Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting, 82027-82028 [2011-33499]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2011 / Notices at (202) 372–1424, by fax at (202) 372– 1926, or in writing at Commandant (CG– 5223), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 2nd Street SW., Stop 7126, Washington, DC 20593–7126 not later than January 11, 2012, 7 days prior to the meeting. Requests made after January 11, 2012 might not be able to be accommodated. Please note that due to security considerations, two valid, government issued photo identifications must be presented to gain entrance to the Headquarters building. The Headquarters building is accessible by taxi and privately owned conveyance (public transportation is not generally available). However, parking in the vicinity of the building is extremely limited. Additional information regarding this and other IMO SHC public meetings may be found at: www.uscg.mil/imo. Dated: December 22, 2011. Brian Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–33502 Filed 12–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6972] wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct two open meetings, one for the International Maritime Organization’s Design and Equipment Sub-Committee (DE) and one for the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The first open meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2012, in Room 6103 of the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 2nd Street SW., Washington, DC 20593–7126. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the fiftysixth session of the International Maritime Organization’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE 56) to be held at the International Maritime Organization in London, United Kingdom from February 13th to February 17th, 2012. The primary matters to be considered include: —Adoption of the agenda; —Decisions of other IMO Bodies; —Performance standards for recovery systems for all types of ships; —Development of amendments to SOLAS regulation II–1/40.2 concerning general requirements on electrical installations; VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Dec 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 —Making the provisions of MSC.1/ Circ.1206/Rev.1 mandatory; —Development of new framework of requirements for life-saving appliances; —Development of safety objectives and functional requirements of the Guidelines on alternative design and arrangements for SOLAS chapters II– 1 and III; —Development of amendments to the LSA Code for thermal performance of immersion suits; —Development of amendments to the LSA Code for free-fall lifeboats with float free Capabilities; —Development of a mandatory Code for ships operating in polar waters; —Protection against noise on board ships; —Provisions for the reduction of noise from commercial shipping and its adverse impacts on marine life; —Classification of offshore industry vessels and consideration of the need for a Code for offshore construction support vessels; —Consideration of IACS unified interpretations and amendments to the ESP Code; —Development of guidelines for use of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) within ship structures; —Revision of testing requirements for lifejacket RTDs in resolution MSC.81(70); —Amendments to SOLAS regulation II– 1/11 and development of associated guidelines to ensure the adequacy of testing arrangements for watertight compartments; —Revision of the Recommendation on conditions for the approval of servicing stations for inflatable liferafts (resolution A.761(18)); —Development of guidelines for wingin-ground craft; —Revision of the Revised guidelines on implementation of effluent standards and performance tests for sewage treatment plants (resolution MEPC.159(55)); —Biennial agenda and provisional agenda for DE 57; —Election of Chairman and ViceChairman for 2013; —Any other business; —Revision of the Standard specification for shipboard incinerators (resolution MEPC.76(40)); —Provisions for the reduction of noise from commercial shipping and its adverse impacts on marine life; —Report to the Maritime Safety Committee. Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating capacity of the room. To facilitate the building security PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 82027 process, and to request reasonable accommodation, those who plan to attend should contact the meeting coordinator, Mr. Wayne Lundy, by email at Wayne.M.Lundy@uscg.mil, by phone at (202) 372–1379, by fax at (202) 372–1925, or in writing at Mr. Wayne Lundy, Commandant (CG–5213), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 2nd Street SW STOP 7126, Room 1300, Washington, DC 20593–7126 not later than January 12, 2012, 7 days prior to the meeting. Requests made after January 12, 2012 might not be able to be accommodated. Please note that due to security considerations, two valid, government issued photo identifications must be presented to gain entrance to the Headquarters building. The Headquarters building is accessible by taxi and privately owned conveyance (public transportation is not generally available). However, parking in the vicinity of the building is extremely limited. Additional information regarding this and other IMO SHC public meetings may be found at: www.uscg.mil/imo. Hard copies of documents associated with the 56th session of DE will be available at this meeting. To request further copies of documents please contact Mr. Wayne Lundy using the contact information above. The second open meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, in Room 4202 of the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC, 20593–7126. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the sixtythird session of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 63) to be held at the International Maritime Organization in London, United Kingdom from February 27th to March 2nd, 2012. The primary matters to be considered include: —Adoption of the Agenda; —Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water; —Recycling of ships; —Air pollution and energy efficiency; —Reduction of GHG emissions from ships; —Consideration and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments; —Interpretation of, and amendments to, MARPOL and related instruments; —Implementation of the OPRC Convention and the OPRC–HNS Protocol and relevant Conference resolutions; —Identification and protection of Special Areas and Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas; E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 82028 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2011 / Notices —Inadequacy of reception facilities; —Reports of sub-committees; —Work of other bodies; —Status of Conventions; —Harmful anti-fouling systems for ships; —Promotion of implementation and enforcement of MARPOL and related instruments; —Technical Co-Operations sub-program for the Protection of the Marine Environment; —Role of the human element; —Noise from commercial shipping and its adverse impacts on marine life; —Work program of the Committee and subsidiary bodies; —Application of the Committees’ Guidelines; —Election of Chairman and ViceChairman for 2012; —Any other business; —Consideration of the report of the Committee. Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating capacity of the room. To facilitate the building security process, and to request reasonable accommodation, those who plan to attend should contact the meeting coordinator, Ms. Regina Bergner, by email at Regina.R.Bergner@uscg.mil, by phone at (202) 372–1431, or in writing at Ms. Regina Bergner, Commandant (CG–5224), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 2nd Street SW STOP 7126, Room 1601, Washington, DC 20593–7126 not later than January 29, 2012, 10 days prior to the meeting. Requests made after January 29, 2012 might not be able to be accommodated. Please note that due to security considerations, two valid, government issued photo identifications must be presented to gain entrance to the Headquarters building. The Headquarters building is accessible by taxi and privately owned conveyance (public transportation is not generally available). However, parking in the vicinity of the building is extremely limited. Additional information regarding this and other IMO SHC public meetings may be found at: www.uscg.mil/imo. Hard copies of documents associated with the 63rd Session of MEPC will be available at this meeting. To request further copies of documents please contact Ms. Regina Bergner using the contact information above. Dated: December 22, 2011. Brian W. Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee. [FR Doc. 2011–33499 Filed 12–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Dec 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7744] Request for Information for the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report The Department of State (‘‘the Department’’) requests written information to assist in reporting on the degree to which the United States and foreign governments comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons (‘‘minimum standards’’) that are prescribed by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, (Div. A, Pub. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 250 (Thursday, December 29, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-33499]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6972]


Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct two open 
meetings, one for the International Maritime Organization's Design and 
Equipment Sub-Committee (DE) and one for the International Maritime 
Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).
    The first open meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, 
January 19, 2012, in Room 6103 of the United States Coast Guard 
Headquarters Building, 2100 2nd Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-7126. 
The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the fifty-sixth 
session of the International Maritime Organization's Sub-Committee on 
Ship Design and Equipment (DE 56) to be held at the International 
Maritime Organization in London, United Kingdom from February 13th to 
February 17th, 2012.
    The primary matters to be considered include:

--Adoption of the agenda;
--Decisions of other IMO Bodies;
--Performance standards for recovery systems for all types of ships;
--Development of amendments to SOLAS regulation II-1/40.2 concerning 
general requirements on electrical installations;
--Making the provisions of MSC.1/Circ.1206/Rev.1 mandatory;
--Development of new framework of requirements for life-saving 
appliances;
--Development of safety objectives and functional requirements of the 
Guidelines on alternative design and arrangements for SOLAS chapters 
II-1 and III;
--Development of amendments to the LSA Code for thermal performance of 
immersion suits;
--Development of amendments to the LSA Code for free-fall lifeboats 
with float free Capabilities;
--Development of a mandatory Code for ships operating in polar waters;
--Protection against noise on board ships;
--Provisions for the reduction of noise from commercial shipping and 
its adverse impacts on marine life;
--Classification of offshore industry vessels and consideration of the 
need for a Code for offshore construction support vessels;
--Consideration of IACS unified interpretations and amendments to the 
ESP Code;
--Development of guidelines for use of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) 
within ship structures;
--Revision of testing requirements for lifejacket RTDs in resolution 
MSC.81(70);
--Amendments to SOLAS regulation II-1/11 and development of associated 
guidelines to ensure the adequacy of testing arrangements for 
watertight compartments;
--Revision of the Recommendation on conditions for the approval of 
servicing stations for inflatable liferafts (resolution A.761(18));
--Development of guidelines for wing-in-ground craft;
--Revision of the Revised guidelines on implementation of effluent 
standards and performance tests for sewage treatment plants (resolution 
MEPC.159(55));
--Biennial agenda and provisional agenda for DE 57;
--Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2013;
--Any other business;
--Revision of the Standard specification for shipboard incinerators 
(resolution MEPC.76(40));
--Provisions for the reduction of noise from commercial shipping and 
its adverse impacts on marine life;
--Report to the Maritime Safety Committee.

Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating 
capacity of the room. To facilitate the building security process, and 
to request reasonable accommodation, those who plan to attend should 
contact the meeting coordinator, Mr. Wayne Lundy, by email at 
Wayne.M.Lundy@uscg.mil, by phone at (202) 372-1379, by fax at (202) 
372-1925, or in writing at Mr. Wayne Lundy, Commandant (CG-5213), U.S. 
Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 2nd Street SW STOP 7126, Room 1300, 
Washington, DC 20593-7126 not later than January 12, 2012, 7 days prior 
to the meeting. Requests made after January 12, 2012 might not be able 
to be accommodated. Please note that due to security considerations, 
two valid, government issued photo identifications must be presented to 
gain entrance to the Headquarters building. The Headquarters building 
is accessible by taxi and privately owned conveyance (public 
transportation is not generally available). However, parking in the 
vicinity of the building is extremely limited. Additional information 
regarding this and other IMO SHC public meetings may be found at: 
www.uscg.mil/imo. Hard copies of documents associated with the 56th 
session of DE will be available at this meeting. To request further 
copies of documents please contact Mr. Wayne Lundy using the contact 
information above.
    The second open meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 
February 8, 2012, in Room 4202 of the United States Coast Guard 
Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC, 20593-
7126. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the sixty-
third session of the International Maritime Organization's Marine 
Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 63) to be held at the 
International Maritime Organization in London, United Kingdom from 
February 27th to March 2nd, 2012.
    The primary matters to be considered include:

--Adoption of the Agenda;
--Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water;
--Recycling of ships;
--Air pollution and energy efficiency;
--Reduction of GHG emissions from ships;
--Consideration and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments;
--Interpretation of, and amendments to, MARPOL and related instruments;
--Implementation of the OPRC Convention and the OPRC-HNS Protocol and 
relevant Conference resolutions;
--Identification and protection of Special Areas and Particularly 
Sensitive Sea Areas;

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--Inadequacy of reception facilities;
--Reports of sub-committees;
--Work of other bodies;
--Status of Conventions;
--Harmful anti-fouling systems for ships;
--Promotion of implementation and enforcement of MARPOL and related 
instruments;
--Technical Co-Operations sub-program for the Protection of the Marine 
Environment;
--Role of the human element;
--Noise from commercial shipping and its adverse impacts on marine 
life;
--Work program of the Committee and subsidiary bodies;
--Application of the Committees' Guidelines;
--Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2012;
--Any other business;
--Consideration of the report of the Committee.

Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating 
capacity of the room. To facilitate the building security process, and 
to request reasonable accommodation, those who plan to attend should 
contact the meeting coordinator, Ms. Regina Bergner, by email at 
Regina.R.Bergner@uscg.mil, by phone at (202) 372-1431, or in writing at 
Ms. Regina Bergner, Commandant (CG-5224), U.S. Coast Guard 
Headquarters, 2100 2nd Street SW STOP 7126, Room 1601, Washington, DC 
20593-7126 not later than January 29, 2012, 10 days prior to the 
meeting. Requests made after January 29, 2012 might not be able to be 
accommodated. Please note that due to security considerations, two 
valid, government issued photo identifications must be presented to 
gain entrance to the Headquarters building. The Headquarters building 
is accessible by taxi and privately owned conveyance (public 
transportation is not generally available). However, parking in the 
vicinity of the building is extremely limited. Additional information 
regarding this and other IMO SHC public meetings may be found at: 
www.uscg.mil/imo. Hard copies of documents associated with the 63rd 
Session of MEPC will be available at this meeting. To request further 
copies of documents please contact Ms. Regina Bergner using the contact 
information above.

    Dated: December 22, 2011.
Brian W. Robinson,
Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee.
[FR Doc. 2011-33499 Filed 12-28-11; 8:45 am]
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