Towing Safety Advisory Committee; October 2015 Meeting, 59800-59801 [2015-25114]

Download as PDF 59800 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 191 / Friday, October 2, 2015 / Notices Contact Person: Clara M. Cheng, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6170 MSC 7892, Bethesda, MD 20817, 301–435– 1041, chengc@csr.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: September 28, 2015. Anna Snouffer, Deputy Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–24986 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2014–1053] Towing Safety Advisory Committee; October 2015 Meeting Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: The Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet in Washington, DC, to review and discuss recommendations from its subcommittees and to receive briefs listed in the agenda under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All meetings will be open to the public. DATES: The Towing Safety Advisory Committee Subcommittees will meet on Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The full Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, October 23, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. These meetings may close early if the Committee has completed its business. ADDRESSES: All meetings will be held at the Department of Transportation Headquarters Media Center, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. The Telephone Number for the DOT HQ Media Center is (502) 992– 5326 and the Fax is (502) 589–4905. You must present a form of government issued identification to gain entrance to the Department of Transportation Headquarters. We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the individuals listed mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Oct 01, 2015 Jkt 238001 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. If you want the Committee members to be able to review your comments before the meeting, submit them no later than October 15, 2015 and they must be identified by Docket No. USCG–2014–1053. Written comments may be submitted using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact Mr. Abernathy listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number, ‘‘USCG–2014–1053.’’ All 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 the Federal Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005 issue of the Federal Register (70 FR 15086). Docket: For access to the docket to read documents or comments related to this notice, go to http:// www.regulations.gov insert USCG– 2014–1053 in the Search box, press Enter, and then click on the item you wish to view. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William J. Abernathy, Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Commandant (CG–OES–2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593–7509; telephone 202–372–1363, fax 202–372–8382; or email William.J.Abernathy@uscg.mil; or Commander Jose A. Perez, Designated Federal Officer; telephone 202–372– 1410, fax 202–372–8382; or email Jose.A.Perez3@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. This Committee is established in accordance with, and operates under the provisions of, the Federal Advisory Committee Act. As stated in 33 U.S.C. 1231a, the Towing Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agenda of Meetings The subcommittees will meet on October 22, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., to work on their specific task assignments: (1) Recommendations for the Maintenance, Repair, and Utilization of Towing Equipment, Lines, and Couplings. (2) Recommendations to Establish Criteria for Identification of Air Draft for Towing Vessels and Tows. (3) Recommendations concerning the MODU KULLUK Report of Investigation. (4) Recommendations regarding the automation equipment, testing, and trial periods to be considered by Officers-inCharge, Marine Inspection for a reduction in engine room personnel on towing vessels. On October 23, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the progress of its subcommittees and expects to receive and consider the draft final reports from the subcommittees on the MODU KULLUK and Towing Gear. The Committee will also receive new tasking requesting recommendations regarding Articulated Tug and Barge operations and manning, and use of Electronic Charting on Towing Vessels. The Committee will also receive an update on a tasking request to review and provide recommendations regarding engine room operations on towing vessels equipped with systems automation in order to determine manning levels. There will be a comment period for Towing Safety Advisory Committee members and a comment period for the public after each report presentation, but before each is voted on by the Committee. The Committee will review the information presented on each issue, deliberate on any recommendations presented in the Subcommittees’ reports, and formulate recommendations for the Department’s consideration. A copy of each available draft report and presentation as well as the meeting agenda will be available by October 15, 2015, at: https://homeport.uscg.mil/tsac. Any revisions or updates to the presentations and the reports that are received subsequent to the meeting will be posted no later than 90 days following the meeting. An opportunity for oral comments by the public will be provided during the meeting on October 23, 2015. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please note the public oral comment period may end before 5:30 p.m., if the Committee has finished its E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 191 / Friday, October 2, 2015 / Notices business earlier than scheduled. Please contact Mr. William J. Abernathy, listed above in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to register as a speaker. Minutes Minutes from the meeting will be available for public review and copying within 90 days following the close of the meeting and can be accessed from the Coast Guard Homeport Web site http://homeport.uscg.mil/tsac. Dated: September 29, 2015. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2015–25114 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2015–0635; OMB Control Number 1625–0071] Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget Coast Guard, DHS. Sixty-day notice requesting comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of an extension of a currently approved collection: 1625–0071, Boat Owners Report—Possible Safety Defect. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below. DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before December 1, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG–2015–0635] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following means: (1) Online: http:// www.regulations.gov. (2) Mail: DMF (M–30), DOT, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. (3) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Oct 01, 2015 Jkt 238001 Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. (4) Fax: 202–493–2251. To ensure your comments are received in a timely manner, mark the fax, to attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard. The DMF maintains the public docket for this Notice. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, will become part of the docket and will be available for inspection or copying at room W12–140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find the docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Copies of the ICR(s) are available through the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: COMMANDANT (CG–612), ATTN PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT MANAGER, US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7710, WASHINGTON DC 20593– 7710. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of Information Management, telephone 202–475–3532, or fax 202–372–8405, for questions on these documents. Contact Ms. Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202–366–9826, for questions on the docket. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public participation and request for comments This Notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection’s purpose, the Collection’s likely burden on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collection. There is one ICR for each Collection. The Coast Guard invites comments on whether these ICRs should be granted based on the Collections being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) the practical utility of the Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collection; PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59801 and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. In response to your comments, we may revise these ICRs or decide not to seek approval of revisions of the Collection. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG–2015–0635], and must be received by December 1, 2015. We will post all comments received, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov. They will include any personal information you provide. We have an agreement with DOT to use their DMF. Please see the ‘‘Privacy Act’’ paragraph below. Submitting comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number [USCG– 2015–0635], indicate the specific section of the document to which each comment applies, providing a reason for each comment. You may submit your comments and material online (via http://www.regulations.gov), by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the DMF. We recommend you include your name, mailing address, an email address, or other contact information in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the DMF at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit them by only one means. To submit your comment online, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, and type ‘‘USCG– 2015–0635’’ in the ‘‘Search’’ box. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 191 (Friday, October 2, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59800-59801]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25114]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2014-1053]


Towing Safety Advisory Committee; October 2015 Meeting

AGENCY: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet in Washington, 
DC, to review and discuss recommendations from its subcommittees and to 
receive briefs listed in the agenda under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. 
All meetings will be open to the public.

DATES: The Towing Safety Advisory Committee Subcommittees will meet on 
Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The full Towing 
Safety Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, October 23, 2015, from 8 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. These meetings may close early if the Committee has 
completed its business.

ADDRESSES: All meetings will be held at the Department of 
Transportation Headquarters Media Center, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. The Telephone Number for the DOT HQ Media Center 
is (502) 992-5326 and the Fax is (502) 589-4905.
    You must present a form of government issued identification to gain 
entrance to the Department of Transportation Headquarters. We recommend 
you arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
the individuals listed 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. If you want the Committee members to be able 
to review your comments before the meeting, submit them no later than 
October 15, 2015 and they must be identified by Docket No. USCG-2014-
1053. Written comments may be submitted using the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact Mr. Abernathy 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document 
for alternate instructions.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number, ``USCG-2014-
1053.'' All 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 the Federal Docket 
Management System in the March 24, 2005 issue of the Federal Register 
(70 FR 15086).
    Docket: For access to the docket to read documents or comments 
related to this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov insert USCG-
2014-1053 in the Search box, press Enter, and then click on the item 
you wish to view.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William J. Abernathy, Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer for the Towing Safety Advisory Committee; 
Commandant (CG-OES-2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. 
Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509; telephone 202-372-
1363, fax 202-372-8382; or email William.J.Abernathy@uscg.mil; or 
Commander Jose A. Perez, Designated Federal Officer; telephone 202-372-
1410, fax 202-372-8382; or email Jose.A.Perez3@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. This Committee is 
established in accordance with, and operates under the provisions of, 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act. As stated in 33 U.S.C. 1231a, the 
Towing Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to 
the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-
draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.

Agenda of Meetings

    The subcommittees will meet on October 22, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 
5 p.m., to work on their specific task assignments:
    (1) Recommendations for the Maintenance, Repair, and Utilization of 
Towing Equipment, Lines, and Couplings.
    (2) Recommendations to Establish Criteria for Identification of Air 
Draft for Towing Vessels and Tows.
    (3) Recommendations concerning the MODU KULLUK Report of 
Investigation.
    (4) Recommendations regarding the automation equipment, testing, 
and trial periods to be considered by Officers-in-Charge, Marine 
Inspection for a reduction in engine room personnel on towing vessels.
    On October 23, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Towing Safety 
Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the progress of its 
subcommittees and expects to receive and consider the draft final 
reports from the subcommittees on the MODU KULLUK and Towing Gear. The 
Committee will also receive new tasking requesting recommendations 
regarding Articulated Tug and Barge operations and manning, and use of 
Electronic Charting on Towing Vessels. The Committee will also receive 
an update on a tasking request to review and provide recommendations 
regarding engine room operations on towing vessels equipped with 
systems automation in order to determine manning levels.
    There will be a comment period for Towing Safety Advisory Committee 
members and a comment period for the public after each report 
presentation, but before each is voted on by the Committee. The 
Committee will review the information presented on each issue, 
deliberate on any recommendations presented in the Subcommittees' 
reports, and formulate recommendations for the Department's 
consideration.
    A copy of each available draft report and presentation as well as 
the meeting agenda will be available by October 15, 2015, at: https://homeport.uscg.mil/tsac. Any revisions or updates to the presentations 
and the reports that are received subsequent to the meeting will be 
posted no later than 90 days following the meeting.
    An opportunity for oral comments by the public will be provided 
during the meeting on October 23, 2015. Speakers are requested to limit 
their comments to 3 minutes. Please note the public oral comment period 
may end before 5:30 p.m., if the Committee has finished its

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business earlier than scheduled. Please contact Mr. William J. 
Abernathy, listed above in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
to register as a speaker.

Minutes

    Minutes from the meeting will be available for public review and 
copying within 90 days following the close of the meeting and can be 
accessed from the Coast Guard Homeport Web site http://homeport.uscg.mil/tsac.

     Dated: September 29, 2015.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2015-25114 Filed 10-1-15; 8:45 am]
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