Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee, 39109-39111 [2018-16948]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices Dated: August 2, 2018. David D. Clary, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–16977 Filed 8–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2016–1061] Termination of U.S. Coast Guard Rebroadcast of HYDROLANT and HYDROPAC Information Notice of rebroadcast termination. ACTION: The United States Coast Guard is ceasing the rebroadcast of HYDROLANT and HYDROPAC (defined below) navigational warnings over HF SITOR (defined below). There is no requirement for the Coast Guard to rebroadcast this information, although the Coast Guard has been voluntarily doing so for a number of years, and doing so is duplicative of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s broadcast. The information will continue to be disseminated by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. DATES: The Coast Guard will cease rebroadcasting HYDROLANT and HYDROPAC navigational warnings on August 30th, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about this document, please call or email Derrick Croinex, Chief, Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Policy, U.S. Coast Guard (Commandant CG–672); telephone: 202–475–3551; email: derrick.j.croinex@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 14, 2018, we published a notice in the Federal Register at 83 FR 22276 that the Coast Guard was considering no longer rebroadcasting HYDROLANT and HYDROPAC navigational warnings over HF SITOR (High Frequency Simplex Teletype Over Radio service). HYDROLANT warnings are Navigational Warnings Categorized by their Atlantic Ocean Location. HYDROPAC warnings are Navigational Warnings Categorized by their Pacific Ocean/Pacific Rim Location. Both are products of the National GeospatialIntelligence Agency. The May notice included relevant background information on these navigational warnings and reasons for terminating rebroadcast. After a full consideration of sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 the matter, including public comment, we have decided to stop rebroadcast. The Coast Guard will cease rebroadcasting HYDROLANT and HYDROPAC navigational warnings in 30 days. In the notice, we requested feedback from the public on the proposed termination. The comment period closed on July 13, 2018. We received one submission in response to our inquiry. The commenter was concerned that the information contained in the Coast Guard rebroadcast would no longer be available. In response to the comment, we would like to reiterate that the HYDROLANT and HYDROPAC products will still be available via satellite from the National GeospatialIntelligence Agency as originally intended. The Coast Guard is only terminating the rebroadcast of these products, and only these products, via HF. All other HF Broadcast content will continue to be available. This notice is issued under authority of 14 U.S.C. 93(a)(16) and in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: July 30, 2018. Derrick J. Croinex, Chief, Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–16954 Filed 8–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2018–0494] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its Working Groups will meet to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meetings will be open to the public. DATES: Meetings: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its Working Groups are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and the full Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Please note that these meetings may adjourn early if the Committee has completed its business. Comments and supporting documentation: To ensure your SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39109 comments are received by Committee members before the meetings, submit your written comments no later than September 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the STAR Center, 2 West Dixie Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004, https://www.star-center.com/. Pre-registration Information: Preregistration is not required for access. All attendees will be required to provide a driver’s license or government-issued identification card 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 Alternate Designated Federal Officer as soon as possible using the contact information provided in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Instructions: You are free to submit comments at any time, including orally at the meetings, but if you want Committee members to review your comment before the meetings, please submit your comments no later than September 5, 2018. We are particularly interested in comments on the issues in the ‘‘Agenda’’ section below. You must include ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number USCG–2018–0494. Written comments may also be submitted using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If you encounter technical difficulties with comments submission, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You may review the Privacy and Security Notice for the Federal Docket Management System at https:// www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice. Docket Search: For access to the docket to read documents or comments related to this notice, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2018– 0494 in the ‘‘Search’’ box, press Enter, and then click on the item you wish to view. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Davis Breyer, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593–7509, telephone 202–372–1445, fax 202–372– 8382 or davis.j.breyer@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5 United States Code Appendix. E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 39110 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee was established under authority of U.S. Code, title 46, section 8108. The Committee acts solely in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on matters relating to personnel in the United States merchant marine, including training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards and other matters as assigned by the Commandant. The Committee also reviews and comments on proposed U.S. Coast Guard regulations and policies relating to personnel in the United States merchant marine, including training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards. Agenda sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Day 1 The agenda for the September 11, 2018, meeting is as follows: (1) The full Committee will meet briefly to discuss the Working Groups’ business/task statements, which are listed under paragraph (3) (a)–(e) below. (2) A job task analysis briefing will be presented to the full Committee regarding the merchant mariner credentialing program’s efforts to establish or validate credentialing examinations, performance assessments, and training curriculum standards within the context of current occupational practices associated with each credentiale. (3) Working Groups will separately address the following task statements which are available for viewing at https://homeport.uscg.mil/missions/ ports-and-waterways/safety-advisorycommittees/merpac; (a) 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 for Seafarers rulemaking; (b) Task Statement 98, To continue the progress made by the military services towards meeting the goals on the use of Military Education, Training and Assessment for STCW and National Mariner Endorsements as identified in the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014 and subsequent legislation; (c) Task Statement 101, Provide feedback and avenues to further enhance open communication between external stakeholders and the U.S. Coast Guard’s mariner credentialing program regarding all aspects of the program; VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 (d) Task Statement 101a, Review of the draft medical certificate cancellation policy; (e) Task Statement 104, National Transportation Safety Board recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard regarding the sinking of the S.S. El Faro. (4) Public comment period. (5) 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 these Working Group meetings will be taken on day two of the meeting. (6) Adjournment of meeting. Day 2 The agenda for the September 12, 2018 full Committee meeting is as follows: (1) Introduction. (2) Swearing in of newly appointed Committee members. (3) Remarks from U.S. Coast Guard Leadership. (4) Designated Federal Officer announcements. (5) Roll call of Committee members and determination of a quorum. (6) Reports from the following Working Groups: (a) 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 for Seafarers rulemaking; (b) 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; (c) Task Statement 90, Review of International Maritime Organization’s Model Courses Being Validated by the International Maritime Organization’s Subcommittee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping; (d) Task Statement 94, Review the MERPAC recommendations with a view to evaluating their current relevance; (e) Task Statement 96, Review and comment on the course and program approval requirements including 46 CFR 10.402, 10.403, 10.407 and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 03–14 guidelines for approval of training courses and programs; (f) Task Statement 98, To continue the progress made by the military services towards meeting the goals on the use of Military Education, Training and Assessment for STCW and National Mariner Endorsements as identified in PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014 and subsequent legislation; (g) Task Statement 99, Review and comment on the ‘‘Guidelines for Issuing Endorsements for Tankerman PIC Restricted to Fuel Transfers on Towing Vessels’’ policy letter (CG–MMC Policy Letter No. 01–17); (h) Task Statement 101, Provide feedback and avenues to further enhance open communication between external stakeholders and the Coast Guard’s mariner credentialing program regarding all aspects of the program; (i) Task Statement 101a, Review of the draft medical certificate cancellation policy; (j) Task Statement 102, Consider and make recommendations regarding the current requirement for a U.S. Merchant Mariner to read and write using English; and (k) Task Statement 104, National Safety Board recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard regarding the sinking of the S.S. El Faro. (7) Other items for discussion: (a) Report on the Mariner Credentialing Program; (b) Report on National Maritime Center activities from the National Maritime Center Commanding Officer; (c) Report on International Maritime Organization Activities affecting merchant mariner credentialing; and (d) Briefings about other on-going U.S. Coast Guard projects related to personnel in the U.S. merchant marine. (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, approve/formulate recommendations and close any completed tasks. Official action on these recommendations may be taken on this date. (10) Closing remarks/plans for next meeting. (11) Adjournment of meeting. A public comment period will be held during each Working Group and full Committee meeting concerning matters being discussed. A copy of all meeting documentation will be available at https:// homeport.uscg.mil/missions/ports-andwaterways/safety-advisory-committees/ merpac no later than September 5, 2018. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Davis Breyer as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Public comments will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Please note that the public comment periods will E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices end following the last call for comments. Please contact Mr. Davis Breyer, listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, to register as a speaker. Please note that the meeting may adjourn early if the work is completed. Dated: July 31, 2018. Jeffrey G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2018–16948 Filed 8–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2018–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1844] Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Federal Regulations. The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals. DATES: These flood hazard determinations will be finalized on the dates listed in the table below and revise the FIRM panels and FIS report in effect prior to this determination for the listed communities. From the date of the second publication of notification of these changes in a newspaper of local circulation, any person has 90 days in which to request through the community that the Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation reconsider the changes. The flood hazard determination information may be changed during the 90-day period. ADDRESSES: The affected communities are listed in the table below. Revised flood hazard information for each community is available for inspection at both the online location and the respective community map repository address listed in the table below. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at https:// msc.fema.gov for comparison. Submit comments and/or appeals to the Chief Executive Officer of the community as listed in the table below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov; or visit the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) online at https:// www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_ main.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The specific flood hazard determinations are not described for each community in this notice. However, the online location and local community map repository address where the flood hazard determination information is available for inspection is provided. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39111 Any request for reconsideration of flood hazard determinations must be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer of the community as listed in the table below. The modifications are made pursuant to section 201 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and are in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq., and with 44 CFR part 65. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These flood hazard determinations, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements of its own or pursuant to policies established by other Federal, State, or regional entities. The flood hazard determinations are in accordance with 44 CFR 65.4. The affected communities are listed in the following table. Flood hazard determination information for each community is available for inspection at both the online location and the respective community map repository address listed in the table below. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at https:// msc.fema.gov for comparison. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) David I. Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0494]


Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee

AGENCY: U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its 
Working Groups will meet to discuss various issues related to the 
training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meetings will be 
open to the public.

DATES: Meetings: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and 
its Working Groups are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, September 11, 
2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and the full Committee is 
scheduled to meet on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. 
until 5:30 p.m. Please note that these meetings may adjourn early if 
the Committee has completed its business.
    Comments and supporting documentation: To ensure your comments are 
received by Committee members before the meetings, submit your written 
comments no later than September 5, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the STAR Center, 2 West Dixie 
Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004, https://www.star-center.com/.
    Pre-registration Information: Pre-registration is not required for 
access. All attendees will be required to provide a driver's license or 
government-issued identification card 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 Alternate Designated Federal Officer as soon as possible using the 
contact information provided in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section of this notice.
    Instructions: You are free to submit comments at any time, 
including orally at the meetings, but if you want Committee members to 
review your comment before the meetings, please submit your comments no 
later than September 5, 2018. We are particularly interested in 
comments on the issues in the ``Agenda'' section below. You must 
include ``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number USCG-
2018-0494. Written comments may also be submitted using the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If you encounter 
technical difficulties with comments submission, contact the individual 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. Comments 
received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You 
may review the Privacy and Security Notice for the Federal Docket 
Management System at https://www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice.
    Docket Search: For access to the docket to read documents or 
comments related to this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type 
USCG-2018-0494 in the ``Search'' box, press Enter, and then click on 
the item you wish to view.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Davis Breyer, Alternate Designated 
Federal Officer of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee, 
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-
7509, telephone 202-372-1445, fax 202-372-8382 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given pursuant to 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5 United States Code 
Appendix.

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    The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee was established 
under authority of U.S. Code, title 46, section 8108. The Committee 
acts solely in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department 
of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on 
matters relating to personnel in the United States merchant marine, 
including training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and 
fitness standards and other matters as assigned by the Commandant. The 
Committee also reviews and comments on proposed U.S. Coast Guard 
regulations and policies relating to personnel in the United States 
merchant marine, including training, qualifications, certification, 
documentation, and fitness standards.

Agenda

Day 1

    The agenda for the September 11, 2018, meeting is as follows:
    (1) The full Committee will meet briefly to discuss the Working 
Groups' business/task statements, which are listed under paragraph (3) 
(a)-(e) below.
    (2) A job task analysis briefing will be presented to the full 
Committee regarding the merchant mariner credentialing program's 
efforts to establish or validate credentialing examinations, 
performance assessments, and training curriculum standards within the 
context of current occupational practices associated with each 
credentiale.
    (3) Working Groups will separately address the following task 
statements which are available for viewing at https://homeport.uscg.mil/missions/ports-and-waterways/safety-advisory-committees/merpac;
    (a) 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 for 
Seafarers rulemaking;
    (b) Task Statement 98, To continue the progress made by the 
military services towards meeting the goals on the use of Military 
Education, Training and Assessment for STCW and National Mariner 
Endorsements as identified in the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime 
Transportation Act of 2014 and subsequent legislation;
    (c) Task Statement 101, Provide feedback and avenues to further 
enhance open communication between external stakeholders and the U.S. 
Coast Guard's mariner credentialing program regarding all aspects of 
the program;
    (d) Task Statement 101a, Review of the draft medical certificate 
cancellation policy;
    (e) Task Statement 104, National Transportation Safety Board 
recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard regarding the sinking of the 
S.S. El Faro.
    (4) Public comment period.
    (5) 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 these 
Working Group meetings will be taken on day two of the meeting.
    (6) Adjournment of meeting.

Day 2

    The agenda for the September 12, 2018 full Committee meeting is as 
follows:
    (1) Introduction.
    (2) Swearing in of newly appointed Committee members.
    (3) Remarks from U.S. Coast Guard Leadership.
    (4) Designated Federal Officer announcements.
    (5) Roll call of Committee members and determination of a quorum.
    (6) Reports from the following Working Groups:
    (a) 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 for 
Seafarers rulemaking;
    (b) 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;
    (c) Task Statement 90, Review of International Maritime 
Organization's Model Courses Being Validated by the International 
Maritime Organization's Subcommittee on Human Element, Training and 
Watchkeeping;
    (d) Task Statement 94, Review the MERPAC recommendations with a 
view to evaluating their current relevance;
    (e) Task Statement 96, Review and comment on the course and program 
approval requirements including 46 CFR 10.402, 10.403, 10.407 and 
Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 03-14 guidelines for approval 
of training courses and programs;
    (f) Task Statement 98, To continue the progress made by the 
military services towards meeting the goals on the use of Military 
Education, Training and Assessment for STCW and National Mariner 
Endorsements as identified in the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime 
Transportation Act of 2014 and subsequent legislation;
    (g) Task Statement 99, Review and comment on the ``Guidelines for 
Issuing Endorsements for Tankerman PIC Restricted to Fuel Transfers on 
Towing Vessels'' policy letter (CG-MMC Policy Letter No. 01-17);
    (h) Task Statement 101, Provide feedback and avenues to further 
enhance open communication between external stakeholders and the Coast 
Guard's mariner credentialing program regarding all aspects of the 
program;
    (i) Task Statement 101a, Review of the draft medical certificate 
cancellation policy;
    (j) Task Statement 102, Consider and make recommendations regarding 
the current requirement for a U.S. Merchant Mariner to read and write 
using English; and
    (k) Task Statement 104, National Safety Board recommendations to 
the U.S. Coast Guard regarding the sinking of the S.S. El Faro.
    (7) Other items for discussion:
    (a) Report on the Mariner Credentialing Program;
    (b) Report on National Maritime Center activities from the National 
Maritime Center Commanding Officer;
    (c) Report on International Maritime Organization Activities 
affecting merchant mariner credentialing; and
    (d) Briefings about other on-going U.S. Coast Guard projects 
related to personnel in the U.S. merchant marine.
    (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, approve/formulate 
recommendations and close any completed tasks. Official action on these 
recommendations may be taken on this date.
    (10) Closing remarks/plans for next meeting.
    (11) Adjournment of meeting.
    A public comment period will be held during each Working Group and 
full Committee meeting concerning matters being discussed.
    A copy of all meeting documentation will be available at https://homeport.uscg.mil/missions/ports-and-waterways/safety-advisory-committees/merpac no later than September 5, 2018. Alternatively, you 
may contact Mr. Davis Breyer as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section above.
    Public comments will be limited to three minutes per speaker. 
Please note that the public comment periods will

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end following the last call for comments. Please contact Mr. Davis 
Breyer, listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, to 
register as a speaker. Please note that the meeting may adjourn early 
if the work is completed.

    Dated: July 31, 2018.
Jeffrey G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2018-16948 Filed 8-7-18; 8:45 am]
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