Navigation Safety Advisory Council, 51577-51579 [2015-21013]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 164 / Tuesday, August 25, 2015 / Notices Agenda asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Day 1 The agenda for the September 16, 2015, meeting is as follows: (1) The full Committee will meet briefly to discuss the working groups’ business/task statements, which are listed under paragraph 2 (a)–(h) below. (2) Working groups will address the following task statements which are available for viewing at http:// homeport.uscg.mil/merpac: (a) Task Statement 30, Utilizing military education, training and assessment for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers and U.S. Coast Guard Certifications; (b) Task Statement 58, Communication between external stakeholders and the mariner credentialing program, as it relates to the National Maritime Center; (c) Task Statement 84, Correction of merchant mariner credentials issued with clear errors; (d) 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; (e) Task Statement 88, Mariner occupational health risk study analysis to further develop policy guidance on mariner fitness; and (f) Task Statement 89, Review and update of the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee Circular MSC/Circ.1014, ‘‘Guidelines on Fatigue Mitigation and Management.’’ (3) Reports of working groups. At the end of the day, the working groups will report to the full Committee on what was accomplished in their meetings. The full Committee will not take action on these reports on this date. Any official action taken as a result of this working group meeting will be taken on day 2 of the meeting. (4) Public comment period. (5) Adjournment of meeting. Day 2 The agenda for the September 17, 2015, full Committee meeting is as follows: (1) Introduction; (2) Remarks from Coast Guard Leadership; (3) Designated Federal Officer announcements; (4) Roll call of Committee members and determination of a quorum; (5) Reports from the following working groups; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Aug 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 (a) Task Statement 30, Utilizing military education, training and assessment for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers and U.S. Coast Guard Certifications; (b) Task Statement 58, Communication between external stakeholders and the mariner credentialing program, as it relates to the National Maritime Center; (c) Task Statement 80, Develop training guidelines for mariners employed aboard vessels subject to the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-flashpoint Fuels; (d) Task Statement 81, Development of competency requirements for vessel personnel working within the polar regions; (e) Task Statement 84, Correction of merchant mariner credentials issued with clear errors; and (f) 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. (g) Task Statement 88, Mariner occupational health risk study analysis to further develop policy guidance on mariner fitness. (h) Task Statement 89, Review and update of International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee Circular MSC/Circ.1014, ‘‘Guidelines on Fatigue Mitigation and Management.’’ (6) Other items for discussion: (a) Report on the Implementation of the 2010 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping; (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/International Labor Organization issues related to the merchant marine industry; and (e) Briefings about on-going Coast Guard projects related to personnel in the U.S. merchant marine, including a draft task statement concerning job descriptions for the various billets on merchant vessels. (7) New Business. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51577 New task statement—‘‘Merchant Mariner Credential Expiration Harmonization.’’ (8) Public comment period. (9) 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. (10) Closing remarks/plans for next meeting. (11) Adjournment of meeting. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2015–20973 Filed 8–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2015–0042] Navigation Safety Advisory Council Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet in Arlington, Virginia to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings, Inland Rules of the Road, International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems. These meetings will be open to the public. DATES: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please note these meetings may close early if the Council has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston, 4610 Fairfax Drive, Arlington VA 22203. https://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/ en/arlington/wasfx/hoteldetail/ directions. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Mr. Burt Lahn listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 51578 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 164 / Tuesday, August 25, 2015 / Notices issues to be considered by the Council as listed in the ‘‘Agenda’’ section below. Any written material submitted by the public will be distributed to the Council and become part of the public record. Written comments must be submitted no later than September 2, 2015 if you want Council members to be able to review your comments before the meeting. Comments must be identified by the docket number, USCG–2015– 0042 and submitted using 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, USCG 2015– 0042. 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– 2015–0042 in the Search box, press Enter, and then click on the item you wish to view. A public comment period will be held during the meeting on September 9, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on September 10, 2015, prior to the close of the meeting. Public presentations may also be given. Speakers are requested to limit their presentation and comments to 10 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. To register as a speaker, contact Mr. Burt Lahn listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about these meetings, please contact Mr. George Detweiler, the Navigation Safety Advisory Council Alternate Designated VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Aug 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 Federal Officer, Commandant (CG– NAV–2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7418, Washington, DC 20593, telephone 202– 372–1566 or email George.H.Detweiler@ uscg.mil or Mr. Burt Lahn, Navigation Safety Advisory Council meeting coordinator, at telephone 202–372–1526 or email burt.a.lahn@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, and 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 Navigation Safety Advisory Council is an advisory committee authorized in 33 United States Code 2073 and chartered under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Navigation Safety Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary, through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to prevention of maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings, Inland and International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems. A copy of all meeting documentation will be available at https:// homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/ channelView.do?channelId=-18 422&channelPage=%2Fep%2 Fchannel%2Fdefault.jsp&pageType Id=13489&BV_SessionID=@@@@10792 77902.1438955092@@@@&BV_ EngineID=ccceadgglkmjhddcfngcf kmdfhfdfgl.0 by September 2, 2015. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Burt Lahn as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Agenda The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet to review, discuss and formulate recommendations on the following topics. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 (1) Electronic Chart Systems. The Coast Guard has received periodic inquiries from the U.S. marine industry about the use of electronic charts on non-SOLAS commercial vessels. Navigation Safety Advisory Council will be asked to provide views on the use of electronic charts and associated equipment on domestic commercial vessels; (2) Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study. The Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study was initiated to study the navigational users and industrial PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 development off the Atlantic Coast. The Coast Guard will provide an update on the results of this ongoing effort including Marine Planning Guidelines developed in conjunction with the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study; (3) The Coast Guard’s Future of Navigation initiative leverages technology in order to optimize the mix of electronic and visual aids to navigation. The Coast Guard will provide information on this project. This will include a presentation on the Seacoast Waterways Analysis and Management Study; and (4) Vessel Traffic Services. The Coast Guard will provide an update of the Vessel Traffic Service program and information concerning the National Transportation Safety Board Vessel Traffic Services Safety Study. Following the above presentations, the Designated Federal Officer will form a subcommittee to continue discussions on the task statement: Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15–01— Unmanned Maritime Systems Best Practices. The Designated Federal Officer will form subcommittees to discuss and provide recommendations on the following new task statements as appropriate: (1) Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15–03—Marine Planning Guidelines. The Council will be asked to review the Marine Planning Guidelines and provide comments and recommendations; and (2) Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15–04—Discontinuance of an Aid to Navigation. The Coast Guard will review its existing discontinuance of an aid to navigation process and present its new draft process for review and comment by the Council. (3) Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15–05—Electronic Chart Systems. The Council will be asked to review the Electronic Chart Systems carriage requirements and a draft Coast Guard policy concerning their use of ECS in lieu of paper charts. Public comments or questions will be taken during the meeting as the Council discusses each issue and prior to the Council formulating recommendations on each issue. There will also be a public comment period at the end of the meeting. Thursday, September 10, 2015 (1) Subcommittee discussions continued from Wednesday, September 9, 2015; (2) Subcommittee reports presented to the Council; (3) New Business; E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 164 / Tuesday, August 25, 2015 / Notices a. Summary of Navigation Safety Advisory Council action items. b. Schedule next meeting date— Spring, 2016. c. Council discussions and acceptance of new tasks. A public comment period will be held after the discussion of new tasks. Speakers’ comments are limited to 10 minutes each. Public comments or questions will be taken at the discretion of the Designated Federal Officer during the discussion and recommendations, and new business portion of the meeting. Dated: August 20, 2015. G.C. Rasicot, Director, Marine Transportation Systems, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2015–21013 Filed 8–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0110] Agency Information Collection Activities: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing collection of information. AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (CBP Form I–775). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 24, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Aug 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, at 202–325–0265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (80 FR 25313) on May 4, 2015, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3507). The comments should address: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) the annual costs to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document, CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement. OMB Number: 1651–0110. Form Number: CBP Form I–775. Abstract: Section 223 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1223(a)) provides for the necessity of a transportation contract. The statute provides that the Attorney General may enter into contracts with transportation lines for the inspection and administration of aliens coming into the United States from a foreign territory or from adjacent islands. No such transportation line shall be allowed to land any such alien in the United States until and unless it has PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51579 entered into any such contracts which may be required by the Attorney General. Pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002, this authority was transferred to the Secretary of Homeland Security. The Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (CBP Form I–775) is used by carriers to request acceptance by CBP into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This form is an agreement whereby carriers agree to the terms of the VWP as delineated in Section 217(e) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1187(e)). Once participation is granted, CBP Form I– 775 serves to hold carriers liable for the transportation costs, to ensure the completion of required forms, and to share passenger data. Regulations are promulgated at 8 CFR part 217.6, Carrier Agreements. A copy of CBP Form I–775 is accessible at: http://www.cbp.gov/ newsroom/publications/forms?title=775. Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with no change to information collected or to CBP Form I–775. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 400. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. Dated: August 19, 2015. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 164 (Tuesday, August 25, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51577-51579]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-21013]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0042]


Navigation Safety Advisory Council

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet in Arlington, 
Virginia to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, 
and groundings, Inland Rules of the Road, International Rules of the 
Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine 
information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems. These 
meetings will be open to the public.

DATES: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, 
September 9, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Thursday, September 
10, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please note these meetings may close 
early if the Council has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Arlington at 
Ballston, 4610 Fairfax Drive, Arlington VA 22203. https://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/arlington/wasfx/hoteldetail/directions.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Mr. Burt Lahn listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
below as soon as possible.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the

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issues to be considered by the Council as listed in the ``Agenda'' 
section below. Any written material submitted by the public will be 
distributed to the Council and become part of the public record. 
Written comments must be submitted no later than September 2, 2015 if 
you want Council members to be able to review your comments before the 
meeting. Comments must be identified by the docket number, USCG-2015-
0042 and submitted using 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, USCG 2015-0042. 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-
2015-0042 in the Search box, press Enter, and then click on the item 
you wish to view.
    A public comment period will be held during the meeting on 
September 9, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on September 10, 2015, 
prior to the close of the meeting. Public presentations may also be 
given. Speakers are requested to limit their presentation and comments 
to 10 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end 
before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. To 
register as a speaker, contact Mr. Burt Lahn listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about these 
meetings, please contact Mr. George Detweiler, the Navigation Safety 
Advisory Council Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Commandant (CG-
NAV-2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 
7418, Washington, DC 20593, telephone 202-372-1566 or email 
George.H.Detweiler@uscg.mil or Mr. Burt Lahn, Navigation Safety 
Advisory Council meeting coordinator, at telephone 202-372-1526 or 
email burt.a.lahn@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program 
Manager, and 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 Navigation Safety Advisory Council is an advisory committee 
authorized in 33 United States Code 2073 and chartered under the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Navigation Safety 
Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary, 
through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to 
prevention of maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings, Inland and 
International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, 
routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to 
navigation systems.
    A copy of all meeting documentation will be available at https://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/channelView.do?channelId=-18422&channelPage=%2Fep%2Fchannel%2Fdefault.jsp&pageTypeId=13489&BV_SessionID=@@@@1079277902.1438955092@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccceadgglkmjhddcfngcfkmdfhfdfgl.0 by September 2, 2015. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Burt 
Lahn as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.

Agenda

    The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet to review, discuss 
and formulate recommendations on the following topics.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    (1) Electronic Chart Systems. The Coast Guard has received periodic 
inquiries from the U.S. marine industry about the use of electronic 
charts on non-SOLAS commercial vessels. Navigation Safety Advisory 
Council will be asked to provide views on the use of electronic charts 
and associated equipment on domestic commercial vessels;
    (2) Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study. The Atlantic Coast Port 
Access Route Study was initiated to study the navigational users and 
industrial development off the Atlantic Coast. The Coast Guard will 
provide an update on the results of this ongoing effort including 
Marine Planning Guidelines developed in conjunction with the Atlantic 
Coast Port Access Route Study;
    (3) The Coast Guard's Future of Navigation initiative leverages 
technology in order to optimize the mix of electronic and visual aids 
to navigation. The Coast Guard will provide information on this 
project. This will include a presentation on the Seacoast Waterways 
Analysis and Management Study; and
    (4) Vessel Traffic Services. The Coast Guard will provide an update 
of the Vessel Traffic Service program and information concerning the 
National Transportation Safety Board Vessel Traffic Services Safety 
Study.
    Following the above presentations, the Designated Federal Officer 
will form a subcommittee to continue discussions on the task statement: 
Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15-01--Unmanned Maritime 
Systems Best Practices.
    The Designated Federal Officer will form subcommittees to discuss 
and provide recommendations on the following new task statements as 
appropriate:
    (1) Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15-03--Marine Planning 
Guidelines. The Council will be asked to review the Marine Planning 
Guidelines and provide comments and recommendations; and
    (2) Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15-04--Discontinuance 
of an Aid to Navigation. The Coast Guard will review its existing 
discontinuance of an aid to navigation process and present its new 
draft process for review and comment by the Council.
    (3) Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15-05--Electronic Chart 
Systems. The Council will be asked to review the Electronic Chart 
Systems carriage requirements and a draft Coast Guard policy concerning 
their use of ECS in lieu of paper charts.
    Public comments or questions will be taken during the meeting as 
the Council discusses each issue and prior to the Council formulating 
recommendations on each issue. There will also be a public comment 
period at the end of the meeting.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

    (1) Subcommittee discussions continued from Wednesday, September 9, 
2015;
    (2) Subcommittee reports presented to the Council;
    (3) New Business;

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    a. Summary of Navigation Safety Advisory Council action items.
    b. Schedule next meeting date--Spring, 2016.
    c. Council discussions and acceptance of new tasks.
    A public comment period will be held after the discussion of new 
tasks. Speakers' comments are limited to 10 minutes each. Public 
comments or questions will be taken at the discretion of the Designated 
Federal Officer during the discussion and recommendations, and new 
business portion of the meeting.

    Dated: August 20, 2015.
G.C. Rasicot,
Director, Marine Transportation Systems, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2015-21013 Filed 8-24-15; 8:45 am]
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