Meeting Notice (Closed)-Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council, 50981 [2014-20305]

Download as PDF 50981 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 165 / Tuesday, August 26, 2014 / Notices a written application and justification for waiver to the Maritime Administration (MARAD). The agency will review the application and make a determination whether to grant the requested waiver. Number of Respondents: 95 Frequency: Annually Estimated Average Burden per Response: 1 hour Total Annual Burden: 95 hours Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Department’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 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 DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93. Dated: August 21, 2014. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–20323 Filed 8–25–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Meeting Notice (Closed)—Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of closed advisory council meeting. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Department of Transportation and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces that the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) will meet on September 11, 2014. In January 2014, MARAD held a three-day SUMMARY: 21:48 Aug 25, 2014 The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Media Center at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Lolich, (202) 366–0704; Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., MAR–540, Room W21– 310, Washington, DC 20590–0001; richard.lolich@dot.gov. DATES: The Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) is a chartered, non-federal body that responds to requests from the Maritime Administrator to identify and seek solutions, provide advice and make recommendations on certain maritime matters. The MTSNAC is comprised of 29 leaders from commercial transportation firms, port and water stakeholders, labor, and Federal, state and local public entities. The Council provides a broad maritime stakeholder and academic prospective to Departmental policies that affect efficient and environmentally friendly waterborne freight and passenger movements. This meeting notice is being given pursuant to section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. A SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4910–81–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 National Maritime Strategy Symposium to discuss issues facing U.S.-flag vessels. The purpose of this initial public meeting was to generate ideas to improve, strengthen, and sustain the cargo opportunities and sealift capacity of the U.S.-flagged fleet engaged in international commercial trade. A second symposium was held in May which focused on domestic shipping, shipbuilding, ports and the needs of maritime stakeholders on the inland waterways, Great Lakes, gulf and coastwise trade. This meeting will be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) in order to deliberate on pre-decisional Agency policy documents containing selected concepts submitted to MARAD from interested members of the public during the two symposiums and as comments in response to meeting notices published in the Federal Register to facilitate the development of a National Maritime Strategy (NMS). The input MARAD receives from the Council will be part of its on-going deliberations as it prepares a long term maritime strategy. As this national maritime strategy develops, MARAD will continue to provide additional opportunities for the public to comment. Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determination, as required by section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, has been made that this meeting may be closed to the public in accordance with subsection (c)(3) of section 552b, title 5, the Government in Sunshine Act of 1976. In this instance, the (c)(3) exemption applies because matters to be considered by the advisory committee concern pre-decisional and deliberative Government information. The policy purposes for withholding this sort of information from the public are 1. To encourage open and frank discussions on matters of MARAD policy between subordinates and superiors; 2. To protect against premature disclosure of proposed MARAD policies before they are actually adopted; and 3. To protect against public confusion that might result from disclosure of reasons and rationales that are not in fact ultimately relied on by MARAD. Accordingly, this meeting will not be open to the public. Authority: 46 U.S.C. 51312; 5 U.S.C. 552b; 41 CFR parts 102–3.140 through 102–3.165; 5 U.S.C. app. Sections 1–16. * * * * * By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: August 21, 2014. Thomas M. Hudson, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–20305 Filed 8–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2014–0119] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel FIFTH WIFE; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before September 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2014–0119. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-20305]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration


Meeting Notice (Closed)--Marine Transportation System National 
Advisory Council

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice of closed advisory council meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation and the Maritime 
Administration (MARAD) announces that the Marine Transportation System 
National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) will meet on September 11, 2014. In 
January 2014, MARAD held a three-day National Maritime Strategy 
Symposium to discuss issues facing U.S.-flag vessels. The purpose of 
this initial public meeting was to generate ideas to improve, 
strengthen, and sustain the cargo opportunities and sealift capacity of 
the U.S.-flagged fleet engaged in international commercial trade. A 
second symposium was held in May which focused on domestic shipping, 
shipbuilding, ports and the needs of maritime stakeholders on the 
inland waterways, Great Lakes, gulf and coastwise trade. This meeting 
will be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) in order to deliberate 
on pre-decisional Agency policy documents containing selected concepts 
submitted to MARAD from interested members of the public during the two 
symposiums and as comments in response to meeting notices published in 
the Federal Register to facilitate the development of a National 
Maritime Strategy (NMS). The input MARAD receives from the Council will 
be part of its on-going deliberations as it prepares a long term 
maritime strategy. As this national maritime strategy develops, MARAD 
will continue to provide additional opportunities for the public to 
comment.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Media Center at the U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 
20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Lolich, (202) 366-0704; 
Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., MAR-540, Room W21-
310, Washington, DC 20590-0001; richard.lolich@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Marine Transportation System National 
Advisory Council (MTSNAC) is a chartered, non-federal body that 
responds to requests from the Maritime Administrator to identify and 
seek solutions, provide advice and make recommendations on certain 
maritime matters. The MTSNAC is comprised of 29 leaders from commercial 
transportation firms, port and water stakeholders, labor, and Federal, 
state and local public entities. The Council provides a broad maritime 
stakeholder and academic prospective to Departmental policies that 
affect efficient and environmentally friendly waterborne freight and 
passenger movements.
    This meeting notice is being given pursuant to section 10 of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. A determination, as required by 
section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, has been made that 
this meeting may be closed to the public in accordance with subsection 
(c)(3) of section 552b, title 5, the Government in Sunshine Act of 
1976. In this instance, the (c)(3) exemption applies because matters to 
be considered by the advisory committee concern pre-decisional and 
deliberative Government information. The policy purposes for 
withholding this sort of information from the public are 1. To 
encourage open and frank discussions on matters of MARAD policy between 
subordinates and superiors; 2. To protect against premature disclosure 
of proposed MARAD policies before they are actually adopted; and 3. To 
protect against public confusion that might result from disclosure of 
reasons and rationales that are not in fact ultimately relied on by 
MARAD. Accordingly, this meeting will not be open to the public.

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 51312; 5 U.S.C. 552b; 41 CFR parts 102-
3.140 through 102-3.165; 5 U.S.C. app. Sections 1-16.
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    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: August 21, 2014.
Thomas M. Hudson,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-20305 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]
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