Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies, 31631-31632 [2012-12874]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 103 / Tuesday, May 29, 2012 / Notices Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received in dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act statement regarding Coast Guard public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Previous Request for Comments This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The Coast Guard published the 60-day notice (77 FR 16044, March 19, 2012) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That Notice elicited no comments. Information Collection Requests 1. Title: Oil and Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention and Safety Records, Equivalents/Alternatives and Exemptions. OMB Control Number: 1625–0095. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Owners and operators of bulk oil and hazardous materials facilities and vessels. Abstract: The information is used by the Coast Guard to ensure that an oil or hazardous material requirement alternative or exemption provides an equivalent level of safety and protection from pollution. Forms: None. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden remains 1,440 hours a year. 2. Title: Requirements for the Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Compressed Natural Gas as Cooking Fuel on Passenger Vessels. OMB Control Number: 1625–0099. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Owners and operators of passenger vessels. Abstract: The collection of information requires passenger vessels to post two placards that contain safety and operating instructions on the use of cooking appliances that use liquefied gas or compressed natural gas. Forms: None. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 5,288 hours to 5,948 hours a year. 3. Title: Mandatory Ship Reporting System for the Northeast and Southeast Coasts of the United States. OMB Control Number: 1625–0103. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Operators of certain vessels. Abstract: The information is needed to reduce the number of ship collisions VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:12 May 25, 2012 Jkt 226001 with endangered northern right whales. Coast Guard rules at 33 CFR part 169 establish two mandatory ship-reporting systems off the northeast and southeast coasts of the United States. Forms: None. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 211 hours to 200 hours a year. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: May 21, 2012. R.E. Day, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2012–12872 Filed 5–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2012–0458] Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies Coast Guard, DHS. Request for applications. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). This Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. DATES: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in time to reach Patrick Mannion, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) on or before July 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, your resume should be submitted by one of the following methods: • E-mail: Patrick.J.Mannion@uscg.mil. • Fax: (202) 372–1926 ATTN: Mr. Patrick Mannion, TSAC ADFO. • Mail: Mr. Patrick Mannion, TSAC ADFO, Commandant (CG–5222), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second St. SW., STOP 7126, Washington, DC 20593– 7126. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Rob Smith, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC), 202–372–1410, Robert.L.Smith@uscg.mil or Patrick Mannion, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC); telephone 202–372– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31631 1439; fax 202–372–1926; or email at Patrick.J.Mannion@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TSAC is a Federal advisory committee established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. (Pub. L. 92–463) and under the authority of Title 33, United States Code, section 1231a, as amended by section 621 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–281). The Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. See 33 U.S.C. 1321a. Normally, the Committee is expected to meet at least twice a year either in the Washington DC area or in a city with large towing centers of commerce and populated by high concentrations of towing industry and related businesses. The Committee may also be called to meet for extraordinary purposes. Subcommittees and workgroups may conduct intercessional telephonic meetings when necessary for specific tasking. As specified in 33 U.S.C. 1231a, the Committee is to consist of 18 members: Æ Seven members representing the Barge and Towing industry (reflecting a regional geographical balance); Æ One member representing the offshore mineral and oil supply vessel industry; Æ One member representing holders of active licensed Masters or Pilots of towing vessels with experience on the Western Rivers and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Æ One member representing the holders of active licensed Masters of towing vessels in offshore service. Æ One member representing Masters who are active ship-docking or harbor towing vessel. Æ One member representing licensed or unlicensed towing vessel engineers with formal training and experience. Æ Two members representing each of the following groups: D Port districts, authorities, or terminal operators; D Shippers (of whom at least one shall be engaged in the shipment of oil or hazardous materials by barge); Æ Two members representing the General Public. We will consider applicants for five positions that expire or become vacant on September 30, 2012: • Two representatives from the Barge and Towing industry; • One representative from the offshore mineral and oil supply vessel industry; • One representative from shippers; and E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 31632 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 103 / Tuesday, May 29, 2012 / Notices • One member from the general public. To be eligible, applicants should have expertise, knowledge, and experience relative to the position in the towing industry, marine transportation, or business operations associated with shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. If you are selected as a nonrepresentative member, or as a member who represents the general public, you will be appointed and serve as a Special Government Employee (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18, United States Code. As a candidate for appointment as a SGE, applicants are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). Coast Guard may not release the reports or the information in them to the public except under an order issued by a Federal court or as otherwise provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Applicants can obtain this form by going to the Web site of the Office of Government Ethics (www.oge.gov), or by contacting the individual listed above. Applications which are not accompanied by a completed OGE Form 450 will not be considered. Each member serves for a term of up to 3 years. Members may be considered to serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary, or other compensation from the Federal Government. The exception to this policy is the possible reimbursement of travel and per diem expenses depending on fiscal budgetary constraints. 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. 104–65, as amended by Title II of Pub. L. 110–81. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other nonmerit factor. DHS strives to achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all of its recruitment actions. To visit our online docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, enter the docket number for this notice (USCG– 2012–0458) in the Search box, and press Enter.’’ Please do not post your resume on this site. During the vetting process, applicants may be asked to provide date of birth and social security number. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:12 May 25, 2012 Jkt 226001 Dated: May 21, 2012. F.J. Sturm, Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2012–12874 Filed 5–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Highway Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) Program Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 60-day notice. AGENCY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on a new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The ICR will assess the current security practices in the highway and motor carrier industry by way of its Highway Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) program, which encompasses site visits and interviews, and is part of the larger domain awareness, prevention, and protection program supporting TSA’s and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) missions. This voluntary collection allows TSA to conduct transportation security-related assessments during site visits with security and operating officials of surface transportation entities. DATES: Send your comments by July 30, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@dhs.gov or delivered to the TSA PRA Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA–11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598–6011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Perkins at the above address, or by telephone (571) 227–3398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation is available at www.reginfo.gov. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement Purpose of Data Collection Under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) and delegated authority from the Secretary of Homeland Security, TSA has broad responsibility and authority for ‘‘security in all modes of transportation including security responsibilities over modes of transportation that are exercised by the Department of Transportation.’’ 1 TSA is also specifically empowered to develop policies, strategies, and plans for dealing with threats to transportation,2 ensure the adequacy of security measures for the transportation of cargo,3 oversee the implementation and ensure the adequacy of security measures at transportation facilities,4 and carry out other appropriate duties relating to transportation security.5 In the past, TSA has conducted Corporate Security Reviews (CSRs) with organizations engaged in transportation 1 See Pub. L. 107–71, 115 Stat. 597 (Nov. 19, 2001), codified at 49 U.S.C. 114(d). The TSA Assistant Secretary’s current authorities under ATSA have been delegated to him by the Secretary of Homeland Security. Section 403(2) of the Homeland Security Act (HSA) of 2002, Pub. L. 107– 296, 116 Stat. 2315 (2002), transferred all functions of TSA, including those of the Secretary of Transportation and the Under Secretary of Transportation of Security related to TSA, to the Secretary of Homeland Security. Pursuant to DHS Delegation Number 7060.2, the Secretary delegated to the Assistant Secretary (now referred to as the Administrator of TSA), subject to the Secretary’s guidance and control, the authority vested in the Secretary with respect to TSA, including that in sec. 403(2) of the HSA. 2 49 U.S.C. 114(f)(3). 3 49 U.S.C. 114(f)(10). 4 49 U.S.C. 114(f)(11). 5 49 U.S.C. 114(f)(15). E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 103 (Tuesday, May 29, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-12874]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0458]


Towing 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 
Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). This Committee advises the 
Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft 
inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.

DATES: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in time to 
reach Patrick Mannion, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) 
on or before July 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, your resume should be 
submitted by one of the following methods:
     E-mail: Patrick.J.Mannion@uscg.mil.
     Fax: (202) 372-1926 ATTN: Mr. Patrick Mannion, TSAC ADFO.
     Mail: Mr. Patrick Mannion, TSAC ADFO, Commandant (CG-
5222), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second St. SW., STOP 7126, Washington, DC 
20593-7126.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Rob Smith, Designated 
Federal Officer (DFO) of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC), 
202-372-1410, Robert.L.Smith@uscg.mil or Patrick Mannion, Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer of Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC); 
telephone 202-372-1439; fax 202-372-1926; or email at 
Patrick.J.Mannion@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TSAC is a Federal advisory committee 
established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. (Pub. L. 92-463) and under the authority 
of Title 33, United States Code, section 1231a, as amended by section 
621 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-281). The 
Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters 
relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and 
towing safety. See 33 U.S.C. 1321a.
    Normally, the Committee is expected to meet at least twice a year 
either in the Washington DC area or in a city with large towing centers 
of commerce and populated by high concentrations of towing industry and 
related businesses. The Committee may also be called to meet for 
extraordinary purposes. Subcommittees and workgroups may conduct 
intercessional telephonic meetings when necessary for specific tasking.
    As specified in 33 U.S.C. 1231a, the Committee is to consist of 18 
members:
    [cir] Seven members representing the Barge and Towing industry 
(reflecting a regional geographical balance);
    [cir] One member representing the offshore mineral and oil supply 
vessel industry;
    [cir] One member representing holders of active licensed Masters or 
Pilots of towing vessels with experience on the Western Rivers and the 
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
    [cir] One member representing the holders of active licensed 
Masters of towing vessels in offshore service.
    [cir] One member representing Masters who are active ship-docking 
or harbor towing vessel.
    [cir] One member representing licensed or unlicensed towing vessel 
engineers with formal training and experience.
    [cir] Two members representing each of the following groups:
    [ssquf] Port districts, authorities, or terminal operators;
    [ssquf] Shippers (of whom at least one shall be engaged in the 
shipment of oil or hazardous materials by barge);
    [cir] Two members representing the General Public.
    We will consider applicants for five positions that expire or 
become vacant on September 30, 2012:
     Two representatives from the Barge and Towing industry;
     One representative from the offshore mineral and oil 
supply vessel industry;
     One representative from shippers; and

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     One member from the general public.
    To be eligible, applicants should have expertise, knowledge, and 
experience relative to the position in the towing industry, marine 
transportation, or business operations associated with shallow-draft 
inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. If you are 
selected as a non-representative member, or as a member who represents 
the general public, you will be appointed and serve as a Special 
Government Employee (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18, 
United States Code. As a candidate for appointment as a SGE, applicants 
are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report 
(OGE Form 450). Coast Guard may not release the reports or the 
information in them to the public except under an order issued by a 
Federal court or as otherwise provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 
552a). Applicants can obtain this form by going to the Web site of the 
Office of Government Ethics (www.oge.gov), or by contacting the 
individual listed above. Applications which are not accompanied by a 
completed OGE Form 450 will not be considered.
    Each member serves for a term of up to 3 years. Members may be 
considered to serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their own 
expense and receive no salary, or other compensation from the Federal 
Government. The exception to this policy is the possible reimbursement 
of travel and per diem expenses depending on fiscal budgetary 
constraints.
    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. 
104-65, as amended by Title II of Pub. L. 110-81.
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not discriminate in 
employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, 
political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital 
status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an 
employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHS strives to 
achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all of its recruitment 
actions.
    To visit our online docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, enter 
the docket number for this notice (USCG-2012-0458) in the Search box, 
and press Enter.'' Please do not post your resume on this site. During 
the vetting process, applicants may be asked to provide date of birth 
and social security number.

    Dated: May 21, 2012.
F.J. Sturm,
Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2012-12874 Filed 5-25-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P