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Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.


The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC) will meet on October 18, 2011, in Washington, District of Columbia. The meeting will be open to the public.


GLPAC will meet on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note the meeting may close early if the committee completes its business. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should reach us on or before October 14, 2011.


The meeting will be held at Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 2nd Street Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20593, in conference room 51309. All visitors to Coast Guard Headquarters will have to pre-register to be admitted to the building. Please provide your name, telephone number and organization by close of business on October 14, 2011, to the contact person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: below. Additionally, all visitors to Coast Guard Headquarters must produce valid photo identification for access to the facility.

For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: below as soon as possible.

To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the “Agenda” section below. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than October 14, 2011, and must be identified by [USCG-2011-XXXX] and may be submitted by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Fax: 202-493-2251.
  • Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington DC 20590-0001.
  • Hand Delivery: Same as mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the words “Department of Homeland Security” and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at, including any personal information provided. You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

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A public comment period will be held during the meeting on October 18, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and speakers are requested to limit their comments to 5 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact the individual listed below to register as a speaker.

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Mr. David Dean, GLPAC Assistant Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), Commandant (CG-5522), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street, SW., Stop 7580, Washington, DC 20593-7580; telephone 202-372-1533, fax 202-372-1909, or e-mail at If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). GLPAC was established under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 9307, as amended, and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard on matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and policies.

GLPAC expects to meet twice per year but may also meet at other times at the call of the Secretary. Further information about GLPAC is available by searching on “Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee” at​facadatabase/​.


The GLPAC will meet to review, discuss and formulate recommendations on the following issues:

Discussion of the comprehensive bridge hour study of Great Lakes pilotage operations. This study will include:

1. Evaluation of current bridge hour definition and standards used in the ratemaking process.

2. Replacing the current standard with a broader, more inclusive, work hour definition and developing new standards for use in measuring pilot work load to more accurately establish rates.

Status of the 2012 Appendix A ratemaking rule, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which was published August 4, 2011 (76 FR 47095; correction, Aug. 16, 2011, 76 FR 50713.

Status of the audits for the 2013 Appendix A ratemaking rule.

Status of the Memorandum of Arrangements between the U.S. and Canada.

Discussion of relocating the Great Lakes Pilotage Division physical office from Washington, DC to the Great Lakes region.

Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee for a 2 year term.

Materials relating to these issues appears in the docket, Use “USCG-2011-XXXX” as your search term.

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Dated: September 27, 2011.

D. A. Goward,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-25464 Filed 10-3-11; 8:45 am]