on Friday, September 2, 2005 from 10 a.m. to approximately 12 noon EDT. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should reach the TSAC working group Chairperson on or before August 30, 2005. ADDRESSES: The Working Group will meet via conference call only. Contact Ms. Jennifer Carpenter, working group Chairperson, or her assistant, Ms. Amy Hewett at 703–841–9300 for the conference call telephone number and access code. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to Ms. Jennifer Carpenter; American Waterways Operators; 801 North Quincy Street, Suite 200; Arlington, VA 22209. This notice and related documents are available on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov under the docket number USCG–2005–22235. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general TSAC information you may also contact Mr. Gerald Miante, Assistant Executive Director of TSAC, telephone 202–267–0214, fax 202–267–4570, or email gmiante@comdt.uscg.mil. If you plan to participate in this meeting, PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 please notify both Mr. Miante and either Ms. Carpenter or Ms. Hewett by August 30, 2005. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat.770, as amended). Agenda of Working Group Meeting The agenda for the Licensing Working Group tentatively includes the following items: (1) Time frame flexibility— • Credit apprentice mate/steersman time at higher rate if individual is carried as an extra person; • Model course; (2) Combine inland and Western Rivers routes; (3) Ability to upgrade from tonnagelimited Master of Towing Vessels to Master of Towing Vessels without tonnage Limitation; (4) Require towing endorsement for Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of Not More Than 500 Gross Tons. (Current regs allow Master 500 to operate towing vessels if he/she has either a towing endorsement or a completed Towing Officer’s Assessment Record (TOAR.); (5) Clarify how Master of Towing Vessels can obtain a Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) certificate if needed; (6) Reconcile apparent discrepancies between licensing regulations and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 4–01 Licensing and Manning for Officers of Towing Vessels re. TOAR format; (7) Clarify TOAR requirements for harbor tug operators. Can certain items be marked ‘‘Not Applicable’’ (N/A)?; (8) Reconsider elements that may prolong time needed to complete a TOAR (e.g., operate in high water, high wind.); (9) Work with the Coast Guard to develop a communications plan aimed at mariners; and (10) Proposed changes to NVIC 4–01. A letter proposing changes is attached; the NVIC can be found on-line at: http:// www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/nvic/ index00.htm#2001. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 166 (Monday, August 29, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51077-51078]
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[FR Doc No: 05-17093]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[CGD17-05-0010]


Annual Certification of Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory 
Council (CIRCAC)

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of recertification.

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SUMMARY: Under the Oil Terminal and Tanker Environmental Oversight Act 
of 1990, the Coast Guard may certify on an annual basis an alternative 
voluntary advisory group in lieu of a regional citizens' advisory 
council for Cook Inlet, Alaska. This certification allows the advisory 
group to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil 
tankers under the Cook Inlet Program established by the statute. The 
purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has 
recertified the alternative voluntary advisory group for Cook Inlet, 
Alaska.

DATES: This recertification is effective for the period from September 
1, 2005 through August 31, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information regarding the 
CIRCAC or viewing material submitted to the docket, contact Rick 
Janelle, Seventeenth Coast Guard District, Marine Safety Division, 
(907) 463-2808.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In section 5002 of the Oil Pollution Act of 
1990, cited as the Oil Terminal and Tanker Environmental Oversight and 
Monitoring Act of 1990 (the Act), Congress sought to foster the long-
term partnership among industry, government, and local communities in 
overseeing compliance with the environmental concerns in the operation 
of terminal facilities and

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crude-oil tankers. Subsection 5002(o) permits an alternative voluntary 
advisory group to represent to communities and interests in the 
vicinity of the terminal facilities in Cook Inlet (CI), in lieu of a 
council of the type specified in subsection 5002(d), if certain 
conditions are met.
    The Act requires that the group enter into a contract to ensure 
annual funding, and that it receive annual certification by the 
President to the effect that it fosters the general goals and purposes 
of the Act, and is broadly representative of the communities and 
interests in the vicinity of the terminal facilities and Cook Inlet. 
Accordingly, in 1991, the President granted certification to the Cook 
Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (CIRCAC). The authority to 
certify alternative advisory groups was subsequently delegated to the 
Commandant of the Coast Guard and redelegated to the Commander, 
Seventeenth Coast Guard District.
    On June 28, 2005, the Coast Guard published a notice of 
availability of an application for recertification submitted by the 
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council in the Federal Register 
(70 FR 37103) and we requested comments. Eight comments were received.

Discussion of Comments

    Of the comments received, all were supportive of recertification 
and noted the positive efforts, good communication, and broad 
representation of Cook Inlet communities by CIRCAC as it carries out 
its responsibilities as intended by the Act.
    The Coast Guard received one letter of public comment from the Cook 
Inlet Keeper, a citizen-based, non-profit group dedicated to protecting 
Alaska's Cook Inlet watershed. This comment supported the 
recertification of the CIRCAC and also encouraged the Coast Guard to 
investigate ways to ensure the CIRCAC has a more reliable, long-term 
funding stream. Although the Coast Guard understands the Cook Inlet 
Keeper's concern, the Coast Guard is limited to determining whether the 
CIRCAC has entered into a contract for funding in accordance with the 
requirements of 33 U.S.C. 2732(o), and reviewing the expenditure of 
those funds.
    Upon review of the comments received regarding the CIRCAC's 
performance during the past year and the information provided by the 
RCAC in their annual report and recertification package, the Coast 
Guard finds the CIRCAC meets the criteria established under the Oil 
Pollution Act, and that recertification in accordance with the Act is 
appropriate.

Recertification

    By letter dated 12 August, 2005 the Commander, Seventeenth Coast 
Guard, certified that the CIRCAC qualifies as an alternative voluntary 
advisory group under 33 U.S.C. 2732(o). This recertification lasts 
through August 31, 2006.

    Dated: August 15, 2005.
James C. Olson,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard 
District.
[FR Doc. 05-17093 Filed 8-26-05; 8:45 am]
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