[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 29 (Monday, February 12, 2024)]
[Pages 9905-9906]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2024-02785]



Maritime Administration

Notice of Solicitation of Nominations for Membership for the U.S. 
Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice of solicitation for membership.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to authority delegated by the Secretary of 
Transportation (Secretary) to the Maritime Administrator 
(Administrator) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act implementing 
regulations, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) requests nominations 
for membership on the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National 
Advisory Committee (Committee or MTSNAC).

DATES: Nominations for immediate consideration for appointment must be 
received on or before 5 p.m. ET on March 15, 2024. After that date, 
MARAD will continue to accept applications under this notice for a 
period of up to two years from the deadline to fill any vacancies that 
may arise. The Agency encourages nominations submitted any time before 
the deadline.

     Email: [email protected], subject line: MTSNAC Application.
     Mail: MARAD-MTSNAC Designated Federal Officer, Room W21-
310, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, 
Washington, DC 20590; please include name, mailing address, and 
telephone number.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Capt. Jeffrey Flumignan, Designated 
Federal Officer, at [email protected] or (347) 491-2349. Please visit the 
MTSNAC website at http://www.marad.dot.gov/ports/marine-transportation-system-mts/marine-transportation-system-national-advisory-committee-mtsnac/.
    For supplemental information: https://www.maritime.dot.gov/outreach/maritime-transportation-system-mts/maritime-transportation-system-national-advisory-0.


I. Who should be considered for nomination as MTSNAC members?

    The Maritime Administration seeks nominations for immediate 
consideration to fill approximately 6-8 positions on the Committee for 
the upcoming 2024-2026 Charter term and will continue to accept 

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under this notice on an ongoing basis for two years for consideration 
to fill vacancies that may arise during the charter term. Members will 
be selected in accordance with applicable Agency guidelines based on 
their ability to advise the Administrator on marine transportation 
issues. Members will be selected with a view toward a varied 
perspective of the marine transportation industry, including (1) active 
mariners; (2) vessel operators; (3) ports and terminal operators; (4) 
shippers or beneficiary cargo owners; (5) shipbuilders; (6) relevant 
policy areas such as innovative financing, economic competitiveness, 
performance monitoring, safety, labor, and environment; (7) freight 
customers and providers; and (8) government bodies. Registered 
lobbyists are prohibited from serving on Federal Advisory Committees in 
their individual capacities. The prohibition does not apply if 
registered lobbyists are specifically appointed to represent the 
interests of a nongovernmental entity, a recognizable group of persons, 
or nongovernmental entities (an industry sector, labor unions, 
environmental groups, etc.) or state or local governments. Registered 
lobbyists are lobbyists required to comply with provisions contained in 
the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 110-81).

II. Do MTSNAC members receive compensation and/or per diem?

    Committee members will receive no salary for participating in 
MTSNAC activities. While attending meetings or when otherwise engaged 
in Committee business, members may be reimbursed for travel and per 
diem expenses as permitted under applicable Federal travel regulations. 
Reimbursement is subject to funding availability.

III. What is the process for submitting nominations?

    Individuals can self-apply or be nominated by any individual or 
organization. To be considered for the MTSNAC, nominators should submit 
the following information:
    (1) Contact Information for the nominee, consisting of:

a. Name
b. Title
c. Organization or Affiliation
d. Address
f. City, State, Zip
g. Telephone number
h. Email address

    (2) A statement of interest limited to 250 words on why the nominee 
wants to serve on the MTSNAC and the unique perspectives and 
experiences the nominee brings to the Committee;
    (3) A resume limited to 3 pages describing professional and 
academic expertise, experience, and knowledge, including any relevant 
experience serving on advisory committees, past and present;
    (4) An affirmative statement that the nominee is not a federally 
registered lobbyist seeking to serve on the Committee in their 
individual capacity and the identity of the interests they intend to 
represent if appointed as a member of the Committee;
    (5) A 200 to 300-word professional biography; and
    (6) A letter(s) of support, if available.
    Please do not send company, trade association, organization 
brochures, or any other promotional information. Materials submitted 
should total five pages or less and must be in a 12 font, formatted in 
Microsoft Word or PDF. Should more information be needed, MARAD staff 
will contact the nominee, obtain information from the nominee's past 
affiliations, or obtain information from publicly available sources. If 
you are interested in applying to become a member of the Committee, 
send a completed application package by email to [email protected] or by 
mail to MTSNAC-DFO, Room W21-310, U.S. Department of Transportation, 
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20590. Applications must be 
received on or before 5 p.m. ET on March 31, 2024; however, candidates 
are encouraged to send application any time before the deadline.

IV. How will MARAD select MTSNAC members?

    A selection team comprised of representatives from the Maritime 
Administration will review the application packages. The selection team 
will make recommendations regarding membership to the Administrator 
based on the following criteria: (1) professional or academic 
expertise, experience, and knowledge; (2) stakeholder representation; 
(3) availability and willingness to serve; and (4) relevant experience 
in working in committees and advisory panels. Nominations are open to 
all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national 
origin, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, or sexual 

(Authority: 49 CFR part 1.93(a); 5 U.S.C. 552b; 41 CFR parts 102-3; 
5 U.S.C. app. sections 1-16)

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2024-02785 Filed 2-9-24; 8:45 am]