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Coast Guard, DOT.


Notice of public meeting.


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) Start Printed Page 1262required in Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations 10.304(h). The meetings are open to the public.


The Working Group will meet on Tuesday, February 12, 2002, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and on Wednesday, February 13, 2002, 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 February 5, 2002.


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

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

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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 by a notice in the Federal Register and made available for review and comment. Sample Towing Officer Assessment Records (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, also titled Licensing and Manning for Officers of Towing Vessels (Docket Number USCG 1999-6224), published in the Federal Register on April 26, 2001 (66 FR 20931). The NVIC is available on the Internet at​hq/​g-m/​nvic/​4_​01/​n4_​01.pdf. The rulemaking history is also available on the Internet at under the same docket number (USCG 1999-6224).

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.


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 February 1, 2002.

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: December 26, 2001.

Joseph J. Angelo,

Director of Standards, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection.

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[FR Doc. 02-544 Filed 1-8-02; 8:45 am]