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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 in Texas City, Texas 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 Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 from 9 a.m. to Start Printed Page 2049212 p.m. The Committee's working groups will meet on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. These 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 May 12, 2009. Requests to have a copy of your materials distributed to each member of the committee or working group should reach the Coast Guard on or before May 12, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

The full Committee will meet at Marine Safety Unit Galveston, 3101 FM 2004, Texas City, Texas 77591, (409) 978-2700. The working group meeting will be held at same location above. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to Lieutenant Sean Hughes, Assistant to the Alternate Designated Federal Officer of HOGANSAC, 9640 Clinton Drive, Houston, Texas 77029. This notice is available in our online docket, USCG-2009-0275, at http://www.regulations.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Commander Hal R. Pitts, Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) of HOGANSAC, telephone (713) 671-5164, e-mail hal.r.pitts@uscg.mil or Lieutenant Sean Hughes, Assistant to the ADFO, telephone (713) 678-9001, e-mail sean.p.hughes@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice of these meetings is given pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. (Pub. L. 92-463).

Agendas of the Meetings

Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC). The tentative agenda is as follows:

(1) Opening remarks by the Committee Sponsor's representative, Designated Federal Officer (CAPT Diehl) and Chairperson (Ms. Tava Foret).

(2) Approval of the February 5, 2009 minutes.

(3) Old Business:

(a) Navigation Operations (NAVOPS)/Maritime Incident Review subcommittee report;

(b) Dredging subcommittee report;

(c) Technology subcommittee report;

(d) Waterways Safety and Utilization subcommittee report;

(e) HOGANSAC Outreach subcommittee report;

(f) Commercial Recovery Contingency (CRC) subcommittee report;

(g) Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) Liaison's report.

(4) New Business: Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) Update/Status.

Working Groups Meeting. The tentative agenda for the working groups meeting is as follows:

(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

Both meetings are open to the public. Please note that meetings may close early if all business is finished. At the Chair's discretion, members of the public may make oral presentations during the meetings. If you would like to make an oral presentation at a meeting, please notify the Coast Guard no later than May 12, 2009. Written material for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no later than May 12, 2009. If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee in advance of the meetings, please submit 19 copies to the Coast Guard no later than May 12, 2009.

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact the ADFO or Assistant to the ADFO as soon as possible.

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Dated: April 24, 2009.

J.R. Pasch,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, 8th Coast Guard District, Acting.

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[FR Doc. E9-10344 Filed 5-1-09; 8:45 am]

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