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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of open teleconference meeting.


This notice announces a teleconference meeting of the Subcommittee of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard. The NFPA 472 Subcommittee will meet to discuss the future draft of a marine emergency responder chapter in NFPA 472, Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents. This meeting will be open to the public.


The teleconference call will take place on Tuesday, July 20, 2004, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. e.s.t. Written comments may be submitted on or before July 19, 2004.


Members of the public may participate by either calling in (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) or by coming to Room 2100, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593. We request that members of the public who plan to attend this meeting notify LT Matt Barker at (202) 267-1217 so that he may notify building security officials. Written comments should be sent to CDR Robert J. Hennessy, Executive Director, CTAC, Commandant (G-MSO-3), 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington DC 20593-0001 or Fax: 202 267-4570. This notice is available on the Internet at

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Commander Robert J. Hennessy, Executive Director of CTAC, or Ms. Sara Ju, Assistant to the Executive Director, telephone 202 267-1217, fax 202 267-4570.

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Members of the public may participate by dialing 202 366-3920, Pass code: 7686. Public participation is welcomed; however, the number of teleconference lines is limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2.

Tentative Agenda

(1) Introduction of Subcommittee members and attendees.

(2) Discussion on draft chapter for future incorporation into the NFPA 472.

(3) Discussion on the formation of Workgroups within the Subcommittee that will be tasked to write specific parts of the draft chapter.

(4) Public comment period.

Public Participation

The Chairman of this NFPA 472 Subcommittee shall conduct the teleconference in a way that will, in his judgment, facilitate the orderly conduct of business. During the teleconference, the Subcommittee welcomes public comment.

Members of the public will be heard during the public comment period. The committee will make every effort to hear the views of all interested parties. Please note that the teleconference may close early if all business is finished. Written comments may be submitted on or before the day of the teleconference (see ADDRESSES).


The teleconference will be recorded, and a summary will be available for public review and copying in the docket approximately 30 days following the teleconference meeting.

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Dated: June 23, 2004.

Howard L. Hime,

Acting Director of Standards, Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection.

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[FR Doc. 04-14868 Filed 6-29-04; 8:45 am]