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AGENCY: ACTION: The Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (‘‘HOGANSAC’’ or ‘‘the Committee’’) and its working groups will meet in Texas City, Texas and Houston, Texas to discuss waterway improvements, aids to navigation, area projects impacting safety on the Houston Ship Channel, and various other navigation safety matters in the Galveston Bay area. These meetings will be open to the public. DATES: The Committee will meet on Thursday February 3, 2011 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Committee’s working groups will meet on Thursday January 20, 2011 from 9 a.m. to noon. 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 January 19, 2011. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed SUMMARY: Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 18, 2011 / Notices to each member of the committee or subcommittee should reach the Coast Guard on or before January 19, 2011. ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet on February 3, 2011 at U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City, 3101 FM 2004, Texas City, Texas 77591. The working groups will meet January 20, 2011 at West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA) offices, 1717 East Loop, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77029. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to Commander Michael Zidik, Assistant Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) of HOGANSAC. This notice and documents identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section as being available in the docket may be viewed in our online docket, USCG– 2010–1116, at http:// www.regulations.gov. If you have questions concerning the meeting, please call or e-mail Lieutenant Junior Grade Margaret Brown, Waterways Management Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 713–678–9001, e-mail Margaret.A.Brown@uscg.mil. 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: Notice of these meetings is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agenda of Meetings mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC) The tentative agenda for the Committee is as follows: (1) Opening Remarks by the Designated Federal Officer (CAPT Woodring) and Committee Chair (Mrs. Tava Foret). (2) Approval of September 23, 2010 minutes. (3) Old Business. (a) Navigation Operations subcommittee report; (b) Dredging subcommittee report; (c) Technology subcommittee report; (d) Waterways Safety and Utilization subcommittee report; (e) Commercial Recovery Contingency (CRC) subcommittee report; (f) HOGANSAC Outreach subcommittee report; (g) State of the Waterway report; (h) Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) Liaison’s report. (4) New Business. (a) Discussion on 2011 AMSC/HSC Conference. (b) Action items recommended for consideration by a Working Group. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Jan 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 (5) Announcements. (a) Schedule Next Meetings. Working Groups Meeting. The tentative agenda for the working groups meeting is as follows: (1) Presentation by each working group of its accomplishments and plans for the future; (2) Review and discuss the work completed by each working group; (3) Put forth any action items for consideration at full committee meeting. Procedural Both meetings are open to the public. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 11 (Tuesday, January 18, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-1023]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2010-1116]


Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee; Meetings

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee 
(``HOGANSAC'' or ``the Committee'') and its working groups will meet in 
Texas City, Texas and Houston, Texas to discuss waterway improvements, 
aids to navigation, area projects impacting safety on the Houston Ship 
Channel, and various other navigation safety matters in the Galveston 
Bay area. These meetings will be open to the public.

DATES: The Committee will meet on Thursday February 3, 2011 from 9 a.m. 
to noon. The Committee's working groups will meet on Thursday January 
20, 2011 from 9 a.m. to noon. 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 January 19, 
2011. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed

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to each member of the committee or subcommittee should reach the Coast 
Guard on or before January 19, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet on February 3, 2011 at U.S. Coast 
Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City, 3101 FM 2004, Texas City, Texas 
77591. The working groups will meet January 20, 2011 at West Gulf 
Maritime Association (WGMA) offices, 1717 East Loop, Suite 200, 
Houston, Texas 77029. Send written material and requests to make oral 
presentations to Commander Michael Zidik, Assistant Designated Federal 
Officer (ADFO) of HOGANSAC. This notice and documents identified in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section as being available in the docket may 
be viewed in our online docket, USCG-2010-1116, at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions concerning the 
meeting, please call or e-mail Lieutenant Junior Grade Margaret Brown, 
Waterways Management Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 713-678-9001, e-
mail Margaret.A.Brown@uscg.mil. 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: Notice of these meetings is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).

Agenda of Meetings

Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC)

    The tentative agenda for the Committee is as follows:
    (1) Opening Remarks by the Designated Federal Officer (CAPT 
Woodring) and Committee Chair (Mrs. Tava Foret).
    (2) Approval of September 23, 2010 minutes.
    (3) Old Business.
    (a) Navigation Operations subcommittee report;
    (b) Dredging subcommittee report;
    (c) Technology subcommittee report;
    (d) Waterways Safety and Utilization subcommittee report;
    (e) Commercial Recovery Contingency (CRC) subcommittee report;
    (f) HOGANSAC Outreach subcommittee report;
    (g) State of the Waterway report;
    (h) Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) Liaison's report.
    (4) New Business.
    (a) Discussion on 2011 AMSC/HSC Conference.
    (b) Action items recommended for consideration by a Working Group.
    (5) Announcements.
    (a) Schedule Next Meetings.
    Working Groups Meeting. The tentative agenda for the working groups 
meeting is as follows:
    (1) Presentation by each working group of its accomplishments and 
plans for the future;
    (2) Review and discuss the work completed by each working group;
    (3) Put forth any action items for consideration at full committee 
meeting.

Procedural

    Both meetings are open to the public. Please note that the meetings 
may close early if all business is finished. At the Chairs' 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 January 19, 2011. Written material for 
distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no later than 
January 19, 2011. If you would like a copy of your material distributed 
to each member of the committee or subcommittee in advance of a 
meeting, please submit 15 copies to the ADFO no later than January 19, 
2011.

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 
Lieutenant Junior Grade Margaret Brown as soon as possible.

    Dated: December 28, 2010.
M.E. Woodring,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Sector Houston-Galveston.
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