Towing Safety Advisory Committee, 51078-51079 [05-17192]

Download as PDF 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. Procedural The meeting is open to the public. Please note that the meeting may close early if all business is finished. At the Chair’s discretion, members of the public may make oral presentations during the meeting. If you would like to make an oral presentation at the meeting, please notify the working group Chairperson (as provided above in ADDRESSES no later than August 30, E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 166 / Monday, August 29, 2005 / Notices 2005. Written material for distribution at the meeting should reach the Chairperson no later than August 30, 2005. Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Ms. Carpenter or Ms. Hewett at the number listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. Dated: August 25, 2005. Howard L. Hime, Acting Director of Standards, Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection. [FR Doc. 05–17192 Filed 8–25–05; 12:25 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request 30-day notice of information collection under review; guarantee of payment; Form I–510. ACTION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval is being sought for the information collection listed below. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2005 at 70 FR 36201, allowed for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received on this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days of public comment. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until; September 28, 2005. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR Part 1320.10. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:17 Aug 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Guarantee of Payment. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I–510. U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other forprofit. Section 253 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides that the master or agent of a vessel or aircraft shall guarantee payment incurred for an alien crewman who arrived in the United States and is afflicted with any disease or illness mentioned in Section 255 of the INA. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 100 responses at five minutes: (.083) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 8 annual burden hours. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the information collection instrument, please contact Mr. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published this notice on behalf of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Dated: August 24, 2005. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. 05–17145 Filed 8–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–M PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51079 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Information Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request 30-day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Inter-Agency Alien Witness and Information Record, Form I–854. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2005 at 70 FR 36204. The notice allowed for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received on this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until September 28, 2005. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the collection of information should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 166 (Monday, August 29, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51078-51079]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17192]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2005-22235]


Towing Safety Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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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 e-mail 
gmiante@comdt.uscg.mil. If you plan to participate in this meeting, 
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 tonnage-limited 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.

Procedural

    The meeting is open to the public. Please note that the meeting may 
close early if all business is finished. At the Chair's discretion, 
members of the public may make oral presentations during the meeting. 
If you would like to make an oral presentation at the meeting, please 
notify the working group Chairperson (as provided above in ADDRESSES no 
later than August 30,

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2005. Written material for distribution at the meeting should reach the 
Chairperson no later than August 30, 2005.

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Ms. Carpenter or Ms. Hewett at the number listed in ADDRESSES as soon 
as possible.

    Dated: August 25, 2005.
Howard L. Hime,
Acting Director of Standards, Marine Safety, Security and Environmental 
Protection.
[FR Doc. 05-17192 Filed 8-25-05; 12:25 pm]
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