Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee, 50861-50862 [2015-20681]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 162 / Friday, August 21, 2015 / Notices • Investigation and data entry expectations. Comments can discuss any aspects or other concerns about the Manual. Submissions will be reviewed internally to determine whether amendments need to be made to the Manual. This notice is issued under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 6102 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: August 17, 2015. Verne B. Gifford, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–20738 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2015–0698] Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee will meet to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, merchant mariners’ documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. respectively. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. All submitted written materials, comments, and requests to make oral presentations at the meeting should reach Lieutenant Ashley Holm, Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee, no later than September 21, 2015. For contact information, please see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. Any written material submitted by the public both before and after the meeting will be distributed to the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and become part of the public record. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:07 Aug 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 Mary Moody Northen Banquet Room, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77554 (http://www.tamug.edu/corps/ index.html). For further information about the meeting facilities, please contact Ms. Kathey Walker at (409) 740– 4408. For information on services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as soon as possible. For planning purposes, please notify the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee Alternate Designated Federal Officer of your attendance 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 September 21, 2015, in order for committee members to review comments before the meeting, and must be identified by docket number USCG–2015–0698 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 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, insert USCG– 2011–0138 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box, press Enter and then click on the item you wish to view. A public comment period will be held on September 28, 2015, from approximately 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and September 29, 2015 from PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50861 approximately 2:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 5 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Additionally, public comment will be sought throughout the meeting as specific issues are discussed by the committee. Contact Lieutenant Ashley Holm as indicated below to register as a speaker. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Ashley Holm, Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee, at telephone 202–372–1128 or email Ashley.e.holm@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 United States Code Appendix. The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee Meeting is authorized by 46 United States Code 7115 and advises the Secretary on matters related to (a) medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners’ documents; (b) medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels; (c) medical examiner education; and (d) medical research. 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; MEDMAC and then use the announcements key. Alternatively, you may contact Lieutenant Ashley Holm as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Agenda Day 1 The agenda for the September 28, 2015 meeting is as follows: (1) Opening remarks from Texas A&M leadership. (2) Opening remarks from Coast Guard leadership. (3) Opening remarks from the Designated Federal Officer. (4) Roll call of committee members and determination of a quorum. (5) Review of last full committee meeting’s minutes. (6) Introduction of new task(s). (7) Presentation on Merchant Mariner Fitness for Duty. (8) Public comments. (9) Presentation on Infectious Diseases. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 50862 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 162 / Friday, August 21, 2015 / Notices (10) Working Groups addressing the following task statements may meet to deliberate— (a) Task Statement 13, Mariner Occupational Health Risk Analysis. This is a joint task statement with the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee. (b) The Committee will receive new task statements from the Coast Guard, review the information presented on each issue, deliberate and formulate recommendations for the Department’s consideration. (8) Adjournment of meeting. Day 2 The agenda for the September 29, 2015 meeting is as follows: (1) Continue work on Task Statements. (2) Public comments. (3) By mid-afternoon, the Working Groups will report, and if applicable, make recommendations for the full committee to consider for presentation to the Coast Guard. The committee may vote on the working group’s recommendations on this date. The public will have an opportunity to speak after each Working Group’s Report before the full committee takes any action on each report. (4) Closing remarks/plans for next meeting. (5) Adjournment of Meeting. Dated: August 14, 2015. V.B. Gifford, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–20681 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2012–0026] Notice To Extend the Comment Period for the Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants; NUREG–0654/FEMA–REP–1, Rev. 2 Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Extension of comment period. rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extending the comment period for the proposed revision to ‘‘Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:07 Aug 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 Power Plants’’ NUREG–0654/FEMA– REP–1, Rev. 2, which published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2015. The comment period for the proposed revised guidance, which would have ended on August 27, 2015, is extended until October 13, 2015. DATES: The comment period is extended until October 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified by Docket ID FEMA–2012– 0026 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Please note that this draft guidance is not a rulemaking and the Federal Rulemaking Portal is being utilized only as a mechanism for receiving comments. Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., 8 NE., Washington, DC 20472. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Eberst, Policy Supervisor, Professional Services Branch, Technological Hazards Division, Protection and National Preparedness Directorate, william.eberst@ fema.dhs.gov, (202) 341–4917. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID. 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 read the Privacy Act notice, which can be viewed by clicking on the ‘‘Privacy Notice’’ link on the homepage of www.regulations.gov. You may submit your comments and material by methods specified in the ADDRESSES section above. Please submit your comments and any supporting material by only one means to avoid the receipt and review of duplicate submissions. Docket: The draft guidance is available in Docket ID FEMA–2012– 0026. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov and search for the Docket ID. Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, 500 C Street SW., 8 NE., Washington, DC 20472. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 II. Background In November 1980, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued ‘‘Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants’’ (NUREG–0654/ FEMA–REP–1, Rev. 1) with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as a joint policy document. (45 FR 85862, December 30, 1980). Since the publication of NUREG–0654/FEMA– REP–1, Rev. 1 in 1980, four supplementary documents and one addendum (66 FR 22270, May 3, 2001) have been issued that update and modify specific planning and procedural elements. FEMA and the NRC are proposing to revise NUREG– 0654/FEMA–REP–1, Rev. 1 to address stakeholder interest and the various emergency planning and preparedness lessons learned since its initial publication. On May 29, 2015, both FEMA and the NRC published notices to solicit public input on the draft ‘‘Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants,’’ NUREG–0654/FEMA– REP–1, Rev. 2. (80 FR 30697 and 80 FR 30739). Based on comments received, and because FEMA and the NRC have specifically requested the public’s comments on the proposed revised guidance in an attempt to benefit from the experience of all interested parties, the comment period will be extended for an additional 45 days. This notice announces the extension of the public comment period to October 13, 2015. Authority: NRC Authorization Acts of 1980 (Pub. L. 96–295) and 1982–1983 (Pub. L. 97–415); Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended, Titles II and VI, Sections 201 and 611, 42 U.S.C. 5131 and 5196; Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended, Title VI, Chapter 1, Subchapter V, Sections 503 and 504, 6 U.S.C. 313 and 314; Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006, Title V, Section 612, 6 U.S.C. 314a; Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations for 1999, 42 U.S.C. 5196e; Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, Title VI, Sections 602, 642, 643, and 644, 6 U.S.C. 701, 742, 743, and 744; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978; E.O. 12241, as amended; E.O. 12127, as amended. E.O. 12148, as amended; E.O. 12657, as amended; FEMA’s regulations in Title 44, Chapter I, Parts 350–354 of the CFR. Dated: August 12, 2015. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2015–20721 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–21–P E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 162 (Friday, August 21, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50861-50862]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-20681]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0698]


Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee will meet to 
discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for 
issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, merchant mariners' 
documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical 
qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner 
education, and medical research. The meeting will be open to the 
public.

DATES: The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee is scheduled to 
meet on Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29, 2015, from 8 
a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. respectively. Please note 
that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its 
business. All submitted written materials, comments, and requests to 
make oral presentations at the meeting should reach Lieutenant Ashley 
Holm, Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the Merchant Mariner 
Medical Advisory Committee, no later than September 21, 2015. For 
contact information, please see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section below. Any written material submitted by the public both before 
and after the meeting will be distributed to the Merchant Mariner 
Medical Advisory Committee and become part of the public record.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, 
Mary Moody Northen Banquet Room, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 
77554 (http://www.tamug.edu/corps/index.html). For further information 
about the meeting facilities, please contact Ms. Kathey Walker at (409) 
740-4408.
    For information on services for individuals with disabilities or to 
request special assistance at the meeting, contact the individual 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as soon as 
possible. For planning purposes, please notify the Merchant Mariner 
Medical Advisory Committee Alternate Designated Federal Officer of your 
attendance 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 September 21, 2015, in order for committee members to review 
comments before the meeting, and must be identified by docket number 
USCG-2015-0698 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 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, insert USCG-
2011-0138 in the ``SEARCH'' box, press Enter and then click on the item 
you wish to view.
    A public comment period will be held on September 28, 2015, from 
approximately 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and September 29, 2015 from 
approximately 2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Speakers are requested to limit their 
comments to 5 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may 
end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. 
Additionally, public comment will be sought throughout the meeting as 
specific issues are discussed by the committee. Contact Lieutenant 
Ashley Holm as indicated below to register as a speaker.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Ashley Holm, Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer for the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory 
Committee, at telephone 202-372-1128 or email Ashley.e.holm@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 United States Code Appendix. The 
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee Meeting is authorized by 46 
United States Code 7115 and advises the Secretary on matters related to 
(a) medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, 
certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents; (b) medical 
standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators 
of commercial vessels; (c) medical examiner education; and (d) medical 
research.
    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; MEDMAC and then use the 
announcements key. Alternatively, you may contact Lieutenant Ashley 
Holm as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.

Agenda

Day 1

    The agenda for the September 28, 2015 meeting is as follows:
    (1) Opening remarks from Texas A&M leadership.
    (2) Opening remarks from Coast Guard leadership.
    (3) Opening remarks from the Designated Federal Officer.
    (4) Roll call of committee members and determination of a quorum.
    (5) Review of last full committee meeting's minutes.
    (6) Introduction of new task(s).
    (7) Presentation on Merchant Mariner Fitness for Duty.
    (8) Public comments.
    (9) Presentation on Infectious Diseases.

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    (10) Working Groups addressing the following task statements may 
meet to deliberate--
    (a) Task Statement 13, Mariner Occupational Health Risk Analysis. 
This is a joint task statement with the Merchant Marine Personnel 
Advisory Committee.
    (b) The Committee will receive new task statements from the Coast 
Guard, review the information presented on each issue, deliberate and 
formulate recommendations for the Department's consideration.
    (8) Adjournment of meeting.

Day 2

    The agenda for the September 29, 2015 meeting is as follows:
    (1) Continue work on Task Statements.
    (2) Public comments.
    (3) By mid-afternoon, the Working Groups will report, and if 
applicable, make recommendations for the full committee to consider for 
presentation to the Coast Guard. The committee may vote on the working 
group's recommendations on this date. The public will have an 
opportunity to speak after each Working Group's Report before the full 
committee takes any action on each report.
    (4) Closing remarks/plans for next meeting.
    (5) Adjournment of Meeting.

    Dated: August 14, 2015.
V.B. Gifford,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2015-20681 Filed 8-20-15; 8:45 am]
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