Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies, 76369-76370 [E8-29735]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 16, 2008 / Notices environmental interests; (11) one member representing the general public and (12) one member representing recreational boaters. Each member serves for a term of two (2) years and may serve two (2) consecutive terms. Members serve voluntarily, without compensation from the Federal Government for salary, travel, or per diem. 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 nonrepresentative member, or as a member who represents the general public, you will be appointed and serve as a special Government employee (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18, United States Code. As a candidate for appointment as a SGE, applicants are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). A completed OGE Form 450 is not releasable 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). Only the Designated Agency Ethics Official or the DAEO’s designate may release a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. If you are interested in applying to become a member of the Committee, send a completed application to Commander (spw) Designated Federal Officer (DFO) of HOGANSAC, USCG Sector Houston-Galveston, 9640 Clinton Drive, Houston, TX 77029. Send the application in time for it to be received by the DFO on or before February 14, 2009. Dated: December 3, 2008. Joel R. Whitehead, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–29727 Filed 12–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2008–1190] Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies Coast Guard, DHS. Request for applications. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Dec 15, 2008 Jkt 217001 DATES: Application forms should reach the Coast Guard on or before February 16, 2009. Application forms are available for download on the Advisory Committee’s Web site at http:// homeport.uscg.mil/tsac; look for ‘‘ACM’’ (Application for Committee Membership) under ‘‘General Information.’’ You may also request that an application form be e-mailed or sent to you by writing to Commandant (CG– 5221/TSAC); U.S. Coast Guard, Room 1210; 2100 Second Street, SW.; Washington, DC 20593–0001; by calling 202–372–1407; or by e-mail to Gerald.P.Miante@uscg.mil. Be sure to sign and include the short page that allows us to keep political affiliation on file. In addition to your ‘‘HOME ADDRESS,’’ please include your e-mail address in that block. Also, in addition to your phone number, please indicate your fax number in the ‘‘TELEPHONE’’ block. Also, a copy of the application form, as well as this notice, is available on the Internet at http:// www.Regulations.gov in docket USCG– 2008–1190. Send your original completed and signed application in written form to Mr. Miante at the above street address. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gerald Miante Assistant Designated Federal Officer of TSAC; telephone 202– 372–1407, fax 202–372–1926, or e-mail Gerald.P.Miante@uscg.mil. The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) is a Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). It was established under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1231a. It advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. This advice also assists the Coast Guard in formulating the position of the United States in advance of meetings of the International Maritime Organization. TSAC meets at least once a year in Washington, DC, or another location selected by the Coast Guard. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes. Its subcommittees and working groups may meet to consider specific issues as required. The 16-person membership includes 7 representatives of the Barge and Towing Industry (reflecting a regional geographical balance); 1 member from the Offshore Mineral and Oil Supply Vessel Industry; and 2 members from each of the following areas: Maritime Labor; Shippers (of whom at least one shall be engaged in the shipment of oil or hazardous materials by barge); Port Districts, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76369 Authorities, or Terminal Operators; and the General Public. The Coast Guard is currently considering applications for five positions that will become vacant on September 30, 2009: two positions from the Barge and Towing Industry; one position from the Offshore Mineral and Oil Supply Vessel Industry; one position from Shippers (who need not be engaged in the shipment of oil or hazardous materials by barge); and one position from the General Public. To be eligible, applicants should have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience relative to the position in towing operations, marine transportation, or business operations associated with shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Each member serves for a three-year term. A few members may serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary or other compensation from the Federal Government, with the exception of possible reimbursement for travel expenses depending on budgetary constraints. In support of the policy of DHS and the Coast Guard on gender and ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority groups to apply. Members of TSAC selected from the General Public will be appointed and serve as non-representative members, or Special Government Employees (SGE), as defined in section 202(a) of title 18, United States Code (18 U.S.C.). As a candidate for appointment as an SGE, applicants are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (CFDR) on Office of Government Ethics Form 450 (OGE Form 450). A completed OGE Form 450 is not releasable 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). Only the Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) or the DAEO’s designate may release a CFDR. When filling in the ‘‘Name of Committee you are interested in’’ block, please indicate ‘‘TSAC’’ followed by the position category (e.g. , ‘Barge and Towing,’ ‘Offshore,’ ‘Shippers,’ or ‘Public’) for which you are applying. If you are interested in applying to become a member of the Committee, send a completed application to Mr. Miante as noted in ADDRESSES above. Send the application in time for it to be received on or before February 16, 2009. A copy of the application form is available in the docket for this notice. To visit our online docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, enter the docket number for this notice (USCG– E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 76370 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 16, 2008 / Notices 2008–1190) in the Search box, and click ‘‘Go.’’ Dated: December 11, 2008. J.G. Lantz, Director, Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. E8–29735 Filed 12–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; Revision of a currently approved collection, OMB Number 1660–0083, FEMA Form 116–1, FEMA Form 085–1, FEMA Form 090–1. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Loan Package for Community Disaster Loans and Special Community Disaster Loan Programs. This collection allows the government to make loans to communities that have suffered economic problems due to disasters. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Community Disaster Loan Program (CDL) is authorized by Section 417 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93–288, as amended, provides policies and procedures for local governments and State and Federal officials concerning the Community Disaster Loan Program; FEMA regulations 44 CFR, Part 206.364, Subpart K, implements the statutes. The Assistant Administrator may make a CDL to any local government which has suffered a substantial loss of tax or other revenues as a result of a major disaster or emergency and which demonstrates a need for Federal financial assistance in order to perform its governmental functions. Collection of Information Title: Application for Community Disaster Loan (CDL) Program and the Special Community Disaster Loan (SCDL) Program. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0083. Form Numbers: FEMA Form 116–1 Promissory Note, FEMA Form 085–1 Local Government Resolution Collateral Security, and FEMA Form 090–1 Certification of Eligibility for Community Disaster Loans. Abstract: The Loan Package for the Community Disaster Loan and Special Community Disaster Loan Programs provides States, Local and Tribal governments that have suffered substantial loss of tax or other revenues as a result of a major disaster or emergency, the opportunity to obtain financial assistance in order to perform their governmental functions. Local governments can submit a loan package for the traditional and Special Community Disaster Loan Programs. These loans must be justified on the basis of need and actual expenses. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 875 hours. TABLE A.12—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Type of respondent Form name/form No. Local Government. No. of respondents Certification of Eligibility for Community Disaster Loans/ FEMA Form 090–1. Promissory Note/ FEMA Form 116–1. Local Government Resolution—Collateral Security/FEMA Form 085–1. Letter of Application ... Local Government. Local Government. Local Government. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Total annual burden (in hours) Total annual respondent cost 1 2.5 125 $46.22 $5,778 1 4.0 200 46.22 9,244 50 1 10.0 500 46.22 23,110 50 1 1.0 50 46.22 2,311 50 Jkt 217001 Avg. hourly wage rate 50 Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based on wage rate categories is $40,443.00. The estimated annual cost to the Federal Government is $1,009,800.00. Comments: Written comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 17:09 Dec 15, 2008 Avg. burden per response (in hours) 50 Total ......... VerDate Aug<31>2005 No. of responses per respondent 875 information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40,443 responses. Comments must be submitted on or February 17, 2009. ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit written comments to Office of Management, Records Management Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, Mail Drop Room 301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact John Wilmot, Community Disaster Loan Program Manager, Public Assistance Division, Disaster Assistance E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 16, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2008-1190]


Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the 
Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC advises the Coast Guard 
on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway 
navigation and towing safety.

DATES: Application forms should reach the Coast Guard on or before 
February 16, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Application forms are available for download on the Advisory 
Committee's Web site at http://homeport.uscg.mil/tsac; look for ``ACM'' 
(Application for Committee Membership) under ``General Information.'' 
You may also request that an application form be e-mailed or sent to 
you by writing to Commandant (CG-5221/TSAC); U.S. Coast Guard, Room 
1210; 2100 Second Street, SW.; Washington, DC 20593-0001; by calling 
202-372-1407; or by e-mail to Gerald.P.Miante@uscg.mil. Be sure to sign 
and include the short page that allows us to keep political affiliation 
on file. In addition to your ``HOME ADDRESS,'' please include your e-
mail address in that block. Also, in addition to your phone number, 
please indicate your fax number in the ``TELEPHONE'' block. Also, a 
copy of the application form, as well as this notice, is available on 
the Internet at http://www.Regulations.gov in docket USCG-2008-1190. 
Send your original completed and signed application in written form to 
Mr. Miante at the above street address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gerald Miante Assistant Designated 
Federal Officer of TSAC; telephone 202-372-1407, fax 202-372-1926, or 
e-mail Gerald.P.Miante@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) 
is a Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). 
It was established under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1231a. It advises the 
Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft 
inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. This advice 
also assists the Coast Guard in formulating the position of the United 
States in advance of meetings of the International Maritime 
Organization.
    TSAC meets at least once a year in Washington, DC, or another 
location selected by the Coast Guard. It may also meet for 
extraordinary purposes. Its subcommittees and working groups may meet 
to consider specific issues as required. The 16-person membership 
includes 7 representatives of the Barge and Towing Industry (reflecting 
a regional geographical balance); 1 member from the Offshore Mineral 
and Oil Supply Vessel Industry; and 2 members from each of the 
following areas: Maritime Labor; Shippers (of whom at least one shall 
be engaged in the shipment of oil or hazardous materials by barge); 
Port Districts, Authorities, or Terminal Operators; and the General 
Public.
    The Coast Guard is currently considering applications for five 
positions that will become vacant on September 30, 2009: two positions 
from the Barge and Towing Industry; one position from the Offshore 
Mineral and Oil Supply Vessel Industry; one position from Shippers (who 
need not be engaged in the shipment of oil or hazardous materials by 
barge); and one position from the General Public. To be eligible, 
applicants should have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience 
relative to the position in towing operations, marine transportation, 
or business operations associated with shallow-draft inland and coastal 
waterway navigation and towing safety. Each member serves for a three-
year term. A few members may serve consecutive terms. All members serve 
at their own expense and receive no salary or other compensation from 
the Federal Government, with the exception of possible reimbursement 
for travel expenses depending on budgetary constraints.
    In support of the policy of DHS and the Coast Guard on gender and 
ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority 
groups to apply.
    Members of TSAC selected from the General Public will be appointed 
and serve as non-representative members, or Special Government 
Employees (SGE), as defined in section 202(a) of title 18, United 
States Code (18 U.S.C.). As a candidate for appointment as an SGE, 
applicants are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure 
Report (CFDR) on Office of Government Ethics Form 450 (OGE Form 450). A 
completed OGE Form 450 is not releasable 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). Only the Designated Agency Ethics Official 
(DAEO) or the DAEO's designate may release a CFDR.
    When filling in the ``Name of Committee you are interested in'' 
block, please indicate ``TSAC'' followed by the position category 
(e.g., `Barge and Towing,' `Offshore,' `Shippers,' or `Public') for 
which you are applying.
    If you are interested in applying to become a member of the 
Committee, send a completed application to Mr. Miante as noted in 
ADDRESSES above. Send the application in time for it to be received on 
or before February 16, 2009.
    A copy of the application form is available in the docket for this 
notice. To visit our online docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
enter the docket number for this notice (USCG-

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2008-1190) in the Search box, and click ``Go.''

    Dated: December 11, 2008.
J.G. Lantz,
Director, Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. E8-29735 Filed 12-15-08; 8:45 am]
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