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Towing Safety Advisory Committee

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of meetings.

SUMMARY:

The Towing Vessel Inspection Working Group of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet to discuss matters relating to these specific issues of towing safety. The meetings will be open to the public.

DATES:

The Towing Vessel Inspection Working Group will meet on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Thursday, March 3, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meetings may close early if all business is finished. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard on or before February 18, 2005. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the Working Group should reach the Coast Guard on or before February 18, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

The Working Group will meet in the 4th Floor All-Hands Conference Room (#4202), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. Please bring a government-issued ID with photo (e.g., driver's license). Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to Mr. Gerald Miante, Commandant (G-MSO-1), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. This notice and related documents are available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov under the docket number USCG-2005-20120.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Gerald Miante, Assistant Executive Director of TSAC, telephone 202-267-0214, fax 202-267-4570, or e-mail gmiante@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 (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat.770, as amended).

Agenda of Working Group Meetings

The agenda for the Towing Vessel Inspection Working Group tentatively includes the following items:

(1) Identify and discuss the elements that would comprise a safety management system for use in towing vessel inspection program including audit, oversight and enforcement of this safety management system.

(2) Identify and discuss equipment standards appropriate for a towing vessel inspection program including use of existing standards and incorporation of new standards.

(3) Identify and discuss the use of a risk-based approach incorporating available casualty data and other input to develop and support working group proposals.

Procedural

The meetings are open to the public. Please note that the meetings may close early if all business is finished. At the Chair's discretion, members of the public may make oral presentations during the meeting. If you would like to make an oral presentation at the meeting, please notify the Assistant Executive Director (as provided above in for further information contact) no later than February 18, 2005. Written material for distribution at the meeting should reach the Coast Guard no later than February 18, 2005.

Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities

For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Mr. Miante at the number listed in FOR FURTHER Start Printed Page 3725INFORMATION CONTACT as soon as possible.

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Dated: January 18, 2005.

Howard L. Hime,

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

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[FR Doc. 05-1422 Filed 1-25-05; 8:45 am]

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