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Towing Safety Advisory Committee

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of public meeting.

SUMMARY:

The License Implementation Working Group of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet to discuss and develop the performance criteria to be used with the Towing Officer Assessment Record (TOAR). The meetings are open to the public.

DATES:

The Working Group will meet on Wednesday, November 14, 2001, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and on Thursday, November 15, 2001, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. These meetings may close early if all business is finished. Requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard on or before November 7, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

The Working Group will meet in the 7th Floor, All-Hands Conference Room at Coast Guard's National Pollution Fund Center; 4200 Wilson Blvd.; Arlington, VA. Send written materials and requests to make oral presentations to Mr. Gerald P. Miante, Commandant (G-MSO-1); Room 1210, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters; 2100 Second Street, SW; Washington, DC 20593-0001. This notice is available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov.

Security notice: All non-military/government participants MUST first go to the 10th floor and sign in with a photo ID (driver's license). You will then receive a 2-day pass for the meetings.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Gerald P. Miante, Assistant Executive Director, TSAC, telephone 202-267-0229, fax 202-267-4570, or e-mail at: gmiante@comdt.uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The performance criteria to be discussed at this working group meeting, when developed, will be announced in the Federal Register and made available for review and comment. Sample TOARs were published on May 21, 2001, as part of the Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 4-01 (NVIC 4-01) entitled “Licensing and Manning for Officers of Towing Vessels.” This NVIC provides guidance on the implementation of a recent interim rule with request for comments published in the Federal Register on April 26, 2001 (66 FR 20931; Licensing and Manning for Officers of Towing Vessels, Docket Number: USCG 1999-6224). The NVIC is available on the Internet at http://www.uscg.mil/​hq/​g-m/​nvic/​4-01/​n4-01.pdf. The rulemaking history is also available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov under the same Docket Number.

Agenda of Meeting

The agenda includes the Working Group's review of the TOARs and the drafting of performance criteria proposals that will be presented to the full Committee for approval at a later date.

Procedural

This meeting is open to the public. Please note that the meeting may close early if all business is finished. At the Chair's discretion, members of the public may make oral presentations during the meeting. If you would like to make an oral presentation at the meeting, please notify the Assistant Executive Director on or before November 7, 2001.

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the Assistant Executive Director as soon as possible.

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Dated: October 17, 2001.

Joseph J. Angelo,

Director of Standards, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection.

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[FR Doc. 01-26815 Filed 10-23-01; 8:45 am]

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