[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72815-72816]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25477]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0937]


Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice of Federal advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee 
will meet on November 8, 2016 in New Orleans, LA to discuss committee 
matters relating to the safe transit of vessels and cargoes to and from 
the ports of the Lower Mississippi River. The meeting will be open to 
the public.

DATES: The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee

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will meet on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST. 
However, on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 
administrative items and issues will be discussed with the Committee 
members only. The public meeting will commence at 9:30 a.m. Please note 
that the meeting may close early if the Committee has completed its 
business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the US Army Corps of Engineers 
New Orleans District office, 7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans, LA.
    All visitors to US Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District 
office will have to pre-register to be admitted to the building. Please 
provide your name, telephone number, and citizenship status by close of 
business on November 1, 2016, to the contact person listed in FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT as soon as 
possible.
    Instructions: To facilitate public participation, written comments 
on the issues in the ``Agenda'' section below must be submitted no 
later than November 1, 2016, if you want Committee members to review 
your comment prior to the meeting. You must include ``Department of 
Homeland Security'' and the docket number (USCG-2016-0937). Written 
comments may also be submitted using Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. For technical difficulties, contact the person 
listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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 the Federal Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005 
issue of the Federal Register (70 FR 15086). Docket Search: For access 
to the docket to read documents or comments related to this notice, go 
to http://www.regulations.gov, and use ``USCG-2016-0937'' in the 
``Search'' box, press Enter, and then click on the item you wish to 
view.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Brian Porter, Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, 200 
Hendee Street, New Orleans, LA 70114; telephone 504-365-2375, fax 504-
365-2287, or email at Brian.J.Porter@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is in compliance with 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5 U.S.C. Appendix). The Lower 
Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee is an advisory 
committee authorized in Section 19 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act 
of 1991, (Public Law 102-241), as amended by section 621(d) of the 
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010, (Public Law 111-281) and 
chartered under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee provides 
advice and recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security on 
matters relating to communications, surveillance, traffic management, 
anchorages, development and operation of the New Orleans Vessel Traffic 
Service, and other related topics dealing with navigation safety on the 
Lower Mississippi River as required by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Agenda

    At 9 a.m., the Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory 
Committee will meet to review, discuss, deliberate, and formulate 
recommendations, as appropriate, on the topics contained in the agenda, 
as follows: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: (Open to Committee members only). 
Federal Advisory Committee Act administrative matters to include Lower 
Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee member training.
    At 9:30 a.m., the meeting will open to the public.
    (1) Introduction and swearing-in of new members.
    (2) Status of Action Items from March 2015 meeting.
    (a) Mile Marker 73 Memorandum of Understanding.
    (b) Anchorage Establishment and Amendments.
    (c) Systematic Port Planning.
    (d) Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety

Advisory Committee Vacancy Notice

    (3) Further development of systematic port planning principles and 
procedures.
    (4) Public Comment Period.
    (5) Adjournment of meeting.
    Public comments or questions will be taken throughout the meeting 
as the Committee discusses the issues and prior to deliberations and 
voting. There will also be a public comment period at the end of the 
meeting. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. 
Please note that the public comment period may end before the period 
allotted, following the last call for comments. Contact the individual 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to register as a 
speaker.

D.R. Callahan,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-25477 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]
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