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Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Advisory Committee; Vacancies

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Coast Guard, DOT.


Request for applications.


The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Advisory Committee (CFIVAC). CFIVAC advises and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on the safety of the commercial fishing industry.


Application forms should reach us on or before July 5, 2002.


You may request an application form by writing to Commandant (G-MOC-3), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street SW, Washington, DC 20593-0001; by calling 202-493-7008; or by faxing 202-267-0506; or by emailing Send your application in written form to the above street address. This notice and the application form are available on the Internet at

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Captain Jon Sarubbi, Executive Director of CFIVAC, or Thomas Hummer, Assistant to the Executive Director, telephone 202-493-7008, fax 202-267-0506, email: or​hq/​gm/​cfvs/​cfivac.htm

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The Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Advisory Committee (CFIVAC) is a Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. 2. As required by the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act of 1988, the Coast Guard established CFIVAC to provide advice to the Coast Guard on issues related to the safety of commercial fishing vessels regulated under chapter 45 of Title 46, United States Code, which includes uninspected fishing vessels, fish processing vessels, and fish tender vessels. (See section 4508 of title 46 of the U.S. Code, 46 U.S.C. 4508).

CFIVAC consists of 17 members as follows: Ten members from the commercial fishing industry who reflect a regional and representational balance and have experience in the operation of vessels to which chapter 45 of Title 46, United States Code applies, or as a crew member or processing line member on an uninspected fish processing vessel; one member representing naval architects or marine surveyors; one member representing manufacturers of vessel equipment to which chapter 45 applies; one member representing education or training professionals related to fishing vessel, fish processing vessels, or fish tender vessel safety, or personnel qualifications; one member representing underwriters that insure vessels to which chapter 45 applies; and three members representing the general public, including whenever possible, an independent expert or consultant in maritime safety and a member of a national organization composed of persons representing the marine insurance industry.

CFIVAC meets at least once a year in different seaport cities nationwide. 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 six positions that expire or become vacant in October 2002 in the following categories: (a) Commercial Fishing Industry (four positions); (b) Equipment Manufacturer (one position); (c) General Public (one position).

Each member serves a 3-year term. A few members may serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary from the Federal Government, although travel reimbursement and per diem are provided.

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.

If you are selected as a member representing the general public, you are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). We may not release the report or the information in it to the public, except under an order issued by a Federal court or as otherwise provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a).

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Dated: February 25, 2002.

Paul J. Pluta,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection.

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[FR Doc. 02-5468 Filed 3-6-02; 8:45 am]