Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards, 8099-8101 [2010-3473]

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[FR Doc. 2010–3439 Filed 2–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2009–1085] Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards Coast Guard, DHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in coordination with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), is sponsoring a two-day public workshop in Washington DC on marine technology and standards. This public workshop will provide a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, government organizations, and other interested members of the public to E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 8100 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 23, 2010 / Notices come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from the technological impact on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations. A related workshop was held in Arlington, VA, on June 3–4, 2008 (73 FR 25756, May 7, 2008), and this workshop will build upon many of the topics discussed there. DATES: The two-day workshop will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2010, and Friday, July 30, 2010. The deadline for advance registration is Friday, July 16, 2010. If you are interested in presenting a paper at the workshop, you must submit a 100 word abstract to Mr. Joseph S. Brzuszkiewicz, Project Engineering Manager, ASME, by e-mail to brzuszkiewiczj@asme.org. Abstracts are due on or before March 1, 2010. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below for other dates related to submission of abstracts, draft papers, and presentations, as well as more information on how to register for the workshop. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at The Liaison Capitol Hill, An Affinia Hotel, located at 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW., in Washington, DC, approximately 3 blocks from Union Station. The hotel phone number is (202) 638–1616 and the hotel Web site is: http://www.affinia.com/WashingtonDC-Hotel.aspx?name=Liaison-CapitolHill. For registration for this workshop or to obtain further information, visit the USCG Website at http:// www.uscg.mil/marine_event. The docket for this notice is available for inspection or copying at the 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, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2009–1085 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, contact Lieutenant Commander Rob Griffiths, Office of Design and Engineering Standards, USCG, telephone (202) 372–1367, e-mail Robert.P.Griffiths@uscg.mil; or contact Mr. Joseph S. Brzuszkiewicz, Project Engineering Manager, ASME, telephone (212) 591–8533, e-mail brzuszkiewiczj@asme.org. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:25 Feb 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Purpose The ASME/USCG Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards provides a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, government agencies, and interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from the technological impact on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations. The public workshop is sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in coordination with the USCG Office of Design and Engineering Standards. ASME is a standards setting organization with wide-ranging volunteer committee membership, which includes USCG supported personnel who serve as members of various ASME committees in support of USCG missions in maritime safety and environmental protection. The USCG Office of Design and Engineering Standards is responsible for developing and promulgating national regulations and standards that govern the safe design and construction of ships and shipboard equipment, including hull structure, stability, electrical & mechanical systems, lifesaving and fire safety equipment, and related equipment approval and laboratory acceptance. Topics for the 2010 workshop are listed below and include application of various marine technologies to promote green ships, such as safe and economical use of hydrogen (H2) fuel cells to power ships with zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and compressed natural gas (CNG) powered ships with reduced CO2 emissions. This workshop will provide an opportunity for the public to provide expertise on technical matters affecting the marine industry and to improve future policymaking, standards development, and rulemaking, including discussion of possible regulatory changes to facilitate green ship technology. Public engagement on regulations and standards is important to enhance the overall effectiveness and improve the quality of our decisions. It also promotes greater transparency. Topics of Meeting This workshop comprises a series of panel sessions over a two-day period covering a variety of topics, including: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Green Ship Technology • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Propulsion • Standards for H2 Storage and Delivery • Emission Cleaning Technology • CO2 Emission Reduction • Gas Fueled Ships • CNG/LNG Technologies • Use of Biofuels Offshore Marine Structures • Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Units—Topside • Floating Wind Turbines • Deepwater Ports • Diving Systems to Support Offshore Activities Codes & Standards • Updates to ASME Code Section VIII, Divisions 2 and 3 regarding Rules of Construction for Pressure Vessels • Use of ASME Code Section XII— Transport Tanks • Limit Design for Pressure Vessels • ASME Code Section X on FiberReinforced Plastic Pressure Vessels for CNG Transport • ASME Code for Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy (PVHO) Material Selection for the Marine Environment • Nonmetallic Materials for Shipboard Equipment • Composite Pressure Vessels • Coating Selection Risk/Hazard Mitigation • Transporting CNG as Cargo • Shipboard Fire Safety for Green Ship/Emerging Technology • Maintenance and Inservice Inspection Regulatory/Classification/Governmental Issues • Rulemaking Process/Future Actions • Regulatory Gaps Pertaining to Technological Advancements • Adoption of Standards in Regulations • Updates on Classification Issues • OMB Circular A 119 Emerging Technologies • Ballast Water Management Systems Standardization Call for Papers Abstracts If you are interested in presenting a paper on one or more topics listed above, submit a 100 word abstract to Mr. Joseph S. Brzuszkiewicz, Project Engineering Manager, ASME, by e-mail to brzuszkiewiczj@asme.org. Abstracts are due on or before March 1, 2010, and E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 23, 2010 / Notices should also contain the title of your paper, name of each author/co-author, name of each presenter and affiliation to author/co-author, as well as the title, address, phone number, facsimile number, and e-mail address for each named individual. Draft Papers and Presentations If you receive notification from us that your abstract is accepted, you may then submit a draft paper and presentation to Lieutenant Commander Rob Griffiths, Office of Design and Engineering Standards, USCG, by e-mail to Robert.P.Griffiths@uscg.mil. Draft papers are due on or before April 9, 2010, with final papers, formatted and ready for publication, due on or before June 7, 2010. Presentations are also due on or before June 7, 2010. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2009-1085]


Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in 
coordination with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), is sponsoring a 
two-day public workshop in Washington DC on marine technology and 
standards. This public workshop will provide a unique opportunity for 
classification societies, industry groups, standards development 
organizations, government organizations, and other interested members 
of the public to

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come together for a professional exchange of information on topics 
ranging from the technological impact on the marine industry, 
corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government 
regulations. A related workshop was held in Arlington, VA, on June 3-4, 
2008 (73 FR 25756, May 7, 2008), and this workshop will build upon many 
of the topics discussed there.

DATES: The two-day workshop will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2010, 
and Friday, July 30, 2010. The deadline for advance registration is 
Friday, July 16, 2010. If you are interested in presenting a paper at 
the workshop, you must submit a 100 word abstract to Mr. Joseph S. 
Brzuszkiewicz, Project Engineering Manager, ASME, by e-mail to 
brzuszkiewiczj@asme.org. Abstracts are due on or before March 1, 2010.
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below for other dates related to 
submission of abstracts, draft papers, and presentations, as well as 
more information on how to register for the workshop.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at The Liaison Capitol Hill, An 
Affinia Hotel, located at 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW., in Washington, 
DC, approximately 3 blocks from Union Station. The hotel phone number 
is (202) 638-1616 and the hotel Web site is: http://www.affinia.com/Washington-DC-Hotel.aspx?name=Liaison-Capitol-Hill. For registration 
for this workshop or to obtain further information, visit the USCG 
Website at http://www.uscg.mil/marine_event. The docket for this 
notice is available for inspection or copying at the 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, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet by going to 
http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2009-1085 in the ``Keyword'' 
box, and then clicking ``Search.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
contact Lieutenant Commander Rob Griffiths, Office of Design and 
Engineering Standards, USCG, telephone (202) 372-1367, e-mail 
Robert.P.Griffiths@uscg.mil; or contact Mr. Joseph S. Brzuszkiewicz, 
Project Engineering Manager, ASME, telephone (212) 591-8533, e-mail 
brzuszkiewiczj@asme.org.
    If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the 
docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background and Purpose

    The ASME/USCG Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards provides 
a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, 
standards development organizations, government agencies, and 
interested members of the public to come together for a professional 
exchange of information on topics ranging from the technological impact 
on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and 
standards, and government regulations.
    The public workshop is sponsored by the American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in coordination with the USCG Office of 
Design and Engineering Standards. ASME is a standards setting 
organization with wide-ranging volunteer committee membership, which 
includes USCG supported personnel who serve as members of various ASME 
committees in support of USCG missions in maritime safety and 
environmental protection. The USCG Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards is responsible for developing and promulgating national 
regulations and standards that govern the safe design and construction 
of ships and shipboard equipment, including hull structure, stability, 
electrical & mechanical systems, lifesaving and fire safety equipment, 
and related equipment approval and laboratory acceptance.
    Topics for the 2010 workshop are listed below and include 
application of various marine technologies to promote green ships, such 
as safe and economical use of hydrogen (H2) fuel cells to 
power ships with zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and 
compressed natural gas (CNG) powered ships with reduced CO2 
emissions. This workshop will provide an opportunity for the public to 
provide expertise on technical matters affecting the marine industry 
and to improve future policymaking, standards development, and 
rulemaking, including discussion of possible regulatory changes to 
facilitate green ship technology. Public engagement on regulations and 
standards is important to enhance the overall effectiveness and improve 
the quality of our decisions. It also promotes greater transparency.

Topics of Meeting

    This workshop comprises a series of panel sessions over a two-day 
period covering a variety of topics, including:

Green Ship Technology

     Hydrogen Fuel Cell Propulsion
     Standards for H2 Storage and Delivery
     Emission Cleaning Technology
     CO2 Emission Reduction
     Gas Fueled Ships
     CNG/LNG Technologies
     Use of Biofuels

Offshore Marine Structures

     Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) 
Units--Topside
     Floating Wind Turbines
     Deepwater Ports
     Diving Systems to Support Offshore Activities

Codes & Standards

     Updates to ASME Code Section VIII, Divisions 2 and 3 
regarding Rules of Construction for Pressure Vessels
     Use of ASME Code Section XII--Transport Tanks
     Limit Design for Pressure Vessels
     ASME Code Section X on Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Pressure 
Vessels for CNG Transport
     ASME Code for Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy (PVHO)

Material Selection for the Marine Environment

     Nonmetallic Materials for Shipboard Equipment
     Composite Pressure Vessels
     Coating Selection

Risk/Hazard Mitigation

     Transporting CNG as Cargo
     Shipboard Fire Safety for Green Ship/Emerging Technology
     Maintenance and Inservice Inspection

Regulatory/Classification/Governmental Issues

     Rulemaking Process/Future Actions
     Regulatory Gaps Pertaining to Technological Advancements
     Adoption of Standards in Regulations
     Updates on Classification Issues
     OMB Circular A 119

Emerging Technologies

     Ballast Water Management Systems Standardization

Call for Papers

Abstracts

    If you are interested in presenting a paper on one or more topics 
listed above, submit a 100 word abstract to Mr. Joseph S. 
Brzuszkiewicz, Project Engineering Manager, ASME, by e-mail to 
brzuszkiewiczj@asme.org. Abstracts are due on or before March 1, 2010, 
and

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should also contain the title of your paper, name of each author/co-
author, name of each presenter and affiliation to author/co-author, as 
well as the title, address, phone number, facsimile number, and e-mail 
address for each named individual.

Draft Papers and Presentations

    If you receive notification from us that your abstract is accepted, 
you may then submit a draft paper and presentation to Lieutenant 
Commander Rob Griffiths, Office of Design and Engineering Standards, 
USCG, by e-mail to Robert.P.Griffiths@uscg.mil. Draft papers are due on 
or before April 9, 2010, with final papers, formatted and ready for 
publication, due on or before June 7, 2010. Presentations are also due 
on or before June 7, 2010.

Web Sites

    For additional information on this workshop, visit the USCG Web 
site at http://www.uscg.mil/marine_event.

Registration

    To register for this workshop, visit the USCG Web Site listed above 
in Web Sites. While the workshop is open to the public, meeting space 
is limited by room capacity. Since seating is limited, we ask anyone 
interested in attending the workshop to register in advance. The 
deadline for advance registration is Friday, July 16, 2010. 
Registration on the first day of the workshop will be permitted on a 
space-available basis. The registration fee for this event is USD$300. 
The registration fee includes admission for one person to each panel 
session for the two day event, several coffee breaks, and a reception 
on the first day of the event.

Proceedings

    Material presented at the workshop will be made available to the 
public on the USCG Web Site listed above in Web Sites for 30 days after 
the conclusion of this event. For additional information on material 
presented at this event, you may contact one of the individuals listed 
above in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Summaries of comments made 
and materials presented will be available on the docket at the 
conclusion of this event. To view the docket, see instructions above in 
ADDRESSES.

Privacy Act

    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, system of 
records notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, 
issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    Persons with disabilities who require special assistance should 
advise us of their anticipated special needs as early as possible by 
contacting Mr. Joseph S. Brzuszkiewicz, Project Engineering Manager, 
ASME, telephone (212) 591-8533, e-mail brzuszkiewiczj@asme.org.

Adjournment

    Please note that the workshop may adjourn early if all business is 
finished.

    Authority:  This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 
552(a) and 14 U.S.C. 93(a)(4).

    Dated: February 16, 2010.
J. G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard.
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