Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies, 71442-71443 [2014-28342]

Download as PDF 71442 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Notices The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). SUMMARY: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until February 2, 2015. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. DATES: Written comments and questions about this Information Collection Request should be forwarded to DHS/NPPD/CS&C/OEC, 245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 0615, Washington, DC 20598–0615. Emailed requests should go to Deborah Bea, deborah.bea@ hq.dhs.gov. 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David Epperson, Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2014–28335 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2014–0687] Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies Coast Guard, DHS. Request for applications. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Towing Safety Advisory Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Applicants selected for service on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee via this solicitation will not begin their respective terms until September 30, 2015. Completed applications should reach the Coast Guard February 2, 2015. DATES: Send your application via one of the following methods: • By Email: William.J.Abernathy@ USCG.mil. • By Fax: 202–372–8382. • By Mail: Commandant (CG–OES–2) ATTN: Towing Safety Advisory Committee, U.S. Coast Guard, Stop 7509, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593– 7509. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William J. Abernathy, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee; telephone 202–372–1363; Fax 202–372– 8382; or email at: William.J.Abernathy@ USCG.mil. The Towing Safety Advisory Committee is a Federal advisory committee which operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5 United States Code Appendix. It was established under authority of the Act to establish a Towing Safety Advisory Committee in the Department of Transportation, (Pub. L. 96–380), which was most recently amended by section 621 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010, (Pub. L. 111–281). The Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. This advice also assists the Coast Guard in formulating the position of the United States regarding the towing industry in advance of International Maritime Organization meetings. It is expected the Committee will meet twice per year either in the Washington, DC, area or in cities with large towing centers of commerce and populated by high concentrations of towing industry and related businesses. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes. Subcommittees of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee may conduct intercessional telephonic meetings, when necessary, in response to specific U.S. Coast Guard tasking. The Coast Guard is currently considering applications for six SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Notices positions that will become vacant on September 30, 2015: Æ Two members representing the barge and towing industry; Æ One member representing the offshore mineral and oil supply vessel industry; Æ One member representing the holders of active licensed Masters of towing vessels in offshore service; Æ One member representing shippers engaged in the shipment of oil or hazardous materials by barge; and, Æ One member drawn from the general public. To be eligible, applicants should have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience regarding shallow- draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Registered lobbyists are not eligible to serve on federal advisory committees in their individual capacity. See guidance notice (79 FR 47482, August 13, 2014). The position we list for a member drawn from the general public would be someone appointed in their individual capacity and would be designated as a Special Government Employee as defined in 202(a) of Title 18, United States Code. Registered lobbyists are lobbyists required to comply with provisions contained in the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–65, as amended by Title II of Pub. L. 110– 81). Each member serves for a term of up to three (3) years. Members may be considered to serve a maximum of three consecutive terms. All members serve without compensation from the Federal Government; however, upon request, members may receive travel reimbursement and per diem. In an effort to maintain a geographic balance of membership, we are encouraging representatives from tug and barge companies operating on the Western Rivers to apply for representation on the Committee. The Department of Homeland Security does not discriminate in selection of Committee members on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other nonmerit factors. The Department of Homeland Security strives to achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all of its recruitment selections. If you are selected as a nonrepresentative member, or as a member drawn from the general public, you will be appointed and serve as a Special Government Employee as defined in section 202(a) of Title 18, United States VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:30 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 Code. As a candidate for appointment as a Special Government Employee, applicants are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). The Coast Guard may not release the reports or the information in them to the public except under an order issued by a Federal court or as otherwise provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Applicants can obtain this form by going to the Web site of the Office of Government Ethics (www.oge.gov), or by contacting the individual listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Applications for a member drawn from the general public which are not accompanied by a completed OGE Form 450 will not be considered. If you are interested in applying to become a member of the Committee, ´ ´ send a cover letter and resume to William J. Abernathy, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee by email, fax, or mail according to the instructions in the ADDRESSES section by the deadline in the DATES section of this notice. Indicate the specific position you request to be considered for and specify your area of expertise, knowledge, and experience that qualifies you to serve on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee. Note that during the vetting process applicants may be asked to provide date of birth and social security number. All email, fax, and mail submittals will receive email receipt confirmation. Dated: November 6, 2014. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, United States Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2014–28342 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5761–N–03] 60-Day Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Standardized Form for Collecting Information Regarding Race and Ethnic Data Office of Strategic Planning and Management, HUD. ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0687]


Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the 
Towing Safety Advisory Committee. The Towing Safety Advisory Committee 
advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters 
relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and 
towing safety. Applicants selected for service on the Towing Safety 
Advisory Committee via this solicitation will not begin their 
respective terms until September 30, 2015.

DATES: Completed applications should reach the Coast Guard February 2, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: Send your application via one of the following methods:
     By Email: William.J.Abernathy@USCG.mil.
     By Fax: 202-372-8382.
     By Mail: Commandant (CG-OES-2) ATTN: Towing Safety 
Advisory Committee, U.S. Coast Guard, Stop 7509, 2703 Martin Luther 
King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593-7509.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William J. Abernathy, Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee; 
telephone 202-372-1363; Fax 202-372-8382; or email at: 
William.J.Abernathy@USCG.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Towing Safety Advisory Committee is a 
Federal advisory committee which operates under the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5 United States Code Appendix. It 
was established under authority of the Act to establish a Towing Safety 
Advisory Committee in the Department of Transportation, (Pub. L. 96-
380), which was most recently amended by section 621 of the Coast Guard 
Authorization Act of 2010, (Pub. L. 111-281). The Committee advises the 
Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft 
inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. This advice 
also assists the Coast Guard in formulating the position of the United 
States regarding the towing industry in advance of International 
Maritime Organization meetings.
    It is expected the Committee will meet twice per year either in the 
Washington, DC, area or in cities with large towing centers of commerce 
and populated by high concentrations of towing industry and related 
businesses. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes. Subcommittees 
of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee may conduct intercessional 
telephonic meetings, when necessary, in response to specific U.S. Coast 
Guard tasking. The Coast Guard is currently considering applications 
for six

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positions that will become vacant on September 30, 2015:
    [cir] Two members representing the barge and towing industry;
    [cir] One member representing the offshore mineral and oil supply 
vessel industry;
    [cir] One member representing the holders of active licensed 
Masters of towing vessels in offshore service;
    [cir] One member representing shippers engaged in the shipment of 
oil or hazardous materials by barge; and,
    [cir] One member drawn from the general public.
    To be eligible, applicants should have particular expertise, 
knowledge, and experience regarding shallow- draft inland and coastal 
waterway navigation and towing safety.
    Registered lobbyists are not eligible to serve on federal advisory 
committees in their individual capacity. See guidance notice (79 FR 
47482, August 13, 2014). The position we list for a member drawn from 
the general public would be someone appointed in their individual 
capacity and would be designated as a Special Government Employee as 
defined in 202(a) of Title 18, United States Code. Registered lobbyists 
are lobbyists required to comply with provisions contained in the 
Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-65, as amended by Title II 
of Pub. L. 110-81).
    Each member serves for a term of up to three (3) years. Members may 
be considered to serve a maximum of three consecutive terms. All 
members serve without compensation from the Federal Government; 
however, upon request, members may receive travel reimbursement and per 
diem.
    In an effort to maintain a geographic balance of membership, we are 
encouraging representatives from tug and barge companies operating on 
the Western Rivers to apply for representation on the Committee.
    The Department of Homeland Security does not discriminate in 
selection of Committee members on the basis of race, color, religion, 
sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender 
identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, 
membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. The 
Department of Homeland Security strives to achieve a widely diverse 
candidate pool for all of its recruitment selections.
    If you are selected as a non-representative member, or as a member 
drawn from the general public, you will be appointed and serve as a 
Special Government Employee as defined in section 202(a) of Title 18, 
United States Code. As a candidate for appointment as a Special 
Government Employee, applicants are required to complete a Confidential 
Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). The Coast Guard may not 
release the reports or the information in them to the public except 
under an order issued by a Federal court or as otherwise provided under 
the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Applicants can obtain this form by 
going to the Web site of the Office of Government Ethics (www.oge.gov), 
or by contacting the individual listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT. Applications for a member drawn from the general public which 
are not accompanied by a completed OGE Form 450 will not be considered.
    If you are interested in applying to become a member of the 
Committee, send a cover letter and r[eacute]sum[eacute] to William J. 
Abernathy, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Towing Safety 
Advisory Committee by email, fax, or mail according to the instructions 
in the ADDRESSES section by the deadline in the DATES section of this 
notice. Indicate the specific position you request to be considered for 
and specify your area of expertise, knowledge, and experience that 
qualifies you to serve on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee. Note 
that during the vetting process applicants may be asked to provide date 
of birth and social security number. All email, fax, and mail 
submittals will receive email receipt confirmation.

    Dated: November 6, 2014.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, United States Coast 
Guard.
[FR Doc. 2014-28342 Filed 12-1-14; 8:45 am]
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