Federal Register: April 23, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 79)
DOCID: FR Doc 04-9198
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
USC ID: [USCG-2004-17495]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of meetings.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
DATES: MERPAC will meet on Wednesday, June 2, 2004, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Thursday, June 3, 2004, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. These meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard on or before May 19, 2004. Written material and requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee should reach the Coast Guard on or before May 19, 2004.
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) and its working groups will meet to discuss various issues relating to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. MERPAC advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to the training, qualifications, licensing, and certification of seamen serving in the U.S. merchant marine. All meetings will be open to the public.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee,
Notice of these meetings is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92463, 86 Stat. 770, as amended).
Agenda of Meeting on June 2, 2004
The full committee will meet to discuss the objectives for the
meeting. The committee will then break up into the following working
groups as necessary: Task statement 30, concerning utilizing military
sea service for STCW certifications; Task statement 36, concerning
recommendations on a training program for officers in charge of an
engineering watch coming up through the hawsepipe; Task statement 37,
concerning credit for sea service on vessels with no, or limited,
underway time; Task statement 38, concerning improvements to STCW
certificates; Task statement 40, concerning methods to determine the
date at which a mariner established competency in Basic Safety Training
in light of National Maritime Policy Letter 1201; Task statement 42,
concerning recommendations on actual demonstrations of skills for
masters and chief mates on ships of between 500 and 3,000 gross tonnage
(ITC) on international and nearcoastal voyages; Task statement 43,
concerning recommendations on a training and assessment for ablebodied
seamen on seagoing vessels in preparation for discussions of this
issue at the Subcommittee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping at
the International Maritime Organization; and Task statement 44,
concerning security training and certification for vessel personnel, vessel security officer, and
other vessel personnel. These task statements may be viewed at the MERPAC Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/gm/advisory/merpac/merpac.htm .
New working groups may be formed to address issues proposed by the
Coast Guard, MERPAC members, or the public. At the end of the day, the
working groups will make a report to the full committee on what has
been accomplished in their meetings. No action will be taken on these reports on this date.
Agenda of Meeting on June 3, 2004:
The agenda comprises the following:
(2) Working Groups' Reports
(a) Task Statement 30, concerning Utilizing military sea service for STCW certifications.
(b) Task Statement 36, concerning Recommendations on a training program for officers in charge of an engineering watch coming up through the hawsepipe.
(c) Task Statement 37, concerning Credit for sea service on vessels with no, or limited, underway time.
(d) Task Statement 38, concerning Improvements to STCW Certificate. (e) Task statement 40, concerning Qualifications in Basic Safety Training.
(f) Task statement 42, concerning Recommendations on actual demonstrations of skills for masters and chief mates on ships of between 500 and 3,000 gross tonnage (ITC) on international and near coastal voyages.
(g) Task Statement 43, concerning Recommendations on a training and assessment program for ablebodied seamen on seagoing vessels. (h) Task Statement 44, concerning Security training and certification for vessel personnel, vessel security officer, and other vessel personnel.
(i) Other task statements which may have been adopted for discussion and action.
(3) Other items to be discussed:
(a) Standing CommitteePrevention Through People.
(b) Briefings concerning ongoing projects of interest to MERPAC. (c) Other items brought up for discussion by the committee or the public.
Both meetings are open to the public. Please note that the meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. At the Chair's discretion, members of the public may make oral presentations during the meetings. If you would like to make an oral presentation at a meeting, please notify the Executive Director no later than May 19, 2004. Written material for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no later than May 19, 2004. If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee in advance of the meeting, please submit 25 copies to the Executive Director no later than May 19, 2004.
Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities
For information on facilities or services for individuals with
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact the Assistant Executive Director as soon as possible.
Dated: April 15, 2004.
Joseph J. Angelo,
Director of Standards, Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
For questions on this notice, contact Commander Brian J. Peter, Executive Director of MERPAC, or Mr. Mark C. Gould, Assistant to the Executive Director, telephone 2022676890, fax 2022674570, or email email@example.com.