Permanent Relocation of the Coast Guard National Maritime Center (NMC), 12747-12748 [E8-4679]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 47 / Monday, March 10, 2008 / Notices Affected Public: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 250 responses per year. Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 42 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): None. Description: The Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources Private Sector Clearance Program (CIKR PSCP) is designed to provide private sector individuals clearances so that they can be partners with DHS. These partners are subject matter experts within specific industries and sectors. DHS has created this program to facilitate granting clearances to appropriate individuals. The CIKR PSCP requires individuals to complete a clearance request form that initiates the clearance process. Individuals are selected and then invited to become partners with DHS for a specific project or task. 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The Administrator of the Master Roster maintains the information so as to track clearance processing and investigation information (date of investigation) and to have the most current contact information for the participants from each sector. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Dated: February 29, 2008. Charlie Church, Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–4605 Filed 3–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:39 Mar 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2008–0029] The National Infrastructure Advisory Council Directorate for National Protection and Programs, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Council Meeting AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Infrastructure Advisory Council will meet on April 8, 2008 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public. 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Comments must be identified by DHS– 2008–0029 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: timothy.mccabe@associates.dhs.gov Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 703–235–3055. • Mail: Nancy Wong, Department of Homeland Security, Directorate for National Protection and Programs, Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12747 comments received by the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, go to http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Wong, NIAC Designated Federal Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528; telephone 703–235–2888. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). The National Infrastructure Advisory Council shall provide the President through the Secretary of Homeland Security with advice on the security of the critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems. The National Infrastructure Advisory Council will meet to address issues relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure as directed by the President. The April 8, 2008 meeting will also include final deliberations from one Working Group: (1) The Insider Threat to Critical Infrastructures. The Council will also hear status reports from its two new Working Groups: (1) The Combined Topic Working Group; and (2) The Critical Partnership Strategic Assessment Working Group. Procedural While this meeting is open to the public, participation in The National Infrastructure Advisory Council deliberations is limited to committee members, Department of Homeland Security officials, and persons invited to attend the meeting for special presentations. 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 the NIAC Secretariat at 703–235–2888 as soon as possible. Dated: March 4, 2008. Nancy Wong. Designated Federal Officer for the NIAC. [FR Doc. E8–4713 Filed 3–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2007–0003] Permanent Relocation of the Coast Guard National Maritime Center (NMC) AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM Coast Guard, DHS. 10MRN1 12748 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 47 / Monday, March 10, 2008 / Notices Notice. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard National Maritime Center (NMC), which was previously located in Arlington, VA, and more in Kearneysville, WV, has moved into its new permanent location in Martinsburg, WV, as part of a planned effort to restructure and centralize the Mariner Licensing and Documentation (MLD) Program. This notice provides information regarding both the MLD Program restructuring and how to address correspondence to the appropriate staff of the reorganized and relocated NMC. DATES: The permanent office in Martinsburg, WV, became operational on January 7, 2008. No further NMC operations will be carried out in Arlington, VA, or Kearneysville, WV. ADDRESSES: The National Maritime Center’s new facility is located at 100 Forbes Drive in Martinsburg, WV. Correspondence should be addressed as follows in order to facilitate the most efficient mail processing and timely responses to the public’s requests: Commanding Officer * (For correspondence to other than the Commanding Officer, insert the appropriate division title and designation as provided below.) Coast Guard National Maritime Center 100 Forbes Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25404. * Operations and Oversight (NMC–1) for issues related to Regional Examination Center (REC) operations and quality assurance; * Mariner Training, Assessment, and Exams (NMC–2) for issues related to Exams, Course Approvals, Instructors, Designated Examiners, and Oversight & Audits; * Program Support (NMC–3) for issues related to finance, general administration, and information technology; * Mariner Information (NMC–4) for issues related to credential application quality assurance, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), WWII veterans, DD–214’s, certificates of discharge, log books, shipping articles, and credential production; * Mariner Evaluation (NMC–5) for issues related to professional, medical, and security evaluations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call Mr. Jeffrey Brandt, National Maritime Center, telephone 304–433–3667. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MLD Program restructuring and centralization plan, approved in 2005, will centralize many of the functions currently performed by 17 RECs at one Merchant VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:39 Mar 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 Mariner Credential (MMC) processing center in Martinsburg, WV, over the next 12–18 months. Having one MMC processing center will allow for more consistent procedures, cost reduction, and improved oversight and customer service to mariners. The NMC has been reorganized into five divisions consisting of the Operations and Oversight Division (NMC–1), Mariner Training and Assessment Division (NMC–2), Program Support Division (NMC–3), Mariner Information Division (NMC–4), and Mariner Evaluation Division (NMC–5). Dated: March 4, 2008. Jeffrey G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, United States Coast Guard. [FR Doc. E8–4679 Filed 3–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2007–0077] Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century; Accounting of Coast Guard, DHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: For eight fiscal years starting in 1999, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century has made $5 million available to the Secretary of Transportation or the Secretary of Homeland Security for payment of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. In 2005, the law was amended and the amount was increased to $5.5 million. This notice satisfies a requirement of the Act that a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program provision of the Act be published annually in the Federal Register. In this notice we have specified the amount of monies the Coast Guard has committed, obligated or expended during fiscal year 2007, as of September 30, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Ludwig, Regulations Development Manager, telephone 202–372–1062, fax 202–372–1932. Background and Purpose: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century became law on June 9, 1998 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Pub. L. 105–178; 112 Stat. 107). The Act required that of the $5 million made available to carry out the national recreational boating safety program each year, $2 million shall be available only to ensure compliance with Chapter 43 of Title 46, U.S. Code—Recreational Vessels. On September 29, 2005, the Sportfishing and Recreational Boating Safety Amendments Act of 2005 was enacted (Pub. L. 109–74; 119 Stat. 2031). This Act increased the funds available to the national recreational boating safety program from $5 million to $5.5 million annually, and stated that ‘‘not less than’’ $2 million shall be available only to ensure compliance with Chapter 43 of Title 46, U.S. Code—Recreational Vessels. The responsibility to administer these funds was delegated to the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Subsection (c) of section 7405 of the Act directs that no funds available to the Secretary under this subsection may be used to replace funding traditionally provided through general appropriations, nor for any purposes except those purposes authorized; namely, for personnel and activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. Amounts made available each fiscal year from 1999 through 2007 shall remain available until expended. Use of these funds requires compliance with standard Federal contracting rules with associated lead and processing times resulting in a lag time between available funds and spending. The total amount of funding transferred to the Coast Guard from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and committed, obligated, and/or expended during fiscal year 2007 for each activity is shown below. Factory Visit Program: Funding was provided to continue the national recreational boat factory visit program, initiated in January 2001. The factory visit program currently allows contractor personnel, acting on behalf of the Coast Guard, to visit 2,000 recreational boat manufacturers each year to inspect for compliance with federal regulations, communicate with the manufacturers as to why they need to comply with federal regulations, and educate them, as necessary, on how to comply with federal regulations. ($2,156,810) Boat Compliance Testing: Funding was provided to continue expanded Boat Testing program which includes inboard/sterndrive boats and used boats. ($100,000) Associated Equipment Compliance Testing: Funding was provided to E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 47 (Monday, March 10, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12747-12748]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-4679]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2007-0003]


Permanent Relocation of the Coast Guard National Maritime Center 
(NMC)

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

[[Page 12748]]


ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard National Maritime Center (NMC), which was 
previously located in Arlington, VA, and more in Kearneysville, WV, has 
moved into its new permanent location in Martinsburg, WV, as part of a 
planned effort to restructure and centralize the Mariner Licensing and 
Documentation (MLD) Program. This notice provides information regarding 
both the MLD Program restructuring and how to address correspondence to 
the appropriate staff of the reorganized and relocated NMC.

DATES: The permanent office in Martinsburg, WV, became operational on 
January 7, 2008. No further NMC operations will be carried out in 
Arlington, VA, or Kearneysville, WV.

ADDRESSES: The National Maritime Center's new facility is located at 
100 Forbes Drive in Martinsburg, WV.
    Correspondence should be addressed as follows in order to 
facilitate the most efficient mail processing and timely responses to 
the public's requests:

Commanding Officer
    * (For correspondence to other than the Commanding Officer, insert 
the appropriate division title and designation as provided below.)

Coast Guard National Maritime Center 100 Forbes Drive, Martinsburg, WV 
25404.

* Operations and Oversight (NMC-1) for issues related to Regional 
Examination Center (REC) operations and quality assurance;
* Mariner Training, Assessment, and Exams (NMC-2) for issues related to 
Exams, Course Approvals, Instructors, Designated Examiners, and 
Oversight & Audits;
* Program Support (NMC-3) for issues related to finance, general 
administration, and information technology;
* Mariner Information (NMC-4) for issues related to credential 
application quality assurance, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), WWII 
veterans, DD-214's, certificates of discharge, log books, shipping 
articles, and credential production;
* Mariner Evaluation (NMC-5) for issues related to professional, 
medical, and security evaluations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call Mr. Jeffrey Brandt, National Maritime Center, telephone 304-433-
3667.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MLD Program restructuring and 
centralization plan, approved in 2005, will centralize many of the 
functions currently performed by 17 RECs at one Merchant Mariner 
Credential (MMC) processing center in Martinsburg, WV, over the next 
12-18 months. Having one MMC processing center will allow for more 
consistent procedures, cost reduction, and improved oversight and 
customer service to mariners. The NMC has been reorganized into five 
divisions consisting of the Operations and Oversight Division (NMC-1), 
Mariner Training and Assessment Division (NMC-2), Program Support 
Division (NMC-3), Mariner Information Division (NMC-4), and Mariner 
Evaluation Division (NMC-5).

    Dated: March 4, 2008.
Jeffrey G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, United States Coast 
Guard.
 [FR Doc. E8-4679 Filed 3-7-08; 8:45 am]
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