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National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Request for applications.


The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC). NBSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters related to recreational boating safety.


Application forms should reach us on or before June 27, 2008.


You may request an application form by writing to Commandant, Boating Safety Division (CG-54221), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001; by calling 202-372-1062; or by faxing 202-372-1932. Send your application in written form to the above street address. This notice and the application form are available on the Internet at:​nbsac/​nbsac.htm.

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Mr. Jeff Ludwig, Executive Secretary of NBSAC, telephone 202-372-1062, fax 202-372-1932, or e-mail:

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The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) is a Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). It advises the Coast Guard regarding regulations and other major boating safety matters. NBSAC's 21 members are drawn equally from the following three sectors of the boating community: State officials responsible for State boating safety programs, recreational boat and associated equipment manufacturers, and national recreational boating organizations and the general public. Members are appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

NBSAC normally meets twice each year at a location selected by the Coast Guard. When attending meetings of the Council, members are provided travel expenses and per diem.

We will consider applications received in response to this notice for the following seven positions that expire or become vacant in December 2008: three representatives of State officials responsible for State boating safety programs, two representatives of recreational boat and associated equipment manufacturers, and two representatives of the general public or national recreational boating organizations.

Applicants are considered for membership on the basis of their particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in recreational boating safety. Prior applicants should submit an updated application to ensure consideration for the vacancies announced in this notice. Each member serves for a term of up to 3 years. Members may serve consecutive terms. In support of the policy of the U. S. Coast Guard on gender and ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority groups to apply.

If you are selected as a non-representative member, or as a member who represents the general public, you will be appointed and serve as a special Government employee (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18, United States Code. As a candidate for appointment as a SGE, applicants are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). A completed OGE Form 450 is not releasable to the public except under an order issued by a Federal court or as otherwise provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Only the Designated Agency Ethics Official or the DAEO's designate may release a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.

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Dated: March 26, 2008.

J.A. Watson,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Prevention Policy.

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[FR Doc. E8-7387 Filed 4-7-08; 8:45 am]