Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee, 49526-49527 [2014-19845]

Download as PDF 49526 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 162 / Thursday, August 21, 2014 / Notices (b) Report on National Maritime Center activities from the National Maritime Center Commanding Officer, such as the net processing time it takes for mariners to receive their credentials after application submittal; (c) Report on Mariner Credentialing Program Policy Division activities, such as its current initiatives and projects; (d) Report on International Maritime Organization (IMO)/International Labor Organization (ILO) issues related to the merchant marine industry; (e) How to Fill out Travel Claims; and (f) Briefings about on-going Coast Guard projects related to personnel in the U.S. merchant marine. (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. Davis Breyer as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Dated: August 8, 2014. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2014–19844 Filed 8–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2014–0576] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Working Group Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will meet to review and work on Task Statement 87, concerning review of policy documents providing guidance on the implementation of the December 24, 2013 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping and changes to national endorsements mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Aug 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 rulemaking. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee working group will meet on September 9, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Written comments for distribution to committee members and for inclusion on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Web site must be submitted on or before August 27, 2014. Please note that this working group is expected to continue its discussions on September 10, 2014, as part of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting announced in a separate notice in the Federal Register under Docket No. USCG–2014–0576, but may adjourn early if all business is finished. ADDRESSES: The working group will meet in the Luebbe conference room of the Calhoon Marine Engineer Beneficial Association (MEBA) Engineering School, 27050 Saint Michaels Rd., Easton, MD 21601. For further information on the location of the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School, please contact Ms. Janet Sadler at 410– 822–9600, extension 370 or email jsadler@mebaschool.org. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, please contact Mr. Davis Breyer as indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT paragraph below. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issue to be considered by the working group as listed in the ‘‘Agenda’’ section below. Written comments must be identified by Docket No. USCG–2014–0576 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 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. A public oral comment period will be held during the meeting and speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please note that the public oral comment period may end before the prescribed ending time following the last call for comments. Contact Mr. Davis Breyer as indicated below to register as a speaker. This notice may be viewed in our online docket, USCG– 2014–0576, at http:// www.regulations.gov. Mr. Davis Breyer, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, telephone 202–372– 1445, or at davis.j.breyer@uscg.mil. If you have any questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826 or 1–800–647–5527. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, Public Law 92–463, 86 Stat 770 as amended. The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee was 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 Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Committee acts solely in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security 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 by using these key strokes: Missions; Port and Waterways Safety; Advisory Committees; MERPAC; and then use the announcements key. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Davis Breyer as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 162 / Thursday, August 21, 2014 / Notices Agenda The agenda for the September 9, 2014, working group meeting is as follows: (1) The working group will review, discuss and develop recommendations regarding Task Statement 87, Review of Policy Documents Providing Guidance on the Implementation of the December 24, 2013 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping and Changes to National Endorsements Rulemaking; (2) Public comment period; (3) The working group will finalize proposed recommendations for the full committee to consider with regards to Task Statement 87, concerning Policy Documents Providing Guidance on the Implementation of the December 24, 2013 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping and Changes to National Endorsements Rulemaking; (4) Adjournment of meeting. A copy of all meeting documentation is available at http://homeport.uscg.mil/ merpac. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Davis Breyer as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Dated: August 8, 2014. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. Comments [FR Doc. 2014–19845 Filed 8–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0067] Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Asylum and for Withholding for Removal, Form I– 589; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection ACTION: 60-Day Notice. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Aug 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 respondent, and the actual information collection instruments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until October 20, 2014. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0067 in the subject box, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2007–0034. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Online. You may access the Federal Register Notice and submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site by visiting www.regulations.gov. In the search box either copy and paste, or type in, the eDocket ID number USCIS–2007–0034. Click on the link titled Open Docket Folder for the appropriate Notice and supporting documents, and click the Comment Now tab to submit a comment; (2) Email. Submit comments to USCISFRComment@uscis.dhs.gov; (3) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this address. If you are seeking information about the status of your individual case, please check ‘‘My Case Status’’ online at: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/ Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1–800–375–5283. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49527 (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Asylum and for Withholding for Removal. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: I–589; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Form I–589 is necessary to determine whether an alien applying for asylum and/or withholding of removal in the United States is classified as refugee, and is eligible to remain in the United States. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection I–589 is approximately 157,372 and the estimated hour burden per response is 12 hours per response; and the estimated number of respondents providing biometrics is 97,152 and the estimated hour burden per response is 1.17 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is approximately 2,002,132 hours. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information, please visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 162 (Thursday, August 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49526-49527]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19845]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0576]


Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Working Group Meeting.

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SUMMARY: A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory 
Committee will meet to review and work on Task Statement 87, concerning 
review of policy documents providing guidance on the implementation of 
the December 24, 2013 International Convention on Standards of 
Training, Certification and Watchkeeping and changes to national 
endorsements rulemaking. This meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee working group 
will meet on September 9, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Written 
comments for distribution to committee members and for inclusion on the 
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Web site must be submitted 
on or before August 27, 2014. Please note that this working group is 
expected to continue its discussions on September 10, 2014, as part of 
the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting announced in a 
separate notice in the Federal Register under Docket No. USCG-2014-
0576, but may adjourn early if all business is finished.

ADDRESSES: The working group will meet in the Luebbe conference room of 
the Calhoon Marine Engineer Beneficial Association (MEBA) Engineering 
School, 27050 Saint Michaels Rd., Easton, MD 21601. For further 
information on the location of the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School, 
please contact Ms. Janet Sadler at 410-822-9600, extension 370 or email 
jsadler@mebaschool.org.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance, please contact Mr. Davis 
Breyer as indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT paragraph 
below. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public 
comment on the issue to be considered by the working group as listed in 
the ``Agenda'' section below. Written comments must be identified by 
Docket No. USCG-2014-0576 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.
    A public oral comment period will be held during the meeting and 
speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please 
note that the public oral comment period may end before the prescribed 
ending time following the last call for comments. Contact Mr. Davis 
Breyer as indicated below to register as a speaker. This notice may be 
viewed in our online docket, USCG-2014-0576, at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Davis Breyer, Alternate Designated 
Federal Officer, telephone 202-372-1445, or at davis.j.breyer@uscg.mil. 
If you have any questions on viewing or submitting material to the 
docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826 or 1-800-647-5527.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, Public Law 92-463, 
86 Stat 770 as amended.
    The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee was 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 Federal Advisory Committee Act. The 
Committee acts solely in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the 
Department of Homeland Security 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 by using these key strokes: Missions; Port and 
Waterways Safety; Advisory Committees; MERPAC; and then use the 
announcements key. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Davis Breyer as 
noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.

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Agenda

    The agenda for the September 9, 2014, working group meeting is as 
follows:
    (1) The working group will review, discuss and develop 
recommendations regarding Task Statement 87, Review of Policy Documents 
Providing Guidance on the Implementation of the December 24, 2013 
International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and 
Watchkeeping and Changes to National Endorsements Rulemaking;
    (2) Public comment period;
    (3) The working group will finalize proposed recommendations for 
the full committee to consider with regards to Task Statement 87, 
concerning Policy Documents Providing Guidance on the Implementation of 
the December 24, 2013 International Convention on Standards of 
Training, Certification and Watchkeeping and Changes to National 
Endorsements Rulemaking;
    (4) Adjournment of meeting.
    A copy of all meeting documentation is available at http://homeport.uscg.mil/merpac. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Davis 
Breyer as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.

    Dated: August 8, 2014.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2014-19845 Filed 8-20-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P