[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 203 (Thursday, October 21, 2010)]
[Pages 65025-65026]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-26545]



Coast Guard


National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will 
meet to discuss items related to safety of operations and other matters 
affecting the oil and gas offshore industry. The purpose of this 
meeting is to review and discuss reports and recommendations received 
from the various NOSAC subcommittees. The Committee will then use this 
information to formulate recommendations to the agency. This meeting 
will be open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, from 9 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST. This meeting may close early if all business is 
finished. Written material and requests to make oral presentations 
should reach the Coast Guard on or before October 25, 2010. Requests to 
have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the 
committee should reach the Coast Guard on or before October 25, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the Crowne Plaza Houston 
Northpoint, Grand Ballroom 1&2, 425 Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston, 
TX 77060, Tel. (281) 445-9000, on November 9, 2010. Public 
participation is welcome and members of the public wishing to 
participate may contact Commander P.W. Clark at 202-372-1410. Written 
comments should be sent to Commander P.W. Clark, Designated Federal 
Officer of NOSAC, Commandant (CG-5222), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second 
Street, SW, Stop 7126, Washington, DC 20593-0001; or by fax to 202-372 
1926, at least 15 days prior to the meeting. This notice is available 
in our online docket, USCG-2010-0925, at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander P.W. Clark, Designated 
Federal Officer (DFO) of NOSAC, or Mr. Kevin Pekarek, Assistant 
Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), telephone 202-372-1386, fax 202-372-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). 
NOSAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on 
safety and other concerns affecting the offshore oil and gas industry 
and assists the Coast Guard in formulating U.S. positions for 
discussion and presentation at the International Maritime Organization 

Agenda of Meeting

    The agenda for the November 9, 2010, Committee meeting is as 
    (1) Roll call of committee members.
    (2) Approval of minutes from the September 29, 2010, meeting.
    (3) Presentation and discussion of reports, recommendations from 
the subcommittees on:
    (a) Medical Evacuation of Injured Divers.
    (b) Marine Portable Quarters.
    (4) An update on the NOSAC recommendations received by the Coast 
Guard and their status.
    (5) The Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation and 
Enforcement (BOEMRE) organizational and regulatory update.
    (6) A presentation on the DEEPWATER HORIZON ongoing Investigation.
    (7) An update on current Coast Guard regulatory initiatives.
    (8) An update on Standards, Training, Certification & Watch keeping 
(STCW) involving U.S. vessels operating in foreign waters and the use 
of non-U.S. citizens for their manning purposes.
    (9) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Updates concerning 
what regulations have been released or will be released soon that may 
be of interest to NOSAC.
    (10) Period for public comment.


    The DFO will use the following procedures to facilitate the 
    (1) The meeting is open to the public.
    (2) Persons desiring to present statements at the meeting are 
encouraged to notify the DFO listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section above before October 25, 2010.
    (3) The DFO will make every effort to accommodate all persons who 
wish to participate, but admission will be subject to availability of 
space in the meeting room. The meeting may adjourn early if scheduled 
speakers complete their statements or questions in less time than is 
scheduled for the meeting.
    (4) An individual, whether speaking in a personal or a 
representative capacity on behalf of an organization, will be limited 
to a three-minute statement and scheduled on a first-come, first-served 
basis. If a large number of persons register to present comments, this 
amount of time may be shortened to provide all registered persons an 
opportunity to present their comments.
    (4) Any speaker prevented by time constraints from speaking will be 
encouraged to submit written remarks, which will be made part of the 
    (5) For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request assistance at the meeting, please contact 
the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above 
before October 25, 2010.
    (6) The meeting will be recorded by a court reporter. A transcript 
of the meeting and any material presented at the meeting will be made 
available through the fido.gov Web site discussed in the MINUTES 
section below.
    (7) The meeting is designed to invite public views and gather 
information on relevant topics being discussed. However, the DFO, ADFO, 
and Committee members may ask questions to clarify a statement.


    Minutes from the meeting will be available for the public review 
and copying 30 days following the meeting and can be accessed from the 

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Web site. Use ``code 68'' to identify NOSAC when accessing this 

    Dated: October 14, 2010.
F.J. Sturm,
Acting Director, Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2010-26545 Filed 10-20-10; 8:45 am]