Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies, 1077-1078 [2012-107]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2012 / Notices meeting may close early if all business is finished. All written material and requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard on or before January 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the American Bureau of Shipping, 1400 Key Blvd., Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22209. Seating is very limited, members of the public wishing to attend should register with Mr. Ryan Owens, Alternate Designated Federal Official (ADFO) of NMSAC, telephone (202) 372–1108 or ryan.f.owens@uscg.mil no later than January 9, 2012. Additionally, this meeting will be broadcasted via a web enabled interactive online format and teleconference. To participate via teleconference, dial (866) 717–0091, the pass code to join is 3038389#. 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Follow the instruction for submitting comments. • Mail: 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– 0001. We encourage use of electronic submissions because security screening may delay delivery of mail. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. The telephone number is (202) 366–9329. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and docket number [USCG–2011–0975]. All submissions received will be posted without alteration at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jan 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Docket: Any background information or presentations available prior to the meeting will be published in the docket. For access to the docket to read background documents or submissions received by the NMSAC, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, insert ‘‘USCG– 2011–0975) in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then click ‘‘Search’’. Public comment period will be held during the meetings on January 18, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and January 19, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 5 minutes. Please note that the public comment period will end following the last call for comments. Contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below to register as a speaker. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ryan Owens, ADFO of NMSAC, 2100 2nd Street SW., Stop 7581, Washington, DC 20593–7581; telephone (202) 372– 1108 or email ryan.f.owens@uscg.mil. If you have any 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 this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. NMSAC operates under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 70112. NMSAC provides advice, consults with, and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security, via the Commandant of the Coast Guard, on matters relating to national maritime security. Agenda of Meeting Day 1 The agenda for the Committee meeting is as follows: (1) Maritime Domain Awareness and Information Sharing. The Committee will hold a discussion and will be tasked with developing guidelines and recommendations for the Coast Guard in enhancing information sharing between the maritime industry and the Federal Government; (2) Maritime Transportation Security Act/Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Harmonization. The Committee will receive a brief and offer recommendations on the harmonization efforts of the Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security for these two regulatory programs; (3) Transportation Worker Identification Credential. The TWIC working group will provide an update on the implementation of the TWIC PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1077 program from the industry perspective. The Transportation Security Administration will also provide an update on the development of TWIC readers; (4) Public comment period. Day 2 (1) Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA). The Committee will be briefed on upcoming regulatory actions associated with updates to MTSA; (2) Global Supply Chain Security Initiative. Per the SAFE Port Act (Pub. L. 109–347) NMSAC continues to be consulted in regards to the Global Supply Chain Security Initiative. The Committee will receive an update on this initiative; (3) Requirements for vessel guards while in port. NMSAC will review and provide comment on requirements for vessels to post or contract for guards while in US ports; (4) Underwater Terrorism Preparedness Program. NMSAC will receive a brief on the Coast Guard Underwater Terrorism Preparedness Program; (5) Public comment period. Dated: December 29, 2011. P.F. Thomas, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Director of Prevention Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–105 Filed 1–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2011–1032] Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies Coast Guard, DHS. Request for applications. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC). This Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to the safe transit of vessels and products through Galveston Bay, and to and from the Ports of Galveston, Houston, Texas City, and Galveston Bay. DATES: Applicants must send a cover letter describing their interest, reasons for application, and qualifications, and should enclose a complete professional biography or resume to CDR Michael Zidik, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), on or before February 1, 2012. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 1078 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2012 / Notices Applicants must send their cover letter and resume to the following address: USCG Sector HoustonGalveston, Waterway Management Division, 9640 Clinton Drive, Houston, TX 77029; or by faxing (713) 671–5156; or by emailing to Michael.S.Zidik@uscg.mil. This notice is available in our online docket, USCG–2011–1032, at http:// www.regulations.gov by inserting USCG–2011–1032 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. Please do not post your resume on this site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Michael Zidik, ADFO of HOGANSAC at (713) 671–5164; fax (713) 671–5156; or email at Michael.S.Zidik@uscg.mil or Lieutenant Margaret Brown at (713) 678–9001; or email at Margaret.A.Brown@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HOGANSAC is an advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). HOGANSAC was established under Section 18 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1991, (Pub. L. 102– 241)and provides advice and recommendation to the Coast Guard on matters relating to the safe transit of vessels and products through Galveston Bay and to and from the Ports of Galveston, Houston, Texas City, and Galveston Bay. The Committee is expected to meet at least three times a year. We will consider applications for three positions. (a) One at-large member who may represent a particular interest group but who utilize the port facilities at Galveston, Houston, and Texas City. (b) One member representing labor organizations which load and unload cargo at the Ports of Galveston and Houston. (c) One member from organizations that represent ship owners, stevedores, shipyards, or shipping organizations domiciled in the State of Texas. Each HOGANSAC Committee member serves a term of office of up two years. Members may be considered to serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary or reimbursement of travel expenses, or other compensation from the Federal Government. Registered lobbyists are not eligible to serve on federal advisory committees. Registered lobbyists are lobbyists required to comply with provisions contained in the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 110–81, as amended). In support of the Coast Guard policy on gender and ethnic tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jan 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 nondiscrimination, we encourage qualified men and women of all racial and ethnic groups to apply. The Coast Guard values diversity; all the different characteristics and attributes of persons that enhance the mission of the Coast Guard. Dated: December 14, 2011. James Whitehead, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–107 Filed 1–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–R–2011–N239; FXRS12650800000S3–112–FF08R00000] San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties, CA; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). In the CCP, we describe how we will manage the Refuge for the next 15 years. DATES: The CCP and FONSI are available now. The FONSI was signed on October 5, 2011. Implementation of the CCP may begin immediately. ADDRESSES: You may view or obtain copies of the final CCP and FONSI/EA by any of the following methods. You may request a hard copy or CD–ROM. Agency Web Site: Download a copy of the document(s) at http://www.fws.gov/ cno/refuges/SanPablo/SanPablo.cfm. Email: sfbaynwrc@fws.gov. Include ‘‘San Pablo Bay CCP’’ in the subject line of the message. Fax: Attn: Winnie Chan, (510) 792– 5828. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, San Francisco Bay NWR Complex, 9500 Thornton Avenue, Newark, CA 94560. In-Person Viewing or Pickup: Copies of the Final CCP and FONSI may also be viewed at the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 1 Marshlands Road, Fremont, CA 94536 (510) 792–0222) or San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Petaluma, CA (call (707) 769–4200 for directions). Local Library: The final document is also available at the John F. Kennedy SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Library, 505 Santa Clara, Vallejo, CA 94590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Winnie Chan, Planning Team Leader, at (510) 792–0222 (see ADDRESSES), or Don Brubaker, Refuge Manager, at (707) 769– 4200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1970 under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the Migratory Bird Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 715d), and the Transfer of Certain Real Property for Wildlife Conservation Purposes Act of May 19, 1948 (16 U.S.C. 667d; Pub. L. 80–537), as amended. The 16,490-acre Refuge, located in Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties, California, consists of several noncontiguous units on the northernmost edge of San Pablo Bay. The Refuge was established to provide habitat for migratory birds and endangered species. We announce our decision and the availability of the FONSI for the final CCP for San Pablo Bay in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 CFR 1506.6(b)) requirements. We completed a thorough analysis of impacts on the human environment, which we included in the environmental assessment (EA) that accompanied the draft CCP. The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee) (Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose for developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We intend to review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Administration Act. Our Draft CCP and Environmental Assessment (EA) were available for a 30day public review and comment period, which we announced via several methods, including press releases, E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 5 (Monday, January 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1077-1078]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-107]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2011-1032]


Houston/Galveston Navigation 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 
Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC). This 
Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard 
on matters relating to the safe transit of vessels and products through 
Galveston Bay, and to and from the Ports of Galveston, Houston, Texas 
City, and Galveston Bay.

DATES: Applicants must send a cover letter describing their interest, 
reasons for application, and qualifications, and should enclose a 
complete professional biography or resume to CDR Michael Zidik, the 
Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), on or before February 1, 
2012.

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ADDRESSES: Applicants must send their cover letter and resume to the 
following address: USCG Sector Houston-Galveston, Waterway Management 
Division, 9640 Clinton Drive, Houston, TX 77029; or by faxing (713) 
671-5156; or by emailing to Michael.S.Zidik@uscg.mil.
    This notice is available in our online docket, USCG-2011-1032, at 
http://www.regulations.gov by inserting USCG-2011-1032 in the 
``Keyword'' box, and then clicking ``Search''. Please do not post your 
resume on this site.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Michael Zidik, ADFO of 
HOGANSAC at (713) 671-5164; fax (713) 671-5156; or email at 
Michael.S.Zidik@uscg.mil or Lieutenant Margaret Brown at (713) 678-
9001; or email at Margaret.A.Brown@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HOGANSAC is an advisory committee chartered 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-
463). HOGANSAC was established under Section 18 of the Coast Guard 
Authorization Act of 1991, (Pub. L. 102-241)and provides advice and 
recommendation to the Coast Guard on matters relating to the safe 
transit of vessels and products through Galveston Bay and to and from 
the Ports of Galveston, Houston, Texas City, and Galveston Bay.
    The Committee is expected to meet at least three times a year.
    We will consider applications for three positions.
    (a) One at-large member who may represent a particular interest 
group but who utilize the port facilities at Galveston, Houston, and 
Texas City.
    (b) One member representing labor organizations which load and 
unload cargo at the Ports of Galveston and Houston.
    (c) One member from organizations that represent ship owners, 
stevedores, shipyards, or shipping organizations domiciled in the State 
of Texas.
    Each HOGANSAC Committee member serves a term of office of up two 
years. Members may be considered to serve consecutive terms. All 
members serve at their own expense and receive no salary or 
reimbursement of travel expenses, or other compensation from the 
Federal Government.
    Registered lobbyists are not eligible to serve on federal advisory 
committees. Registered lobbyists are lobbyists required to comply with 
provisions contained in the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 
110-81, as amended).
    In support of the Coast Guard policy on gender and ethnic 
nondiscrimination, we encourage qualified men and women of all racial 
and ethnic groups to apply. The Coast Guard values diversity; all the 
different characteristics and attributes of persons that enhance the 
mission of the Coast Guard.

    Dated: December 14, 2011.
James Whitehead,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-107 Filed 1-6-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P