Notice of Public Listening Session: Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic, 63489-63490 [2016-22222]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 179 / Thursday, September 15, 2016 / Notices —Discussion about Training Requirements Summer King, Statistician. [FR Doc. 2016–22130 Filed 9–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2016–0142] Towing Safety Advisory Committee; October 2016 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 Subcommittees will meet on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The full Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. These meetings may close early if the Subcommittees or Committee have completed its business. ADDRESSES: All meetings will be held at the Department of Transportation Headquarters Media Center, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593. The telephone number for the Department of Transportation Headquarters Media Center is 502–992– 5326. For additional information on the location or to request reasonable accommodations for the meeting, contact the person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below as soon as possible. Instructions: To facilitate public participation, written comments on the issues in the ‘‘Agenda’’ section below must be submitted no later than October 17, 2016, if you want committee members to review your comment prior to the meeting. You must include ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number [USCG–2016– 0142] in your submission. Written comments may also be submitted using Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. If you encounter technical difficulties, contact Mr. William J. Abernathy. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (Title 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. Further information about the Towing Safety Advisory Committee is available here: http://www.facadatabase.gov. Click on the search tab and type ‘‘Towing Safety’’ into the search form. Then select ‘‘Towing Safety Advisory Committee’’ from the list. A copy of each draft report and presentation as well as the meeting agenda will be available at: http://homeport.uscg.mil/ tsac. On October 26 and 27, 2016, the Towing Safety Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet to review, discuss, deliberate, and formulate recommendations, as appropriate, on the following: (1) Current Subcommittees and Tasks a. Subchapter M Implementation(Task 16–01) b. Inland Firefighting (Task 16–02) c. Articulated Tug and Barge (Task 15–02) d. Electronic Charting Systems (Task 15–03) (2) Proposed New Subcommittee and Task (a) Unmanned Liquefied Natural Gas Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Tank Barges (Task 16–03) On October 27, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. the Committee will hear remarks from Captain Verne Gifford, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance, and Mr. Paul Jaenichen, Administrator, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. The Committee will also have a question and answer session concerning the Coast Guard’s Mariner Credentialing Program and a discussion on the creation of a consolidated Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing. Public comments or questions will be taken throughout the meeting as the committee discusses the issues prior to deliberations and voting. There will also be a public comment period at the end of the meeting. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 5 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the period allotted, following the last call for comments. Contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above to register as a speaker. Dated: August 30, 2016. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2016–22131 Filed 9–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2016–0886] Notice of Public Listening Session: Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of public listening AGENCY: ACTION: session. Agenda of Meetings PO 00000 63489 Sfmt 4703 The United States Coast Guard will conduct a public listening session in Washington, DC, on the topic of heavy fuel oil use by ships in the Arctic. The purpose of this public listening session is for the Coast Guard to gather information on issues relating to the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in the Arctic. DATES: This public listening session will begin at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time and end at 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. This meeting is open to the public, either in person or by phone. Seating is limited and the venue has security requirements, so an RSVP is required to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 63490 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 179 / Thursday, September 15, 2016 / Notices assure that space is available, arrange for entry, and to receive teleconference instructions. RSVPs for U.S. citizens are required by September 21, and non-U.S. citizens must RSVP by September 19. ADDRESSES: The public listening session will be held in Room W22–308 of the United States Department of Transportation Headquarters building in Washington, DC. The United States Department of Transportation Headquarters building is located at 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590, across from the Navy Yard Metro Station. Due to security requirements, each visitor must RSVP in advance, and present a valid government-issued photo identification (for example, a driver’s license or passport) in order to gain entrance to the building. Due to limited seating and security requirements, an RSVP is required by Wednesday, September 21, 2016 for U.S. citizens and by Monday, September 19, 2016 for non-U.S. citizens. Contact the Coast Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to RSVP and to facilitate the security process related to building access, or to request reasonable accommodation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about this public listening session you may contact Mr. Wayne Lundy by telephone at 202–372– 1379 or by email at Wayne.M.Lundy@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard is hosting a public listening session on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in the Arctic on September 27, 2016. The purpose of this public listening session is for the Coast Guard to gather information on issues relating to the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in the Arctic. Please note that there is no obligation to attend and that no specific regulatory or other actions will be presented at this session. The agenda is as follows: At the onset of the session, the Coast Guard will provide a brief overview regarding the existing measures found in IMO Polar Code—Resolution MSC.385(94), and in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Code) addressing Polar Waters. Following the Coast Guard’s introduction, the public is invited to speak on items relating to the use of HFO by ships. Specifically, the Coast Guard is interested in public viewpoints relating to: (1) Environmental risks to Arctic waters posed by HFO use by ships; (2) potential measures that could be taken to reduce those risks to Arctic waters; and (3) the development, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 sustainment, and economics of communities that would be directly affected by such measures, particularly remote indigenous populations and business interests vital to remote population centers. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2007–0008] Procedural This listening session is open to the public. Please note that the public listening session venue has limited seating and security requirements, and thus requires individuals wishing to attend in person to RSVP by Wednesday, September 21, 2016 for U.S. citizens, and by Monday, September 19, 2016 for non-U.S. citizens. There will be audiovisual arrangements available for those interested in making brief (15 minutes or less) presentations. Teleconference information will be made available upon receipt of an RSVP. Additionally, written comments will be accepted both at the listening session and via email. Those interested in making presentations, submitting written comments, or teleconferencing should contact Mr. Wayne Lundy by telephone at (202) 372–1379 or by email at Wayne.M.Lundy@uscg.mil. A final agenda including a list of those making presentations will be distributed prior to the meeting. The Coast Guard will consider all information provided as public information. Please note that the Coast Guard will not be providing comments or responding to information provided at the listening session. Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Mr. Wayne Lundy at (202) 372–1379 or by email at Wayne.M.Lundy@uscg.mil as soon as possible. Dated: September 12, 2016. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2016–22222 Filed 9–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC)-Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Subcommittee Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee management; request for applicants for appointment to the FEMA National Advisory CouncilIntegrated Public Alert and Warning System Subcommittee. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency is requesting qualified individuals interested in serving on the FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC)-Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Subcommittee to apply for appointment. Pursuant to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2015, the IPAWS Subcommittee will consider common alerting and warning protocols, standards, terminology, and operating procedures for an integrated public alert and warning system. DATES: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EDT on October 6, 2016. SUMMARY: The preferred method of submission for application packages is via email, but application packages may also be submitted by fax or U.S. mail. Please submit by only ONE of the following methods: • Email: FEMA-NAC@fema.dhs.gov. Please include ‘‘IPAWS Subcommittee Application’’ on the subject line of the email. Please save materials as one document using the naming convention, ‘‘LAST NAME_FIRST NAME’’, and attach to the email. • Fax: (540) 504–2331. • U.S. Mail: Office of the National Advisory Council, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 8th Floor, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472– 3184. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deana Platt, Designated Federal Officer, Office of the National Advisory Council, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 8th Floor, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472–3184; telephone (202) 646–2700; fax (540) 504–2331; and email FEMA-NAC@fema.dhs.gov. For more information on the NAC, visit http://www.fema.gov/national-advisorycouncil. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 179 (Thursday, September 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63489-63490]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22222]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0886]


Notice of Public Listening Session: Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of public listening session.

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SUMMARY: The United States Coast Guard will conduct a public listening 
session in Washington, DC, on the topic of heavy fuel oil use by ships 
in the Arctic. The purpose of this public listening session is for the 
Coast Guard to gather information on issues relating to the use of 
heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in the Arctic.

DATES: This public listening session will begin at 10:00 a.m., Eastern 
Time and end at 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 27, 
2016. This meeting is open to the public, either in person or by phone. 
Seating is limited and the venue has security requirements, so an RSVP 
is required to

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assure that space is available, arrange for entry, and to receive 
teleconference instructions. RSVPs for U.S. citizens are required by 
September 21, and non-U.S. citizens must RSVP by September 19.

ADDRESSES: The public listening session will be held in Room W22-308 of 
the United States Department of Transportation Headquarters building in 
Washington, DC. The United States Department of Transportation 
Headquarters building is located at 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, across from the Navy Yard Metro Station. Due to 
security requirements, each visitor must RSVP in advance, and present a 
valid government-issued photo identification (for example, a driver's 
license or passport) in order to gain entrance to the building. Due to 
limited seating and security requirements, an RSVP is required by 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 for U.S. citizens and by Monday, 
September 19, 2016 for non-U.S. citizens. Contact the Coast Guard (see 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to RSVP and to facilitate the security 
process related to building access, or to request reasonable 
accommodation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about this 
public listening session you may contact Mr. Wayne Lundy by telephone 
at 202-372-1379 or by email at Wayne.M.Lundy@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard is hosting a public 
listening session on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in the 
Arctic on September 27, 2016. The purpose of this public listening 
session is for the Coast Guard to gather information on issues relating 
to the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in the Arctic. Please note 
that there is no obligation to attend and that no specific regulatory 
or other actions will be presented at this session. The agenda is as 
follows:
    At the onset of the session, the Coast Guard will provide a brief 
overview regarding the existing measures found in IMO Polar Code--
Resolution MSC.385(94), and in the International Convention on 
Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 
(STCW Code) addressing Polar Waters.
    Following the Coast Guard's introduction, the public is invited to 
speak on items relating to the use of HFO by ships. Specifically, the 
Coast Guard is interested in public viewpoints relating to: (1) 
Environmental risks to Arctic waters posed by HFO use by ships; (2) 
potential measures that could be taken to reduce those risks to Arctic 
waters; and (3) the development, sustainment, and economics of 
communities that would be directly affected by such measures, 
particularly remote indigenous populations and business interests vital 
to remote population centers.

Procedural

    This listening session is open to the public. Please note that the 
public listening session venue has limited seating and security 
requirements, and thus requires individuals wishing to attend in person 
to RSVP by Wednesday, September 21, 2016 for U.S. citizens, and by 
Monday, September 19, 2016 for non-U.S. citizens. There will be 
audiovisual arrangements available for those interested in making brief 
(15 minutes or less) presentations. Teleconference information will be 
made available upon receipt of an RSVP. Additionally, written comments 
will be accepted both at the listening session and via email. Those 
interested in making presentations, submitting written comments, or 
teleconferencing should contact Mr. Wayne Lundy by telephone at (202) 
372-1379 or by email at Wayne.M.Lundy@uscg.mil. A final agenda 
including a list of those making presentations will be distributed 
prior to the meeting. The Coast Guard will consider all information 
provided as public information.
    Please note that the Coast Guard will not be providing comments or 
responding to information provided at the listening session.

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Mr. Wayne Lundy at (202) 372-1379 or by email at Wayne.M.Lundy@uscg.mil 
as soon as possible.

    Dated: September 12, 2016.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2016-22222 Filed 9-14-16; 8:45 am]
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