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Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DOT.

ACTION:

Request for applications.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC). NAVSAC advises the Coast Guard on the prevention of vessel collisions, rammings, and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment; routing measures; marine information; diving safety; and aids to navigation systems.

DATES:

Application forms should reach us on or before February 16, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

You may request an application form by writing to Commandant (G-MW), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001; by calling 202-267-6164; by faxing 202-267-4700; or by e-mail Jshort@comdt.uscg.mil. Send your application in written form to the above street address. This notice and the application form are available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Margie Hegy, Executive Director of NAVSAC at (202) 267-0415, fax (202) 267-4700.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC) is a Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. 2. It advises the Secretary of Transportation, via the Commandant of the Coast Guard, on the prevention of vessel collisions, rammings, and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment; routing measures; marine information; diving safety; and aids to navigation systems.

NAVSAC meets at least twice a year at various locations in the continental United States. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes. Its subcommittees and working groups may meet to consider specific problems as required.

We will consider applications for seven positions that expire or become vacant in June 2001. To be eligible, you should have experience in the above mentioned subject areas. To assure balanced representation of subject matter expertise, members are chosen, insofar as practical, from the following groups: (1) Recognized experts and leaders in organizations having an active interest in the Rules of the Road and vessel and port safety; (2) representatives of owners and operators of vessels, professional mariners, recreational boaters, and the recreational boating industry; (3) individuals with an interest in maritime law; and (4) Federal and State officials with responsibility for vessel and port safety. Each member serves for a term of 3 years. A few members may serve consecutive terms. All members serve without compensation from the Federal Government, although travel reimbursement and per diem may be provided.Start Printed Page 1180

In support of the policy of the Department of Transportation on gender and ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority groups to apply.

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Dated: December 26, 2000.

J.P. High,

Acting Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection.

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