Lower Mississippi River Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies, 5202-5203 [E8-1564]

Download as PDF 5202 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 29, 2008 / Notices Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 7–1044, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 and e-mail her a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: January 22, 2008. Elaine Parry, Acting Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E8–1484 Filed 1–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2007–0173] Area Maritime Security Committee, South Texas; Vacancies Coast Guard, DHS. Solicitation for membership. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership in the Area Maritime Security Committee, South Texas. The Committee assists the Captain of the Port, Corpus Christi, in developing, renewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security plan for their area of responsibility. DATES: Requests for membership should reach the Captain of the Port, Corpus Christi, on or before February 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit applications for membership to the Captain of the Port, Corpus Christi, Commander, USCG Sector Corpus Christi, 8930 Ocean Drive, Hangar 41. Corpus Christi, Texas 78419. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Zarbock at 361–888–3162 (X501). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES The Committee The Area Maritime Security Committee, South Texas (The Committee) is established under, and governed by 33 CFR part 103, subpart C. The functions of the committee include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Identifying critical port infrastructure and operations (2) Identifying risks (i.e., threats, vulnerabilities and consequences). (3) Determining strategies and implementation methods for mitigation. (4) Developing and describing the process for continuously evaluating overall port security by considering consequences and vulnerabilities, how they may change over time, and what additional mitigation strategies can be applied. VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:52 Jan 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 (5) Advising and assisting the Captain of the Port in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan under 33 CFR part 103, subpart E. Positions Available on the Committee There are three vacancies on the Committee. Members may be selected from (1) The Federal, Territorial, or Tribal government; (2) The State government and political subdivisions of the State; (3) Local public safety, crisis management, and emergency response agencies; (4) Law enforcement and security organizations; (5) Maritime industry, including labor; (6) Other port stakeholders having a special competence in maritime security; and (7) Port stakeholders affected by security practices and policies. In support of the Coast Guard’s policy on gender and ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority groups to apply. Qualification of Members Members must have at least 5 years of experience related to maritime or port security operations. Applicants may be required to pass an appropriate security background check before appointment to the Committee. The terms of office for each vacancy is 5 years. However, a member may serve one additional term of office. Members are not salaried or otherwise compensated for their service on the Committee. Format for Applications Applications for membership may be in any format. However, because members must demonstrate an interest in the security of the area covered by the Committee, we particularly encourage the submission of information highlighting experience in maritime security matters. Authority Section 102 of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–295) (The Act) 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 Act exempts Area Maritime Security Committees from the Federal Advisory PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub L. 92–463) Dated: January 7, 2008. P. S. Simons, Captain U. S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port, Corpus Christi. [FR Doc. E8–1473 Filed 1–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2007–0055, formerly CGD08–07–029] Lower Mississippi River Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies Coast Guard, DHS. Request for applications; extension of application deadline. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard extends the deadline for applications for membership in the Lower Mississippi River Safety Advisory Committee. This Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to navigation safety on the Lower Mississippi River. DATES: Application forms should reach us on or before February 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may request an application form by writing U.S. Coast Guard, Sector New Orleans, Attn: Waterways Management, 1615 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70112–2711 or by calling 504–565–5108. Send your application in written form to the above street address. A copy of this notice and the application form are available in our online docket, CGD08–07–029, at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi–bin/ leaving.cgi?from=leaving FR.html&log=linklog&to=http:// regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LTJG Tonya Harrington, Assistant to Executive Director of Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee at 504–565–5108. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 30, 2007, we published a request in the Federal Register (72 FR 61362) for applications for membership in the Lower Mississippi River Safety Advisory Committee. The deadline for applications announced in that notice is being extended until February 28, 2008. If you applied in response to the initial notice, you do not need to send another application form. The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee is a Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). This E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 19 (Tuesday, January 29, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5202-5203]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2007-0055, formerly CGD08-07-029]


Lower Mississippi River Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Request for applications; extension of application deadline.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard extends the deadline for applications for 
membership in the Lower Mississippi River Safety Advisory Committee. 
This Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on 
matters relating to navigation safety on the Lower Mississippi River.

DATES: Application forms should reach us on or before February 28, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: You may request an application form by writing U.S. Coast 
Guard, Sector New Orleans, Attn: Waterways Management, 1615 Poydras 
Street, New Orleans, LA 70112-2711 or by calling 504-565-5108. Send 
your application in written form to the above street address. A copy of 
this notice and the application form are available in our online 
docket, CGD08-07-029, at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/
leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LTJG Tonya Harrington, Assistant to 
Executive Director of Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory 
Committee at 504-565-5108.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 30, 2007, we published a request 
in the Federal Register (72 FR 61362) for applications for membership 
in the Lower Mississippi River Safety Advisory Committee. The deadline 
for applications announced in that notice is being extended until 
February 28, 2008. If you applied in response to the initial notice, 
you do not need to send another application form.
    The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee is a 
Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). This

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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 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.
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