Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Meetings, 17504-17505 [E9-8615]

Download as PDF 17504 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 15, 2009 / Notices information should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 responses. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSALS Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of an existing information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: H–2 Petitioner’s Employment Related or Fee Related Notification. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: No form number. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals and households. The notification requirement is necessary to ensure that alien workers maintain their nonimmigrant status and will help prevent H–2 workers from engaging in unauthorized employment. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 1,700 respondents at 30 minutes (.50) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 850 annual burden hours. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please visit: http://www.regulations.gov. We may be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529–2210, telephone number 202–272–8377. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:44 Apr 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: April 9, 2009. Stephen Tarragon, Deputy Chief, Regulatory Products Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. E9–8491 Filed 4–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. Nancy Ward, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E9–8547 Filed 4–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–1827– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2008–0018] New York; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Notice. SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA–1827–DR), dated March 4, 2009, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: March 24, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3886. The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of March 4, 2009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington Counties for Public Assistance [Category E] (already designated for Categories A, B, C, F, and G), including direct Federal Assistance, under the Public Assistance program. The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2009–0271] Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Meetings Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SUMMARY: The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) and its working groups on the Revision of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 04–01, and on the Clarification of Current Licensing Regulations pertaining to Apprentice Mates (Steersmen) will meet in Dania Beach, FL. 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 Wednesday, May 6, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The full TSAC Committee will meet on, Thursday, May 7, 2009, 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 April 24, 2009. 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 April 24, 2009. ADDRESSES: The working groups and TSAC will meet at the American Maritime Officers STAR Center; 2 West Dixie Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004; Phone: 954–921–7254. TSAC is utilizing the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) which is nearby. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to TSAC’s Assistant Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. This notice is available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov under the docket number USCG–2009–0271. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gerald P. Miante, ADFO, TSAC; U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, CG–5221, Room 1210; 2100 Second Street, SW., E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 15, 2009 / Notices 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). rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSALS Agenda of Meetings NVIC 04–01 Working Group. The agenda for the working group is to discuss possible revisions to NVIC 04– 01, Licensing and Manning for Officers of Towing Vessels, including the enclosures on the Towing Officer Assessment Records (TOARs). The current version of the NVIC can be viewed at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/ nvic/index00.htm#2001. Working Group for Clarification of Current Licensing Regulations pertaining to Apprentice Mates (Steersmen). In the wake of the recent collision between the towing vessel Mel Oliver and tanker Tintomara, TSAC will study and clarify current regulations and develop Best Practices for Apprentice Mates/Steersman Training Programs. Towing Safety Advisory Committee. The tentative agenda for the Committee is as follows: (1) Update of the Towing Vessel Inspection Working Group; (2) Update on Commercial/ Recreational Boating Interface; (3) Report on the Review and Recommendations for the Revision of NVIC 4–01 ‘‘Licensing and Manning for Officers of Towing Vessels;’’ (4) Report on the Review and Recommendations for the Clarification of Current Licensing Regulations pertaining to Apprentice Mates (Steersmen); (5) Update on National Maritime Center (NMC) activities; (6) Presentation on Automatic Identification System/Advance Notice of Arrival (AIS/ANA); (8) Presentation on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); and (9) Presentation on Bridging Strategy and Towing Vessel Center of Expertise. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:44 Apr 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 to make an oral presentation at a meeting, please notify the ADFO no later than April 24, 2009. Written material (20 copies) for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no later than April 24, 2009. If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the Committee or Working Groups in advance of a meeting, please submit it electronically to the ADFO, for e-mail distribution, no later than April 24, 2009. Also at the Chair’s discretion, members of the public may present comment at the end of the Public Meeting. Please understand that the Committee’s schedule may be quite demanding and time for public comment may be limited. 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 ADFO as soon as possible. Dated: April 9, 2009. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. E9–8615 Filed 4–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties AGENCY: Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. SUMMARY: This notice advises the public of the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. For the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2009, the interest rates for overpayments will be 3 percent for corporations and 4 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 4 percent. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: 17505 Effective Date: April 1, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Wyman, Revenue Division, Collection and Refunds Branch, 6650 Telecom Drive, Suite #100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278; telephone (317) 614–4516. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1505 and Treasury Decision 85–93, published in the Federal Register on May 29, 1985 (50 FR 21832), the interest rate paid on applicable overpayments or underpayments of customs duties must be in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code rate established under 26 U.S.C. 6621 and 6622. Section 6621 was amended (at paragraph (a)(1)(B) by the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, Public Law 105–206, 112 Stat. 685) to provide different interest rates applicable to overpayments: one for corporations and one for non-corporations. The interest rates are based on the Federal short-term rate and determined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on behalf of the Secretary of the Treasury on a quarterly basis. The rates effective for a quarter are determined during the first-month period of the previous quarter. In Revenue Ruling 2009–7, the IRS determined the rates of interest for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2009, and ending on June 30, 2009. The interest rate paid to the Treasury for underpayments will be the Federal short-term rate (1%) plus three percentage points (3%) for a total of four percent (4%). For corporate overpayments, the rate is the Federal short-term rate (1%) plus two percentage points (2%) for a total of three percent (3%). For overpayments made by non-corporations, the rate is the Federal short-term rate (1%) plus three percentage points (3%) for a total of four percent (4%). These interest rates are subject to change for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2009, and ending September 30, 2009. For the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel the following list of IRS interest rates used, covering the period from before July of 1974 to date, to calculate interest on overdue accounts and refunds of customs duties, is published in summary format. E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 15, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17504-17505]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-8615]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2009-0271]


Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Meetings

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) and its working 
groups on the Revision of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 
(NVIC) 04-01, and on the Clarification of Current Licensing Regulations 
pertaining to Apprentice Mates (Steersmen) will meet in Dania Beach, 
FL. 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 Wednesday, May 6, 2009, from 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m. The full TSAC Committee will meet on, Thursday, May 7, 
2009, 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 
April 24, 2009. 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 April 24, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The working groups and TSAC will meet at the American 
Maritime Officers STAR Center; 2 West Dixie Highway, Dania Beach, FL 
33004; Phone: 954-921-7254. TSAC is utilizing the Ft. Lauderdale 
International Airport (FLL) which is nearby.
    Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to 
TSAC's Assistant Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section below. This notice is available on the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov under the docket number USCG-
2009-0271.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gerald P. Miante, ADFO, TSAC; U.S. 
Coast Guard Headquarters, CG-5221, Room 1210; 2100 Second Street, SW.,

[[Page 17505]]

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).

Agenda of Meetings

    NVIC 04-01 Working Group. The agenda for the working group is to 
discuss possible revisions to NVIC 04-01, Licensing and Manning for 
Officers of Towing Vessels, including the enclosures on the Towing 
Officer Assessment Records (TOARs). The current version of the NVIC can 
be viewed at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/nvic/index00.htm#2001.
    Working Group for Clarification of Current Licensing Regulations 
pertaining to Apprentice Mates (Steersmen). In the wake of the recent 
collision between the towing vessel Mel Oliver and tanker Tintomara, 
TSAC will study and clarify current regulations and develop Best 
Practices for Apprentice Mates/Steersman Training Programs.
    Towing Safety Advisory Committee. The tentative agenda for the 
Committee is as follows:
    (1) Update of the Towing Vessel Inspection Working Group;
    (2) Update on Commercial/Recreational Boating Interface;
    (3) Report on the Review and Recommendations for the Revision of 
NVIC 4-01 ``Licensing and Manning for Officers of Towing Vessels;''
    (4) Report on the Review and Recommendations for the Clarification 
of Current Licensing Regulations pertaining to Apprentice Mates 
(Steersmen);
    (5) Update on National Maritime Center (NMC) activities;
    (6) Presentation on Automatic Identification System/Advance Notice 
of Arrival (AIS/ANA);
    (8) Presentation on the Transportation Worker Identification 
Credential (TWIC); and
    (9) Presentation on Bridging Strategy and Towing Vessel Center of 
Expertise.

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 ADFO no later than April 24, 2009. Written material (20 
copies) for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no 
later than April 24, 2009. If you would like a copy of your material 
distributed to each member of the Committee or Working Groups in 
advance of a meeting, please submit it electronically to the ADFO, for 
e-mail distribution, no later than April 24, 2009. Also at the Chair's 
discretion, members of the public may present comment at the end of the 
Public Meeting. Please understand that the Committee's schedule may be 
quite demanding and time for public comment may be limited.

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 ADFO as soon as possible.

    Dated: April 9, 2009.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. E9-8615 Filed 4-14-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-15-P