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Download as PDF sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with PROPOSALS 59502 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 18, 2009 / Proposed Rules • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: niocindocket@cdc.gov. Include ‘‘RIN: 0920–AA33’’ and ‘‘42 CFR Part 84’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS–C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this rulemaking, RIN: 0920–AA33. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.cdc.gov/ niosh/docket, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.cdc.gov/niosh/docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan V. 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James Stephens, Associate Director of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E9–27388 Filed 11–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 46 CFR Parts 10, 11, 12, and 15 [Docket No. USCG–2004–17914] RIN 1625–AA16 Implementation of the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of public meetings; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces a series of public meetings to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Implementation of the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Seafarers, 1978’’ that published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2009. As stated in that document, the proposed amendments seek to more fully incorporate the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW Convention), as well as the Seafarer’s Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code) in the requirements for the credentialing of United States merchant mariners. DATES: Public meetings will be held on the following dates: • Tuesday, December 1, 2009, in Miami, FL from 9 a.m. until noon; • Wednesday, December 2, 2009, in NY from 9 a.m. until noon; • Wednesday, December 9, 2009, in New Orleans, LA from 9 a.m. until noon; • Friday, December 11, 2009, in Seattle, WA from 9 a.m. until noon; • Wednesday, January 20, 2010, in Washington, DC from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Written comments and related material may also be submitted to Coast Guard personnel specified at those meetings for inclusion in the official docket for this rulemaking. The comment period for the NPRM closes on February 16, 2010. All comments and related material submitted after the meeting must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before February 16, 2010 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date. ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held at the following locations: • Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at the Marriott Miami Airport Hotel, 1201 NW LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126 from 9 a.m. until noon; • Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at the Marriott New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel, 102–05 Ditmars Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY 11369 from 9 a.m. until noon; • Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at the Renaissance Arts Hotel, 700 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 from 9 a.m. until noon; • Friday, December 11, 2009, at the Marriott Seattle Airport Hotel, 3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA 98188 from 9 a.m. until noon; • Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building, Room 2415, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Note: A government-issued photo identification (for example, a driver’s license) will be required for entrance to the building. Live Webcasts (audio and video) of the four public meetings to be held in E:\FR\FM\18NOP1.SGM 18NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 18, 2009 / Proposed Rules Miami, FL, New York, NY, New Orleans, LA, and Seattle, WA, will also be broadcast online. The Web site for viewing those Webcasts can be found at http://www.stcwregs.us. The Webcasts will enable those using this feature only to view the proceedings and not to make remarks to those participating in the meetings in person. However, a verbatim record of these public meetings will be provided in the docket. You may submit written comments identified by docket number USCG– 2004–17914 before or after the meetings using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. Our online docket for this rulemaking is available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG–2004–17914. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed rulemaking, call or e-mail Mr. Mark Gould, Maritime Personnel Qualifications Division, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 202–372–1409, e-mail: Mark.C.Gould@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with PROPOSALS Background and Purpose The Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register on November 17, 2009, entitled ‘‘Implementation of the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978.’’ In the NPRM, we stated our intention to hold public meetings and to publish a notice announcing the location and date. This document is the notice of those meetings. In the NPRM, we seek to more fully incorporate the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW Convention), as well VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:35 Nov 17, 2009 Jkt 220001 as the Seafarer’s Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code) in the requirements for the credentialing of United States merchant mariners. You may view the NPRM in our online docket, in addition to supporting documents prepared by the Coast Guard, and comments submitted thus far by going to http:// www.regulations.gov. Once there, click on the ‘‘Read Comments’’ box. In the ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ box, insert ‘‘USCG–2004–17914’’ and click search. Click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–40 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility. We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments either orally at the meetings or in writing. If you bring written comments to the meetings, you may submit them to Coast Guard personnel specified at the meeting to receive written comments. These comments will be submitted to our online public docket. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Information on Service for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meetings, contact Mr. Mark Gould at the telephone number or e-mail address indicated under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Dated: November 12, 2009. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. E9–27639 Filed 11–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 59503 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 580 [Docket No. NHTSA–2009–0174; Notice 1] Petition for Approval of Alternate Odometer Disclosure Requirements AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of initial determination. SUMMARY: The State of Texas has petitioned for approval of alternate requirements to certain requirements under Federal odometer law. NHTSA has initially determined that Texas’s alternate requirements satisfy Federal odometer law, with limited exceptions. Accordingly, NHTSA has preliminarily decided to grant Texas’s petition, on the condition that before NHTSA makes a final determination, Texas amends its program to meet all the requirements of Federal odometer law or demonstrates that it meets the requirements of Federal law. This notice is not a final agency action. DATES: Comments are due no later than December 18, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket ID Number NHTSA–2008–0116] by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public Participation heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 221 (Wednesday, November 18, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 59502-59503]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-27639]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

46 CFR Parts 10, 11, 12, and 15

[Docket No. USCG-2004-17914]
RIN 1625-AA16


Implementation of the 1995 Amendments to the International 
Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for 
Seafarers, 1978

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces a series of public meetings to 
receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled 
``Implementation of the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention 
on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 
1978'' that published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2009. As 
stated in that document, the proposed amendments seek to more fully 
incorporate the requirements of the International Convention on 
Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 
1978, as amended (STCW Convention), as well as the Seafarer's Training, 
Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code) in the requirements for 
the credentialing of United States merchant mariners.

DATES: Public meetings will be held on the following dates:
     Tuesday, December 1, 2009, in Miami, FL from 9 a.m. until 
noon;
     Wednesday, December 2, 2009, in NY from 9 a.m. until noon;
     Wednesday, December 9, 2009, in New Orleans, LA from 9 
a.m. until noon;
     Friday, December 11, 2009, in Seattle, WA from 9 a.m. 
until noon;
     Wednesday, January 20, 2010, in Washington, DC from 10 
a.m. until 1 p.m.

Written comments and related material may also be submitted to Coast 
Guard personnel specified at those meetings for inclusion in the 
official docket for this rulemaking. The comment period for the NPRM 
closes on February 16, 2010. All comments and related material 
submitted after the meeting must either be submitted to our online 
docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before February 16, 2010 or 
reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.

ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held at the following locations:
     Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at the Marriott Miami Airport 
Hotel, 1201 NW LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126 from 9 a.m. until noon;
     Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at the Marriott New York 
LaGuardia Airport Hotel, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY 11369 
from 9 a.m. until noon;
     Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at the Renaissance Arts 
Hotel, 700 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 from 9 a.m. 
until noon;
     Friday, December 11, 2009, at the Marriott Seattle Airport 
Hotel, 3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA 98188 from 9 a.m. until 
noon;
     Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at United States Coast Guard 
Headquarters Building, Room 2415, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, 
DC 20593 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Note: A government-issued photo 
identification (for example, a driver's license) will be required for 
entrance to the building.

Live Webcasts (audio and video) of the four public meetings to be held 
in

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Miami, FL, New York, NY, New Orleans, LA, and Seattle, WA, will also be 
broadcast online. The Web site for viewing those Webcasts can be found 
at http://www.stcwregs.us. The Webcasts will enable those using this 
feature only to view the proceedings and not to make remarks to those 
participating in the meetings in person. However, a verbatim record of 
these public meetings will be provided in the docket.
    You may submit written comments identified by docket number USCG-
2004-17914 before or after the meetings using any one of the following 
methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
Our online docket for this rulemaking is available on the Internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG-2004-17914.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed 
rulemaking, call or e-mail Mr. Mark Gould, Maritime Personnel 
Qualifications Division, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 202-372-1409, e-
mail: Mark.C.Gould@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background and Purpose

    The Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in 
the Federal Register on November 17, 2009, entitled ``Implementation of 
the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of 
Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978.'' In the 
NPRM, we stated our intention to hold public meetings and to publish a 
notice announcing the location and date. This document is the notice of 
those meetings.
    In the NPRM, we seek to more fully incorporate the requirements of 
the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification 
and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW Convention), as 
well as the Seafarer's Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code 
(STCW Code) in the requirements for the credentialing of United States 
merchant mariners.
    You may view the NPRM in our online docket, in addition to 
supporting documents prepared by the Coast Guard, and comments 
submitted thus far by going to http://www.regulations.gov. Once there, 
click on the ``Read Comments'' box. In the ``Enter Keyword or ID'' box, 
insert ``USCG-2004-17914'' and click search. Click the ``Open Docket 
Folder'' button in the ``Actions'' column. If you do not have access to 
the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket 
Management Facility in Room W12-40 on the ground floor of the 
Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the 
Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility.
    We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting 
comments either orally at the meetings or in writing. If you bring 
written comments to the meetings, you may submit them to Coast Guard 
personnel specified at the meeting to receive written comments. These 
comments will be submitted to our online public docket. All comments 
received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov 
and will include any personal information you have provided.
    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any 
of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or 
signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice 
regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the 
Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Information on Service for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meetings, 
contact Mr. Mark Gould at the telephone number or e-mail address 
indicated under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this 
notice.

    Dated: November 12, 2009.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. E9-27639 Filed 11-17-09; 8:45 am]
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