National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee, 17557-17558 [2014-06859]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 60 / Friday, March 28, 2014 / Notices January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Background and Purpose mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SOLAS Regulation III/1.5 On May 20, 2011, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee adopted Resolution MSC.317(89). This resolution promulgated new SOLAS Regulation III/ 1.5, which entered into force on January 1, 2013. Regulation III/1.5 requires all SOLAS ships, regardless of build date, to identify and replace existing on-load release mechanisms that do not comply with paragraphs 4.4.7.6.4 to 4.4.7.6.6 of the IMO LSA Code with compliant release mechanisms, no later than the next scheduled dry-docking after July 1, 2014, but in any case before July 1, 2019. Regulation III/1.5 does not apply to the release mechanisms on free-fall lifeboats. This SOLAS amendment potentially affects the release mechanisms for any existing SOLAS lifeboats, and some SOLAS rescue boats, installed on U.S. ships subject to SOLAS. IMO MSC.1/Circ.1392 In support of new SOLAS regulation III/1.5, IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, at the same session it approved Resolution MSC.317(89), promulgated IMO Circular MSC.1/ Circ.1392 (Circular 1392) under the title, ‘‘Guidelines for Evaluation and Replacement of Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems.’’ The purpose of Circular 1392 is to provide flag administrations, ship owners, and manufacturers of lifeboat release and retrieval systems a detailed process to achieve compliance with Regulation III/ 1.5. Circular 1392 outlines five major steps in evaluating existing lifeboat release and retrieval systems: (1) A design review; (2) a performance test; (3) a process for flag states to report to the IMO compliant and non-compliant systems; (4) procedures for replacement of non-compliant lifeboat release and retrieval systems; and (5) a one-time follow-up overhaul examination for existing systems. A copy of Circular 1392 is available for viewing in the public docket for this notice. You may also download Circular 1392 from http://www.imo.org by clicking the following succession of links: ‘‘Our Work,’’ ‘‘Circulars,’’ and ‘‘Browse Circulars available at IMODOCS.’’ Public users will need to establish a user name and password to access the Circular. CG–ENG Policy Letter The Coast Guard has not adopted domestic regulations to implement Regulation III/1.5. The Coast Guard VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:57 Mar 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 strongly urges voluntary compliance on the part of U.S. ships subject to SOLAS because any such ship that operates on international voyages without complying with Regulation III/1.5 past the applicable compliance date may be subject to detention or other administrative action by foreign port state officials. A new CG–ENG policy letter is available in the docket for this notice. It provides guidance to enable U.S. ships subject to SOLAS to remain in compliance with SOLAS as amended by Resolution MSC.317(89), including detailed procedures to comply with the new requirements in Resolution MSC.317(89) and the guidance in Circular 1392. The Coast Guard recognizes that Circular 1392 contains valuable safety improvements. Therefore, the Coast Guard recommends voluntary compliance with the guidelines in Circular 1392 for U.S. non-SOLAS ships, MODUs, and offshore facilities that carry lifeboats and rescue boats fitted with certain release mechanisms, as described in the Circular. We seek comments from the public on the application of Circular 1392 to U.S. vessels not subject to SOLAS. The guidance contained in this notice is not a substitute for applicable legal requirements, nor is it itself a rule. It is not intended to nor does it impose legally binding requirements on any party. It represents the Coast Guard’s current thinking on this topic and provides the public with an indication of current and future action being considered by the Coast Guard. Authority This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: March 13, 2014. Jeffrey G. Lantz, Director, Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2014–06975 Filed 3–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2013–1078] National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17557 on April 16 and 17, 2014, in New Orleans, LA, to discuss various issues related to safety of operations and other matters affecting the oil and gas offshore industry. These meetings are open to the public. DATES: Subcommittees of NOSAC will meet on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the full Committee will meet on Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note these meetings may close early if the Committee has completed its business or be extended based on the number of public comments. All submitted written materials, comments, and request to make oral presentations at the meetings should reach Mr. Scott Hartley, Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) for NOSAC no later than April 1, 2014. For contact information, please see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. Any written material submitted by the public will be distributed to the Committee and become part of the public record. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans Hotel, 701 Convention Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130, 1–504–681–1053, http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/ louisiana/new-orleans/wyndhamriverfront-new-orleans/hotel-overview. The April 16, 2014 afternoon Subcommittee meetings will be held in the Bacchus B Conference Room. The April 17, 2014 full Committee meeting will be held in the Bacchus Conference Room. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact the person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, 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. Written comments must be submitted no later than April 1, 2014, and must be identified by Docket Number USCG–2013–1078 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) 372–8382. Include the docket number (USCG–2013–1078) on the subject line of the fax. • Mail: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17558 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 60 / Friday, March 28, 2014 / Notices 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. • To avoid duplication, please use only one of these methods. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. All comments submitted 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, insert USCG– 2013–1078 in the Search box, press Enter, and then click on the item you wish to view. A public comment period will be held during the meeting on April 17, 2014, and speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact one of the individuals listed below to register as a speaker. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Robert Smith III, Designated Federal Official (DFO) of NOSAC, Commandant (CG–OES–2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593–7509; telephone (202) 372–1410, fax (202) 372–8382 or email Robert.L.Smith@uscg.mil, or Mr. Scott Hartley, telephone (202) 372– 1437, fax (202) 372–8382 or email Scott.E.Hartley@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, 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. Appendix 2 (Pub. L. 92–463). NOSAC provides advice and recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security on matters and actions concerning activities directly involved with or in support of the exploration of offshore mineral and energy resources insofar as they relate to matters within U.S. Coast Guard jurisdiction. A copy of all meeting documentation is available at https:// homeport.uscg.mil/NOSAC. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Scott VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:57 Mar 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Hartley as noted in the FOR FURTHER section below. INFORMATION CONTACT Agenda Day 1 NOSAC Subcommittees will meet on April 16, 2014 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to review, discuss and formulate recommendations on the following matters: (1) Commercial Diving Safety on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS); (2) Safety and Environmental Management Systems for vessels on the OCS; and (3) Marine Casualty Reporting on the OCS. Day 2 NOSAC will meet on April 17, 2014 to review and discuss progress reports and or final reports and recommendations received from the above listed Subcommittees from their deliberations on April 16. The Committee will then use this information and consider public comments in formulating recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard. 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 (7). A complete agenda for April 17 is as follows: (1) Current Business—Presentation and discussion of progress reports and or final reports and any recommendations from the Subcommittees and subsequent actions on: (a) Commercial Diving Safety on the Outer Continental Shelf; (b) Safety and Environmental Management Systems for vessels on the OCS; and (c) Marine Casualty Reporting on the OCS. (2) New Business—Introduction of new Task Statements by the Coast Guard: (a) Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) Purpose and Offshore Workers; and (b) Training of personnel on Mobile Offshore Units and OSVs working on the Outer Continental Shelf. (3) Biannual Report of Coast Guard Action/Disposition on NOSAC Final Reports; (4) International Association of Drilling Contractors Health Safety and Environmental Case Guidelines for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units: What they are—and aren’t Presentation; (5) Standards, Training, Credentialing and Watchkeeping Implementation Presentation; and PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (6) Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) Offshore Vessel Inspection Database Presentation. (7) Public comment period. The agenda, progress reports and or draft final reports, new task statements and presentations will be available approximately 7 days prior to the meeting at the https:// homeport.uscg.mil/NOSAC Web site or by contacting Mr. Scott Hartley. Minutes Minutes from the meeting will be available for public view and copying within 90 days following the meeting at the https://homeport.uscg.mil/NOSAC Web site. Notice of Future 2014 NOSAC Meetings To receive automatic email notices of future NOSAC meetings in 2014, go to the online docket, USCG–2013–1078 (http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail:D=USCG-2013-1078), and select the sign-up-for-email-alerts option. We plan to use the same docket number for all NOSAC meeting notices in 2014, so when the next meeting notice is published you will receive an email alert from www.regulations.gov when the notice appears in this docket. Dated: March 24, 2014. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2014–06859 Filed 3–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2013–0051; OMB No. 1660–0127] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Logistics Capability Assistance Tool (LCAT) Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 60 (Friday, March 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17557-17558]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06859]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2013-1078]


National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meetings.

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SUMMARY: The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will 
meet on April 16 and 17, 2014, in New Orleans, LA, to discuss various 
issues related to safety of operations and other matters affecting the 
oil and gas offshore industry. These meetings are open to the public.

DATES: Subcommittees of NOSAC will meet on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the full Committee will meet on Thursday, 
April 17, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note these meetings may 
close early if the Committee has completed its business or be extended 
based on the number of public comments. All submitted written 
materials, comments, and request to make oral presentations at the 
meetings should reach Mr. Scott Hartley, Alternate Designated Federal 
Officer (ADFO) for NOSAC no later than April 1, 2014. For contact 
information, please see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
below. Any written material submitted by the public will be distributed 
to the Committee and become part of the public record.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Wyndham Riverfront New 
Orleans Hotel, 701 Convention Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130, 1-504-
681-1053, http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/louisiana/new-orleans/wyndham-riverfront-new-orleans/hotel-overview. The April 16, 2014 afternoon 
Subcommittee meetings will be held in the Bacchus B Conference Room. 
The April 17, 2014 full Committee meeting will be held in the Bacchus 
Conference Room.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact 
the person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, 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. Written comments must be submitted no later 
than April 1, 2014, and must be identified by Docket Number USCG-2013-
1078 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) 372-8382. Include the docket number (USCG-2013-
1078) on the subject line of the fax.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department 
of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey

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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.
     To avoid duplication, please use only one of these 
methods.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number for this 
action. All comments submitted 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, insert USCG-
2013-1078 in the Search box, press Enter, and then click on the item 
you wish to view.
    A public comment period will be held during the meeting on April 
17, 2014, and speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 
minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the 
time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact one of 
the individuals listed below to register as a speaker.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Robert Smith III, Designated 
Federal Official (DFO) of NOSAC, Commandant (CG-OES-2), U.S. Coast 
Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, 
DC 20593-7509; telephone (202) 372-1410, fax (202) 372-8382 or email 
Robert.L.Smith@uscg.mil, or Mr. Scott Hartley, telephone (202) 372-
1437, fax (202) 372-8382 or email Scott.E.Hartley@uscg.mil. If you have 
questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl 
Collins, 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. Appendix 2 (Pub. L. 92-463). 
NOSAC provides advice and recommendations to the Department of Homeland 
Security on matters and actions concerning activities directly involved 
with or in support of the exploration of offshore mineral and energy 
resources insofar as they relate to matters within U.S. Coast Guard 
jurisdiction.
    A copy of all meeting documentation is available at https://homeport.uscg.mil/NOSAC. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Scott 
Hartley as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.

Agenda

Day 1

    NOSAC Subcommittees will meet on April 16, 2014 between 1 p.m. and 
4 p.m. to review, discuss and formulate recommendations on the 
following matters:
    (1) Commercial Diving Safety on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS);
    (2) Safety and Environmental Management Systems for vessels on the 
OCS; and
    (3) Marine Casualty Reporting on the OCS.

Day 2

    NOSAC will meet on April 17, 2014 to review and discuss progress 
reports and or final reports and recommendations received from the 
above listed Subcommittees from their deliberations on April 16. The 
Committee will then use this information and consider public comments 
in formulating recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard. 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 (7). A complete agenda for April 
17 is as follows:
    (1) Current Business--Presentation and discussion of progress 
reports and or final reports and any recommendations from the 
Subcommittees and subsequent actions on:
    (a) Commercial Diving Safety on the Outer Continental Shelf;
    (b) Safety and Environmental Management Systems for vessels on the 
OCS; and
    (c) Marine Casualty Reporting on the OCS.
    (2) New Business--Introduction of new Task Statements by the Coast 
Guard:
    (a) Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) Purpose and Offshore Workers; and
    (b) Training of personnel on Mobile Offshore Units and
    OSVs working on the Outer Continental Shelf.
    (3) Biannual Report of Coast Guard Action/Disposition on NOSAC 
Final Reports;
    (4) International Association of Drilling Contractors Health Safety 
and Environmental Case Guidelines for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units: 
What they are--and aren't Presentation;
    (5) Standards, Training, Credentialing and Watchkeeping 
Implementation Presentation; and
    (6) Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) Offshore 
Vessel Inspection Database Presentation.
    (7) Public comment period.
    The agenda, progress reports and or draft final reports, new task 
statements and presentations will be available approximately 7 days 
prior to the meeting at the https://homeport.uscg.mil/NOSAC Web site or 
by contacting Mr. Scott Hartley.

Minutes

    Minutes from the meeting will be available for public view and 
copying within 90 days following the meeting at the https://homeport.uscg.mil/NOSAC Web site.

Notice of Future 2014 NOSAC Meetings

    To receive automatic email notices of future NOSAC meetings in 
2014, go to the online docket, USCG-2013-1078 (http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail:D=USCG-2013-1078), and select the 
sign-up-for-email-alerts option. We plan to use the same docket number 
for all NOSAC meeting notices in 2014, so when the next meeting notice 
is published you will receive an email alert from www.regulations.gov 
when the notice appears in this docket.

    Dated: March 24, 2014.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2014-06859 Filed 3-27-14; 8:45 am]
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