Meeting Notice-U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee, 43708 [2016-15769]

Download as PDF 43708 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices the public attending open meetings will be allowed to present questions from the floor or speak to any issue under consideration by the BOV. Authority: 46 U.S.C. 51312; 5 U.S.C. app. 552b; 41 CFR parts 102–3.140 through 102– 3.165. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: June 28, 2016. Gabriel Chavez, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–15745 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Meeting Notice—U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation ACTION: Notice of advisory committee name change and public meeting. AGENCY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces that the name of the U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council has been changed to the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC or Committee). Furthermore, MARAD announces a public meeting of the MTSNAC to discuss advice and recommendations for the U.S. Department of Transportation on issues related to the maritime transportation system. Issues the MTSNAC will consider during this meeting include: Impediments to short sea transportation; expanding international gateway ports, using waterborne transportation to increase mobility throughout the domestic transportation system; modernizing the U.S. maritime workforce; strengthening maritime capabilities; and, encouraging maritime innovation. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Training Center, 1310 North Courthouse Road, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201–2508. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Shen, Co-Designated Federal Officer at: (202) 308–8968, or Jeffrey Flumignan, Co-Designated Federal Official at (212) 668–2064 or via email: MTSNAC@ sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 dot.gov or visit the MTSNAC Web site at http://www.marad.dot.gov/ports/ marine-transportation-system-mts/ marine-transportation-system-nationaladvisory-committee-mtsnac/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MTSNAC is a Federal advisory committee within MARAD that advises the U.S. Department of Transportation on issues related to the marine transportation system. The MTSNAC was originally established in 1999 and mandated in 2007 by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The MTSNAC operates in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Agenda The agenda will include: (1) Welcome, opening remarks and introductions; (2) formation of subcommittees or work groups; (3) development of work plans and proposed recommendations; (4) appointment of Vice Chair and (5) public comment. The meeting agenda will be posted on the MTSNAC Web site at http://www.marad.dot.gov/ports/ marine-transportation-system-mts/ marine-transportation-system-nationaladvisory-committee-mtsnac/. The Maritime Administration requested that the MTSNAC consider the following issues for potential recommendations: 1. Impediments to effective use of short sea transportation, including America’s Marine Highways (see, 46 CFR part 393), and methods to expand the use of the Marine Transportation System for freight and passengers; 2. Expanding the capacity of U.S. international gateway ports to accommodate larger vessels; 3. Improving waterborne transport to reduce congestion and increase mobility throughout the domestic transportation system; 4. Strengthening maritime capabilities essential to economic and national security; 5. Modernizing the maritime workforce and inspire and educate the next generation of mariners; and, 6. Driving maritime innovation. In addition, the Maritime Administrator may request the MTSNAC to provide advice on other issues relating to the marine transportation system. Public Participation The meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public who wish to attend in person must RSVP to MTSNAC@dot.gov with your name and affiliation no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 8, 2016, in order to facilitate PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 entry. Seating will be extremely limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Services for Individuals with Disabilities: The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids are asked to notify Eric Shen at: (202) 308– 8968, or Jeffrey Flumignan at (212) 668– 2064 or MTSNAC@dot.gov five (5) business days before the meeting. Written comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments for consideration by the Committee must email MTSNAC@dot.gov, or send them to MTSNAC Designated Federal Officers via email: MTSNAC@dot.gov, Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W21–307, Washington, DC 20590 no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 8, 2016 to provide sufficient time for review. Authority: 49 CFR part 1.93(a); 5 U.S.C. 552b; 41 CFR parts 102–3; 5 U.S.C. app. Sections 1–16. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: June 28, 2016. Gabriel Chavez, Secretary, Maritime Administration. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration


Meeting Notice--U.S. Maritime Transportation System National 
Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee name change and public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces that the name of 
the U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council has 
been changed to the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National 
Advisory Committee (MTSNAC or Committee). Furthermore, MARAD announces 
a public meeting of the MTSNAC to discuss advice and recommendations 
for the U.S. Department of Transportation on issues related to the 
maritime transportation system. Issues the MTSNAC will consider during 
this meeting include: Impediments to short sea transportation; 
expanding international gateway ports, using waterborne transportation 
to increase mobility throughout the domestic transportation system; 
modernizing the U.S. maritime workforce; strengthening maritime 
capabilities; and, encouraging maritime innovation.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 8:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 
p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National 
Training Center, 1310 North Courthouse Road, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 
22201-2508.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Shen, Co-Designated Federal 
Officer at: (202) 308-8968, or Jeffrey Flumignan, Co-Designated Federal 
Official at (212) 668-2064 or via email: MTSNAC@dot.gov or visit the 
MTSNAC Web site at http://www.marad.dot.gov/ports/marine-transportation-system-mts/marine-transportation-system-national-advisory-committee-mtsnac/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MTSNAC is a Federal advisory committee 
within MARAD that advises the U.S. Department of Transportation on 
issues related to the marine transportation system. The MTSNAC was 
originally established in 1999 and mandated in 2007 by the Energy 
Independence and Security Act of 2007. The MTSNAC operates in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA).

Agenda

    The agenda will include: (1) Welcome, opening remarks and 
introductions; (2) formation of subcommittees or work groups; (3) 
development of work plans and proposed recommendations; (4) appointment 
of Vice Chair and (5) public comment. The meeting agenda will be posted 
on the MTSNAC Web site at http://www.marad.dot.gov/ports/marine-transportation-system-mts/marine-transportation-system-national-advisory-committee-mtsnac/.
    The Maritime Administration requested that the MTSNAC consider the 
following issues for potential recommendations:
    1. Impediments to effective use of short sea transportation, 
including America's Marine Highways (see, 46 CFR part 393), and methods 
to expand the use of the Marine Transportation System for freight and 
passengers;
    2. Expanding the capacity of U.S. international gateway ports to 
accommodate larger vessels;
    3. Improving waterborne transport to reduce congestion and increase 
mobility throughout the domestic transportation system;
    4. Strengthening maritime capabilities essential to economic and 
national security;
    5. Modernizing the maritime workforce and inspire and educate the 
next generation of mariners; and,
    6. Driving maritime innovation.
    In addition, the Maritime Administrator may request the MTSNAC to 
provide advice on other issues relating to the marine transportation 
system.

Public Participation

    The meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public who 
wish to attend in person must RSVP to MTSNAC@dot.gov with your name and 
affiliation no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 8, 2016, in order to 
facilitate entry. Seating will be extremely limited and available on a 
first-come-first-serve basis.
    Services for Individuals with Disabilities: The public meeting is 
physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals 
requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other 
ancillary aids are asked to notify Eric Shen at: (202) 308-8968, or 
Jeffrey Flumignan at (212) 668-2064 or MTSNAC@dot.gov five (5) business 
days before the meeting.
    Written comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments for 
consideration by the Committee must email MTSNAC@dot.gov, or send them 
to MTSNAC Designated Federal Officers via email: MTSNAC@dot.gov, 
Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., W21-307, Washington, DC 20590 no later than 5:00 
p.m. EDT on July 8, 2016 to provide sufficient time for review.

    Authority: 49 CFR part 1.93(a); 5 U.S.C. 552b; 41 CFR parts 102-
3; 5 U.S.C. app. Sections 1-16.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: June 28, 2016.
Gabriel Chavez,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-15769 Filed 7-1-16; 8:45 am]
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