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Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee Meetings

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Coast Guard, DOT.


Notice of meetings.


The Houston / Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC) and its working groups will meet to discuss waterway improvements, aids to navigation, area projects impacting safety on the Houston Ship Channel, and various other navigation safety matters in the Galveston Bay area. All meetings will be open to the public.


The next meeting of HOGANSAC will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2002 from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. (noon). The meeting of the Committee's working groups will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. Members of the public may present written or oral statements at either meeting.


The full Committee meeting will be held at the Houston Yacht Club, 3620 Miramar Drive, La Porte, Texas (281-471-1255). The working groups' meeting will be held at the Offices of the Houston Pilots, 8150 South Loop East, Houston, Texas (713-645-9620).

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Captain Kevin Cook, Executive Director of HOGANSAC, telephone (713) 671-5199, Commander Peter Simons, Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, telephone (713) 671-5164, or Lieutenant Junior Grade Kelly Tobey, assistant to the Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, telephone (713) 671-5103, e-mail

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Notice of this meeting is given pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2.

Agendas of the Meetings

Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC). The tentative agenda includes the following:

(1) Opening remarks by the Committee Sponsor (RADM Casto) (or the Committee Sponsor's representative), Executive Director (CAPT Cook) and Chairman (Tim Leitzell).

(2) Approval of the February 7, 2002 minutes.

(3) Old Business:

(a) Dredging projects.

(b) Electronic navigation.

(c) AtoN Knockdown Working Group.

(d) Mooring subcommittee report.

(e) Bolivar Roads anchorage areas.

(f) Recreational boating education initiative.

(g) Port Security Subcommittee report.

(h) Bridge Allision Working Group.

(i) Hurricane Port Condition Management.

(4) New Business:

(a) Swimmers near Lynchburg.

(b) Corps of Engineers survey data reporting.

Working Groups Meeting. The tentative agenda for the working groups meeting includes the following:

(1) Presentation by each working group of its accomplishments and plans for the future.

(2) Review and discuss the work completed by each working group.


Working groups have been formed to examine the following issues: dredging and related issues, electronic navigation systems, AtoN knockdowns, impact of passing vessels on moored ships, recreational boater education issues, and port security. Not all working groups will necessarily report out at this session, however, working group discussions not reported out at this May meeting will be addressed at a future meeting of HOGANSAC. Further, working group reports may not necessarily include discussions on all issues within the particular working group's area of responsibility. All meetings are open to the public. Please note that the meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. Members of the public may make presentations, oral or written, at either meeting.

Information on Services for the Handicapped

For information on facilities or services for the handicapped or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact the Executive Director, Executive Secretary, or assistant to the Executive Secretary.

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Dated: April 4, 2002.

Roy J. Casto,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. 02-9133 Filed 4-15-02; 8:45 am]