Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; September 2020 Teleconference, 51725-51726 [2020-18329]

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Danielson, Associate Director for Administrative Management and Executive Officer, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 2020–18346 Filed 8–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2020–0486] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; September 2020 Teleconference U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee teleconference meeting. AGENCY: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference to discuss issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: Meeting: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51725 scheduled to meet on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (EDT). The meeting 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 teleconference, submit your written comments no later than September 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: To join the teleconference or to request special accommodations, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than 1 p.m. on September 8, 2020, to obtain the needed information. The number of individuals on a teleconference line is limited and will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Instructions: You are free to submit comments at any time, including orally at the teleconference as time permits, but if you want Committee members to review your comments before the teleconference, please submit your comments no later than September 8, 2020. We are particularly interested in comments on the issues in the ‘‘Agenda’’ section below. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https:// www.regulations.gov, call or email the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. You must include the docket number [USCG–2020–0486]. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For more about privacy and submissions in response to this document, see DHS’s Correspondence System of Records notice (84 FR 48645, September 26, 2018). If you encounter technical difficulties with comment submission, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Docket Search: Documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, and all public comments, will be in our online docket at https:// www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Megan Johns Henry, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 51726 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 163 / Friday, August 21, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Committee, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593–7509, telephone 202–372–1255, or megan.c.johns@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee is 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 The agenda for the September 15, 2020 full Committee meeting is as follows: (1) Introduction. (2) Designated Federal Officer remarks. (3) Remarks from U.S. Coast Guard Leadership. (4) Roll call of Committee members and determination of a quorum. (5) Acceptance of Meeting 51 Minutes. (6) Report on Working Groups and 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: (a) Task Statement 90, Review of IMO Model Courses Being Validated by the IMO HTW Subcommittee; (b) Task Statement 94, MERPAC Recommendation Review; (c) Task Statement 101, Communication Between External Stakeholders and the Mariner Credentialing Program; (d) Task Statement 105, Military Education, Training and Assessment for STCW and National Mariner Endorsements; (e) Task Statement 106, STCW Convention and Code Review; VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:04 Aug 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 (f) Task Statement 107, Review of NOAA Sunsetting Program of Paper Nautical Chart Production. (7) Report on establishment of National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (8) Report on National Maritime Center. (9) Report on Job Task Analysis. (10) Public comment period. (11) Member recognition. (12) Closing remarks. (13) Adjournment of meeting. 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 8, 2020. Alternatively, you may contact Ms. Megan Johns Henry as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. During the September 15, 2020 teleconference, a public comment period will be held from approximately 1:30–1:45 p.m. (EDT). Public comments will be limited to two minutes per speaker. Please note that the public comment periods will end following the last call for comments. Please contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, to register as a speaker. Dated: August 17, 2020. Jeffrey G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2020–18329 Filed 8–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2020–0487] Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; September 2020 Teleconference U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee teleconference meeting. AGENCY: The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (Committee) and its working groups will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners’ documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meeting will be open to the public. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Meeting: The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet by teleconference on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (EDT). The teleconference 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 teleconference, submit your written comments no later than September 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: To join the teleconference or to request special accommodations, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than 1 p.m. on September 15, 2020, to obtain the needed information. The number of teleconference lines are limited and will be available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Instructions: You are free to submit comments at any time, including orally at the teleconference as time permits, but if you want Committee members to review your comment before the teleconference, please submit your comments no later than September 15, 2020. We are particularly interested in comments on the issues in the ‘‘Agenda’’ section below. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https:// www.regulations.gov, call or email the individual in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. You must include the docket number [USCG–2020–0487]. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For more about privacy and submissions in response to this document, see DHS’s eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020). If you encounter technical difficulties with comment submission, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Docket Search: Documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, and all public comments, will be in our online docket at https:// www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign-up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Lalor, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Merchant Mariner DATES: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 163 (Friday, August 21, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51725-51726]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-18329]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2020-0486]


Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; September 2020 
Teleconference

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

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee teleconference meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Committee) 
will meet via teleconference to discuss issues related to the training 
and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meeting will be open to 
the public.

DATES: 
    Meeting: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee is 
scheduled to meet on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 
2:30 p.m. (EDT). The meeting 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 teleconference, submit your 
written comments no later than September 8, 2020.

ADDRESSES: To join the teleconference or to request special 
accommodations, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than 1 p.m. on September 8, 2020, 
to obtain the needed information. The number of individuals on a 
teleconference line is limited and will be available on a first-come, 
first served basis.
    Instructions: You are free to submit comments at any time, 
including orally at the teleconference as time permits, but if you want 
Committee members to review your comments before the teleconference, 
please submit your comments no later than September 8, 2020. We are 
particularly interested in comments on the issues in the ``Agenda'' 
section below.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using https://www.regulations.gov, call or email the person 
in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for 
alternate instructions. You must include the docket number [USCG-2020-
0486]. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For 
more about privacy and submissions in response to this document, see 
DHS's Correspondence System of Records notice (84 FR 48645, September 
26, 2018). If you encounter technical difficulties with comment 
submission, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice.
    Docket Search: Documents mentioned in this notice as being 
available in the docket, and all public comments, will be in our online 
docket at https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following 
that website's instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online 
docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments 
are posted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Megan Johns Henry, Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory

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Committee, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Stop 7509, Washington, 
DC 20593-7509, telephone 202-372-1255, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is in compliance with 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix.
    The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee is 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

    The agenda for the September 15, 2020 full Committee meeting is as 
follows:
    (1) Introduction.
    (2) Designated Federal Officer remarks.
    (3) Remarks from U.S. Coast Guard Leadership.
    (4) Roll call of Committee members and determination of a quorum.
    (5) Acceptance of Meeting 51 Minutes.
    (6) Report on Working Groups and 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:
    (a) Task Statement 90, Review of IMO Model Courses Being Validated 
by the IMO HTW Subcommittee;
    (b) Task Statement 94, MERPAC Recommendation Review;
    (c) Task Statement 101, Communication Between External Stakeholders 
and the Mariner Credentialing Program;
    (d) Task Statement 105, Military Education, Training and Assessment 
for STCW and National Mariner Endorsements;
    (e) Task Statement 106, STCW Convention and Code Review;
    (f) Task Statement 107, Review of NOAA Sunsetting Program of Paper 
Nautical Chart Production.
    (7) Report on establishment of National Merchant Marine Personnel 
Advisory Committee
    (8) Report on National Maritime Center.
    (9) Report on Job Task Analysis.
    (10) Public comment period.
    (11) Member recognition.
    (12) Closing remarks.
    (13) Adjournment of meeting.
    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 8, 2020. Alternatively, you 
may contact Ms. Megan Johns Henry as noted in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section above.
    During the September 15, 2020 teleconference, a public comment 
period will be held from approximately 1:30-1:45 p.m. (EDT). Public 
comments will be limited to two minutes per speaker. Please note that 
the public comment periods will end following the last call for 
comments. Please contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section, to register as a speaker.

    Dated: August 17, 2020.
Jeffrey G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2020-18329 Filed 8-20-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P