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[FR Doc. 2010–2938 Filed 2–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2010–0054] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Meetings Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet in Metairie, Louisiana (LA) to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. These meetings will be open to the public. DATES: MERPAC will meet on Thursday, March 11, 2010, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Friday, March 12, 2010, 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 1, 2010. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee should reach the Coast Guard on or before March 1, 2010. ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the New Orleans Marriott Metairie at VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:21 Feb 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 Lakeway Hotel, 3838 N. Causeway Boulevard, Metairie, LA. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to Mr. Mark Gould, Assistant to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) of MERPAC, at Commandant (CG–5221), ATTN MERPAC, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second St., SW., STOP 7126, Washington, DC 20593–7126. This notice may be viewed in our online docket, USCG–2010–0054, at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Gould, Assistant to the DFO of MERPAC, telephone 202–372–1409. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). MERPAC is chartered under that Act. It provides advice and makes recommendations to the Assistant Commandant for Operations on issues concerning merchant marine personnel. Agenda of Meeting The agenda for the March 11, 2010, Committee meeting is as follows: (1) The full committee will meet to discuss the objectives for the meeting. (2) Working groups addressing the following task statements may meet to deliberate— (a) Task Statement 30, concerning Utilizing Military Sea Service for STCW Certifications; (b) Task Statement 58, concerning Stakeholder Communications During MLD Program Restructuring and Centralization; (c) Task Statement 64, concerning Recommendations on Areas in the STCW Convention and the STCW Code Identified for Comprehensive Review; (d) Task Statement 71, concerning Review USCG/IMO Operational Level Examination (3rd Mate/2nd Mate and 3rd/2nd Assistant Engineer) Topics and Questions and Alignment with the STCW Code; (e) Task Statement 73, concerning Development of Training Guidance for Engineers Serving on Near-Coastal Vessels; and (f) Task Statement 74, concerning Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) Components. (3) MERPAC may form new working groups to address any new issues that arise. (4) At the end of the day, the working groups will make a report to the full committee on what was accomplished in their meetings. No action will be taken on these reports on this date. The agenda for the March 12, 2010, Committee meeting is as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) Introduction; (2) Reports from the following working groups; (a) Task Statement 30, concerning Utilizing Military Sea Service for STCW Certification; (b) Task Statement 58, concerning Stakeholder Communications During MLD Program Restructuring and Centralization; (c) Addendum to Task Statement 64, concerning Recommendations on Areas in the STCW Convention and the STCW Code Identified for Comprehensive Review; (d) Task Statement 71, concerning Review USCG/IMO Operational Level Examination (3rd Mate/2nd Mate and 3rd/2nd Assistant Engineer) Topics and Questions and Alignment with the STCW Code; (e) Task Statement 73, concerning Development of Training Guidance for Engineers Serving on Near-Coastal Vessels; (f) Task Statement 74, concerning Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) Components; and (g) Any other task statements adopted by the full committee at this meeting. (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. (4) At the end of the day, the working groups will make a report and, if applicable, recommendations for the full committee to consider for presentation to the Coast Guard. Official action on these recommendations may be taken on this date. Procedural These meetings will be 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 Assistant to the DFO no later than March 1, 2010. Written material for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no later than March 1, 2010. If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee in advance of a meeting, please submit 25 copies to the Assistant to the DFO no later than March 1, 2010. Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2010 / Notices or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact the Assistant to the DFO as soon as possible. I. Public Participation Dated: February 1, 2010. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2010–2892 Filed 2–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2010–0004] National Disaster Recovery Framework sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the interagency Long Term Disaster Recovery Working Group, is accepting comments on the draft National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF). The NDRF is intended to work in concert with the National Response Framework to provide organizing constructs and principles solely focused on disaster recovery. Recognizing the continuum between preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation, the NDRF transitions with and continues beyond the scope of the National Response Framework. DATES: Comments must be received by February 26, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified by docket ID FEMA–2010– 0004 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Please note that this proposed policy is not a rulemaking and the Federal Rulemaking Portal is being utilized only as a mechanism for receiving comments. 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In recognizing the continuum between preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation, the draft NDRF is intended to overlap and continue beyond the scope of the NRF. This opportunity for public comment on the draft NDRF is a continuation of an extensive engagement effort undertaken by the interagency Long Term Disaster Recovery Working Group established by the President in October 2009, and co-chaired by the Secretaries of the Departments of Homeland Security and Housing and Urban Development. During the fall of 2009, DHS/FEMA and HUD sponsored outreach sessions in each of FEMA’s ten regions and stakeholder forums in five cities across the nation to provide stakeholders from a wide array of organizations and backgrounds the opportunity to provide up-front input to the Working Group on ways to strengthen disaster recovery. DHS/ FEMA and HUD also organized discussion roundtables with PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6681 professional associations and academic experts. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 10, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-2892]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2010-0054]


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 Metairie, Louisiana (LA) to discuss various issues related to 
the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. These meetings 
will be open to the public.

DATES: MERPAC will meet on Thursday, March 11, 2010, from 8 a.m. until 
4 p.m., and Friday, March 12, 2010, 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 1, 2010. Requests to have a copy of your material 
distributed to each member of the committee should reach the Coast 
Guard on or before March 1, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the New Orleans Marriott Metairie 
at Lakeway Hotel, 3838 N. Causeway Boulevard, Metairie, LA. Send 
written material and requests to make oral presentations to Mr. Mark 
Gould, Assistant to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) of MERPAC, at 
Commandant (CG-5221), ATTN MERPAC, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second St., 
SW., STOP 7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126. This notice may be viewed in 
our online docket, USCG-2010-0054, at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Gould, Assistant to the DFO 
of MERPAC, telephone 202-372-1409.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). MERPAC 
is chartered under that Act. It provides advice and makes 
recommendations to the Assistant Commandant for Operations on issues 
concerning merchant marine personnel.

Agenda of Meeting

    The agenda for the March 11, 2010, Committee meeting is as follows:
    (1) The full committee will meet to discuss the objectives for the 
meeting.
    (2) Working groups addressing the following task statements may 
meet to deliberate--
    (a) Task Statement 30, concerning Utilizing Military Sea Service 
for STCW Certifications;
    (b) Task Statement 58, concerning Stakeholder Communications During 
MLD Program Restructuring and Centralization;
    (c) Task Statement 64, concerning Recommendations on Areas in the 
STCW Convention and the STCW Code Identified for Comprehensive Review;
    (d) Task Statement 71, concerning Review USCG/IMO Operational Level 
Examination (3rd Mate/2nd Mate and 3rd/2nd Assistant Engineer) Topics 
and Questions and Alignment with the STCW Code;
    (e) Task Statement 73, concerning Development of Training Guidance 
for Engineers Serving on Near-Coastal Vessels; and
    (f) Task Statement 74, concerning Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) 
Components.
    (3) MERPAC may form new working groups to address any new issues 
that arise.
    (4) At the end of the day, the working groups will make a report to 
the full committee on what was accomplished in their meetings. No 
action will be taken on these reports on this date.
    The agenda for the March 12, 2010, Committee meeting is as follows:
    (1) Introduction;
    (2) Reports from the following working groups;
    (a) Task Statement 30, concerning Utilizing Military Sea Service 
for STCW Certification;
    (b) Task Statement 58, concerning Stakeholder Communications During 
MLD Program Restructuring and Centralization;
    (c) Addendum to Task Statement 64, concerning Recommendations on 
Areas in the STCW Convention and the STCW Code Identified for 
Comprehensive Review;
    (d) Task Statement 71, concerning Review USCG/IMO Operational Level 
Examination (3rd Mate/2nd Mate and 3rd/2nd Assistant Engineer) Topics 
and Questions and Alignment with the STCW Code;
    (e) Task Statement 73, concerning Development of Training Guidance 
for Engineers Serving on Near-Coastal Vessels;
    (f) Task Statement 74, concerning Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) 
Components; and
    (g) Any other task statements adopted by the full committee at this 
meeting.
    (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.
    (4) At the end of the day, the working groups will make a report 
and, if applicable, recommendations for the full committee to consider 
for presentation to the Coast Guard. Official action on these 
recommendations may be taken on this date.

Procedural

    These meetings will be 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 Assistant to the DFO no later than March 1, 
2010. Written material for distribution at a meeting should reach the 
Coast Guard no later than March 1, 2010. If you would like a copy of 
your material distributed to each member of the committee in advance of 
a meeting, please submit 25 copies to the Assistant to the DFO no later 
than March 1, 2010.

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities

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or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact the Assistant 
to the DFO as soon as possible.

    Dated: February 1, 2010.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2010-2892 Filed 2-9-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P