[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 227 (Monday, November 26, 2012)]
[Pages 70453-70454]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28559]



Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2012-1030]

Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

[[Page 70454]]

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 


SUMMARY: The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) and its 
Subcommittees and Working Groups will meet on December 11 through 13, 
2012, in Washington, DC, to discuss marine transportation of hazardous 
materials in bulk. The meetings will be open to the public.

DATES: CTAC will meet Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
and Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CTAC 
Subcommittee and Working Group meetings will begin upon completion of 
the CTAC meeting agenda on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, and continue 
until 3 p.m., and resume again on Thursday, December 13, 2012, from 8 
a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note that the meetings may close early if the 
committee has completed its business.
    All written materials, comments, and requests to make oral 
presentations at the meeting should reach Lieutenant Sean Peterson, 
Assistant Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) for CTAC by November 29, 
2012. For contact information please see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section below. Any written material submitted by the public 
will distributed to the Committee and become part of the public record.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters 
Room 6319, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC. Attendees will be 
required to provide a picture identification card and pass through a 
magnetometer in order to gain admittance to the U.S. Coast Guard 
Headquarters Building. Visitors should also arrive at least 30 minutes 
in advance of the meeting in case of long lines at the entrance.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Commander Michael Roldan as soon as possible.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the 
``Agenda'' section below. Comments must be submitted in writing no 
later than November 29, 2012, and may be submitted by one of the 
following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
(Preferred method to avoid delays in processing.)
     Fax: 202-493-2252.
     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.
     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.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number for this 
action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You 
may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the 
January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).
    Docket: This notice, and documents or comments related to it, may 
be viewed in our online docket, USCG 2012-1030 at http://www.regulations.gov.
    A public comment period will be held during the meeting concerning 
matters being discussed. Public comments will be limited to three 
minutes per speaker. Please note that the public comment period may end 
before the time indicated following the last call for comments. Contact 
the individuals listed below to register as a speaker.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Michael Roldan, Designated 
Federal Officer (DFO) of the CTAC, or Lieutenant Sean Peterson, 
Assistant Designated Federal Officer, telephone 202-372-1403, fax 202-
372-1926. If you have any questions on viewing or submitting material 
to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).
    CTAC is an advisory committee authorized under section 871 of the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002, Title 6, United States Code, section 
451, and chartered under the provisions of the FACA. The Committee acts 
solely in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS) through the Commandant of the Coast Guard and 
the Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards on matters 
relating to marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. The 
Committee advises, consults with, and makes recommendations reflecting 
its independent judgment to the Secretary.

Agendas of Meetings

    The agenda for CTAC is as follows:
    1. Introductions and opening remarks.
    2. Swearing in newly appointed members.
    3. USCG presentations on the following items of interest:
    a. Hazardous Substances Response Plans.
    b. Vapor control systems and mobile vapor control systems.
    c. Classification of Biofuels and Biofuel blends. Shipments and use 
as fuel of Liquefied Natural Gas and Compressed Natural Gas.
    d. Air emissions.
    e. Tank Barge best practices.
    f. Certification of 3rd party witnesses for the International 
Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships prewash.
    g. Material Safety Data Sheets requirement for oils carried as 
cargo and fuel.
    h. Pending International Maritime Organization issues.
    i. Security, Transportations Worker Identification Credential, etc.
    j. USCG Centers of Excellence.
    k. Food grade product safety.
    l. Other items of interest raised by the committee and the public.
    4. Public Comment Period.
    5. Prioritization of key issues to focus on.
    6. Set next meeting date and location.
    7. Set Subcommittee and Working Group Meeting schedule.
    Subcommittees and Working Group Meetings. Contingent on available 
expertise at the meeting, working groups will be formed to address the 
items of interest listed in paragraph (3) above. The agenda for each 
working group formed will include the following:
    (1) Review task statements.
    (2) Develop work plan.
    (3) Begin working on tasks.

    Dated: November 19, 2012.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2012-28559 Filed 11-23-12; 8:45 am]