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AGENCY: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, in coordination with the United States Coast Guard, is sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine technology and standards in SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Apr 18, 2013 The two-day workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, and Thursday, July 25, 2013. The deadline for advance registration is Monday, July 1, 2013. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below for a list of proposed topics, fees, and information on how to register for the workshop. DATES: The workshop will be held at The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington VA. The hotel is located at 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA; the hotel phone number is (703) 416– 4100. The hotel is located approximately three miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and approximately four blocks from the Pentagon City Metro station. For registration information or to obtain further information about this workshop, visit the USCG Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/marine_event. The docket for this notice is available for inspection or copying at the 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, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting ‘‘USCG–2012–0782’’ in the ‘‘Search’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ ADDRESSES: If you have questions about this notice you may contact a USCG/ASME representative via email at workshop@uscg.mil. You may also contact Lieutenant Commander Kenneth Hettler, Office of Design and Engineering Standards, USCG, by telephone at (202) 372–1367; or Mr. Joseph S. Brzuszkiewicz, Project Engineering Manager, ASME, by telephone at (212) 591–8533. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards ACTION: Arlington, VA. We originally published a notice regarding the workshop in the Federal Register on September 10, 2012. Today’s notice provides updated information regarding the workshop including registration information. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, government organizations, and other interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from technological impacts on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations. Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Purpose The American Society of Mechanical Engineers/United States Coast Guard (ASME/USCG) Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards provides a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, government agencies, and interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from technological impacts on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations. Held once every two to three years, the public workshop is sponsored by the ASME in coordination with the USCG Office of Design and Engineering Standards. ASME is a standards setting organization with wide-ranging volunteer committee membership, which includes USCG supported personnel who serve as members of various ASME committees in support of USCG missions in maritime safety and environmental protection. The USCG Office of Design and Engineering Standards is responsible for developing and promulgating national regulations and standards that govern the safe design and construction of ships and shipboard equipment, including hull structure, stability, electrical and mechanical systems, lifesaving and fire safety equipment, and related equipment approval and laboratory acceptance. This workshop is an opportunity for the public to provide expertise on technical matters affecting the marine industry, to leverage new technologies, and to improve future policymaking, standards development, and rulemaking. The most recent workshop was held in Washington, DC, on July 29–30, 2010 (see 75 FR 8099, February 23, 2010). Public engagement on regulations and design standards enhances both the effectiveness and the quality of policy development. As an example, dialogue from the previous workshop on the safe and economical use of natural gas as a marine fuel provided valuable insight for the development of CG–521 Policy Letter No. 01–12,1 which sets forth national 1 CG–521 Policy Letter No. 01–12, ‘‘Equivalency Determination—Design Criteria for Natural Gas Fuel Systems,’’ is available for viewing at http:// www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg521/docs/CG521.PolicyLetter.01-12.pdf. E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2013 / Notices policy regarding acceptable design criteria for shipboard natural gas fuel systems. Topics for the 2013 workshop are listed below and include application of various marine technologies to promote safe and environmentally conscious operation of ships and offshore vessels and platforms. The next workshop will be held in Arlington, VA, over a two-day period on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, and Thursday, July 25, 2013. See ADDRESSES above for event location information. Topics of Meeting This workshop comprises a series of panel sessions over a two-day period covering a variety of topics. Proposed topics include: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)/ Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Technology • ASME Codes/Standards Applied to LNG Tank Pressure Vessel Development • Development of a Short Sea, Intermodal Tanktainer Articulated Tug and Barge LNG Carrier • Experiences, Challenges and Preferences of LNG as a Marine Fuel • Design and Certification of Type C Independent Tanks for Gas Fuelled Ships • Alternative-Fuel Engine Technology • Application of ASME Section VIII, Division 3 to CNG Transport Human Element and Risk Management • Comprehensive Dynamic Positioning Proficiency Development • Understanding Human Element in LNG Bunkering • Risk Based Maintenance and Inspection on Vessel Machinery and Systems • Management Perspective, Safety of Drilling and Production • Risk Based Corrosion Management for Offshore Structures VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Apr 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 Regulatory and Classification Society • Ergonomic Notations for Ships and Offshore Structures • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Marine Fire Protection Codes and Standards • Class Verification of Energy Efficiency Design Index • Testing and Approval of Ballast Water Treatment Systems • Acceptance of Non-ASME Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy Web Sites behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act, system of records notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities Persons with disabilities who require special assistance should advise us of their anticipated special needs as early as possible by one of the individuals listed above in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Adjournment Please note that the workshop may adjourn early if all business is finished. For additional information on this workshop, visit the USCG Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/marine_event. Authority Registration Equipment and Materials • Mooring System Integrity • Advances in Acrylics as a Pressure Vessel Material • Bilgewater Monitoring Using Advanced Light Scattering Technology • Vortex Induced Vibration Design Procedure for Marine Tubular • Grooved Pipe Joints in Shipboard Applications Offshore Marine Technology • Application of ASME Section VIII, Division 3 Design Requirements to Offshore High Pressure Equipment • Fully Constrained Platform and Its Applications • Dynamic Positioning Software Testing and Validation • Development of Autonomous Underwater Platforms for Marine Applications 23575 Dated: April 12, 2013. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. Registration is now open; to register for this workshop, visit the USCG Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/ marine_event or the ASME Web site at http://events.asme.org/asmeuscg13. While the workshop is open to the public, meeting space is limited by room capacity. Since seating is limited, we ask anyone interested in attending the workshop to register in advance. The deadline for advance registration is Monday, July 1, 2013. Registration on the first day of the workshop will be permitted on a space-available basis. The registration fee for this event is $325 USD if submitted on or before May 31, 2013 and $375 USD if submitted after May 31, 2013. The registration fee includes admission for one person to each panel session for the two day event, several coffee breaks, and a reception on the first day of the event. Proceedings Material presented at the workshop will be made available to the public on the USCG Web site listed above after the conclusion of this event. For additional information on material presented at this event, you may contact one of the individuals listed above in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Summaries of comments made and materials presented will be available on the docket at the conclusion of this event. To view the docket, see instructions above in ADDRESSES. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 14 U.S.C. 93(a)(4). [FR Doc. 2013–09197 Filed 4–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2007–0008] National Advisory Council Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The National Advisory Council (NAC) will meet on April 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The NAC will meet on Friday, April 26, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Hilton Garden Inn Capitol Hill located at 1225 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002. Additionally, a conference line has been established for those members of the public interested in attending via teleconference: 1–800–320–4330 with Conference Bridge PIN 271425#. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the Office of the NAC as soon as possible. See contact SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0782]


Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, in coordination 
with the United States Coast Guard, is sponsoring a two-day public 
workshop on marine technology and standards in Arlington, VA. We 
originally published a notice regarding the workshop in the Federal 
Register on September 10, 2012. Today's notice provides updated 
information regarding the workshop including registration information. 
The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for classification 
societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, 
government organizations, and other interested members of the public to 
come together for a professional exchange of information on topics 
ranging from technological impacts on the marine industry, 
corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government 
regulations.

DATES: The two-day workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 
and Thursday, July 25, 2013. The deadline for advance registration is 
Monday, July 1, 2013.
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below for a list of proposed topics, 
fees, and information on how to register for the workshop.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at The Double Tree by Hilton 
Hotel, in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington VA. The hotel is 
located at 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA; the hotel phone number 
is (703) 416-4100. The hotel is located approximately three miles from 
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and approximately four 
blocks from the Pentagon City Metro station. For registration 
information or to obtain further information about this workshop, visit 
the USCG Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/marine_event. The docket for 
this notice is available for inspection or copying at the 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, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting ``USCG-2012-0782'' in 
the ``Search'' box, and then clicking ``Search.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
notice you may contact a USCG/ASME representative via email at 
workshop@uscg.mil. You may also contact Lieutenant Commander Kenneth 
Hettler, Office of Design and Engineering Standards, USCG, by telephone 
at (202) 372-1367; or Mr. Joseph S. Brzuszkiewicz, Project Engineering 
Manager, ASME, by telephone at (212) 591-8533.
    If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the 
docket, call Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background and Purpose

    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers/United States Coast 
Guard (ASME/USCG) Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards provides 
a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, 
standards development organizations, government agencies, and 
interested members of the public to come together for a professional 
exchange of information on topics ranging from technological impacts on 
the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and 
standards, and government regulations.
    Held once every two to three years, the public workshop is 
sponsored by the ASME in coordination with the USCG Office of Design 
and Engineering Standards. ASME is a standards setting organization 
with wide-ranging volunteer committee membership, which includes USCG 
supported personnel who serve as members of various ASME committees in 
support of USCG missions in maritime safety and environmental 
protection. The USCG Office of Design and Engineering Standards is 
responsible for developing and promulgating national regulations and 
standards that govern the safe design and construction of ships and 
shipboard equipment, including hull structure, stability, electrical 
and mechanical systems, lifesaving and fire safety equipment, and 
related equipment approval and laboratory acceptance.
    This workshop is an opportunity for the public to provide expertise 
on technical matters affecting the marine industry, to leverage new 
technologies, and to improve future policymaking, standards 
development, and rulemaking. The most recent workshop was held in 
Washington, DC, on July 29-30, 2010 (see 75 FR 8099, February 23, 
2010). Public engagement on regulations and design standards enhances 
both the effectiveness and the quality of policy development. As an 
example, dialogue from the previous workshop on the safe and economical 
use of natural gas as a marine fuel provided valuable insight for the 
development of CG-521 Policy Letter No. 01-12,\1\ which sets forth 
national

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policy regarding acceptable design criteria for shipboard natural gas 
fuel systems.
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    \1\ CG-521 Policy Letter No. 01-12, ``Equivalency 
Determination--Design Criteria for Natural Gas Fuel Systems,'' is 
available for viewing at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg521/docs/CG-521.PolicyLetter.01-12.pdf.
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    Topics for the 2013 workshop are listed below and include 
application of various marine technologies to promote safe and 
environmentally conscious operation of ships and offshore vessels and 
platforms.
    The next workshop will be held in Arlington, VA, over a two-day 
period on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, and Thursday, July 25, 2013. See 
ADDRESSES above for event location information.

Topics of Meeting

    This workshop comprises a series of panel sessions over a two-day 
period covering a variety of topics. Proposed topics include:

Equipment and Materials

 Mooring System Integrity
 Advances in Acrylics as a Pressure Vessel Material
 Bilgewater Monitoring Using Advanced Light Scattering 
Technology
 Vortex Induced Vibration Design Procedure for Marine Tubular
 Grooved Pipe Joints in Shipboard Applications

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)/Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Technology

 ASME Codes/Standards Applied to LNG Tank Pressure Vessel 
Development
 Development of a Short Sea, Intermodal Tanktainer Articulated 
Tug and Barge LNG Carrier
 Experiences, Challenges and Preferences of LNG as a Marine 
Fuel
 Design and Certification of Type C Independent Tanks for Gas 
Fuelled Ships
 Alternative-Fuel Engine Technology
 Application of ASME Section VIII, Division 3 to CNG Transport

Human Element and Risk Management

 Comprehensive Dynamic Positioning Proficiency Development
 Understanding Human Element in LNG Bunkering
 Risk Based Maintenance and Inspection on Vessel Machinery and 
Systems
 Management Perspective, Safety of Drilling and Production
 Risk Based Corrosion Management for Offshore Structures

Offshore Marine Technology

 Application of ASME Section VIII, Division 3 Design 
Requirements to Offshore High Pressure Equipment
 Fully Constrained Platform and Its Applications
 Dynamic Positioning Software Testing and Validation
 Development of Autonomous Underwater Platforms for Marine 
Applications

Regulatory and Classification Society

 Ergonomic Notations for Ships and Offshore Structures
 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Marine Fire 
Protection Codes and Standards
 Class Verification of Energy Efficiency Design Index
 Testing and Approval of Ballast Water Treatment Systems
 Acceptance of Non-ASME Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy

Web Sites

    For additional information on this workshop, visit the USCG Web 
site at http://www.uscg.mil/marine_event.

Registration

    Registration is now open; to register for this workshop, visit the 
USCG Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/marine_event or the ASME Web site 
at http://events.asme.org/asmeuscg13. While the workshop is open to the 
public, meeting space is limited by room capacity. Since seating is 
limited, we ask anyone interested in attending the workshop to register 
in advance. The deadline for advance registration is Monday, July 1, 
2013. Registration on the first day of the workshop will be permitted 
on a space-available basis. The registration fee for this event is $325 
USD if submitted on or before May 31, 2013 and $375 USD if submitted 
after May 31, 2013. The registration fee includes admission for one 
person to each panel session for the two day event, several coffee 
breaks, and a reception on the first day of the event.

Proceedings

    Material presented at the workshop will be made available to the 
public on the USCG Web site listed above after the conclusion of this 
event. For additional information on material presented at this event, 
you may contact one of the individuals listed above in FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT. Summaries of comments made and materials presented 
will be available on the docket at the conclusion of this event. To 
view the docket, see instructions above in ADDRESSES.

Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any 
of our 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, system of 
records notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, 
issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    Persons with disabilities who require special assistance should 
advise us of their anticipated special needs as early as possible by 
one of the individuals listed above in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

Adjournment

    Please note that the workshop may adjourn early if all business is 
finished.

Authority

    This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 14 
U.S.C. 93(a)(4).

    Dated: April 12, 2013.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard.
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