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Download as PDF 11940 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 5, 2008 / Notices submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We may change the documents supporting this collection of information or even the underlying requirements in view of them. The Coast Guard and OIRA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Viewing comments and documents: Go to http://www.regulations.gov to view documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket. Click on ‘‘Search for Dockets,’’ and enter the docket number (USCG–2007–0045) in the Docket ID box, and click enter. You may also visit the DMF in room W12–140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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Abstract: Sections 1225 and 1231 of 33 U.S.C. authorize the Coast Guard to establish standards for the handling, storage, and movement of hazardous materials on a vessel and waterfront facility. Regulations in 33 CFR 126.17, 49 CFR 176.100, and 176.415 prescribe the rules for facilities and vessels. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 145 hours to 185 hours a year. 2. Title: Security Zones, Regulated Navigation Areas, and Safety Zones. OMB Control Number: 1625–0020. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:03 Mar 04, 2008 Jkt 214001 Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Federal, State, and local government agencies, vessels, and facilities. Abstract: Sections 1226 and 1231 of 33 U.S.C.; 50 U.S.C. 191 and 195; and parts 6 and 165 of 33 CFR give the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) the authority to designate security zones in the U.S. for as long as deemed necessary to prevent damage or injury. Section 1223 of 33 U.S.C. authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe rules to control vessel traffic in areas deemed hazardous because of reduced visibility, adverse weather, or vessel congestion. Section 1225 of 33 U.S.C. authorizes the Coast Guard to establish rules to allow the designation of safety zones where access is limited to authorized persons, vehicles, or vessels to protect the public from hazardous situations. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 194 hours to 295 hours a year. 3. Title: Self-propelled Liquefied Gas Vessels. OMB Control Number: 1625–0029. Type Of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Owners and operators of self-propelled vessels carrying liquefied gas. Abstract: Sections 3703 and 9101 of 46 U.S.C. authorize the Coast Guard to establish regulations to protect life, property, and the environment from the hazards associated with the carriage of dangerous liquid cargo in bulk. Part 154 of 46 CFR prescribes these rules for the carriage of liquefied gases in bulk on self-propelled vessels by governing the design, construction, equipment, and operation of these vessels and the safety of personnel aboard them. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 5,416 hours to 6,566 hours a year. 4. Title: Plan Approval and Records for Electrical Engineering Regulations— Title 46 CFR Subchapter J. OMB Control Number: 1625–0031. Type Of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Owners, operators, and builders of vessels. Abstract: Sections 3306 and 3703 of 46 U.S.C. authorize the Coast Guard to establish rules to promote the safety of life and property in commercial vessels. The electrical engineering rules appear at 46 CFR chapter I, subchapter J (parts 110 through 113). Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 1,151 hours to 3,529 hours a year. 5. Title: Streamlined Inspection Program (SIP). PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Control Number: 1625–0085. Type Of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Owners and operators of vessels. Abstract: Section 3306 of 46 U.S.C. authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe regulations necessary to carry out inspections of vessels required under 46 U.S.C. 3301. Within the same subtitle, section 3103 allows the Coast Guard to rely on reports, documents, and records of other persons/methods determined to be reliable, to ensure compliance with vessels and seamen requirements. The SIP regulations under 46 CFR part 8, subpart E, offer owners and operators of inspected vessels an alternative to traditional Coast Guard inspection procedures. Owners and operators of vessels opting to participate in the program will maintain them in compliance with a Company Action Plan (CAP) and Vessel Action Plan (VAP). They will have their own personnel periodically perform many of the tests/examinations conducted by marine inspectors of the Coast Guard, who expect participating vessels will continuously meet a higher level of safety/readiness throughout the inspection cycle. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 2,138 hours to 2,496 hours a year. Dated: February 14, 2008. D.T. Glenn Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E8–4194 Filed 3–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2008–0109] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Meetings Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet in Dania Beach, FL, to discuss various issues relating to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. These meetings will be open to the public. DATES: A working group of MERPAC will meet on Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The full MERPAC Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 9th and Thursday, E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 5, 2008 / Notices April 10th, 2008 from 8 a.m. until 4 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 on or before March 26, 2008. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee should reach the Coast Guard on or before March 26, 2008. ADDRESSES: The working group will meet in Room 217 of the RTM STAR Center, 2 West Dixie Highway, Dania Beach, FL. The full Committee will likewise meet in Room 217 of the RTM STAR Center. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to Captain Michael Blair, Executive Director of MERPAC, Commandant (CG–5221, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second St., SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001). This notice is available in our online docket, USCG–2008–0109, at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Gould, Assistant to the Executive Director of MERPAC; at 202–372–1409. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Agenda of Meeting The agenda for the April 8th, 2008, work group meeting of MERPAC is as follows: (1) Discuss Task Statement 68, concerning a review of the draft Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular entitled, ‘‘Medical and Physical Evaluation Guidelines for Merchant Mariner Credentials’’; and (2) Discuss Task Statement 69, concerning revisions to forms CG–719K, Merchant Mariner Physical Examination Report, and CG–719K/E, Merchant Marine Certification of Fitness. The agenda for the April 9th, 2008 meeting of MERPAC is as follows: (1) The full committee will meet to discuss the objectives for the meeting. Working groups addressing the following task statements may meet to deliberate: Task Statement 30, concerning ‘‘Utilizing Military Sea Service for STCW Certifications’’; Task Statement 55, concerning ‘‘Recommendations to Develop a Voluntary Training Program For Deck and Engine Department Entry Level Mariners on Domestic and Seagoing Vessels’’; Task Statement 58, concerning ‘‘Stakeholder Communications During MLD Program Restructuring and Centralization’’; Task Statement 61, concerning ‘‘Merchant Mariner Medical Waiver Evaluation Guidelines’’; Task Statement 68, concerning ‘‘Medical and VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:03 Mar 04, 2008 Jkt 214001 Physical Evaluation Guidelines for Merchant Mariner Credentials’’; and Task Statement 69, concerning ‘‘Revisions to forms CG–719K, Merchant Mariner Physical Examination Report, and CG–719K/E, Merchant Marine Certification of Fitness.’’ New working groups may be formed to address issues proposed by the Coast Guard, MERPAC members, or the public. At the end of the day, the working groups will make a report to the full committee on what has been accomplished in their meetings. No action will be taken on these reports on this date. The agenda for the April 10th, 2008 meeting of MERPAC is as follows: (1) Introduction; (2) Working Groups’ Reports; and (3) Other items which may be discussed: (a) Standing Committee-Prevention Through People. (b) Briefings concerning on-going projects of interest to MERPAC. (c) Other items brought up for discussion by the Committee or the public. Procedural All meetings are open to the public. Please note that the meetings may close early if all business is finished. At the Chair’s discretion, members of the public may make oral presentations during the meetings. If you would like to make an oral presentation at a meeting, please notify the Executive Director no later than March 26, 2008. Written material for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no later than March 26, 2008. If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee in advance of a meeting, please submit 25 copies to the Executive Director no later than March 26, 2008. 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 Director as soon as possible. Dated: February 25, 2008. H.L. Hime, Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. E8–4196 Filed 3–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11941 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2008–0110] Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Meetings Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) and its working groups on the Medical Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) and on the Inspection of Towing Vessels will meet in Jeffersonville, IN. The committee will also discuss various issues relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. All meetings will be open to the public. DATES: The working groups will meet on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. TSAC will meet on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. These meetings may close early if all business is finished. Written material and requests to make oral presentations at the meetings should reach the Coast Guard on or before March 24, 2008. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the Committee or working groups should reach the Coast Guard electronically on or before March 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: The working groups and TSAC will meet at the offices of American Commercial Lines; 1701 East Market Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 Phone: 812–288–0347. TSAC is utilizing Louisville Airport (SDF) and the Residence Marriott Hotel Downtown Louisville, KY. The link to the hotel’s Web site is: http://www.marriott.com/ hotels/travel/sdfgj-residence-innlouisville-downtown/. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to TSAC’s Assistant Executive Director in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. This notice and related documents are available on the Internet at www.regulations.gov under the docket number USCG–2008–0110. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gerald P. Miante, Assistant Executive Director, TSAC; U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, CG–5221, Room 1210; 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001. Telephone (202) 372– 1401, fax (202) 372–1926, or e-mail at: Gerald.P.Miante@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463)]. E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 44 (Wednesday, March 5, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11940-11941]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-4196]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2008-0109]


Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Meetings

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will 
meet in Dania Beach, FL, to discuss various issues relating to the 
training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. These meetings will 
be open to the public.

DATES: A working group of MERPAC will meet on Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The full MERPAC Committee will meet on 
Wednesday, April 9th and Thursday,

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April 10th, 2008 from 8 a.m. until 4 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 on or before March 
26, 2008. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each 
member of the committee or subcommittee should reach the Coast Guard on 
or before March 26, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The working group will meet in Room 217 of the RTM STAR 
Center, 2 West Dixie Highway, Dania Beach, FL. The full Committee will 
likewise meet in Room 217 of the RTM STAR Center. Send written material 
and requests to make oral presentations to Captain Michael Blair, 
Executive Director of MERPAC, Commandant (CG-5221, U.S. Coast Guard, 
2100 Second St., SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001). This notice is 
available in our online docket, USCG-2008-0109, at http://
www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Gould, Assistant to the 
Executive Director of MERPAC; at 202-372-1409.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).

Agenda of Meeting

    The agenda for the April 8th, 2008, work group meeting of MERPAC is 
as follows:
    (1) Discuss Task Statement 68, concerning a review of the draft 
Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular entitled, ``Medical and 
Physical Evaluation Guidelines for Merchant Mariner Credentials''; and
    (2) Discuss Task Statement 69, concerning revisions to forms CG-
719K, Merchant Mariner Physical Examination Report, and CG-719K/E, 
Merchant Marine Certification of Fitness.
    The agenda for the April 9th, 2008 meeting of MERPAC is as follows:
    (1) The full committee will meet to discuss the objectives for the 
meeting. Working groups addressing the following task statements may 
meet to deliberate: Task Statement 30, concerning ``Utilizing Military 
Sea Service for STCW Certifications''; Task Statement 55, concerning 
``Recommendations to Develop a Voluntary Training Program For Deck and 
Engine Department Entry Level Mariners on Domestic and Seagoing 
Vessels''; Task Statement 58, concerning ``Stakeholder Communications 
During MLD Program Restructuring and Centralization''; Task Statement 
61, concerning ``Merchant Mariner Medical Waiver Evaluation 
Guidelines''; Task Statement 68, concerning ``Medical and Physical 
Evaluation Guidelines for Merchant Mariner Credentials''; and Task 
Statement 69, concerning ``Revisions to forms CG-719K, Merchant Mariner 
Physical Examination Report, and CG-719K/E, Merchant Marine 
Certification of Fitness.''
    New working groups may be formed to address issues proposed by the 
Coast Guard, MERPAC members, or the public. At the end of the day, the 
working groups will make a report to the full committee on what has 
been accomplished in their meetings. No action will be taken on these 
reports on this date.
    The agenda for the April 10th, 2008 meeting of MERPAC is as 
follows:
    (1) Introduction;
    (2) Working Groups' Reports; and
    (3) Other items which may be discussed:
    (a) Standing Committee-Prevention Through People.
    (b) Briefings concerning on-going projects of interest to MERPAC.
    (c) Other items brought up for discussion by the Committee or the 
public.

Procedural

    All meetings are open to the public. Please note that the meetings 
may close early if all business is finished. At the Chair's discretion, 
members of the public may make oral presentations during the meetings. 
If you would like to make an oral presentation at a meeting, please 
notify the Executive Director no later than March 26, 2008. Written 
material for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no 
later than March 26, 2008. If you would like a copy of your material 
distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee in advance 
of a meeting, please submit 25 copies to the Executive Director no 
later than March 26, 2008.

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 Director as soon as possible.

    Dated: February 25, 2008.
H.L. Hime,
Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. E8-4196 Filed 3-4-08; 8:45 am]
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