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Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of meetings.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

The next meeting of HOGANSAC will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2003, from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. (noon). The meeting of the Committee's working groups will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2003, 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. Requests to make oral presentations or distribute written materials should reach the Coast Guard 5 working days before the meeting at which the presentation will be made. Requests to have written materials distributed to each member of the committee in advance of the meeting should reach the Coast Guard at least 10 working days before the meeting at which the presentation will be made.

ADDRESSES:

The full Committee meeting will be held at the Offices of the Houston Pilots Association, 8150 South Loop East, Houston, TX, telephone (713) 645-9620. The working groups meeting will be held at the Port of Houston Authority Seaman's Church Building, 111 East Loop North, Houston, TX, telephone (713) 670-2400. Written materials and requests to make presentations should be sent to Commanding Officer, VTS Houston-Galveston, Attn: LTJG Tobey, 9640 Clinton Drive, Floor 2, Houston, TX 77029. This notice is available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Captain Kevin Cook, Executive Director of HOGANSAC, telephone (713) 671-5199, Commander Tom Marian, Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, telephone (713) 671-5164, or Lieutenant Junior Grade Kelly Tobey, assistant to the Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, telephone (713) 671-5155, e-mail katobey@vtshouston.uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 Duncan) (or the Committee Sponsor's representative), Executive Director (CAPT Cook) and Chairman (Tim Leitzell).

(2) Approval of the January 30, 2003, minutes.

(3) Old Business:

(a) Dredging projects.

(b) Electronic navigation.

(c) Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Knockdown Working Group.

(d) Mooring subcommittee report.

(e) Texas City Container Terminal Update.

(f) Recreational boating education initiative.

(g) Port Security Subcommittee report.

(h) Bridge Allision Prevention Working Group.

(4) New Business:

(a) Maritime Security Regulations Presentation.

(b) Hurricane Season Presentation.

(c) Galveston Bay System Design Team.

(d) Industry Expo.

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.

Procedural

Working groups have been formed to examine the following issues: dredging and related issues, electronic navigation systems, AtoN knockdowns, impact of Start Printed Page 22409passing vessels on moored ships, recreational boater education issues, and port security. Not all working groups will provide a report at this session. 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. Requests to make oral or written presentations should reach the Coast Guard 5 working days before the meeting at which the presentation will be made. If you would like to have written materials distributed to each member of the committee in advance of the meeting, you should send your request along with 15 copies of the materials to the Coast Guard at least 10 working days before the meeting at which the presentation will be made.

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 as soon as possible.

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Dated: April 17, 2003.

J.W. Stark,

Captain, Coast Guard, Commander, 8th Coast Guard Dist., Acting.

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[FR Doc. 03-10291 Filed 4-25-03; 8:45 am]

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