Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee, 11213-11214 [2013-03548]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group; AIDS Discovery and Development of Therapeutics Study Section. Date: March 11, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: St. Gregory Hotel, 2033 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20036. Contact Person: Shiv A. Prasad, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5220, MSC 7852, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–443– 5779, prasads@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group; AIDS Molecular and Cellular Biology Study Section. Date: March 11, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica Hotel, 530 West Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Contact Person: Kenneth A. Roebuck, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5214, MSC 7852, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 1166, roebuckk@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: AIDS and Related Research Integrated Review Group; Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Preventing HIV/AIDS Study Section. Date: March 11–12, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Mayflower Park Hotel, 405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101. Contact Person: Jose H. Guerrier, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5222, MSC 7852, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1137, guerriej@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Drugs and Channels. Date: March 11, 2013. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Geoffrey G. Schofield, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:09 Feb 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4040–A, MSC 7850, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1235, geoffreys@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Cancer Biology. Date: March 11, 2013. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Charles Morrow, MD, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6202, MSC 7804, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–451– 4467, morrowcs@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; NIH Roadmap—Extracellular RNA Resource applications (U54). Date: March 11, 2013. Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Barbara J. Thomas, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 2218, MSC 7890, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 0603, bthomas@csr.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: February 11, 2013. Melanie J. Gray, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–03526 Filed 2–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–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 (MEDMAC) will meet on March 14–15, 2013 to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of merchant mariner credentials, medical standards and guidelines for physical qualifications of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11213 operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: MEDMAC will meet on Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15, 2013, from 8:00 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 Houston Pilots facility, 203 Deerwood Glen Drive, Deer Park, TX 77536. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Lieutenant Ashley Holm, the MEDMAC Alternate Designated Federal Officer (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 March 4, 2013 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: 202–493–2251. • 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). If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee in advance of the meeting, please provide an electronic copy to the ADFO, no later than March 4, 2013. Your materials will be placed on the MEDMAC Web site https:// homeport.uscg.mil to be made available to the members of the committee and the public. E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 11214 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2013 / Notices Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments related to this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter ‘‘USCG–2011–0138’’ in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box. A public comment period will be held on March 14, 2013, from approximately 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., and on March 15, 2013 from approximately 4:40 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 5 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 Ashley Holm, the MEDMAC ADFO, at telephone 202–372–1128 or email Ashley.e.holm@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, 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 MEDMAC is authorized by 46 U.S.C. 7115 as amended by section 210 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–281) and advises the Secretary on matters related to (a) Medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners’ documents; (b) medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels; (c) medical examiner education; and (d) medical research. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agenda Day 1, March 14 (1) Remarks from Presiding Officer of the Houston Pilots, Captain Robert Thompson. (2) Opening comments by Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Captain K.P. McAvoy. (3) Remarks from the Director of Inspections and Compliance, Captain P.F. Thomas. (4) Introduction and swearing in of the new member, Chair and Vice-Chair designations. (5) Review of Last Full Committee Meeting’s Minutes. (6) Public Comments. (7) Working Groups reports out. (8) Working Groups addressing the following task statements may meet to deliberate— VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:09 Feb 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 (a) Task Statement 1, Revision of 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, March 15 (1) Presentation by the Heart Rhythm Society (Task 1 & 2). (2) Continue work on Task Statements. (3) 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. The committee may take official action on these recommendations on this date. The public will have an opportunity to speak after each Working Group’s Report before the full committee takes any action on each report. (4) Public Comments. (5) Closing remarks/plans for next meeting. Dated: February 8, 2013. P.F. Thomas, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–03548 Filed 2–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2013–0073] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet on March 12, 2013 and March 13, 2013 in Houston, TX, to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. This meeting will be open to the public. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MERPAC working groups will meet on March 12, 2013, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and the full committee will meet on March 13, 2013, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. This meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet in the Red Room of the West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA), 1717 Turning Basin, Suite 200 Houston, Texas 77029. For further information on the location of WGMA, please contact Mr. Niels Lyngso at (713) 715–6443. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, contact Mr. Davis Breyer at 202–372–1445 as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee and working groups as listed in the ‘‘Agenda’’ section below. Written comments for distribution to committee members and inclusion on MERPAC’s Web site must be submitted by February 26, 2013. Written comments must be identified by Docket No. USCG–2013–0073 and 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. A public oral comment period will be held each day. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please note that the public oral comment period may end before the DATES: E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 32 (Friday, February 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11213-11214]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03548]


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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 (MEDMAC) will 
meet on March 14-15, 2013 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: MEDMAC will meet on Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15, 
2013, from 8:00 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 Houston Pilots facility, 203 
Deerwood Glen Drive, Deer Park, TX 77536.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Lieutenant Ashley Holm, the MEDMAC Alternate Designated Federal Officer 
(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 March 4, 2013 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: 202-493-2251.
     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). If you 
would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the 
committee in advance of the meeting, please provide an electronic copy 
to the ADFO, no later than March 4, 2013. Your materials will be placed 
on the MEDMAC Web site https://homeport.uscg.mil to be made available 
to the members of the committee and the public.

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    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments related to this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
enter ``USCG-2011-0138'' in the ``SEARCH'' box.
    A public comment period will be held on March 14, 2013, from 
approximately 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., and on March 15, 2013 from 
approximately 4:40 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Speakers are requested to limit 
their comments to 5 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 Ashley Holm, the MEDMAC 
ADFO, at telephone 202-372-1128 or email Ashley.e.holm@uscg.mil. If you 
have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call 
Barbara Hairston, 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 
MEDMAC is authorized by 46 U.S.C. 7115 as amended by section 210 of the 
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-281) and advises the 
Secretary on matters related to (a) Medical certification 
determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and 
merchant mariners' documents; (b) medical standards and guidelines for 
the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels; (c) 
medical examiner education; and (d) medical research.

Agenda

Day 1, March 14

    (1) Remarks from Presiding Officer of the Houston Pilots, Captain 
Robert Thompson.
    (2) Opening comments by Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Captain 
K.P. McAvoy.
    (3) Remarks from the Director of Inspections and Compliance, 
Captain P.F. Thomas.
    (4) Introduction and swearing in of the new member, Chair and Vice-
Chair designations.
    (5) Review of Last Full Committee Meeting's Minutes.
    (6) Public Comments.
    (7) Working Groups reports out.
    (8) Working Groups addressing the following task statements may 
meet to deliberate--
    (a) Task Statement 1, Revision of 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, March 15

    (1) Presentation by the Heart Rhythm Society (Task 1 & 2).
    (2) Continue work on Task Statements.
    (3) 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. The committee may take official action 
on these recommendations on this date. The public will have an 
opportunity to speak after each Working Group's Report before the full 
committee takes any action on each report.
    (4) Public Comments.
    (5) Closing remarks/plans for next meeting.

    Dated: February 8, 2013.
P.F. Thomas,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2013-03548 Filed 2-14-13; 8:45 am]
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