[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 21, 2010)]
[Page 80064]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-31946]

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Coast Guard


National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of teleconference meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will 
meet by teleconference 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 two NOSAC subcommittees and to 
address two new tasks for the Committee. This meeting will be open to 
the public.

DATES: The teleconference meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 
12, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. This meeting may close early 
if all business is finished.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet via telephone conference, on January 
12, 2011. Public participation is welcome and members of the public 
wishing to participate may contact Commander P.W. Clark at 202-372-
1410, for call-in information, or they may participate in person by 
coming to Room 5-0622, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 
Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593. As there are a limited number 
of teleconference lines, public participation will be on a first come 
basis. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should 
be sent to Commander P.W. Clark, Designated Federal Officer of NOSAC, 
Commandant (CG-5224), 2100 Second Street, SW., Stop 7126, Washington, 
DC 20593-001 or by fax to 202-372-1926 on or before January 3, 2011. 
Requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of 
the committee should reach the Coast Guard on or before January 3, 
2011. This notice and supporting documentation is available in our 
online docket, USCG-2010-1050, 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 January 12, 2011, Committee meeting is as 
    (1) Roll call of committee members and the public participating in 
the teleconference.
    (2) Approval of minutes from the November 9, 2010, meeting.
    (3) Presentation and discussion of interim reports and 
recommendations on:
    (a) Medical Evacuation of Injured Divers
    (b) Marine Portable Quarters
    (4) Review and discuss a task statement which requests the 
Committee review the recommendations from the Mississippi Canyon Block 
52 marine casualty investigation and provide safety and environmental 
improvement recommendations with respect to Coast Guard regulations and 
policies as appropriate.
    (5) Review and discuss a task statement that requests NOSAC review 
their previous report on recommendations for standards for Offshore 
Supply Vessels with a gross registered tonnage greater than 6000 GRT in 
light of the recently passed Coast Guard Authorization Act and 
determine if the recommendations are complete or if additional 
recommendations should be provided to the Coast Guard for use in the 
development of regulations for large OSVs.
    (6) Discussion of nominations for Committee Chair and Vice Chair.
    (7) Period for public comment.


    The DFO will use the following procedures to facilitate the 
    (1) This meeting is open to the public. Please note that the 
meeting may close early if all business is finished.
    (2) Members of the public may make oral presentations during the 
meeting concerning the matters being discussed. If you would like to 
make an oral presentation during the teleconference, please notify the 
DFO listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above, no 
later than January 3, 2011. Written material for distribution to 
Committee members should reach the Coast Guard no later than January 3, 
    (3) 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


    Minutes from the meeting will be available for public review and 
copying 30 days following the meeting at the http://www.fido.gov Web 
site. The meeting minutes may be accessed via this Web site by using 
the Committee Search function and searching for the Committee by name 
or by using the Committee number of ``68''. Once you have accessed the 
Committee page, click on the meetings tab and then the ``View'' button 
for the meeting dated Jan 12, 2011 to access the information for this 

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Mr. Kevin Pekarek at 202-372-1386 as soon as possible.

    Dated: December 15, 2010.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2010-31946 Filed 12-20-10; 8:45 am]