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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). This Council advises the Coast Guard on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.


Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in time to reach Mr. Jeff Ludwig, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) on or before March 11, 2013.


Applicants should send their cover letter and resume to the following address: Commandant (CG-BSX-2)/NBSAC, Attn: Mr. Jeff Ludwig, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second St. SW., Stop 7581, Washington, DC 20593-7581. You can also call 202-372-1061; or email This notice is available in our online docket, USCG-2010-0316, at Members of the public should not submit personal information into a docket, as it becomes public record.

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Mr. Jeff Ludwig, ADFO of National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; telephone 202-372-1061; fax 202-372-1908; or email at

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The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) is a federal advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (Pub. L. 92-463; 5 U.S.C. App. 2). It was established under authority of 46 U.S.C. 13110 and advises the Coast Guard on boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters. NBSAC has 21 members: Seven representatives of State officials responsible for State boating safety programs, seven representatives of recreational boat manufacturers and associated equipment manufacturers, and seven representatives of national recreational boating organizations and the general public, at least five of whom are representatives of national recreational boating organizations. Members are appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

The Council usually meets at least twice each year at a location selected by the Coast Guard. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes. Subcommittees or working groups may also meet to consider specific problems.

We will consider applications for seven positions that expire or become vacant on December 31, 2013:

  • Two representatives of State officials responsible for State boating safety programs;
  • Three representatives of recreational boat and associated equipment manufacturers; and
  • Two representatives of national recreational boating organizations.

Applicants are considered for membership on the basis of their particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in recreational boating safety. Applicants for the 2013 vacancies announced in the Federal Register on February 10, 2012, (77 FR 7170) will be considered for the 2014 vacancies and do not need to submit another application. Applications submitted for years prior to 2012 should submit an updated application to ensure consideration for the vacancies announced in this notice.

To be eligible, you should have experience in one of the categories listed above. 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. 104-65; as amended by Title II of Pub. L. 110-81). Each member serves for a term of three years. Members may be considered to serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary, or other compensation from the Federal Government. The exception to this policy is when attending NBSAC meetings; members may be reimbursed for travel expenses and provided per diem in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not discriminate in Start Printed Page 1866employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHS strives to achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all of its recruitment actions.

If you are selected as a member from 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 his or her designate may release a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. Applicants can obtain this form by going to the Web site of the Office of Government Ethics ( or by contacting the individual listed above. Applications which are not accompanied by a completed OGE Form 450 will not be considered.

If you are interested in applying to become a member of the Committee, send your cover letter and resume to Jeff Ludwig, Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) of NBSAC at Commandant (CG-BSX-2)/NBSAC, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second St. SW., STOP 7581, Washington, DC, 20593-7581. Send your cover letter and resume in time for it to be received by the ADFO on or before March 11, 2013. To visit our online docket, go to, enter the docket number for this notice (USCG-2010-0316) in the Search box, and click “Go.” Please do not post your resume on this site. During the vetting process, applicants may be asked to provide date of birth and social security number.

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Dated: December 31, 2012.

Paul F. Thomas,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance.

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[FR Doc. 2013-00215 Filed 1-8-13; 8:45 am]