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Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of meetings.

SUMMARY:

The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) and its working groups will meet to discuss various issues relating to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. MERPAC advises the Secretary of Transportation on matters relating to the training, qualifications, licensing, certification, and fitness of seamen serving in the U.S. merchant marine. All meetings will be open to the public.

DATES:

MERPAC will meet on Wednesday, September 4, 2002, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Thursday, September 5, 2002, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. These meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard on or before August 21, 2002. Written material and requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee should reach the Coast Guard on or before August 21, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

MERPAC will meet on both days at the Coast Guard Club of Cleveland, 1055 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH. Further directions regarding the location of the Coast Guard Club may be obtained by contacting Mr. Danny Morris at (216) 687-1755. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to Commander Brian J. Peter, Commandant (G-MSO-1), 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For questions on this notice, contact Commander Brian J. Peter, Executive Director of MERPAC, or Mr. Mark C. Gould, Assistant to the Executive Director, telephone 202-267-0229, fax 202-267-4570, or e-mail mgould@comdt.uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice of these meetings is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2.

Agenda of Meeting on September 4, 2002

The full committee will meet to discuss the objectives for the meeting. The committee will then break up into the following working groups: Task Statement 30, concerning use of military sea service and training for merchant marine licenses; Task Statement 34, concerning the minimum standard of competence in security for a ship's security officer and crew; Task Statement 35, concerning the gap in signaling requirements between STCW and domestic rules; and Task statement 36, concerning the recommendations on a training program for officers in charge of an engineering watch coming up through the hawsepipe. New working groups may be formed to address any new issues or tasks. At the end of the day, the working groups will make a report to the full committee on what has been accomplished in their meetings. No action will be taken on these reports on this date.

Agenda of Meeting on September 5, 2002

The agenda comprises the following:

(1) Introduction.

(2) Working Groups' Reports:

(a) Task Statement 30, concerning use of military sea service and training for merchant marine licenses;

(b) Task Statement 34, concerning the minimum standard of competence in security for a ship's security officer and crew;

(c) Task Statement 35, concerning the gap in signaling requirements between STCW and domestic rules;

(d) Task Statement 36, concerning the recommendations on a training program for officers in charge of an engineering watch coming up through the hawsepipe.

(3) Other items to be discussed:

(a) Standing Committee—Prevention Through People;

(b) Other items brought up for discussion by the committee or the public.

Procedural

Both meetings are open to the public. Please note that the meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. At the Chair's discretion, members of the public may make oral presentations during the meetings. If you would like to make an oral presentation at a meeting, please notify the Executive Director no later than August 21, 2002. Written material for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no later than August 21, 2002. If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee in advance of the meeting, please submit 25 copies to the Executive Director no later than August 21, 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 meetings, contact the Assistant Executive Director as soon as possible.

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Dated: July 24, 2002.

Joseph J. Angelo,

Director of Standards, Marine Safety, Security & Environmental Protection.

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[FR Doc. 02-19550 Filed 8-1-02; 8:45 am]

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