Towing Safety Advisory Committee, 36013-36014 [E7-12689]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 126 / Monday, July 2, 2007 / Notices additional terms of office and current members are encouraged to reapply. Members are expected to register in Homeport, the Coast Guard maritime security information system for providing information (including sensitive security information) and services to the public over the internet, and regularly participate in meetings and standing/ad-hoc sub-committees/ work groups including the development and evaluation teams for the annual security exercise of the Area Maritime Security Plan. Members will not receive any salary or other compensation for their service on the GOMAMSC. Format of Applications Those seeking membership are not required to submit formal applications, however, because a specific number of members must have prerequisite maritime security experience, submission of resumes highlighting experience in the maritime and security industries is encouraged. Authority Section 102 of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–295) added section 70112 to Title 46 of the U.S. Code, and authorizes the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating to establish Area Maritime Security Committees for any port area of the United States. (See 33 U.S.C. 1226; 46 U.S.C.; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.01; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1). The MTSA includes a provision exempting these Area Maritime Security (AMS) Committees from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–436). Dated: June 12, 2007. J.R. Whitehead, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E7–12684 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (MERPAC). The purpose of the teleconference is for MERPAC to discuss and prepare recommendations for the Coast Guard concerning its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Biometric Reader Requirements. DATES: The teleconference call will take place on Thursday, July 19th, 2007, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. ADDRESSES: Members of the public may participate by dialing 1–866–917–8653. You will then be prompted to dial your participant number, which is 9264498#. Please ensure that you enter the # sign after the participant number. Public participation is welcomed; however, the number of teleconference lines is limited, and lines are available firstcome, first-served. Members of the public may also participate by coming to Room 1303, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001. We request that members of the public who plan to attend this meeting notify Mr. Mark Gould at 202–372–1409 so that he may notify building security officials. You may also gain access to this docket at http://dms.dot.gov/search/ searchFormSimple.cfm. The task statement may be accessed as a supplement to this docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Gould, Assistant Executive Director of MERPAC, telephone 202– 372–1409, fax 202–372–1426. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register [5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92– 463)]. MERPAC is chartered under that Act. It provides advice and makes recommendations to the Assistant Commandant for Operations on issues concerning merchant marine personnel such as implementation of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, and developing standards of competency for ship’s security officers. Coast Guard Tentative Agenda [USCG–2007–28579] Thursday, July 19th, 2007. 10 a.m.–10:05 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks—MERPAC Chairman Captain Andrew McGovern. 10:05 a.m.–12 p.m. Open discussion concerning the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Biometric Reader Requirements. 12 p.m.–12:15 p.m. Public comment period. 12:15 p.m.–1 p.m. Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of open teleconference meeting. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a teleconference of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:57 Jun 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36013 MERPAC vote on recommendations for the Coast Guard. 1 p.m. Adjourn. This tentative agenda is subject to change and the meeting may adjourn early if all committee business has been completed. Public Participation The Chairman of MERPAC is empowered to conduct the teleconference in a way that will, in his judgment, facilitate the orderly conduct of business. During its teleconference, the committee welcomes public comment. The committee will make every effort to hear the views of all interested parties, including the public. Written comments may be submitted to Mr. Mark Gould, Assistant Executive Director, MERPAC, Commandant (CG– 3PSO–1), 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington DC 20593–0001. 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 Mr. Gould as soon as possible. Dated: June 25, 2007. H.L. Hime, Acting Director of National and International Standards Assistant Commandant for Prevention. [FR Doc. E7–12685 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2007–28520] Towing Safety Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of open teleconference meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a teleconference of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). The purpose of the teleconference is for TSAC to discuss and prepare recommendations for the Coast Guard concerning its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Biometric Reader Requirements. DATES: The teleconference call will take place on Tuesday, July 17th, 2007, from 9 a.m. until noon Eastern Daylight Savings Time. ADDRESSES: Committee members and members of the public may participate E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 36014 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 126 / Monday, July 2, 2007 / Notices by dialing 1–866–917-9053 on a touchtone phone. You will then be prompted to enter your ‘‘participant code number,’’ which is 5344122#. Please ensure that you enter the # mark after the participant code. Public participation is welcomed; however, the number of teleconference lines is limited, and lines are available firstcome, first-served. Members of the public may also participate by coming to Room 3317 U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters; 2100 Second Street, SW.; Washington, DC 20593–0001. We request that members of the public who plan to attend this meeting notify Mr. Gerald Miante at 202–372–1407 so that he may notify building security officials. You may also gain access to this docket at http://dms.dot.gov/search/ searchFormSimple.cfm. The task statement may be accessed as a supplement to this docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gerald Miante, Assistant Executive Director of TSAC, telephone 202–372– 1407, fax 202–372–1426. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register [5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92– 463)]. TSAC is chartered under that Act. It provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary on issues regarding shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Tentative Agenda jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 9 a.m.–9:05 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks —TSAC ˜ Chairman Mr. Mario Munoz. 9:05 a.m.–11 a.m. Open discussion concerning the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Biometric Reader Requirements. 11a.m.–11:15 a.m. Public comment period. 11:15 a.m.–12 noon TSAC vote on recommendations for the Coast Guard. 12 noon Adjourn. This tentative agenda is subject to change and the meeting may adjourn early if all Committee business has been completed. Public Participation The Chairman of TSAC is empowered to conduct the teleconference in a way that will, in his judgment, facilitate the orderly conduct of business. During its teleconference, the Committee welcomes public comment. The Committee will make every effort to hear the views of all interested parties, including the public. Written comments VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:57 Jun 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 may be submitted to Mr. Gerald Miante, Assistant Executive Director, TSAC; Commandant (CG–3PSO–1); 2100 Second Street, SW.; Washington, DC 20593–0001. 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 Mr. Miante as soon as possible. Dated: June 25, 2007. H.L. Hime, Acting Director of National and International Standards, Assistant Commandant for Prevention. [FR Doc. E7–12689 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the adequacy of two forms FEMA uses to gather certain information about the floodplain management activities of communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Community Contact Report form and the Community Visit Report form are used to gather information about a community’s floodplain management regulations, administrative and enforcement procedures, Flood Insurance Studies, and basic information pertaining to names, addresses, and phone numbers of individuals responsible for a community’s floodplain management program. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information gathered on the subject forms pertain to a community’s participation in the NFIP. The NFIP was PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 established by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (the Act). Section 1315 of the Act requires the adoption of permanent land use and control measures which are consistent with the comprehensive criteria of land management and use under section 1361. 44 CFR 59.24 establishes requirements for continued eligibility to participate in the NFIP based upon implementing an adequate community based floodplain management program. The information gathered with the forms is used to evaluate the adequacy of a community’s floodplain management program as it relates to continued participation in the NFIP. Collection of Information Title: Effectiveness of a Community’s Implementation of the NFIP Community Assistance Program CAC and CAV Reports. Type of Information Collection: Revision of Currently Approved Collection. OMB Number: 1660–0023. Form Numbers: Form 81–68 (Community Assistance Report); Form 81–69 (Community Contact Report). Abstract: The data obtained from the Community Assistance Contact (CAC) and Community Assistance Visit (CAV) forms information collection effort is used to assist with the management of the NFIP. A major objective of the NFIP is to assure that participating communities are achieving the flood loss reduction objectives of the program. To achieve this objective, FEMA’s Mitigation Division implemented a process to evaluate the floodplain management assistance needed by communities and how well communities are implementing their floodplain management programs. By determining the assistance needed and how well communities are performing their responsibilities, FEMA can identify, prevent, and resolve floodplain management issues before problems arise that require enforcement actions. The two key methods FEMA uses in determining community assistance needs are through the CAC and CAV, which serve to provide a systematic means of monitoring community NFIP compliance. Through the CAC and CAV, FEMA can also determine to what extent communities are achieving the flood loss reduction objectives of the NFIP. By providing assistance to communities, the CAC and CAV also serve to enhance FEMA’s goals of reducing future flood losses, thereby achieving the cost-containment objectives of the NFIP. Affected Public: Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government. E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 126 (Monday, July 2, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36013-36014]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-12689]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2007-28520]


Towing Safety Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of open teleconference meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a teleconference of the Towing Safety 
Advisory Committee (TSAC). The purpose of the teleconference is for 
TSAC to discuss and prepare recommendations for the Coast Guard 
concerning its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the 
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Biometric Reader 
Requirements.

DATES: The teleconference call will take place on Tuesday, July 17th, 
2007, from 9 a.m. until noon Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

ADDRESSES: Committee members and members of the public may participate

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by dialing 1-866-917-9053 on a touch-tone phone. You will then be 
prompted to enter your ``participant code number,'' which is 
5344122. Please ensure that you enter the  mark after 
the participant code. Public participation is welcomed; however, the 
number of teleconference lines is limited, and lines are available 
first-come, first-served. Members of the public may also participate by 
coming to Room 3317 U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters; 2100 Second Street, 
SW.; Washington, DC 20593-0001. We request that members of the public 
who plan to attend this meeting notify Mr. Gerald Miante at 202-372-
1407 so that he may notify building security officials. You may also 
gain access to this docket at http://dms.dot.gov/search/
searchFormSimple.cfm. The task statement may be accessed as a 
supplement to this docket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gerald Miante, Assistant Executive 
Director of TSAC, telephone 202-372-1407, fax 202-372-1426.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires 
that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal 
Register [5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463)]. TSAC is chartered under that 
Act. It provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary on 
issues regarding shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation 
and towing safety.

Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

9 a.m.-9:05 a.m.
    Welcome and Opening Remarks --TSAC Chairman Mr. Mario 
Mu[ntilde]oz.
9:05 a.m.-11 a.m.
    Open discussion concerning the Transportation Worker 
Identification Credential (TWIC) Biometric Reader Requirements.
11a.m.-11:15 a.m.
    Public comment period.
11:15 a.m.-12 noon
    TSAC vote on recommendations for the Coast Guard.
12 noon
    Adjourn.

    This tentative agenda is subject to change and the meeting may 
adjourn early if all Committee business has been completed.

Public Participation

    The Chairman of TSAC is empowered to conduct the teleconference in 
a way that will, in his judgment, facilitate the orderly conduct of 
business. During its teleconference, the Committee welcomes public 
comment. The Committee will make every effort to hear the views of all 
interested parties, including the public. Written comments may be 
submitted to Mr. Gerald Miante, Assistant Executive Director, TSAC; 
Commandant (CG-3PSO-1); 2100 Second Street, SW.; Washington, DC 20593-
0001.

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 
Mr. Miante as soon as possible.

    Dated: June 25, 2007.
H.L. Hime,
Acting Director of National and International Standards, Assistant 
Commandant for Prevention.
[FR Doc. E7-12689 Filed 6-29-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-15-P