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Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Request for applications.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.

DATES:

Application forms should reach us on or before May 27, 2005

ADDRESSES:

You may request an application form by writing to Commandant (G-MSO-1), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001; by calling (202) 267-0214; or by faxing (202) 267-4570. Send your original completed and signed application in written form to the above street address. This notice is available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov in docket USCG-2005-21002 and the application form is also available at http://www.uscg.mil/​hq/​g-m/​advisory/​index.htm (click on “ACM Application”).

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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:

The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) is a Federal advisory committee mandated by Congress and operates under 5 U.S.C. App. 2, (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, as amended). It advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. This advice also assists the Coast Guard in formulating the position of the United States in advance of meetings of the International Maritime Organization.

TSAC meets at least once a year at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC, or another location selected by the Coast Guard. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes. Its working groups may meet to consider specific issues as required. The 16-person membership includes 7 representatives of the Barge and Towing Industry (reflecting a regional geographical balance); 1 member from the Offshore Mineral and Oil Supply Vessel Industry; and 2 members from each of the following areas: Maritime Labor; Shippers (of whom at least one shall be engaged in the shipment of oil or hazardous materials by barge); Port Districts, Authorities, or Terminal Operators; and the General Public.

We are currently considering applications for two positions from the Barge and Towing Industry, one position from Port Districts, Authorities, or Terminal Operators, one position from Labor, and one position from the General Public. To be eligible, applicants should have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience relative to the position in towing operations, marine transportation, or business operations associated with shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Each member serves for a term of up to 4 years. A few members may serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary, reimbursement of travel expenses, or other compensation from the Federal Government.

In support of the policy of the Department of Homeland Security on gender and ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority groups to apply.

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Dated: April 18, 2005.

Howard L. Hime,

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

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[FR Doc. 05-8077 Filed 4-21-05; 8:45 am]

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