Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee, 5203-5204 [E8-1472]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 29, 2008 / Notices committee provides local expertise on communication, surveillance, traffic control, anchorages, aids to navigation and other topics relating to navigational safety on the Lower Mississippi River to the Coast Guard. The Committee meets at least four times a year in the New Orleans area. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes. Its subcommittees and working groups may meet to consider specific problems as required. We will consider applications for twenty-four positions that expire or become vacant on May 30, 2008. To be eligible you should have expertise in navigation safety, waterways management, vessel traffic service and management, shipboard operations or facility operations. Each member serves for a term of 2 years. A few members may serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary, reimbursement of travel expenses, or any other compensation from the Federal Government. Vacancies to be filled are for: (1) Five members representing River Port Authorities between Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the Head of Passes of the Lower Mississippi River, of which one member shall be from the Port of St. Bernard and one member from the Port of Plaquemines. (2) Two members representing vessel owners or ship owners domiciled in the State of Louisiana. (3) Two members representing organizations that operate harbor tugs or barge fleets in the geographical area covered by the Committee. (4) Two members representing companies which transport cargo or passengers on the navigable waterways in the geographical area covered by the Committee. (5) Three members representing State Commissioned Pilot organizations, with one member each representing the New Orleans/Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots Association, and the Associated Branch Pilots Association. (6) Two at-large members who utilize water transportation facilities located in the geographical area covered by the Committee. (7) Three members representing consumers, shippers, or importers/ exporters that utilize vessels that operate on the navigable waterways covered by the Committee. (8) Two members representing those licensed merchant mariners, other than pilots, who perform shipboard duties on vessels which utilize the navigable waterways covered by the Committee. (9) One member representing an organization that serves in a consulting VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:52 Jan 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 or advisory capacity to the maritime industry. (10) One member representing an environmental organization. (11) One member representing the general public. In support of the policy of the Coast Guard on gender and ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority groups to apply. If you are selected as a member who represents the general public, we will require you to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). We may not release the report or the information in it to the public, except under an order issued by a Federal court or as otherwise provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Dated: January 9, 2007. J.H. Horn, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, 8th Coast Guard District, Acting. [FR Doc. E8–1564 Filed 1–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2008–0008] 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 in Galveston, Texas 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, February 26, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting of the Committee’s working groups will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. These meetings may close early if all business is finished. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard five (5) working days before the meeting at which the presentation will be made. Requests to have a copy of your materials distributed to each member of the committee or working group 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 meet at Marine Safety Unit Galveston, PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5203 2101 FM 2004, Texas City, Texas 77591, (409)–978–2700. The working groups meeting will be held at the Houston Pilots Association, 8150 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77011–1747, (713)–645–9620. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to LT Sean Hughes, Assistant to the Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, 9640 Clinton Drive, Houston, Texas 77029. This notice is available in our online docket, USCG–2008–0008, http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Hal R. Pitts, Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, telephone (713) 671–5164, e-mail hal.r.pitts@uscg.mil or Lieutenant Sean Hughes, Assistant to the Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, telephone (713) 678–9001, e-mail sean.p.hughes@uscg.mil. Written materials and requests to make presentations should be sent to Commanding Officer, Sector Houston/Galveston, Attn: LT Hughes. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is given pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). 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 Diehl) and Chairperson (Ms. Tava Foret). (2) Approval of the 13 September, 2007 and 27 November, 2007 minutes. (3) Old Business: (a) Navigation Operations (NAVOPS)/ Maritime Incident Review subcommittee report; (b) Deep Draft Entry Facilitation (DDEF) subcommittee report; (c) Dredging subcommittee report; (d) Technology subcommittee report; (e) Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) Liaison’s report; (f) Harbor of Safe Refuge subcommittee report; (g) HOGANSAC Outreach report; (h) Maritime Awareness subcommittee report. (4) New Business: 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. E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 5204 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 29, 2008 / 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 discussions on all issues within the particular working group’s area of responsibility. All meetings are open to the public. Please note that meetings may close early if all business is finished. At the chairs discretion members of the public may make oral presentations during the meetings. Requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard five (5) working days before the meeting at which the presentation will be made. Written material for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no later than ten (10) working days before the meeting at which the presentation will be made. If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee in advance of the meetings, please submit your request along with nineteen (19) 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 Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact the Executive Secretary or Assistant to the Executive Secretary as soon as possible. Dated: January 14, 2008. J.H.Korn, Captain. U.S. Coast Guard Commander, 8th Coast Guard District, Acting. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 19 (Tuesday, January 29, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5203-5204]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2008-0008]


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 in Galveston, Texas 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, February 
26, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting of the Committee's working 
groups will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 12 
p.m. These meetings may close early if all business is finished. 
Written material and requests to make oral presentations should reach 
the Coast Guard five (5) working days before the meeting at which the 
presentation will be made. Requests to have a copy of your materials 
distributed to each member of the committee or working group 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 meet at Marine Safety Unit 
Galveston, 2101 FM 2004, Texas City, Texas 77591, (409)-978-2700. The 
working groups meeting will be held at the Houston Pilots Association, 
8150 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77011-1747, (713)-645-9620. Send 
written material and requests to make oral presentations to LT Sean 
Hughes, Assistant to the Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, 9640 Clinton 
Drive, Houston, Texas 77029. This notice is available in our online 
docket, USCG-2008-0008, http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Hal R. Pitts, Executive 
Secretary of HOGANSAC, telephone (713) 671-5164, e-mail 
hal.r.pitts@uscg.mil or Lieutenant Sean Hughes, Assistant to the 
Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, telephone (713) 678-9001, e-mail 
sean.p.hughes@uscg.mil. Written materials and requests to make 
presentations should be sent to Commanding Officer, Sector Houston/
Galveston, Attn: LT Hughes.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is given pursuant 
to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).

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 Diehl) 
and Chairperson (Ms. Tava Foret).
    (2) Approval of the 13 September, 2007 and 27 November, 2007 
minutes.
    (3) Old Business:
    (a) Navigation Operations (NAVOPS)/Maritime Incident Review 
subcommittee report;
    (b) Deep Draft Entry Facilitation (DDEF) subcommittee report;
    (c) Dredging subcommittee report;
    (d) Technology subcommittee report;
    (e) Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) Liaison's report;
    (f) Harbor of Safe Refuge subcommittee report;
    (g) HOGANSAC Outreach report;
    (h) Maritime Awareness subcommittee report.
    (4) New Business:
    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.

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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. Please note that meetings may 
close early if all business is finished. At the chairs discretion 
members of the public may make oral presentations during the meetings. 
Requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard five 
(5) working days before the meeting at which the presentation will be 
made. Written material for distribution at a meeting should reach the 
Coast Guard no later than ten (10) working days before the meeting at 
which the presentation will be made. If you would like a copy of your 
material distributed to each member of the committee in advance of the 
meetings, please submit your request along with nineteen (19) 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 Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact 
the Executive Secretary or Assistant to the Executive Secretary as soon 
as possible.

    Dated: January 14, 2008.
J.H.Korn,
Captain. U.S. Coast Guard Commander, 8th Coast Guard District, Acting.
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