[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 113 (Monday, June 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34240-34241]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-14513]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0225]


Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Committee Establishment.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that the 
establishment of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) 
is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the 
performance of duties of the U. S. Coast Guard.
    Name of Committee: Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee.

ADDRESSES: If you desire to submit comments on this action, they must 
be submitted by July 13, 2011. Comments must be identified by (USCG-
2011-0225) and may be submitted by using one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion of 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on 
submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on the 
establishment of the CTAC, call or e-mail LT Sean Peterson, Commandant 
(CG-5223), Attention CTAC, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second St., SW. STOP 
7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126; e-mail: [email protected]; fax: 
(202) 372-1926. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material 
to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Public Participation and Request for Comments

    All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have 
provided.

Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
notice (USCG-2011-0225), indicate the specific section of this document 
to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion 
or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online 
(via http://www.regulations.gov) or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but 
please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via 
http://www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast 
Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand 
deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been 
received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket 
Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a 
mailing address, an e-mail address, or a telephone number in the body 
of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions 
regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
click on the ``submit a comment'' box, which will then become 
highlighted in blue. In the ``Document Type'' drop down menu select 
``Notice'' and insert ``USCG-2011-0225'' in the ``Keyword'' box. Click 
``Search'' then click on the balloon shape in the ``Actions'' column. 
If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an 
unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for 
copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would 
like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, 
self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and 
material received during the comment period.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
click on the ``read comments'' box, which will then become highlighted 
in blue. In the ``Keyword'' box insert ``USCG-2011-0225'' and click 
``Search.'' Click the ``Open Docket Folder'' in the ``Actions'' column. 
You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140

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on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an 
agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket 
Management Facility.

Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any 
of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or 
signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice 
regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the 
Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Establishment of the Committee

    For the reasons set forth below, the Secretary of Homeland Security 
has determined that the establishment of the CTAC is necessary and in 
the public interest. This determination follows consultation with the 
Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration.
    The CTAC is being established in accordance with the provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-
463). The CTAC will act in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the 
Department of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the Coast 
Guard and the Deputy Commandant for Operations on matters concerning 
the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials in 
bulk. The CTAC will be responsive to specific assignments and may 
conduct studies, inquiries, workshops, and seminars as the Commandant 
may authorize or direct. The Committee's unique industry perspective 
will provide critical support to the Coast Guard's efforts to ensure 
the safety of the U.S. merchant marine. This information would 
otherwise have to be drawn from the broad population involved in marine 
chemical transportation. There is no other current entity which can 
provide the level of technical expertise and experience that is 
afforded by this advisory committee.

Balanced Membership Plans

    CTAC will consist of not more than twenty-five (25) members who are 
appointed and serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of Homeland 
Security. All members must represent one of the following special 
groups associated with marine transportation of hazardous materials in 
bulk: chemical manufacturing companies, companies that handle or 
transport chemicals in the marine environment, vessel design and 
construction companies, marine safety or security companies and marine 
environmental protection groups. Members will be chosen to assure a 
balanced representation from these special groups. Members are 
appointed to represent the interest of their respective authority, 
association, and/or organization and are not Special Government 
Employees as defined in Title 18, United States Code, section 202(a).
    Duration: Continuing.
    Responsible DHS Officials: CTAC will provide advice and 
recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security 
through the Deputy Commandant for Operations, United States Coast Guard 
and the Commandant of the Coast Guard.

    Dated: June 7, 2011.
F.J. Sturm,
Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast 
Guard.
[FR Doc. 2011-14513 Filed 6-10-11; 8:45 am]
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