Navigation Safety Advisory Council, 18615-18616 [2013-07155]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / Notices Agenda Day 1 NOSAC’s active subcommittee (Recommended Standards for Accommodation Service Vessels) will meet on April 17, 2013 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., to discuss its ongoing work. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Day 2 The NOSAC will meet on April 18, 2013 to review and discuss progress reports and recommendations received from the Recommended Standards for Accommodation Service Vessels subcommittee from their deliberations on April 17. The Committee will then use this information and consider public comments in formulating recommendations to the agency. Public comments or questions will be taken at the discretion of the DFO during the discussion and recommendation portion of the meeting as well as during public comment period, see Agenda item (8). A complete agenda for April 18th is as follows: (1) Presentation and discussion of progress report and any recommendations from the subcommittee and subsequent actions on: (a) Standards for Accommodation Service Vessels. (2) New Business—Introduction of new Task Statements: (a) Life Saving and Fire Fighting Voluntary Standards on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS); (b) Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas on Foreign Flag Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs); (c) Safety Impact of Liftboat Sea Service Limitations; (d) Marine Casualty Reporting/Form CG–2692 Revisions; and (e) U.S. Implementation of Standards from International Labor Organization— Maritime Convention of 2006, (3) An update on recent U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regulations and Federal Register notices that affect the offshore industry; (4) USCG Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise update on U.S. Coast Guard OCS training initiatives. (5) Update on International Maritime Organization activities of interest to the OCS community; (6) Towing of MODUs; (7) Overview and history of manning on MODUs; and (8) Period for public comment. A copy of each report will be available approximately 7 days prior to the meeting at the https://www.fido.gov Web site or by contacting Mr. Scott Hartley. Use ‘‘code 68’’ to identify VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 NOSAC when accessing this material through the Web site. Once you have accessed the committee page, click on the meetings tab and then the ‘‘View’’ button for the meeting dated April 18, 2013, to access the information for this meeting. Minutes will be available approximately 30 days after this meeting. Both minutes and documents applicable for this meeting can also be found at an alternative site using the following Web address: https:// homeport.uscg.mil/NOSAC. The meeting will be transcribed. A transcript of the meeting and any material presented at the meeting will be made available through the https:// www.fido.gov and https:// homeport.uscg.mil/NOSAC Web sites. The committee will review the information presented on each issue, deliberate on any recommendations presented in the subcommittee’s progress report, and formulate recommendations for the agency’s consideration. Dated: March 21, 2013. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2013–07092 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2013–0194] Navigation Safety Advisory Council AGENCY: United States Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal advisory committee meeting. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC) will meet April 10–11, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, 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 Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, April 11, 2013, 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 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Navy League Building, Coast Guard PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18615 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 Mr. Burt Lahn listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Mr. Burt Lahn listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee prior to the formulation of recommendations as listed in the ‘‘Agenda’’ section below. You may submit written comments no later than April 1, 2013, and must be identified by USCG–2013–0194 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 10, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and April 11, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. until the close of the meeting. Public presentations may also be given. Speakers are requested to limit their presentation and comments to 10 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. To register as a speaker, contact Mr. Burt Lahn listed E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 18616 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / Notices in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. If you have questions about this meeting, please contact Mr. Mike Sollosi, the NAVSAC Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), by telephone at 202– 372–1545 or via email at mike.m.sollosi@uscg.mil; or Mr. Burt Lahn, NAVSAC meeting coordinator, at telephone 202–372–1526 or email burt.a.lahn@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 (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (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. 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. http://maps.google.com/ maps?hl=en&gbv=2&um=1&ie=UTF-8& q=navy+league+building+arlington+va& fb=1&gl=us&hq=navy+league+ building&hnear=0x89b7b69d7ba7a70f: 0xf8cf6fc845f6b093,Arlington,+VA& cid=0,0,16025978759884607342&sa=X& ei=c-4YUcGuKcy50AH0nYGgDQ&ved= 0CCIQtQMwAg. Agenda: The NAVSAC will meet to review, discuss and formulate recommendations on the following topics: Wednesday, April 10, 2013: (1) Update on all past Resolutions to the Council. The Council will receive an update on the status of all outstanding resolutions and open action items. (2) Risk assessment updates. The Coast Guard is currently conducting formal risk assessments for several U.S. ports/waterways. The Council will receive a briefing on why the risk assessments were initiated, how they are being conducted, what the risk assessments will produce, and how the Coast Guard will act on the results. (3) E-Navigation Strategy. Under the auspices of the Committee on the Marine Transportation System, the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 on how the use of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and the Physical Oceanographic Real Time System support the ENavigation Strategy. (4) Atlantic Coast Ports Access Route Study (ACPARS). The Council will receive an update on the ACPARS undertaken to accommodate offshore wind energy development. The update will include a presentation on how AIS track data is being included as a Geospatial Information System component of the study. (5) In response to a statement made by a member of the public during the April 2012 meeting, the Council will receive an update on requirements for encoding information into shipboard AIS devices. Following the above presentations, the Council will form working groups to discuss and provide recommendations on the following tasks as appropriate: (1) NAVSAC Task 05–05—Lights for Public Safety and Law Enforcement Vessels. At the November 2012 NAVSAC meeting, the Council briefly discussed the task and its ongoing work, and in response to task statement 05–05, provided Resolution 12–07, concerning lights on vessels engaged in defined public safety activities. The Council will be asked to continue discussions on this task and provide an update to Resolution 12–07 that includes recommendations for lights on law enforcement vessels engaged in law enforcement activities. (2) NAVSAC Task 12–03—Unmanned vehicles/vessels (UV). The Council was asked to review current UV standards of operation, consider whether the latest generation of these vessels should employ AIS, and propose additional rules/standards of operation for both unmanned underwater vehicles, and unmanned surface vessels. NAVSAC was asked to provide a Resolution to this task at the spring 2013 meeting. At the November 2012 NAVSAC meeting, the Council briefly discussed the task and its ongoing work, and in response to task statement 12–03, provided Resolution 12–08 on recommendations for unmanned underwater vehicles. The Council will be asked to continue discussions on this task and provide an update to Resolution 12–08 that includes recommendations for rules/ standards of operation for unmanned surface vessels. (3) NAVSAC Task 13–01—Special Distinctive Lights for Small Passenger Vessels. Various port and government PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 authorities, in conjunction with operators of small passenger vessels, have designed and installed distinctive lights for their vessels. The Council will be briefed on some of these lighting schemes and asked to consider whether a change to the navigation rules is needed to standardize these lighting schemes nationwide. Public comments or questions will be taken during the meeting after the Council discusses each issue and prior to the Council formulating recommendations on each issue. There will also be a public comment period at the end of the meeting. Thursday, April 11, 2013: (1) Working Group Discussions continued from April 10. (2) Working Group Reports presented to the Council. (3) New Business: a. Summary of NAVSAC Action Items. b. Schedule Next Meeting Date—Fall 2013. c. Council discussions and summary of new tasks and pending action items. A public comment period will be held after the discussion of new tasks. Speakers’ comments are limited to 10 minutes each. Public comments or questions may also be taken during the discussion and recommendations, and new business portions of the meeting. Dated: March 22, 2013. P.F. Cook, Acting Director, Marine Transportation Systems, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2013–07155 Filed 3–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2013–0088] Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) Charter Renewal Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of recertification. AGENCY: ACTION: 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. E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18615-18616]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07155]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0194]


Navigation Safety Advisory Council

AGENCY: United States Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Federal advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC) will meet 
April 10-11, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia to discuss matters relating 
to maritime collisions, rammings, 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 Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 
p.m., and Thursday, April 11, 2013, 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 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: 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 pre-register by contacting Mr. Burt Lahn listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Mr. Burt Lahn listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
below as soon as possible.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the committee prior to the 
formulation of recommendations as listed in the ``Agenda'' section 
below. You may submit written comments no later than April 1, 2013, and 
must be identified by USCG-2013-0194 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 
10, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and April 11, 2013, from 11:00 
a.m. until the close of the meeting. Public presentations may also be 
given. Speakers are requested to limit their presentation and comments 
to 10 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end 
before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. To 
register as a speaker, contact Mr. Burt Lahn listed

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in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
meeting, please contact Mr. Mike Sollosi, the NAVSAC Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), by telephone at 202-372-1545 or via 
email at mike.m.sollosi@uscg.mil; or Mr. Burt Lahn, NAVSAC meeting 
coordinator, at telephone 202-372-1526 or email burt.a.lahn@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 (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (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.
    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. http://maps.google.com/
maps?hl=en&gbv=2&um=1&ie=UTF-
8&q=navy+league+building+arlington+va&fb=1&gl=us&hq=navy+league+building
&hnear=0x89b7b69d7ba7a70f:0xf8cf6fc845f6b093,Arlington,+VA&cid=0,0,16025
978759884607342&sa=X&ei=c-4YUcGuKcy50AH0nYGgDQ&ved=0CCIQtQMwAg.
    Agenda: The NAVSAC will meet to review, discuss and formulate 
recommendations on the following topics: Wednesday, April 10, 2013:
    (1) Update on all past Resolutions to the Council. The Council will 
receive an update on the status of all outstanding resolutions and open 
action items.
    (2) Risk assessment updates. The Coast Guard is currently 
conducting formal risk assessments for several U.S. ports/waterways. 
The Council will receive a briefing on why the risk assessments were 
initiated, how they are being conducted, what the risk assessments will 
produce, and how the Coast Guard will act on the results.
    (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 on how the use of the 
Automatic Identification System (AIS) and the Physical Oceanographic 
Real Time System support the E-Navigation Strategy.
    (4) Atlantic Coast Ports Access Route Study (ACPARS). The Council 
will receive an update on the ACPARS undertaken to accommodate offshore 
wind energy development. The update will include a presentation on how 
AIS track data is being included as a Geospatial Information System 
component of the study.
    (5) In response to a statement made by a member of the public 
during the April 2012 meeting, the Council will receive an update on 
requirements for encoding information into shipboard AIS devices.
    Following the above presentations, the Council will form working 
groups to discuss and provide recommendations on the following tasks as 
appropriate:
    (1) NAVSAC Task 05-05--Lights for Public Safety and Law Enforcement 
Vessels. At the November 2012 NAVSAC meeting, the Council briefly 
discussed the task and its ongoing work, and in response to task 
statement 05-05, provided Resolution 12-07, concerning lights on 
vessels engaged in defined public safety activities. The Council will 
be asked to continue discussions on this task and provide an update to 
Resolution 12-07 that includes recommendations for lights on law 
enforcement vessels engaged in law enforcement activities.
    (2) NAVSAC Task 12-03--Unmanned vehicles/vessels (UV). The Council 
was asked to review current UV standards of operation, consider whether 
the latest generation of these vessels should employ AIS, and propose 
additional rules/standards of operation for both unmanned underwater 
vehicles, and unmanned surface vessels. NAVSAC was asked to provide a 
Resolution to this task at the spring 2013 meeting. At the November 
2012 NAVSAC meeting, the Council briefly discussed the task and its 
ongoing work, and in response to task statement 12-03, provided 
Resolution 12-08 on recommendations for unmanned underwater vehicles. 
The Council will be asked to continue discussions on this task and 
provide an update to Resolution 12-08 that includes recommendations for 
rules/standards of operation for unmanned surface vessels.
    (3) NAVSAC Task 13-01--Special Distinctive Lights for Small 
Passenger Vessels. Various port and government authorities, in 
conjunction with operators of small passenger vessels, have designed 
and installed distinctive lights for their vessels. The Council will be 
briefed on some of these lighting schemes and asked to consider whether 
a change to the navigation rules is needed to standardize these 
lighting schemes nationwide.
    Public comments or questions will be taken during the meeting after 
the Council discusses each issue and prior to the Council formulating 
recommendations on each issue. There will also be a public comment 
period at the end of the meeting.
    Thursday, April 11, 2013:

(1) Working Group Discussions continued from April 10.
(2) Working Group Reports presented to the Council.
(3) New Business:
    a. Summary of NAVSAC Action Items.
    b. Schedule Next Meeting Date--Fall 2013.
    c. Council discussions and summary of new tasks and pending action 
items.

    A public comment period will be held after the discussion of new 
tasks. Speakers' comments are limited to 10 minutes each. Public 
comments or questions may also be taken during the discussion and 
recommendations, and new business portions of the meeting.

    Dated: March 22, 2013.
P.F. Cook,
Acting Director, Marine Transportation Systems, Captain, U.S. Coast 
Guard.
[FR Doc. 2013-07155 Filed 3-27-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P