Termination of U.S. Coast Guard Rebroadcast of HYDROLANT and HYDROPAC Information, 39109 [2018-16954]

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

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2016-1061]


Termination of U.S. Coast Guard Rebroadcast of HYDROLANT and 
HYDROPAC Information

ACTION: Notice of rebroadcast termination.

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SUMMARY: 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: [email protected].

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 Geospatial-Intelligence 
Agency. The May notice included relevant background information on 
these navigational warnings and reasons for terminating rebroadcast. 
After a full consideration of 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 Geospatial-Intelligence 
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]
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