Houston-Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee, 30684-30685 [E6-8299]

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NBSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters related to recreational boating safety. DATES: Application forms should reach us on or before September 1, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may request an application form by writing to VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:51 May 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 Commandant, Office of Boating Safety (G–PCB–1), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001; by calling 202–267–1077; or by faxing 202–267–4285. Send your application in written form to the above street address. This notice and the application form are available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; the application form is also available at http://www.uscgboating.org/nbsac/ nbsac.htm. Ms. Jeanne Timmons, Executive Director of NBSAC, telephone 202–267–1077, fax 202–267–4285. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) is a Federal advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. It advises the Coast Guard regarding regulations and other major boating safety matters. NBSAC’s 21 members consist of: 7 representatives of State officials responsible for State boating safety programs; 7 representatives of recreational boat and associated equipment manufacturers; and 7 representatives of national recreational boating organizations and the general public, at least 5 of whom are representatives of national recreational boating organizations. Members are appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. NBSAC normally meets twice each year at a location selected by the Coast Guard. When attending meetings of the Council, members are provided travel expenses and per diem. We will consider applications received in response to this notice for the following seven positions that expire or become vacant in December 2006: two representatives of State officials responsible for State boating safety programs, two representatives of recreational boat and associated equipment manufacturers, and three representatives of national recreational boating organizations. The positions from the general public are not open for consideration this year. Applicants are considered for membership on the basis of their particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in recreational boating safety. Prior applicants should submit an updated application to ensure consideration for the vacancies announced in this notice. Each member serves for a term of up to 3 years. Members may serve consecutive terms. In support of the policy of the U.S. Coast Guard on gender and ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 women and members of minority groups to apply. Dated: May 18, 2006. F.J. Sturm, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Director of Inspections and Compliance. [FR Doc. E6–8300 Filed 5–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [CGD08–06–020] Houston-Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Houston-Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC) and its working groups will meet to discuss waterway improvements, aids to navigation, area projects impacting safety on the Houston Ship Channel, and various other navigation safety matters in the Galveston Bay area. All meetings will be open to the public. DATES: The next meeting of HOGANSAC will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at 9 a.m. The meeting of the Committee’s working groups will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at 9 a.m. Members of the public may present written or oral statements at either meeting. Requests to make oral presentations or distribute written materials should reach the Coast Guard five (5) working days before the meeting at which the presentation will be made. Requests to have written materials distributed to each member of the committee in advance of the meeting should reach the Coast Guard at least ten (10) working days before the meeting at which the presentation will be made. ADDRESSES: The full Committee will be held at the Houston Pilot’s, 8150 South Loop East, Houston, TX 77017, (713– 645–9620). The working groups meeting will be held at the West Gulf Maritime Association, Portway Plaza, 1717 East Loop, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77029, (713–678–7655). This notice is available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Jerry Torok, Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, telephone 713–671–5164, or Lieutenant Junior Grade Kevin Cooper, Assistant to the Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, telephone 713–678–9001, e-mail kcooper@grugalveston.uscg.mil. Written E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 103 / Tuesday, May 30, 2006 / Notices materials and requests to make presentations should be sent to Commanding Officer, Sector Houston/ Galveston, Attn: LTJG Cooper, 9640 Clinton Drive, Houston, TX 77029. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, as amended). Agendas of the Meetings Houston-Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC). The tentative agenda includes the following: (1) Opening remarks by the Committee Sponsor (RADM Whitehead) or the Committee Sponsor’s representative, Executive Director (CAPT Kaser) and Chairperson (Ms. Patricia Clark). (2) Approval of the February 23, 2006 minutes. (3) Old Business: (a) Dredging subcommittee. (b) Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Knockdown Working Group. (c) Navigation Operations subcommittee report. (d) Area Maritime Security Committee Liaison’s report. (e) Technology subcommittee report. (f) Deep draft Entry Facilitation subcommittee. (g) Harbor of Safe Refuge subcommittee. (h) Port Coordination Team Updates. (i) Limited Visibility Working Group. (j) Liquefied Natural Gas Working Group. (k) National Harbor Safety Committee Report. (4) New Business: (a) NOAA Port Updates presentation—Alan Bunn. (b) Other presentations. Working Groups Meeting. The tentative agenda for the working groups meeting includes the following: (1) Presentation by each working group of its accomplishments and plans for the future. (2) Review and discuss the work completed by each working group. (3) Put forth any action items for consideration at full committee meeting. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Procedural Working groups have been formed to examine the following issues: dredging and related issues, electronic navigation systems, AtoN knockdowns, impact of passing vessels on moored ships, boater education issues, facilitating deep draft movements, mooring infrastructure, and safe refuge during hurricanes. Not all working groups will provide a report at this session. Further, working group reports may not necessarily include VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:51 May 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 discussions on all issues within the particular working group’s area of responsibility. All meetings are open to the public. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[CGD08-06-020]


Houston-Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Houston-Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee 
(HOGANSAC) and its working groups will meet to discuss waterway 
improvements, aids to navigation, area projects impacting safety on the 
Houston Ship Channel, and various other navigation safety matters in 
the Galveston Bay area. All meetings will be open to the public.

DATES: The next meeting of HOGANSAC will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 
2006, at 9 a.m. The meeting of the Committee's working groups will be 
held on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at 9 a.m. Members of the public may 
present written or oral statements at either meeting. Requests to make 
oral presentations or distribute written materials should reach the 
Coast Guard five (5) working days before the meeting at which the 
presentation will be made. Requests to have written materials 
distributed to each member of the committee in advance of the meeting 
should reach the Coast Guard at least ten (10) working days before the 
meeting at which the presentation will be made.

ADDRESSES: The full Committee will be held at the Houston Pilot's, 8150 
South Loop East, Houston, TX 77017, (713-645-9620). The working groups 
meeting will be held at the West Gulf Maritime Association, Portway 
Plaza, 1717 East Loop, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77029, (713-678-7655). 
This notice is available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Jerry Torok, Executive 
Secretary of HOGANSAC, telephone 713-671-5164, or Lieutenant Junior 
Grade Kevin Cooper, Assistant to the Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, 
telephone 713-678-9001, e-mail kcooper@grugalveston.uscg.mil. Written

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materials and requests to make presentations should be sent to 
Commanding Officer, Sector Houston/Galveston, Attn: LTJG Cooper, 9640 
Clinton Drive, Houston, TX 77029.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given pursuant to 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 
Stat. 770, as amended).

Agendas of the Meetings

    Houston-Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC). 
The tentative agenda includes the following:
    (1) Opening remarks by the Committee Sponsor (RADM Whitehead) or 
the Committee Sponsor's representative, Executive Director (CAPT Kaser) 
and Chairperson (Ms. Patricia Clark).
    (2) Approval of the February 23, 2006 minutes.
    (3) Old Business:
    (a) Dredging subcommittee.
    (b) Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Knockdown Working Group.
    (c) Navigation Operations subcommittee report.
    (d) Area Maritime Security Committee Liaison's report.
    (e) Technology subcommittee report.
    (f) Deep draft Entry Facilitation subcommittee.
    (g) Harbor of Safe Refuge subcommittee.
    (h) Port Coordination Team Updates.
    (i) Limited Visibility Working Group.
    (j) Liquefied Natural Gas Working Group.
    (k) National Harbor Safety Committee Report.
    (4) New Business:
    (a) NOAA Port Updates presentation--Alan Bunn.
    (b) Other presentations.
    Working Groups Meeting. The tentative agenda for the working groups 
meeting includes the following:
    (1) Presentation by each working group of its accomplishments and 
plans for the future.
    (2) Review and discuss the work completed by each working group.
    (3) Put forth any action items for consideration at full committee 
meeting.

Procedural

    Working groups have been formed to examine the following issues: 
dredging and related issues, electronic navigation systems, AtoN 
knockdowns, impact of passing vessels on moored ships, boater education 
issues, facilitating deep draft movements, mooring infrastructure, and 
safe refuge during hurricanes. Not all working groups will provide a 
report at this session. Further, working group reports may not 
necessarily include discussions on all issues within the particular 
working group's area of responsibility. All meetings are open to the 
public. At the Chair's discretion, members of the public may make 
presentations, oral or written, at either meeting. Requests to make 
oral or written presentations should reach the Coast Guard five (5) 
working days before the meeting at which the presentation will be made. 
If you would like to have written materials distributed to each member 
of the committee in advance of the meeting, you should send your 
request along with fifteen (15) copies of the materials to the Coast 
Guard at least ten (10) working days before the meeting at which the 
presentation will be made.

Information on Services for the Handicapped

    For information on facilities or services for the handicapped or to 
request special assistance at the meetings, contact the Executive 
Secretary or Assistant to the Executive Secretary at the location 
indicated under ADDRESSES as soon as possible.

    Dated: May 19, 2006.
R. F. Duncan,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.
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