[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 119 (Friday, June 20, 2014)]
[Pages 35369-35370]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14440]



Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0098]

Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.


SUMMARY: The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) and its 
subcommittees will meet on August 19, 20, and 21, 2014, in Arlington, 
VA, to discuss the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous 
materials. The meetings will be open to the public.

DATES: Subcommittees will meet on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 8:30 
a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 
p.m. The full committee will meet on Thursday, August 21, 2014, from 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that the meetings may close early if 
the Committee has completed its business.
    Please submit written materials and comments to the docket using 
any one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section below. Any 
written material submitted by the public will be distributed to the 
committee and become part of the public record.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the U.S. Coast Marine Safety 
Center, Suite 400, 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 20598. 
Attendees will be required to pre-register no later than 5:00 p.m. on 
August 11, 2014, to be admitted to the meeting. To pre-register contact 
Lieutenant Cristina Nelson (202-372-1419) or 
[email protected]) and provide your name, company and 
telephone number. Attendees will be required to provide a government-
issued picture identification card in order to gain admittance to the 
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT as soon as 
    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. In order to be considered at the meetings, 
comments must be submitted in writing no later than August 11, 2014. 
Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (This is the 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

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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: For access to the docket to read documents or comments 
related to this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2014-0098 in the Search box, press Enter, and then click on the item 
you wish to view.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Patrick Keffler, Alternate 
Designated Federal Official (ADFO) of the CTAC, 2703 Martin Luther King 
Jr. Ave. SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, telephone 202-372-
1424, fax 202-372-8380. If you have any questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826 or 1-800-647-5527.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App., Public Law 92-
463, 86 Stat. 770, as amended.
    CTAC is an advisory Committee authorized under section 871 of the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002, 6 U.S.C. 451, and is 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 Deputy Commandant for 
Operations on matters relating to safe and secure marine transportation 
of hazardous materials activities insofar as they relate to matters 
within the United States Coast Guard's (USCG) jurisdiction. The 
committee advises, consults with, and makes recommendations reflecting 
its independent judgment to the Secretary.

Agendas of Meetings

    Subcommittee Meetings on August 19 and 20, 2014.
    The subcommittees on biofuels, liquefied gases, outreach, Ship to 
Ship Transfer of Hazardous Material Outside of the Baseline, and the 
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 
(MARPOL) will meet to continue to address the task statements listed in 
paragraph (3) of the agenda for the August 21 meeting and the tasks 
given at the last CTAC meeting. The task statements from the last CTAC 
meeting are located at Homeport at the following address: https://homeport.uscg.mil. Go to: Missions > Ports and Waterways > Safety 
Advisory Committees > CTAC Subcommittees and Working Groups.
    The agenda for each subcommittee will include the following:
    1. Review task statements, which are listed in paragraph (3) of the 
agenda for the August 21 meeting.
    2. Work on tasks assigned in task statements mentioned above.
    3. Public comment period.
    4. Discuss and prepare proposed recommendations for the CTAC 
meeting on August 21 on tasks assigned in detailed task statements 
mentioned above.
    Committee Meeting on August 21.
    The agenda for the CTAC meeting on August 21 is as follows:
    1. Introductions and opening remarks.
    2. Public comment period.
    3. Committee will meet to review, discuss, and formulate 
recommendations on the following items of interest:
    a. Harmonization of Response and Carriage Requirements for Biofuels 
and Biofuel Blends.
    b. Recommendations on Safety Standards for the Design of Vessels 
Carrying Natural Gas or Using Natural Gas as Fuel.
    c. Recommendations for Safety Standards for Ship to Ship Transfer 
of Hazardous Material Outside of the Baseline.
    d. Recommendations for Guidance on the Implementation of Revisions 
to MARPOL Annex II and the International Code for the Construction and 
Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (commonly known 
as the IBC Code).
    e. Requirements for Third-Party Surveyors of MARPOL Annex II 
Prewash Operations.
    f. Improving Implementation of and Education about MARPOL Discharge 
Requirements Under MARPOL Annex II and V.
    4. USCG presentations on the following items of interest:
    a. Update on International Maritime Organization activities as they 
relate to the marine transportation of hazardous materials.
    b. Update on U.S. regulations as they relate to the marine 
transportation of hazardous materials.
    c. Update on Bulk Chemical Data Guide (Blue Book).
    d. Update on vessel to vessel transfer of hazardous materials in 
    5. Set next meeting date and location.
    6. Set Subcommittee Meeting schedule.
    A public comment period will be held during each Subcommittee and 
the full committee meeting concerning matters being discussed. Public 
comments will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker. Please note that the 
public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the 
last call for comments. Please contact Mr. Patrick Keffler, listed in 
the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to register as a speaker.

    Dated: June 17, 2014.
F.J. Sturm,
Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2014-14440 Filed 6-19-14; 8:45 am]