Houston-Galveston Area Maritime Security Committee
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the Houston-Galveston Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) to submit their application for membership to the COTP Houston-Galveston. The AMSC advises and assists the Houston-Galveston Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC) in developing the Area Maritime Security Plan for the Ports of Houston, Texas City, Freeport, and Galveston. Specific vacancies are listed under supplemental information.
Notice and Request for Comments; Letter of Recommendation, LNG Jefferson County, TX
The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP), Port Arthur, is preparing a letter of recommendation as to the suitability of the Sabine Pass Channel waterway for liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine traffic. The COTP is looking for comments and related material pertaining specifically to the Maritime Operation, Waterways Management, and Port Security aspects of the proposed LNG Facility.
Safety Zones; Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone
The Coast Guard is establishing permanent safety zones on a portion of Lake Ontario. These safety zones are necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. These safety zones restrict vessel traffic from portions of Lake Ontario, New York, during annual fireworks displays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the operating regulations for the First Avenue South dual drawbridges across the Duwamish Waterway, mile 2.5, at Seattle, Washington. The proposed change would enable the bridge owner to keep the bridges closed during night hours for a 4-month period. This would facilitate painting the structure while properly containing debris and paint.
Meeting of the Office of Boating Safety's Goal-Setting Recommendation Panel
The Coast Guard's Office of Boating Safety (we) is sponsoring a panel of representatives of the recreational boating community. This panel will discuss, analyze, and propose performance measurement goals that we may use to improve boating safety. This meeting is open to the public.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
The Secretary of Homeland Security has renewed the charter for the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) for 22 months from January 17, 2005, until October 18, 2007. NOSAC is a Federal advisory committee created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, as amended). It advises the Coast Guard on safety, security, and environmental protection issues relating to the offshore mineral and energy industries.