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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 Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at 9 a.m. The meeting of the Committee's working groups will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at 9 a.m. 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 five (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 ten (10) working days before the meeting at which the presentation will be made.

ADDRESSES:

The full Committee will be held at the Houston Pilot's, 8150 South Loop East, Houston, TX 77017, (713-645-9620). The working groups meeting will be held at the West Gulf Maritime Association, Portway Plaza, 1717 East Loop, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77029, (713-678-7655). This notice is available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Commander Jerry Torok, Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, telephone 713-671-5164, or Lieutenant Junior Grade Kevin Cooper, Assistant to the Executive Secretary of HOGANSAC, telephone 713-678-9001, e-mail kcooper@grugalveston.uscg.mil. Written Start Printed Page 30685materials and requests to make presentations should be sent to Commanding Officer, Sector Houston/Galveston, Attn: LTJG Cooper, 9640 Clinton Drive, Houston, TX 77029.

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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 (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, as amended).

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 Whitehead) or the Committee Sponsor's representative, Executive Director (CAPT Kaser) and Chairperson (Ms. Patricia Clark).

(2) Approval of the February 23, 2006 minutes.

(3) Old Business:

(a) Dredging subcommittee.

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

(c) Navigation Operations subcommittee report.

(d) Area Maritime Security Committee Liaison's report.

(e) Technology subcommittee report.

(f) Deep draft Entry Facilitation subcommittee.

(g) Harbor of Safe Refuge subcommittee.

(h) Port Coordination Team Updates.

(i) Limited Visibility Working Group.

(j) Liquefied Natural Gas Working Group.

(k) National Harbor Safety Committee Report.

(4) New Business:

(a) NOAA Port Updates presentation—Alan Bunn.

(b) Other presentations.

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.

(3) Put forth any action items for consideration at full committee meeting.

Procedural

Working groups have been formed to examine the following issues: dredging and related issues, electronic navigation systems, AtoN knockdowns, impact of passing vessels on moored ships, boater education issues, facilitating deep draft movements, mooring infrastructure, and safe refuge during hurricanes. 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. At the Chair's discretion, 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 five (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 fifteen (15) copies of the materials to the Coast Guard at least ten (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 Secretary or Assistant to the Executive Secretary at the location indicated under ADDRESSES as soon as possible.

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Dated: May 19, 2006.

R. F. Duncan,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. E6-8299 Filed 5-26-06; 8:45 am]

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