Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee, 4482-4484 [2014-01599]

Download as PDF 4482 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / Notices Place: Courtyard by Marriott, 5520 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Contact Person: John C. Pugh, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1206, MSC 7808, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 2398, pughjohn@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Digestive, Kidney and Urological Systems Integrated Review Group; Urologic and Genitourinary Physiology and Pathology. Date: February 24, 2014. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892. Contact Person: Ryan G. Morris, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4205, MSC 7814, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1501, morrisr@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: January 22, 2014. David Clary, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–01485 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2013–0082] President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Committee Management notice of an open Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: The President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will meet via teleconference on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The NSTAC will meet on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The meeting will be held via conference call. For access to the conference call bridge, contact Ms. Suzanne Daage by email at sue.daage@ hq.dhs.gov or phone at (703)235–5461 by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Jan 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee, as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. For information on services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance to access the meeting, contact Ms. Suzanne Daage by email at sue.daage@hq.dhs.gov or phone at (703) 235–5461. Documents associated with the topics the committee will discuss during the conference call will be available at www.dhs.gov/nstac for review by Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Written comments must be received by the NSTAC Alternate Designated Federal Officer no later than Friday, February 14, 2014, and may be submitted by any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting written comments. • Email: NSTAC@hq.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the email message. • Fax: 703–235–5961. • Mail: Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Stakeholder Engagement and Critical Infrastructure Resilience Division, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 3016B, Arlington, VA 20598– 0615. 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 www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket, including all documents and comments received by the NSTAC, go to www.regulations.gov and enter the docket number, DHS–2013–0082, for this notice. A public comment period will be held during the conference call on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from 2:25 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Speakers who wish to participate in the public comment period must register in advance no later than Friday, February 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. by emailing Suzanne Daage at sue.daage@ hq.dhs.gov. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to three minutes and will speak in order of registration as time permits. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last request for comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Echols, NSTAC Alternate PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Designated Federal Officer, Department of Homeland Security, telephone (703) 235–5469. 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 NSTAC advises the President on matters related to national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) telecommunications policy. Agenda: The NSTAC members will deliberate and vote on the draft NSTAC Industrial Internet Scoping Report, and receive an update on the NSTAC Information Technology Mobilization Scoping Subcommittee. The NSTAC Industrial Internet Scoping Report and the Information Technology Mobilization Scoping Subcommittee status update will be available at www.dhs.gov/nstac by Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Dated: January 17, 2014. Helen Jackson, Designated Federal Officer for the NSTAC. [FR Doc. 2014–01525 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2013–1089] 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 11, 2014 and March 12, 2014 in Dania Beach, FL, to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: MERPAC working groups will meet on March 11, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and the full committee will meet on March 12, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Please note that this meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet in Room 217 of the STAR Center, 2 West Dixie Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004. Please be advised all attendees will be required to provide identification in the form of a government-issued picture identification card in order to gain admittance to the facility. For further information on the location of the STAR Center, please contact Mr. Graeme SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / Notices Holman at (954) 921–7254 Ext. 7172 as soon as possible. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, please contact Mr. Mark Gould, Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), telephone 202–372–1409, or at mark.c.gould@uscg.mil. 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 Web site must be submitted on or before February, 25, 2014. Written comments must be identified by Docket No. USCG–2013–1089 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, enter the docket number in the ‘‘Search’’ field and follow the instructions on the Web site. Public oral comment periods will be held each day. 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 following the last call for comments. Contact Mr. Mark Gould as indicated below to register as a speaker. This notice may be viewed in our online docket, USCG–2013–1089, at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Gould, Alternate Designated VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Jan 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Federal Officer (ADFO), telephone 202– 372–1409, or at mark.c.gould@uscg.mil. If you have any 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), Title 5, United States Code, Appendix (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 will advise, consult with, and make recommendations reflecting its independent judgment to the Secretary. A copy of all meeting documentation is available at https:// homeport.uscg.mil/merpac and then use the announcements key. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Mark Gould as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Agenda Day 1 The agenda for the March 11, 2014, meeting is as follows: (1) The full committee will meet briefly to discuss the working groups’ business/task statements, which are listed under paragraph 2 (a)–(g) below. (2) Working groups addressing the following task statements, available for viewing at http://homeport.uscg.mil/ merpac, will meet to deliberate: (a) Task Statement 30, Utilizing Military Education, Training and Assessment for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and U.S. Coast Guard Certifications; (b) Task Statement 58, Communication between External Stakeholders and the Mariner Credentialing Program, as it Relates to the National Maritime Center; (c) Task Statement 78, Consideration of the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006; PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4483 (d) Task Statement 80, Crew Training Requirements Onboard Natural GasFueled Vessels Other Than Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers; (e) Task Statement 81, Development of Competency Requirements for Vessel Personnel Working Within the Polar Regions; (f) Task Statement 83, Development of Competency Requirements to meet STCW Chief Engineer III/2 for Personnel Working on Small Vessels with High Horsepower; and (g) Task Statement 85, Correction of Merchant Mariner Credentials issued with Clear Errors. (3) Public comment period. (4) Reports of working groups. At the end of the day, the working groups will report to the full committee on what was accomplished in their meetings. The full committee will not take action on these reports on this date. Any official action taken as a result of this working group meeting will be taken on day 2 of the meeting. (5) Adjournment of meeting. Day 2 The agenda for the March 12, 2014, committee meeting is as follows: (1) Introduction; (2) Remarks from Coast Guard Leadership; (3) Swearing in of new members. (4) Roll call of committee members and determination of a quorum; (4) Designated Federal Officer (DFO) announcements; (5) Reports from the following working groups; (a) Task Statement 30, Utilizing Military Education, Training and Assessment for STCW and U.S. Coast Guard Certifications; (b) Task Statement 58, Communication between External Stakeholders and the Mariner Credentialing Program, as it Relates to the National Maritime Center; (c) Task Statement 78, Consideration of the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006; (d) Task Statement 80, Crew Training Requirements Onboard Natural GasFueled Vessels Other Than Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers; (e) Task Statement 81, Development of Competency Requirements for Vessel Personnel Working Within the Polar Regions; (f) Task Statement 83, Development of Competency Requirements to meet STCW Chief Engineer III/2 for Personnel Working on Small Vessels with High Horsepower; and (g) Task Statement 85, Correction of Merchant Mariner Credentials issued with Clear Errors. E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 4484 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / Notices ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (6) Other items for discussion: (a) Report on National Maritime Center (NMC) activities from NMC Commanding Officer, such as the net processing time it takes for a mariner to receive his or her credential after application submittal; (b) Report on Mariner Credentialing Program Policy Division activities, such as its current initiatives and projects; (c) Report on International Maritime Organization (IMO)/International Labour Organization (ILO) issues related to the merchant marine industry; (d) Report on the implementation of the 2010 amendments to the STCW Convention; and (e) Briefings about on-going Coast Guard projects related to personnel in the U.S. Merchant Marine, such as proposed Task Statements concerning: Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements; and Training of Personnel and Manning on Mobile Offshore Units (MOUs) and Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs) on the United States’ Outer Continental Shelf (OCS); and (7) Public comment period/ presentations. (8) Discussion of working group recommendations. The committee will review the information presented on each issue, deliberate on any recommendations presented by the working groups and approve/formulate recommendations for the Department’s consideration. Official action on these recommendations may be taken on this date. (9) Closing remarks/plans for next meeting. (10) Adjournment of meeting. A copy of all meeting documentation is available at http://homeport.uscg.mil/ merpac. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Mark Gould as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Dated: January 15, 2014. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2014–01599 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Jan 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Importer ID Input Record U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing collection of information. AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Importer ID Input Record (CBP Form 5106). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 67383) on November 12, 2013, allowing for a 60day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 27, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, at 202–325–0265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3507). The comments should address: (a) Whether the collection of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Importer ID Input Record. OMB Number: 1651–0064. Form Number: CBP Form 5106. Abstract: The collection of the information on the Importer ID Input Record (CBP Form 5106) is the basis for identifying entities who wish to import merchandise into the United States, act as consignee on an importation when not the importer of record, or otherwise do business with CBP that would involve the payment of duties, taxes, fees or other monies or the refund. Each person, business firm, Government agency, or other organization that intends to file an import entry must file CBP Form 5106 with the first formal entry or request for services that will result in the issuance of a bill or a refund check upon adjustment of a cash collection. This form must also be filed by or on behalf of the ultimate consignee at the first importation in which the party acting as ultimate consignee is so named. CBP Form 5106 is authorized by 19 U.S.C 1484 and provided for by 19 CFR 24.5. This form is accessible at: http:// forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_5106.pdf. Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected on CBP Form 5106. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses and Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents Annually: 300,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75,000. E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 18 (Tuesday, January 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4482-4484]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01599]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2013-1089]


Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of federal advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will 
meet on March 11, 2014 and March 12, 2014 in Dania Beach, FL, to 
discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant 
marine personnel. This meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: MERPAC working groups will meet on March 11, 2014, from 8 a.m. 
until 4 p.m., and the full committee will meet on March 12, 2014, from 
8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Please note that this meeting may adjourn early if 
all business is finished.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet in Room 217 of the STAR Center, 2 
West Dixie Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004. Please be advised all 
attendees will be required to provide identification in the form of a 
government-issued picture identification card in order to gain 
admittance to the facility. For further information on the location of 
the STAR Center, please contact Mr. Graeme

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Holman at (954) 921-7254 Ext. 7172 as soon as possible.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance, please contact Mr. Mark 
Gould, Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), telephone 202-372-
1409, or at mark.c.gould@uscg.mil.
    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 Web site must 
be submitted on or before February, 25, 2014. Written comments must be 
identified by Docket No. USCG-2013-1089 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, enter the 
docket number in the ``Search'' field and follow the instructions on 
the Web site.
    Public oral comment periods will be held each day. 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 
following the last call for comments. Contact Mr. Mark Gould as 
indicated below to register as a speaker.
    This notice may be viewed in our online docket, USCG-2013-1089, at 
http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Gould, Alternate Designated 
Federal Officer (ADFO), telephone 202-372-1409, or at 
mark.c.gould@uscg.mil. If you have any 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), Title 5, United States Code, 
Appendix (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 will 
advise, consult with, and make recommendations reflecting its 
independent judgment to the Secretary.
    A copy of all meeting documentation is available at https://homeport.uscg.mil/merpac and then use the announcements key. 
Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Mark Gould as noted in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.

Agenda

Day 1

    The agenda for the March 11, 2014, meeting is as follows:
    (1) The full committee will meet briefly to discuss the working 
groups' business/task statements, which are listed under paragraph 2 
(a)-(g) below.
    (2) Working groups addressing the following task statements, 
available for viewing at http://homeport.uscg.mil/merpac, will meet to 
deliberate:
    (a) Task Statement 30, Utilizing Military Education, Training and 
Assessment for the International Convention on Standards of Training, 
Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and U.S. Coast 
Guard Certifications;
    (b) Task Statement 58, Communication between External Stakeholders 
and the Mariner Credentialing Program, as it Relates to the National 
Maritime Center;
    (c) Task Statement 78, Consideration of the International Labour 
Organization's Maritime Labour Convention, 2006;
    (d) Task Statement 80, Crew Training Requirements Onboard Natural 
Gas-Fueled Vessels Other Than Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers;
    (e) Task Statement 81, Development of Competency Requirements for 
Vessel Personnel Working Within the Polar Regions;
    (f) Task Statement 83, Development of Competency Requirements to 
meet STCW Chief Engineer III/2 for Personnel Working on Small Vessels 
with High Horsepower; and
    (g) Task Statement 85, Correction of Merchant Mariner Credentials 
issued with Clear Errors.
    (3) Public comment period.
    (4) Reports of working groups. At the end of the day, the working 
groups will report to the full committee on what was accomplished in 
their meetings. The full committee will not take action on these 
reports on this date. Any official action taken as a result of this 
working group meeting will be taken on day 2 of the meeting.
    (5) Adjournment of meeting.

Day 2

    The agenda for the March 12, 2014, committee meeting is as follows:
    (1) Introduction;
    (2) Remarks from Coast Guard Leadership;
    (3) Swearing in of new members.
    (4) Roll call of committee members and determination of a quorum;
    (4) Designated Federal Officer (DFO) announcements;
    (5) Reports from the following working groups;
    (a) Task Statement 30, Utilizing Military Education, Training and 
Assessment for STCW and U.S. Coast Guard Certifications;
    (b) Task Statement 58, Communication between External Stakeholders 
and the Mariner Credentialing Program, as it Relates to the National 
Maritime Center;
    (c) Task Statement 78, Consideration of the International Labour 
Organization's Maritime Labour Convention, 2006;
    (d) Task Statement 80, Crew Training Requirements Onboard Natural 
Gas-Fueled Vessels Other Than Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers;
    (e) Task Statement 81, Development of Competency Requirements for 
Vessel Personnel Working Within the Polar Regions;
    (f) Task Statement 83, Development of Competency Requirements to 
meet STCW Chief Engineer III/2 for Personnel Working on Small Vessels 
with High Horsepower; and
    (g) Task Statement 85, Correction of Merchant Mariner Credentials 
issued with Clear Errors.

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    (6) Other items for discussion:
    (a) Report on National Maritime Center (NMC) activities from NMC 
Commanding Officer, such as the net processing time it takes for a 
mariner to receive his or her credential after application submittal;
    (b) Report on Mariner Credentialing Program Policy Division 
activities, such as its current initiatives and projects;
    (c) Report on International Maritime Organization (IMO)/
International Labour Organization (ILO) issues related to the merchant 
marine industry;
    (d) Report on the implementation of the 2010 amendments to the STCW 
Convention; and
    (e) Briefings about on-going Coast Guard projects related to 
personnel in the U.S. Merchant Marine, such as proposed Task Statements 
concerning:
    Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on 
Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 
1978, and Changes to National Endorsements; and Training of Personnel 
and Manning on Mobile Offshore Units (MOUs) and Offshore Supply Vessels 
(OSVs) on the United States' Outer Continental Shelf (OCS); and
    (7) Public comment period/presentations.
    (8) Discussion of working group recommendations. The committee will 
review the information presented on each issue, deliberate on any 
recommendations presented by the working groups and approve/formulate 
recommendations for the Department's consideration. Official action on 
these recommendations may be taken on this date.
    (9) Closing remarks/plans for next meeting.
    (10) Adjournment of meeting.
    A copy of all meeting documentation is available at http://homeport.uscg.mil/merpac. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Mark Gould 
as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.

    Dated: January 15, 2014.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2014-01599 Filed 1-27-14; 8:45 am]
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