Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS, 66856-66857 [2012-27249]

Download as PDF 66856 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 7, 2012 / Notices Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Suite 7182, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Susan Wohler Sunnarborg, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review/DERA, National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7182, Bethesda, MD 20892, sunnarborgsw@nhlbi.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Special Emphasis Panel NHLBI Conference Grant Review. Date: November 28–29, 2012. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Suite 7185, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Kristen Page, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review/DERA, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7185, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435–0725, kristen.page@nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.233, National Center for Sleep Disorders Research; 93.837, Heart and Vascular Diseases Research; 93.838, Lung Diseases Research; 93.839, Blood Diseases and Resources Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: November 1, 2012. Michelle Trout, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–27097 Filed 11–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2012–0980] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Working Group Meeting. ACTION: A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet to work on Task Statement 77 concerning the development of new performance measures which can be used to assess mariner competencies in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, specifically Electro-Technical Officers and ElectroTechnical Ratings. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: A MERPAC working group will meet on November 27 and November 28, 2012, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:43 Nov 06, 2012 Jkt 229001 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 November 20, 2012. ADDRESSES: The working group will meet in Room 5–1224 of Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Ave. SW., Washington, DC. Attendees will be required to provide a picture identification card and pass through a magnetometer in order to gain admittance to the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Building. Visitors should also arrive at least 30 minutes in advance of the meeting in case of long lines at the entrance. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, contact Mr. Rogers Henderson at 202–372–1408 or rogers.w.henderson@uscg.mil. 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– 2012–0980 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: 202–493–2251. • 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. This notice may be viewed in our online docket, USCG–2012–0980, at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rogers Henderson, Alternate Designated PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 established under the Secretary’s authority in 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 acts 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 advises, consults with, and makes recommendations reflecting its independent judgment to the Secretary. Agenda Day 1 The agenda for the November 27, 2012, working group meeting is as follows: (1) 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, specifically ElectroTechnical Officers and ElectroTechnical Ratings; (2) Public comment period; (3) Discuss and prepare proposed recommendations for the full committee to consider with regards to Task Statement 77, concerning the development of new performance measures which can be used to assess mariner competencies in the STCW, specifically for Electro-Technical Officers and Electro-Technical Ratings. Day 2 The agenda for the November 28, 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 77, concerning the development of new performance E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 7, 2012 / Notices measures which can be used to assess mariner competencies in the STCW, specifically for Electro-Technical Officers and Electro-Technical Ratings; and (4) Adjournment of meeting. Procedural: A copy of all meeting documentation, including the Task Statement, is available at https:// homeport.uscg.mil by using these key strokes: Missions; Port and Waterways Safety; Advisory Committees; MERPAC; and then use the event key. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Henderson as noted in the ADDRESSES section above. Public oral comment periods 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 periods 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: November 2, 2012. F. J. Sturm, Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2012–27249 Filed 11–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2012–0981] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Working Group Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet to work on Task Statement 71 concerning review of the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) tables for deck and engineer officers listed in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 as amended, for alignment with the Coast Guard examination topic tables. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: A MERPAC working group will meet on December 5, 2012, and December 6, 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 November 26, 2012. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:43 Nov 06, 2012 Jkt 229001 The working group will meet at the Jemal Building, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Room 09–1419, 1900 Half Street, Washington, DC, 20593. Attendees will be required to provide a picture identification card and pass through a magnetometer in order to gain admittance to the Jemal Building. Visitors should also arrive at least 30 minutes in advance of the meeting in case of long lines at the entrance. For further information about the Coast Guard facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, contact Mr. Rogers Henderson at (202) 372–1408 or rogers.w.henderson@uscg.mil. 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– 2012–0981 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: 202–493–2251. • 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. This notice may be viewed in our online docket, USCG–2012–0981, 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. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66857 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 acts 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 advises, consults with, and makes recommendations reflecting its independent judgment to the Secretary. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Day 1 The agenda for the December 05, 2012, working group meeting is as follows: (1) Review the knowledge, understanding and proficiency (KUP) guidelines for operational level deck and engineer officers listed in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 as amended (STCW), and submit recommendations and comments as to which of these are not covered by the examination topics found in the subject lists for deck and engine officer examinations, found in Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations § 11.910 and Table 11.950; (2) Public comment period; (3) Discuss and prepare proposed recommendations for the full committee to consider with regards to Task Statement 71, concerning review of the ‘‘STCW Code Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency tables for alignment with the Coast Guard examination topic tables’’; and (4) Adjournment of meeting. Day 2 The agenda for the December 06, 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 71, concerning review of the ‘‘STCW Code Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency tables E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-27249]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0980]


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: A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory 
Committee (MERPAC) will meet to work on Task Statement 77 concerning 
the development of new performance measures which can be used to assess 
mariner competencies in the International Convention on Standards of 
Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, specifically 
Electro-Technical Officers and Electro-Technical Ratings. This meeting 
will be open to the public.

DATES: A MERPAC working group will meet on November 27 and November 28, 
2012, from 8 a.m. until 5 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 
November 20, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The working group will meet in Room 5-1224 of Coast Guard 
Headquarters, 2100 Second Ave. SW., Washington, DC. Attendees will be 
required to provide a picture identification card and pass through a 
magnetometer in order to gain admittance to the U.S. Coast Guard 
Headquarters Building. Visitors should also arrive at least 30 minutes 
in advance of the meeting in case of long lines at the entrance.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance, contact Mr. Rogers 
Henderson at 202-372-1408 or rogers.w.henderson@uscg.mil.
    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-2012-0980 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: 202-493-2251.
     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.
    This notice may be viewed in our online docket, USCG-2012-0980, 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 established under the Secretary's 
authority in 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 acts 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 
advises, consults with, and makes recommendations reflecting its 
independent judgment to the Secretary.

Agenda

Day 1

    The agenda for the November 27, 2012, working group meeting is as 
follows:
    (1) 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, specifically Electro-Technical Officers and 
Electro-Technical Ratings;
    (2) Public comment period;
    (3) Discuss and prepare proposed recommendations for the full 
committee to consider with regards to Task Statement 77, concerning the 
development of new performance measures which can be used to assess 
mariner competencies in the STCW, specifically for Electro-Technical 
Officers and Electro-Technical Ratings.

Day 2

    The agenda for the November 28, 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 77, concerning the 
development of new performance

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measures which can be used to assess mariner competencies in the STCW, 
specifically for Electro-Technical Officers and Electro-Technical 
Ratings; and
    (4) Adjournment of meeting.
    Procedural: A copy of all meeting documentation, including the Task 
Statement, is available at https://homeport.uscg.mil by using these key 
strokes: Missions; Port and Waterways Safety; Advisory Committees; 
MERPAC; and then use the event key. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. 
Henderson as noted in the ADDRESSES section above.
    Public oral comment periods 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 periods 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: November 2, 2012.
F. J. Sturm,
Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2012-27249 Filed 11-6-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P