Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee, 20834-20835 [2012-8288]

Download as PDF 20834 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2012 / Notices certification, the laboratory will be included in the monthly list of HHScertified laboratories and participate in the NLCP certification maintenance program. Janine Denis Cook, Chemist, Division of Workplace Programs, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 2012–8236 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2011–0138] Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MMMAC) will meet on May 8–9, 2012 to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of merchant mariner credentials, medical standards and guidelines for physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: MMMAC will meet on Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Maritime Center (NMC), 3rd floor conference room, 100 Forbes Drive, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25404. Please be advised that in order to gain admittance to the NMC building, you must provide identification in the form of a government-issued picture identification card. If you plan to attend, please notify the individual listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, no later than April 20, 2012 so that administrative access into the NMC building can be processed prior to arrival. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact LT Dylan McCall, the ADFO, 202–372–1128 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’’ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Apr 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 section below. Comments must be submitted in writing to the Coast Guard on or before April 20, 2012 and must be identified by USCG–2011–0138 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: 202–372–1246. • 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). If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee in advance of the meeting, please submit 15 copies to the ADFO no later than April 20, 2012. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments related to this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov. A public comment period will be held on May 8, 2012, from 9:20 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and May 9, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Additionally, public comment will be sought throughout the meeting as specific tasks and issues are discussed by the committee. Contact the individual listed below to register as a speaker. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Dylan McCall, the MMMAC ADFO, at telephone 202–372–1128 or email Dylan.k.mccall@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, 5 U.S.C. App. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Pub. L. 92–463). The MMMAC is authorized by section 210 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–281) and the committee’s purpose is to advise the Secretary on matters related to medical certification determinations for issuance of merchant mariner credentials; medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels; medical examiner education; and medical research. Agenda: Day 1 (1) Opening comments by Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Captain E. P. Christensen. (2) Remarks from National Maritime Center Leadership. (3) Introduction and swearing in of the new members. (4) Designation of the Chair and ViceChair. (5) Review of Last Meeting’s Minutes. (6) Public Comments. (7) Working Groups addressing the following task statements may meet to deliberate— (a) Task Statement 1, Revising Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 04–08. The NVIC can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/ nvic/. Medical and Physical Guidelines for Merchant Mariner Credentials. (b) Task Statement 2, top medical conditions leading to denial of mariner credentials. (c) Task Statement 4, Revising the CG–719K Medical Evaluation Report Form for mariner physicals. The form can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/ nmc. (d) Task Statement 5, Creating medical expert panels for the top medical conditions. (e) Task Statement 6, Developing designated medical examiner program. Day 2 (1) Working Group Discussions continued from Day 1. (2) By mid-afternoon, the Working Groups will report, and if applicable, make recommendations for the full committee to consider for presentation to the Coast Guard. Official action on these recommendations may be taken on this date. The public will have an opportunity to speak during the Working Groups Report. (3) General public comments/ presentations. (4) Closing remarks/plans for next meeting. E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2012 / Notices Dated: April 2, 2012. P.F. Thomas, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Director of Prevention Policy. without an assigned client representative should direct their questions to Susan Maskell at susan.maskell@dhs.gov. [FR Doc. 2012–8288 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Background DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Document Image System (DIS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) plan to conduct a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning document imaging. During the test, certain Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) participants will be able to submit electronic images of a specific set of CBP and Participating Government Agency (PGA) forms and supporting information to CBP. Specifically, importers, and brokers, will be allowed to submit official CBP documents and specified PGA forms via the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). This notice also describes test particulars including commencement date, eligibility, procedural and documentation requirements, and test development and evaluation methods. The test will be known as the Document Image System (DIS) Test. DATES: The DIS test will commence no earlier than April 6, 2012 and will continue until concluded by way of announcement in the Federal Register. Comments concerning this notice and any aspect of the test may be submitted at any time during the test to the address set forth below. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be submitted via email to Monica Crockett at ESARinfoinbox@dhs.gov. In the subject line of your email, please indicate ‘‘Document Image System (DIS)’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For policy-related questions, contact Monica Crockett at monica.crockett@dhs.gov. For technical questions related to ABI transmissions, contact your assigned client representative. Any PGA interested in participating in DIS should contact Susan Dyszel at susan.dyszel@dhs.gov. Interested parties mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Apr 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 The National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) was established in Subtitle B of Title VI—Customs Modernization, in the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103–182, 107 Stat. 2057, 2170, December 8, 1993) (Customs Modernization Act). See 19 U.S.C. 1411. Through NCAP, the initial thrust of customs modernization was on trade compliance and the development of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), the planned successor to the Automated Commercial System (ACS). ACE is an automated and electronic system for commercial trade processing which is intended to streamline business processes, facilitate growth in trade, ensure cargo security, and foster participation in global commerce, while ensuring compliance with U.S. laws and regulations and reducing costs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and all of its communities of interest. The ability to meet these objectives depends on successfully modernizing CBP’s business functions and the information technology that supports those functions. CBP’s modernization efforts are accomplished through phased releases of ACE component functionality designed to replace a specific legacy ACS function. Each release will begin with a test and will end with mandatory compliance with the new ACE feature, thus retiring the legacy ACS function. Each release builds on previous releases and sets the foundation for subsequent releases. ACE prototypes are tested in accordance with § 101.9(b) of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 101.9(b)), which provides for the testing of NCAP components including ACE. For the convenience of the public, a chronological listing of Federal Register publications detailing ACE test developments in Entry, Summary, Accounts and Revenue (ESAR) is set forth below in Section X, entitled, ‘‘Development of ACE Prototypes.’’ The procedures and criteria related to participation in the prior ACE tests remain in effect unless otherwise explicitly changed by this or subsequent notices published in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20835 Document Image System (DIS) Test Program This notice announces a CBP plan to allow parties who have been accepted in previous ESAR tests and who file entry summaries in ACE to submit specified CBP and PGA documents via the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) as part of the Document Image System (DIS) test. DIS is currently a stand-alone system that will eventually support integration with other CBP systems and other government agencies. DIS capabilities will be delivered in multiple phases. The first phase, and the subject of this notice, will enable participating importers and brokers to transmit images of specified CBP and PGA forms with supporting information via EDI in an Extensible Markup Language (XML) format, in lieu of conventional paper methods. DIS will provide for the storage of all submitted documents in a secure centralized location for the maintenance of associations with ACE entry summary transactions. Authorized CBP and PGA users will have the ability to access document images submitted by trade participants via a user interface, which will allow CBP and PGA users to select specific documents for review, to change the status of documents, and to add comments based on the current state of their review. The interface will also allow the document image to be downloaded or printed, if necessary. This first phase will be limited to the forms listed below in Section III of this notice. Subsequent deployment phases of DIS will extend the functionality developed in this first phase to other CBP and PGA systems. These latter phases will incorporate additional forms into DIS and provide new interfaces for integration of DIS with other systems in CBP and other government agencies. The exact dates and content of subsequent phases of DIS have not yet been determined but will be announced in the Federal Register when set. Test Participation I. Eligibility Requirements In order to be eligible to participate in the DIS test, importers or brokers must be ACE entry summary filers. Interested participants should contact their client representative for additional information pertaining to participation in this test. Interested companies that do not currently have an assigned client representative should submit a Letter of Intent expressing their intent to participate in the DIS test so that client representatives can be assigned. Instructions for the preparation of the Letter of Intent can be found on the CBP E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 67 (Friday, April 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20834-20835]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8288]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0138]


Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MMMAC) will 
meet on May 8-9, 2012 to discuss matters relating to medical 
certification determinations for issuance of merchant mariner 
credentials, medical standards and guidelines for physical 
qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner 
education, and medical research. The meeting will be open to the 
public.

DATES: MMMAC will meet on Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 9, 2012 
from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early 
if the committee has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Maritime Center 
(NMC), 3rd floor conference room, 100 Forbes Drive, Martinsburg, West 
Virginia 25404.
    Please be advised that in order to gain admittance to the NMC 
building, you must provide identification in the form of a government-
issued picture identification card. If you plan to attend, please 
notify the individual listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, no 
later than April 20, 2012 so that administrative access into the NMC 
building can be processed prior to arrival.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
LT Dylan McCall, the ADFO, 202-372-1128 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. Comments must be submitted in writing to the 
Coast Guard on or before April 20, 2012 and must be identified by USCG-
2011-0138 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: 202-372-1246.
     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). If you 
would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the 
committee in advance of the meeting, please submit 15 copies to the 
ADFO no later than April 20, 2012.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments related to this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    A public comment period will be held on May 8, 2012, from 9:20 a.m. 
to 9:30 a.m., and May 9, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Speakers are 
requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please note that the 
public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the 
last call for comments. Additionally, public comment will be sought 
throughout the meeting as specific tasks and issues are discussed by 
the committee. Contact the individual listed below to register as a 
speaker.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Dylan McCall, the MMMAC 
ADFO, at telephone 202-372-1128 or email Dylan.k.mccall@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, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). The 
MMMAC is authorized by section 210 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act 
of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-281) and the committee's purpose is to advise the 
Secretary on matters related to medical certification determinations 
for issuance of merchant mariner credentials; medical standards and 
guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial 
vessels; medical examiner education; and medical research.
    Agenda:

Day 1

    (1) Opening comments by Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Captain 
E. P. Christensen.
    (2) Remarks from National Maritime Center Leadership.
    (3) Introduction and swearing in of the new members.
    (4) Designation of the Chair and Vice-Chair.
    (5) Review of Last Meeting's Minutes.
    (6) Public Comments.
    (7) Working Groups addressing the following task statements may 
meet to deliberate--
    (a) Task Statement 1, Revising Navigation and Vessel Inspection 
Circular (NVIC) 04-08. The NVIC can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvic/. Medical and Physical Guidelines for Merchant Mariner 
Credentials.
    (b) Task Statement 2, top medical conditions leading to denial of 
mariner credentials.
    (c) Task Statement 4, Revising the CG-719K Medical Evaluation 
Report Form for mariner physicals. The form can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/nmc.
    (d) Task Statement 5, Creating medical expert panels for the top 
medical conditions.
    (e) Task Statement 6, Developing designated medical examiner 
program.

Day 2

    (1) Working Group Discussions continued from Day 1.
    (2) By mid-afternoon, the Working Groups will report, and if 
applicable, make recommendations for the full committee to consider for 
presentation to the Coast Guard. Official action on these 
recommendations may be taken on this date. The public will have an 
opportunity to speak during the Working Groups Report.
    (3) General public comments/presentations.
    (4) Closing remarks/plans for next meeting.


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    Dated: April 2, 2012.
P.F. Thomas,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Director of Prevention Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-8288 Filed 4-5-12; 8:45 am]
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