Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee, 64399-64400 [2014-25686]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 209 / Wednesday, October 29, 2014 / Notices Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Karin F Helmers, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3148, MSC 7770, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 254– 9975, helmersk@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel Clinical Trial Planning Grant for Interventions and Services to Improve Treatment and Prevention of HIV/ AIDS. Date: November 19, 2014. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. 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The DHS Employee Morale Task Force will provide recommendations on how to improve employee morale throughout the DHS enterprise. This notice informs the public of the establishment of the DHS Employee Morale Task Force and is not a solicitation for membership. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Miron, Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council and the DHS Employee Morale Task Force at 202– 447–3135 or mike.miron@dhs.gov. The Homeland Security Advisory Council provides organizationally independent, strategic, timely, specific, and actionable advice and recommendations for the consideration of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters related to homeland security. The Homeland Security Advisory Council is comprised of leaders of local law enforcement, first responders, state and local government, the private sector, and academia. Tasking: The DHS Employee Morale Task Force should develop findings and recommendations in the following topic areas. The DHS Employee Morale Task Force should address, among other closely related topics, the following questions: (1) What are the core or root causes of continued low morale in the Department of Homeland Security? (2) How can DHS strengthen its leadership cadre, in order to both enhance mission effectiveness and also increase employee morale? (3) How can DHS work as a whole, across the agencies and recognizing their distinct cultures, to build a greater sense of belonging and improve employee morale? (4) Referencing the 2007 HSAC DHS Morale Assessment: which of those recommendations were successfully implemented? For those items that were not but still remain relevant, what changes should be made to increase the likelihood of successful implementation and organizational adoption? Schedule: The DHS Employee Morale Task Force’s findings and recommendations will be submitted to the Homeland Security Advisory Council for their deliberation and vote during a public meeting. Once the report is approved it will be sent to the Secretary for his review and acceptance. DHS Employee Morale Task Force findings and recommendations should be submitted to the Homeland Security Advisory Council no later than nine SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64399 months after the publication of the date of this tasking. Dated: October 21, 2014. Ben Haiman, Deputy Executive Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council, DHS. [FR Doc. 2014–25660 Filed 10–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9M–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2014–0956] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Teleconference Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will meet, via teleconference, to discuss Task Statement 87, concerning review of the policy documents providing guidance on the Coast Guard final rule entitled, ‘‘Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements.’’ This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The teleconference meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Please note that this meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Written comments for distribution to Committee members and inclusion on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Web site must be submitted on or before November 25, 2014. Contact Mr. Breyer as indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice no later than December 3, 2014, to register as a speaker. ADDRESSES: To participate by phone, contact the Alternate Designated Federal Officer listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to obtain teleconference information. Note the number of teleconference lines is limited and will be available on a firstcome, first-served basis. To join those participating in this teleconference from U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, come to Room 6J07–02, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20593– 7509. Due to security at the Coast Guard Headquarters building, members of the public wishing to attend must register, on or before December 3, 2014, with Mr. Davis Breyer, Alternate Designated SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 64400 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 209 / Wednesday, October 29, 2014 / Notices Federal Officer of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee, at (202) 372–1445 or davis.j.breyer@uscg.mil. All visitors to Coast Guard Headquarters must provide identification in the form of a Government issued picture identification card for access to the facility. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the planned start of the meeting in order to allow time to pass through security. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, contact the Alternate Designated Federal Officer listed below in the 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 identified by Docket No. USCG– 2014–0956 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 the 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 must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://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 box, press enter, and then click on the item you wish to view. A public oral comment period will be held after the working group report. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please note that the public oral comment period will end following the last call for comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Oct 28, 2014 Jkt 235001 This notice may be viewed in our online docket, USCG–2014–0956, 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, Title 5, United States Code, Appendix. The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee 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 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. Breyer as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Agenda The agenda for the December 9, 2014, Committee teleconference meeting is as follows: (1) Introduction; (2) Roll call of Committee members and determination of a quorum; (3) Designated Federal Officer announcements; (4) Report from the Task Statement 87 working group chairperson concerning review of the policy documents providing guidance on the Coast Guard final rule entitled, ‘‘Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements’’, which was published in the Federal Register on December 24, 2013, (78 FR 77795). PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (5) Public comment period/ presentations. (6) Discussion of working group recommendations. The Committee will review the information presented on this issue, deliberate on any recommendations presented by the working group and approve/formulate recommendations for the Department’s consideration. Official action on these recommendations may be taken by the committee on this date. (7) Closing remarks. (8) Adjournment of meeting. Dated: October 24, 2014. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2014–25686 Filed 10–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2001–11120] Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30-day notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 209 (Wednesday, October 29, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64399-64400]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25686]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0956]


Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Teleconference Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will meet, 
via teleconference, to discuss Task Statement 87, concerning review of 
the policy documents providing guidance on the Coast Guard final rule 
entitled, ``Implementation of the Amendments to the International 
Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for 
Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements.'' This meeting 
will be open to the public.

DATES: The teleconference meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 
9, 2014, from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Please note 
that this meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished.
    Written comments for distribution to Committee members and 
inclusion on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Web site 
must be submitted on or before November 25, 2014. Contact Mr. Breyer as 
indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice 
no later than December 3, 2014, to register as a speaker.

ADDRESSES: To participate by phone, contact the Alternate Designated 
Federal Officer listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section to obtain teleconference information. Note the number of 
teleconference lines is limited and will be available on a first-come, 
first-served basis. To join those participating in this teleconference 
from U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, come to Room 6J07-02, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20593-7509. Due to security at 
the Coast Guard Headquarters building, members of the public wishing to 
attend must register, on or before December 3, 2014, with Mr. Davis 
Breyer, Alternate Designated

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Federal Officer of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee, at 
(202) 372-1445 or davis.j.breyer@uscg.mil. All visitors to Coast Guard 
Headquarters must provide identification in the form of a Government 
issued picture identification card for access to the facility. Please 
arrive at least 30 minutes before the planned start of the meeting in 
order to allow time to pass through security.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance, contact the Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer listed below in the 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 identified by Docket 
No. USCG-2014-0956 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 the 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 must include the words ``Department 
of Homeland Security'' and the docket number for this action. Comments 
received will be posted without alteration at http://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 box, press enter, and then click on the 
item you wish to view.
    A public oral comment period will be held after the working group 
report. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. 
Please note that the public oral comment period will end following the 
last call for comments.
    This notice may be viewed in our online docket, USCG-2014-0956, 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, Title 5, United States Code, Appendix.
    The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee 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 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. Breyer as noted 
in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.

Agenda

    The agenda for the December 9, 2014, Committee teleconference 
meeting is as follows:
    (1) Introduction;
    (2) Roll call of Committee members and determination of a quorum;
    (3) Designated Federal Officer announcements;
    (4) Report from the Task Statement 87 working group chairperson 
concerning review of the policy documents providing guidance on the 
Coast Guard final rule entitled, ``Implementation of the Amendments to 
the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification 
and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National 
Endorsements'', which was published in the Federal Register on December 
24, 2013, (78 FR 77795).
    (5) Public comment period/presentations.
    (6) Discussion of working group recommendations. The Committee will 
review the information presented on this issue, deliberate on any 
recommendations presented by the working group and approve/formulate 
recommendations for the Department's consideration. Official action on 
these recommendations may be taken by the committee on this date.
    (7) Closing remarks.
    (8) Adjournment of meeting.

    Dated: October 24, 2014.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2014-25686 Filed 10-28-14; 8:45 am]
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