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Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Request for applications.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC). NAVSAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to prevention of maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings, including the Inland and International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems.

DATES:

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume on or before July 29, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Applicants should send their cover letter and resume to Mr. Mike Sollosi, Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), at the following address: Commandant (CG-553), Attn: Mr. Mike Sollosi, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 2nd Street SW., STOP 7580, Washington, DC 20593-7580.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Mike Sollosi, the NAVSAC Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), at phone 202-372-1545, fax 202-372-1991, or e-mail Mike.M.Sollosi@uscg.mil; or Mr. Dennis Fahr, at telephone 202-372-1531 or e-mail Dennis.Fahr@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The NAVSAC is an advisory committee authorized in 33 U.S.C. 2073 and chartered under 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). NAVSAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary, through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to prevention of maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings, including the Inland and International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems.

The NAVSAC is expected to meet at least twice each year, or more often with the approval of the Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Members may be reimbursed for travel and per diem, as allowed by regulations and Department policy. All travel for NAVSAC business must be approved in advance by the DFO. The NAVSAC is comprised of not more than 21 members who shall have expertise in Inland and International vessel navigation Rules of the Road, aids to maritime navigation, maritime law, vessel safety, port safety, or commercial diving safety. Each member shall be appointed to represent the viewpoints and interests of one of the following groups or organizations, and at least one member shall be appointed to represent each membership category:

a. Commercial vessel owners or operators;

b. Professional mariners;

c. Recreational boaters;

d. The recreational boating industry;

e. State agencies responsible for vessel or port safety;

f. The Maritime Law Association.

Members serve as representatives and are not Special Government Employees as defined in section 202(a) of Title 18, United States Code.

The Coast Guard will consider applications for eight positions that will become vacant on November 11, 2011, in the following categories:

a. Commercial vessel owners or operators (one position);

b. Professional mariners (two positions);

c. Recreational boaters (one position);

d. The recreational boating industry (one position);

e. State agencies responsible for vessel or port safety (one position); and

f. The Maritime Law Association (two positions).

Members shall serve terms of office of up to three years, and approximately one-third of members' terms of office shall expire each year. A member appointed to fill an unexpired term shall be appointed for the remainder of such term. In the event NAVSAC is terminated, all appointments to the Council shall terminate.

Registered lobbyists are not eligible to serve on Federal advisory committees. Registered lobbyists are lobbyists required to comply with provisions contained in the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 110-81, as amended).

In support of the Coast Guard policy on gender and ethnic nondiscrimination, we encourage qualified men and women and members of all racial and ethnic groups to apply. The Coast Guard values diversity; all the different characteristics and attributes that enhance the mission of the Coast Guard.

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Dated: June 2, 2011.

Dana A. Goward,

Director, Marine Transportation Systems Management, U.S. Coast Guard.

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[FR Doc. 2011-14332 Filed 6-8-11; 8:45 am]

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