Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting, 1944-1945 [2012-399]

Download as PDF 1944 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2012 / Notices Burden Estimate: The estimated burden remains 97,260 hours a year. 2. Title: Ballast Water Management for Vessels with Ballast Tanks Entering U.S. Waters. OMB Control Number: 1625–0069. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Owners and operators of certain vessels. Abstract: This collection requires the master of a vessel to provide information that details the vessel operator’s ballast water management efforts. Forms: CG–5662. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden remains 60,727 hours a year. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: December 23, 2011. R.E. Day, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2012–400 Filed 1–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2012–0011] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Working Group Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will conduct an intercessional meeting to facilitate working group discussion of Task Statement 76, entitled ‘‘Review of Performance Measures (Assessment Criteria),’’ and Task Statement 77, entitled ‘‘Development of Performance Measures (Assessment Criteria).’’ This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: A MERPAC working group will meet on January 31, 2012, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on February 1, 2012, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Please note that the meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Written comments to be distributed to working group members and placed on MERPAC’s Web site are due by January 20, 2012. ADDRESSES: The working group will meet at the STAR Center, 2 West Dixie Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004–4312. For further information about the STAR Center hotel facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jan 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 request special assistance, contact Mr. Graeme Holman at (954) 920–3222. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the work group, which are listed in the ‘‘Agenda’’ section below. Written comments must be identified by Docket No. USCG– 2012–0011 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments (preferred method to avoid delays in processing). • Fax: (202) 372–1918. • 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. • 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 the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Docket: For access to the docket to read documents or comments related to this notice, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. This notice may be viewed in our online docket, USCG–2012–0011, at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rogers Henderson, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of MERPAC, telephone (202) 372–1408. 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 (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). MERPAC is an advisory committee authorized under section 871 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Title 6, United States Code, section 451, and chartered under the provisions of the FACA. The Committee will act solely in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Commandant of the Coast Guard and the Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on matters relating to personnel in the U.S. merchant marine, including but not limited to training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards. The Committee will advise, consult with, and make recommendations reflecting its independent judgment to the Secretary. Agenda Day 1 The agenda for the January 31, 2012, working group meeting is as follows: (1) Review existing performance measures and develop new performance measures which can be used to assess mariner competencies listed in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 as amended; (2) Public comment period; (3) Discuss and prepare proposed recommendations for the full committee to consider with regards to Task Statement 76, concerning the review of existing performance measures which can be used to assess mariner competencies listed in the STCW, and Task Statement 77, concerning the development of new performance measures which can be used to assess mariner competencies in the STCW (these task statements are included as supplemental material to the docket); and (4) Adjournment of meeting. Day 2 The agenda for the February 1, 2012, working group meeting is as follows: (1) Continue discussion on proposed recommendations; (2) Public comment period; (3) Discuss and prepare final recommendations for the full committee to consider with regards to Task Statement 76, concerning the review of existing performance measures which can be used to assess mariner competencies listed in the STCW, and Task Statement 77, concerning the development of new performance measures which can be used to assess mariner competencies in the STCW (these task statements are included as supplemental material to the docket); and (4) Adjournment of meeting. Procedural: A copy of all meeting documentation is available at the https://www.fido.gov Web site or by contacting Rogers Henderson. Once you have accessed the MERPAC Committee page, click on the meetings tab and then the ‘‘View’’ button for the meeting dated January 31–February 1, 2012 to access the information for this meeting. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2012 / Notices Minutes will be available 90 days after this meeting. Both minutes and documents related to this meeting can also be found at an alternative site using the following Web address: https:// homeport.uscg.mil and use these key strokes: Missions; Port and Waterways Safety; Advisory Committees; MERPAC; and then use the event key. A public oral comment period will be held during the working group meeting. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please note that the public oral comment period may end before the prescribed ending time indicated following the last call for comments. Contact Rogers Henderson as indicated above to register as a speaker. Dated: January 6, 2012. F.J. Sturm, Deputy Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2012–399 Filed 1–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2011–0041; OMB No. 1660–0070] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, National Fire Department Census FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the use of a form to collect data for the development and continuation of the National Fire Department Census. SUMMARY: Type of respondent tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Comments must be submitted on or before March 12, 2012. ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use only one of the following means to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2011–0041. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 835, Washington, DC 20472– 3100. (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483–2999. (4) Email. Submit comments to FEMA-POLICY@dhs.gov. Include Docket ID FEMA–2011–0041 in the subject line. 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 link in the footer of www.regulations.gov. DATES: Form name/Form number State, Local, or Tribal (career). Gayle Kelch, Statistician, United States Fire Administration, National Fire Data Center, (301) 447–1154 for additional information. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646–3347 or email address: FEMAInformation-CollectionsManagement@dhs.gov. Public Law 93–498 provides for the gathering and analyzing of data as deemed useful and applicable for fire departments. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) receives many requests from fire service organizations and the general public for information related to fire departments, including total number of departments, number of stations per department, population protected, and number of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Fire Department Census/ FEMA Form 070– 0–0–1. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jan 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 Number of respondents PO 00000 Number of responses per respondent 490 Frm 00033 1 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total number of responses 490 1945 firefighters. The USFA also has a need for this information to guide programmatic decisions, and produce mailing lists for USFA publications. Recommendations for the creation of the fire department census database came out of a Blue Ribbon Panel’s review of the USFA. The report included a review of the structure, mission, and funding of the USFA, future policies, programmatic needs, course development and delivery, and the role of the USFA to reflect changes in the fire service. As a result of those recommendations, the USFA is working to identify all fire departments in the United States to develop a database that will include information related to demographics, capabilities, and activities of fire departments Nationwide. In the first year of this effort, information was collected from 16,000 fire departments. Since the first year of the collection, an additional 10,500 departments have registered with the census for a total of 26,500 fire departments. This leaves an estimated 3,500 departments still to respond. Additionally, about 5,300 current census registered departments are contacted by USFA each year and are asked to provide updates to any previously submitted information. Collection of Information Title: National Fire Department Census. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0070. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 070–0–0–1, National Fire Department Census. Abstract: This collection seeks to identify fire departments in the United States to compile and update a database related to their demographics, capabilities, and activities. The database is used to guide programmatic decisions and provide information to the public and the fire service. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,342 hours. Avg. burden per response (in hours) .4167 hours (25 minutes) ... E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 Total annual burden (in hours) 204

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-399]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0011]


Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional 
Meeting

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Working Group Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will 
conduct an intercessional meeting to facilitate working group 
discussion of Task Statement 76, entitled ``Review of Performance 
Measures (Assessment Criteria),'' and Task Statement 77, entitled 
``Development of Performance Measures (Assessment Criteria).'' This 
meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: A MERPAC working group will meet on January 31, 2012, from 8 
a.m. until 5 p.m., and on February 1, 2012, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. 
Please note that the meeting may adjourn early if all business is 
finished. Written comments to be distributed to working group members 
and placed on MERPAC's Web site are due by January 20, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The working group will meet at the STAR Center, 2 West Dixie 
Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004-4312. For further information about the 
STAR Center hotel facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance, contact Mr. Graeme 
Holman at (954) 920-3222.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the work group, which are listed in 
the ``Agenda'' section below. Written comments must be identified by 
Docket No. USCG-2012-0011 and may be submitted by one of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments (preferred method to 
avoid delays in processing).
     Fax: (202) 372-1918.
     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.
     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 the docket number for this 
action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You 
may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the 
January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).
    Docket: For access to the docket to read documents or comments 
related to this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    This notice may be viewed in our online docket, USCG-2012-0011, at 
http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rogers Henderson, Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer of MERPAC, telephone (202) 372-1408. 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 (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).
    MERPAC is an advisory committee authorized under section 871 of the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002, Title 6, United States Code, section 
451, and chartered under the provisions of the FACA. The Committee will 
act solely in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department 
of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Commandant of the Coast Guard 
and the Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards on matters 
relating to personnel in the U.S. merchant marine, including but not 
limited to training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and 
fitness standards. The Committee will advise, consult with, and make 
recommendations reflecting its independent judgment to the Secretary.

Agenda

Day 1

    The agenda for the January 31, 2012, working group meeting is as 
follows:
    (1) Review existing performance measures and develop new 
performance measures which can be used to assess mariner competencies 
listed in the International Convention on Standards of Training, 
Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 as amended;
    (2) Public comment period;
    (3) Discuss and prepare proposed recommendations for the full 
committee to consider with regards to Task Statement 76, concerning the 
review of existing performance measures which can be used to assess 
mariner competencies listed in the STCW, and Task Statement 77, 
concerning the development of new performance measures which can be 
used to assess mariner competencies in the STCW (these task statements 
are included as supplemental material to the docket); and
    (4) Adjournment of meeting.

Day 2

    The agenda for the February 1, 2012, working group meeting is as 
follows:
    (1) Continue discussion on proposed recommendations;
    (2) Public comment period;
    (3) Discuss and prepare final recommendations for the full 
committee to consider with regards to Task Statement 76, concerning the 
review of existing performance measures which can be used to assess 
mariner competencies listed in the STCW, and Task Statement 77, 
concerning the development of new performance measures which can be 
used to assess mariner competencies in the STCW (these task statements 
are included as supplemental material to the docket); and
    (4) Adjournment of meeting.
    Procedural: A copy of all meeting documentation is available at the 
https://www.fido.gov Web site or by contacting Rogers Henderson. Once 
you have accessed the MERPAC Committee page, click on the meetings tab 
and then the ``View'' button for the meeting dated January 31-February 
1, 2012 to access the information for this meeting.

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Minutes will be available 90 days after this meeting. Both minutes and 
documents related to this meeting can also be found at an alternative 
site using the following Web address: https://homeport.uscg.mil and use 
these key strokes: Missions; Port and Waterways Safety; Advisory 
Committees; MERPAC; and then use the event key.
    A public oral comment period will be held during the working group 
meeting. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. 
Please note that the public oral comment period may end before the 
prescribed ending time indicated following the last call for comments. 
Contact Rogers Henderson as indicated above to register as a speaker.

    Dated: January 6, 2012.
F.J. Sturm,
Deputy Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2012-399 Filed 1-11-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P