Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting, 6028-6030 [2016-02126]

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6028-6030]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02126]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0031]


Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Federal advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee and its 
subcommittees will meet on March 1, 2, and 3, 2016, in Houston, TX, to 
discuss the safe and secure marine

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transportation of hazardous materials. The meetings will be open to the 
public.

DATES: Subcommittees will meet on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 9:00 
a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5 
p.m. The full committee will meet on Thursday, March 3, 2016, from 9:00 
a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that these meetings may close early if the 
Committee has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector 
Houston-Galveston, 13411 Hillard St. Houston, TX 77034. Foreign 
national attendees will be required to pre-register no later than 5 
p.m. on February 12, 2016, to be admitted to the meeting. U.S. Citizen 
attendees will be required to pre-register no later than 5 p.m. on 
February 19, 2016, to be admitted to the meeting. To pre-register 
contact Lieutenant Cristina Nelson at Cristina.E.Nelson@uscg.mil with 
CTAC in the subject line and provide your name, company, and telephone 
number; if a foreign national, also provide your country of 
citizenship, and passport number and expiration date. All attendees 
will be required to provide government-issued picture identification in 
order to gain admittance to the building.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 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 for distribution to 
Committee members must be submitted no later than February 12, 2016 if 
you want the Committee members to be able to review your comments 
before the meeting, and must be identified by USCG-2016-0031. Written 
comments may be submitted using the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this notice for alternate instructions.
    Instructions: All submissions received 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 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, type USCG-
2016-0031 in the Search box, press Enter, and then click on the item 
you wish to view.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Evan Hudspeth, Designated 
Federal Official of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee, 
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-
7509, telephone 202-372-1420, fax 202-372-8380, or 
Evan.D.Hudspeth@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 United States Code Appendix.
    The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee is an advisory 
committee authorized under section 871 of the Homeland Security Act of 
2002, 6 United States Code 451, and is 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 Deputy 
Commandant for Operations on matters relating to safe and secure marine 
transportation of hazardous materials activities insofar as they relate 
to matters within the United States Coast Guard's jurisdiction. The 
Committee advises, consults with, and makes recommendations reflecting 
its independent judgment to the Secretary.

Agendas of Meetings

Subcommittee Meetings on March 1 and 2, 2016

    The subcommittee meetings will separately address the following 
tasks:
    (1) Task Statement 13-06: Harmonization of Response and Carriage 
Requirement for Oil-Like Substances, including Biofuels and Biofuel 
Blends.
    (2) Task Statement 13-03: Safety Standards for the Design of 
Vessels Carrying Natural Gas or Using Natural Gas as Fuel.
    (3) Task Statement 13-07: Recommendations for Safety Standards for 
Ship to Ship Transfer of Hazardous Material Outside of the Baseline.
    (4) Task Statement 13-01: Recommendations for Guidance on the 
Implementation of Revisions to MARPOL Annex II and the International 
Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous 
Chemicals in Bulk (commonly known as IBC code) and 46 CFR 153 
Regulatory Review.
    (5) Task Statement 13-04: Improve Implementation and education of 
discharge requirements related to solid bulk cargo residues.
    (6) Task Statement 15-01: Marine Vapor Control System (VCS) 
Certifying Entities (CE) Guidelines update and VCS supplementary 
guidance for the implementation of the final rule.
    The task statements from the last committee meeting are located at 
Homeport at the following address: https://homeport.uscg.mil. Go to: 
Missions > Ports and Waterways > Safety Advisory Committees > CTAC 
Subcommittees and Working Groups.
    The agenda for each subcommittee will include the following:
    1. Review task statements, which are listed in paragraph (4) of the 
agenda for the March 3, 2016, meeting.
    2. Work on tasks assigned in task statements mentioned above.
    3. Public comment period.
    4. Discuss and prepare proposed recommendations for the Chemical 
Transportation Advisory Committee meeting on March 3, 2016, on tasks 
assigned in detailed task statements mentioned above.

Full Committee Meeting on March 3, 2016

    The agenda for the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee 
meeting on March 3, 2016, is as follows:
    1. Introductions and opening remarks.
    2. Swear in newly appointed Committee members.
    3. Coast Guard Leadership Remarks.
    4. Public comment period.
    5. Committee will review, discuss, and formulate recommendations on 
the following items:
    a. Task Statement 13-06: Harmonization of Response and Carriage 
Requirement for Oil-Like Substances, including Biofuels and Biofuel 
Blends.
    b. Task Statement 13-03: Safety Standards for the Design of Vessels 
Carrying Natural Gas or Using Natural Gas as Fuel.
    c. Task Statement 13-07: Recommendations for Safety Standards for 
Ship to Ship Transfer of Hazardous Material Outside of the Baseline.
    d. Task Statement 13-01: Recommendations for Guidance on the 
Implementation of Revisions to MARPOL Annex II and the International 
Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous 
Chemicals in Bulk (commonly known as the IBC Code) and 46 CFR part 153 
Regulatory Review.
    e. Task Statement 13-04: Improve implementation and education of

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discharge requirements related to solid bulk cargo residues.
    f. Task Statement 15-01: Marine Vapor Control System (VCS) 
Certifying Entities (CE) Guidelines update and VCS supplementary 
guidance for the implementation of the final rule.
    6. USCG presentations on the following items of interest:
    a. Update on International Maritime Organization activities as they 
relate to the marine transportation of hazardous materials.
    b. Update on U.S. regulations and policy initiatives as they relate 
to the marine transportation of hazardous materials.
    7. Set next meeting date and location.
    8. Set subcommittee meeting schedule.
    A public comment period will be held during each Subcommittee and 
the full committee meeting concerning matters being discussed. Public 
comments will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker. Please note that the 
public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the 
last call for comments. Please contact Commander Evan Hudspeth, listed 
in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, to register as a 
speaker.

    Dated: February 1, 2016.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, United States Coast 
Guard.
[FR Doc. 2016-02126 Filed 2-3-16; 8:45 am]
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