Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies, 3647-3648 [2011-1068]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 13 / Thursday, January 20, 2011 / Notices 2010, reauthorized for a period of two years the use of foreign citizens (excluding the master) on United Statesdocumented purse seine vessels in the Distant Water Tuna Fleet (DWTF). This reauthorized manning exemption also only applies to vessels operating in and out of American Samoa. In addition, the 2010 CGAA added a safety examination requirement such that a vessel’s owner/ operator may not employ a foreign citizen to meet a manning requirement unless it first successfully completes an annual dockside safety examination by an individual authorized to enforce part B of subtitle II of title 46, United States Code. Furthermore, the 2010 CGAA also amended 46 U.S.C. 4502 establishing requirements for an individual in charge of a vessel to keep a record of equipment maintenance and required instruction and drills, and for a vessel to be issued a certificate of compliance upon successfully completing a dockside safety examination. The reauthorization retained the restriction that a foreign officer engaged to fill a position must hold a valid license or certificate issued in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, as amended, standards and by an authority recognized by the Coast Guard. The manning exemption reauthorization is set to expire December 31, 2012. We are requesting your comments for consideration in preparing the final Coast Guard policy that is intended to clarify the requirements enabling a DWTF vessel to take advantage of the temporary manning exemption. Authority This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: January 13, 2011. Kevin S. Cook, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Prevention Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–1191 Filed 1–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. USCG–2010–1150] Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies Coast Guard, DHS. Request for applications. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jan 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 (TSAC). This Committee advises the Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Completed application forms should reach us on or before March 7, 2011. DATES: Application forms are available for download on the Advisory Committee’s Web site at http:// homeport.uscg.mil/tsac. Look for the Application for Committee Membership ACM under ‘‘General Information’’. You may also request an application form be e-mailed or sent to you by writing to Commandant (CG–5222)/TSAC, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second St., SW,, STOP 7126, Washington, DC 20593– 7126; calling 202–372–1427; or e-mail to Michael.J.Harmon@uscg.mil. Also a copy of the application form, as well as this notice, is available in our online docket, USCG–2010–1150, at http://www.regulations.gov. Send your completed application to Michael J. Harmon, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) at the street address above. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Harmon, ADFO of Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC); telephone 202–372–1427; fax 202–372– 1926; or e-mail at Michael.J.Harmon@uscg.mil. The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) (‘‘Committee’’) is a Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). It was established under authority of the Act to establish a Towing Safety Advisory Committee in the Department of Transportation, Public Law 96–380, which was most recently amended by section 621 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–281. The Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallowdraft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. This advice also assists the Coast Guard in formulating the position of the United States regarding the towing industry in advance of International Maritime Organization meetings. The Committee meets at least twice a year either in the Washington DC area or in cities with large towing centers of commerce and populated by high concentrations of towing industry and related businesses. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes. Subcommittees and workgroups may conduct intercessional telephonic meetings when necessary for specific tasking. The 18 members include: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3647 Æ Seven members representing the Barge and Towing industry (reflecting a regional geographical balance); Æ One member representing the offshore mineral and oil supply vessel industry; Æ One member representing holders of active licensed Masters or Pilots of towing vessels with experience on the Western Rivers and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Æ One member representing the holders of active licensed Masters of towing vessels in offshore service. Æ One member representing Masters who are active ship-docking or harbor towing vessel. Æ One member representing licensed or unlicensed towing vessel engineers with formal training and experience. Æ Two members each representing the following sectors: • Port districts, port authorities or terminal operators; • Shippers (of whom one must be engaged in the shipment of oil or hazardous materials by barge); Æ Two members representing the General Public. The Coast Guard is currently considering applications for eight positions, four current positions that will become vacant on September 30, 2011 and four newly created activecredentialed positions, resulting from amendments to the committee membership by section 621 of the 2010 Coast Guard Authorization Act, Public Law 111–281: • Two representatives from the Barge and Towing industry; • One representative from port districts, port authorities or terminal operators; • One holder of an active license as Master or Pilot of towing vessels with experience on the Western Rivers and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. • One holder of an active license as Master of towing vessels in offshore service. • One active Master of a ship-docking or harbor towing vessel. • One licensed or unlicensed towing vessel engineer with formal training and experience. • One member from the General Public. To be eligible, applicants should have expertise, knowledge, and experience relative to the position in the towing industry, marine transportation, or business operations associated with shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Registered lobbyists are not eligible to serve on Federal advisory committees. Registered lobbyists are lobbyists required to comply with provisions E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 3648 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 13 / Thursday, January 20, 2011 / Notices contained in the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–65, as amended by Title II of Pub. L. 110–81). Each member serves for a term of up to 3 years. Members may be considered to serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary, or other compensation from the Federal Government. The exception to this policy is the possible reimbursement of travel expenses depending on fiscal budgetary constraints. In support of the policy of the Coast Guard on gender and ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority groups to apply. The Coast Guard values diversity as an enhancement to all the different characteristics and attributes that augment the Coast Guard mission. If you are selected as a member who represents the general public, you will be appointed and serve as a special Government employee (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18, United States Code. As a candidate for appointment as a SGE, applicants are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). A completed OGE Form 450 is not releasable to the public except under an order issued by a Federal court or as otherwise provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Only the Designated Agency Ethics Official or the DAEO’s designate may release a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. If you are interested in applying to become a member of the Committee, send a completed application to Michael J. Harmon, Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) of TSAC at Commandant (CG–5222)/ TSAC, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second St., SW., STOP 7126, Washington, DC 20593–7126. Send the application in time for it to be received by the DFO on or before March 7, 2011. Please do not complete the political affiliation portion of the application because all TSAC appointments are made without regard to political affiliation. In addition to your ‘‘HOME ADDRESS’’, please include a valid e-mail address in that block. In the ‘‘TELEPHONE’’ block please include a valid contact number. A copy of the application form is available in the docket for this notice. To visit our online docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, enter the docket number for this notice (USCG– 2010–1150) in the Search box, and click ‘‘Go.’’ VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jan 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: January 10, 2011. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2011–1068 Filed 1–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2009–0012] NIMS Training Plan Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting public comments on the NIMS Training Plan. This plan defines National Incident Management System (NIMS) national training. It specifies stakeholder responsibilities and activities for developing, maintaining, and sustaining NIMS training. In addition to delineating responsibilities and actions, the NIMS Training Plan defines the process for developing training and personnel qualification requirements for emergency management/response personnel. DATES: Comments must be received by February 22, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket ID FEMA–2009– 0012, by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: FEMA–POLICY@dhs.gov. Include Docket ID FEMA–2009–0012 in the subject line of the message. Fax: 703.483.2999. Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the Privacy Notice link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Molloy, Program Specialist, Emergency Management Institute, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Building G-Room 209, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. Phone: 301.447.1383. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 1, 2004, the Department of Homeland Security published the initial version of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity. This consistency provides the foundation for use of NIMS for all incidents, ranging from daily occurrences to incidents requiring a coordinated Federal response. The NIMS document was revised and released in December 2008 based on input from stakeholders at every level within the Nation’s response community and lessons learned during recent incidents. A critical tool in promoting the nationwide implementation of NIMS is a well-developed training program that guides and enables NIMS training throughout the Nation. Core competencies will form the basis of the training courses’ learning objectives and personnel qualifications that validate proficiency. The National Integration Center at FEMA is charged with developing NIMS core competencies, training courses, and personnel qualifications. This updated NIMS Training Plan describes the operational foundations of these efforts, defines NIMS core competencies, training courses, and personnel qualifications as part of NIMS national training, assembles and updates the training guidance for available NIMS courses (organized as a core curriculum), and lays out a future plan to continue development of NIMS national training. The document is available for nationwide review at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2009–0012. FEMA will review all comments received and may revise the document accordingly. Once the revision is complete, FEMA will release the final draft to the nation and post it E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 13 (Thursday, January 20, 2011)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-1068]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2010-1150]


Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the 
Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). This Committee advises the 
Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal 
waterway navigation and towing safety.

DATES: Completed application forms should reach us on or before March 
7, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Application forms are available for download on the Advisory 
Committee's Web site at http://homeport.uscg.mil/tsac. Look for the 
Application for Committee Membership ACM under ``General Information''. 
You may also request an application form be e-mailed or sent to you by 
writing to Commandant (CG-5222)/TSAC, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second 
St., SW,, STOP 7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126; calling 202-372-1427; 
or e-mail to Michael.J.Harmon@uscg.mil.
    Also a copy of the application form, as well as this notice, is 
available in our online docket, USCG-2010-1150, at http://www.regulations.gov. Send your completed application to Michael J. 
Harmon, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) at the street 
address above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Harmon, ADFO of Towing 
Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC); telephone 202-372-1427; fax 202-372-
1926; or e-mail at Michael.J.Harmon@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) 
(``Committee'') is a Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. 
(Pub. L. 92-463). It was established under authority of the Act to 
establish a Towing Safety Advisory Committee in the Department of 
Transportation, Public Law 96-380, which was most recently amended by 
section 621 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010, Public Law 
111-281. The Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on 
matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway 
navigation and towing safety. This advice also assists the Coast Guard 
in formulating the position of the United States regarding the towing 
industry in advance of International Maritime Organization meetings.
    The Committee meets at least twice a year either in the Washington 
DC area or in cities with large towing centers of commerce and 
populated by high concentrations of towing industry and related 
businesses. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes. Subcommittees 
and workgroups may conduct intercessional telephonic meetings when 
necessary for specific tasking. The 18 members include:
    [cir] Seven members representing the Barge and Towing industry 
(reflecting a regional geographical balance);
    [cir] One member representing the offshore mineral and oil supply 
vessel industry;
    [cir] One member representing holders of active licensed Masters or 
Pilots of towing vessels with experience on the Western Rivers and the 
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
    [cir] One member representing the holders of active licensed 
Masters of towing vessels in offshore service.
    [cir] One member representing Masters who are active ship-docking 
or harbor towing vessel.
    [cir] One member representing licensed or unlicensed towing vessel 
engineers with formal training and experience.
    [cir] Two members each representing the following sectors:
     Port districts, port authorities or terminal operators;
     Shippers (of whom one must be engaged in the shipment of 
oil or hazardous materials by barge);
    [cir] Two members representing the General Public.
    The Coast Guard is currently considering applications for eight 
positions, four current positions that will become vacant on September 
30, 2011 and four newly created active-credentialed positions, 
resulting from amendments to the committee membership by section 621 of 
the 2010 Coast Guard Authorization Act, Public Law 111-281:
     Two representatives from the Barge and Towing industry;
     One representative from port districts, port authorities 
or terminal operators;
     One holder of an active license as Master or Pilot of 
towing vessels with experience on the Western Rivers and the Gulf 
Intracoastal Waterway.
     One holder of an active license as Master of towing 
vessels in offshore service.
     One active Master of a ship-docking or harbor towing 
vessel.
     One licensed or unlicensed towing vessel engineer with 
formal training and experience.
     One member from the General Public.
    To be eligible, applicants should have expertise, knowledge, and 
experience relative to the position in the towing industry, marine 
transportation, or business operations associated with shallow-draft 
inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Registered 
lobbyists are not eligible to serve on Federal advisory committees. 
Registered lobbyists are lobbyists required to comply with provisions

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contained in the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-65, as 
amended by Title II of Pub. L. 110-81). Each member serves for a term 
of up to 3 years. Members may be considered to serve consecutive terms. 
All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary, or other 
compensation from the Federal Government. The exception to this policy 
is the possible reimbursement of travel expenses depending on fiscal 
budgetary constraints.
    In support of the policy of the Coast Guard on gender and ethnic 
diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority groups 
to apply. The Coast Guard values diversity as an enhancement to all the 
different characteristics and attributes that augment the Coast Guard 
mission.
    If you are selected as a member who represents the general public, 
you will be appointed and serve as a special Government employee (SGE) 
as defined in section 202(a) of title 18, United States Code. As a 
candidate for appointment as a SGE, applicants are required to complete 
a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). A completed 
OGE Form 450 is not releasable to the public except under an order 
issued by a Federal court or as otherwise provided under the Privacy 
Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Only the Designated Agency Ethics Official or the 
DAEO's designate may release a Confidential Financial Disclosure 
Report.
    If you are interested in applying to become a member of the 
Committee, send a completed application to Michael J. Harmon, Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) of TSAC at Commandant (CG-5222)/TSAC, 
U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second St., SW., STOP 7126, Washington, DC 
20593-7126. Send the application in time for it to be received by the 
DFO on or before March 7, 2011. Please do not complete the political 
affiliation portion of the application because all TSAC appointments 
are made without regard to political affiliation. In addition to your 
``HOME ADDRESS'', please include a valid e-mail address in that block. 
In the ``TELEPHONE'' block please include a valid contact number. A 
copy of the application form is available in the docket for this 
notice. To visit our online docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
enter the docket number for this notice (USCG-2010-1150) in the Search 
box, and click ``Go.''

    Dated: January 10, 2011.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2011-1068 Filed 1-19-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P