Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council Charter Renewal, 19301-19302 [2012-7625]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2012 / Notices comments should register no fewer than 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting at the meeting location. Oral comments will be permitted based upon the order of registration; all registrants may not be able to speak if time does not permit. Written comments may be sent to Nancy Wong, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, 245 Murray Lane SW., Mail Stop 0607, Arlington, VA 20598–0607. It is recommended that written comments be received by Nancy Wong no later than April 6, 2012, identified by Federal Register Docket Number DHS–2012–0012 for consideration by the NIAC members prior to the meeting. Written comments provided after April 6, 2012, will still be accepted and reviewed by the members. Comments may also be submitted by any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting written comments. • Email: NIAC@dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 703–603–5098. • Mail: Nancy Wong, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane SW., Mail Stop 0607, Arlington, VA 20598–0607. Instructions: All written submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Written comments received will be posted without alteration at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the NIAC, go to www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Wong, National Infrastructure Advisory Council Designated Federal Officer, Department of Homeland Security, telephone (703) 235–2888. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). The NIAC shall provide the President through the Secretary of Homeland Security with advice on the security of the critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems. The NIAC will meet to address issues relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure as directed by the President. At this meeting, the committee will receive a presentation from the NIAC Working Group regarding the scope of the next phase of VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:11 Mar 29, 2012 Jkt 226001 the Working Group’s critical infrastructure resilience study, which incorporates a regional perspective. Meeting Agenda I. Opening of Meeting II. Roll Call of Members III. Opening Remarks and Introductions IV. Approval of January 10, 2012, Minutes V. NIAC Deliberation and Recommendation on Scope of Next Study on Critical Infrastructure Resilience incorporating a regional perspective VI. Public Comment: Discussion Limited to Meeting Agenda Items and Previous NIAC Studies VII. Closing Remarks Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the NIAC Secretariat at (703) 235–2888 as soon as possible. Dated: March 26, 2012. Nancy J. Wong, Designated Federal Officer for the NIAC. [FR Doc. 2012–7695 Filed 3–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2012–0099] Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council Charter Renewal Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of recertification. AGENCY: ACTION: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound Program established by statute. DATES: This recertification is effective for the period from March 1, 2012 through February 28, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LCDR Mike Franklin, Seventeenth Coast Guard District (dpi), by phone at (907) 463–2821, email Michael.R.Franklin@uscg.mil or by mail at P.O. Box 25517, Juneau, Alaska 99802. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19301 Background and Purpose As part of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Congress passed the Oil Terminal and Oil Tanker Environmental Oversight and Monitoring Act of 1990 (the Act), 33 U.S.C. 2732, to foster a long-term partnership among industry, government, and local communities in overseeing compliance with environmental concerns in the operation of crude oil terminals and oil tankers. On October 18, 1991, the President delegated his authority under 33 U.S.C 2732(o) to the Secretary of Transportation in Executive Order 12777, section 8(g) (see 56 FR 54757; October 22, 1991) for purposes of certifying advisory councils, or groups, subject to the Act. On March 3, 1992, the Secretary redelegated that authority to the Commandant of the USCG (see 57 FR 8582; March 11, 1992). The Commandant redelegated that authority to the Chief, Office of Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection (CG–5) on March 19, 1992 (letter #5402). On July 7, 1993, the USCG published a policy statement, 58 FR 36504, to clarify the factors that shall be considered in making the determination as to whether advisory councils, or groups, should be certified in accordance with the Act. The Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection (CG–5), redelegated recertification authority for advisory councils, or groups, to the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District on February 26, 1999 (letter #16450). On September 16, 2002, the USCG published a policy statement, 67 FR 58440, that changed the recertification procedures such that applicants are required to provide the USCG with comprehensive information every three years (triennially). For each of the two years between the triennial application procedure, applicants submit a letter requesting recertification that includes a description of any substantive changes to the information provided at the previous triennial recertification. Further, public comment is not solicited prior to recertification during streamlined years, only during the triennial comprehensive review. On March 1, 2003, the Coast Guard was transferred from the Department of Transportation (DoT) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and retained the previous delegations that were provided while it was in the DoT. The Alyeska Pipeline Service Company pays the PWSRCAC $2.9 million annually in the form of a longterm contract. In return for this E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 19302 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2012 / Notices funding, the PWSRCAC must annually show that it ‘‘fosters the goals and purposes’’ of OPA 90 and is ‘‘broadly representative of the communities and interests in the vicinity of the terminal facilities and Prince William Sound.’’ The PWSRCAC is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1989. Though it receives federal oversight like many independent, non-profit organizations, it is not a federal agency. The PWSRCAC is a local organization that predates the passage of OPA 90. The existence of the PWSRCAC was specifically recognized in OPA 90 where it is defined as an ‘‘alternate voluntary advisory group.’’ Alyeska funds the PWSRCAC, and the Coast Guard makes sure the PWSRCRC operates in a fashion that is broadly consistent with OPA 90. Recertification By letter dated February 27th, 2012, the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard certified that the PWSRCAC qualifies as an alternative voluntary advisory group under 33 U.S.C. 2732(o). This recertification terminates on February 28, 2013. Dated: March 5, 2012. T.P. Ostebo, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–7625 Filed 3–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2012–0212] Navigation Safety Advisory Council Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC) will meet on April 17–18, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, ramming, groundings, Inland and International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: NAVSAC will meet Tuesday, April 17, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, April 18, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. Pre-registration and written comments are due April 13, 2012. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:11 Mar 29, 2012 Jkt 226001 The meeting will be held at the Navy League Building, Coast Guard Recruiting Command, 5th floor conference room, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500, Arlington, Virginia 20598. All visitors to the Navy League Building must pre-register to be admitted to the building. You may preregister by contacting the individual listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the ‘‘Agenda’’ section below. You may submit written comments no later than April 13, 2012, and must be identified by USCG–2012– 0212 using 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: 202–493–2251. • 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. A public comment period will be held during the meeting on April 17, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and April 18, 2012 prior to the close of the meeting. Public presentations may also be given. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 10 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact the individual listed below to register as a speaker. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 If you have questions about this meeting, please contact Mr. Mike Sollosi, the NAVSAC Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), at telephone 202–372– 1545 or email mike.m.sollosi@uscg.mil, or Mr. Dennis Fahr, at telephone 202– 372–1531 or email dennis.fahr@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 this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92–463). The NAVSAC is an advisory committee authorized by 33 U.S.C. 2073 and chartered under the provisions of the FACA. NAVSAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary, through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to prevention of maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings, Inland and International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agenda The NAVSAC will meet to review, discuss and formulate recommendations on the following topics: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 (1) Update on all past Resolutions to the Council. The Council will receive an update on the status of all outstanding resolutions and decide disposition as appropriate. (2) Navigation Rules Regulatory Project. The Council will receive an update on the Coast Guard’s progress toward implementing NAVSAC proposed changes to the Inland Navigation Rules. (3) E-Navigation Strategy. Under the auspices of the Committee on the Marine Transportation System, the Coast Guard and other agencies have developed a National e-Navigation Strategy that will establish a framework for data exchange between and among ships and shore facilities. The Council will receive an update and discuss the implementation plan for the Strategy. (4) Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) Anomalies. Mandatory carriage of ECDIS will be phased in over a six year period beginning in 2012. This series of presentations will inform the Council of developments and difficulties encountered in deploying ECDIS, including accuracy of charted positions, E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 62 (Friday, March 30, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-7625]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2012-0099]


Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council Charter 
Renewal

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of recertification.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the 
Coast Guard has recertified the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' 
Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group 
for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC 
to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers 
under the Prince William Sound Program established by statute.

DATES: This recertification is effective for the period from March 1, 
2012 through February 28, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LCDR Mike Franklin, Seventeenth Coast 
Guard District (dpi), by phone at (907) 463-2821, email 
Michael.R.Franklin@uscg.mil or by mail at P.O. Box 25517, Juneau, 
Alaska 99802.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background and Purpose

    As part of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Congress passed the Oil 
Terminal and Oil Tanker Environmental Oversight and Monitoring Act of 
1990 (the Act), 33 U.S.C. 2732, to foster a long-term partnership among 
industry, government, and local communities in overseeing compliance 
with environmental concerns in the operation of crude oil terminals and 
oil tankers.
    On October 18, 1991, the President delegated his authority under 33 
U.S.C 2732(o) to the Secretary of Transportation in Executive Order 
12777, section 8(g) (see 56 FR 54757; October 22, 1991) for purposes of 
certifying advisory councils, or groups, subject to the Act. On March 
3, 1992, the Secretary redelegated that authority to the Commandant of 
the USCG (see 57 FR 8582; March 11, 1992). The Commandant redelegated 
that authority to the Chief, Office of Marine Safety, Security and 
Environmental Protection (CG-5) on March 19, 1992 (letter 
5402).
    On July 7, 1993, the USCG published a policy statement, 58 FR 
36504, to clarify the factors that shall be considered in making the 
determination as to whether advisory councils, or groups, should be 
certified in accordance with the Act.
    The Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental 
Protection (CG-5), redelegated recertification authority for advisory 
councils, or groups, to the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District 
on February 26, 1999 (letter 16450).
    On September 16, 2002, the USCG published a policy statement, 67 FR 
58440, that changed the recertification procedures such that applicants 
are required to provide the USCG with comprehensive information every 
three years (triennially). For each of the two years between the 
triennial application procedure, applicants submit a letter requesting 
recertification that includes a description of any substantive changes 
to the information provided at the previous triennial recertification. 
Further, public comment is not solicited prior to recertification 
during streamlined years, only during the triennial comprehensive 
review.
    On March 1, 2003, the Coast Guard was transferred from the 
Department of Transportation (DoT) to the Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS) and retained the previous delegations that were provided 
while it was in the DoT.
    The Alyeska Pipeline Service Company pays the PWSRCAC $2.9 million 
annually in the form of a longterm contract. In return for this

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funding, the PWSRCAC must annually show that it ``fosters the goals and 
purposes'' of OPA 90 and is ``broadly representative of the communities 
and interests in the vicinity of the terminal facilities and Prince 
William Sound.'' The PWSRCAC is an independent, nonprofit organization 
founded in 1989. Though it receives federal oversight like many 
independent, non-profit organizations, it is not a federal agency. The 
PWSRCAC is a local organization that predates the passage of OPA 90. 
The existence of the PWSRCAC was specifically recognized in OPA 90 
where it is defined as an ``alternate voluntary advisory group.''
    Alyeska funds the PWSRCAC, and the Coast Guard makes sure the 
PWSRCRC operates in a fashion that is broadly consistent with OPA 90.

Recertification

    By letter dated February 27th, 2012, the Commander, Seventeenth 
Coast Guard certified that the PWSRCAC qualifies as an alternative 
voluntary advisory group under 33 U.S.C. 2732(o). This recertification 
terminates on February 28, 2013.

    Dated: March 5, 2012.
T.P. Ostebo,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard 
District.
[FR Doc. 2012-7625 Filed 3-29-12; 8:45 am]
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