[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 152 (Monday, August 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47877-47878]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-19615]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7099]


Notice of Meeting

    Title: Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee 
Meeting.
    The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct two separate 
open meetings on September 2 and September 10 at the United States 
Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, 
DC 20593-0001. The primary purpose of the September 2 meeting is to 
prepare for the fifteenth Session of the International Maritime 
Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and 
Containers (DSC) to be held at the IMO headquarters in London, United 
Kingdom, from September 13 to September 17, 2010. This SHC meeting will 
begin at 10 a.m. and will be held in room 1303.
    The primary matters to be considered at the DSC meeting include:

-- Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code 
and Supplements including harmonization of the IMDG Code with the 
United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

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--Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code 
(IMSBC Code) including evaluation of properties of solid bulk cargos.
--Casualty and incident reports and analysis.
--Guidance on protective clothing.
--Revision of the Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck 
Cargoes.
--Stowage of water-reactive materials.
--Review of the Guidelines for packing of cargo transport units.
--Revision of the Recommendations for entering enclosed spaces aboard 
ships.
--Consideration for the efficacy of Container Inspection Programme.
--Installation of equipment for detection of radioactive sources or 
radioactive contaminated objects in ports.
--Amendments to the International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972 
and associated circulars.

    The primary purpose of the September 10 meeting is to prepare for 
the sixty-first Session of the International Maritime Organization 
(IMO) Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) to be held at 
the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom, from September 27 to October 1, 
2010. This SHC meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and be held in room 
2415.
    The primary matters to be considered at the MEPC meeting include:

--Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water
--Recycling of ships
--Prevention of air pollution from ships
--Reduction of Greenhouse Gas emissions from Ships
--Consideration and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments
--Interpretations of and amendments to MARPOL and related instruments
--Implementation of the International Convention on Oil Pollution 
Preparedness, Response and Cooperation (OPRC) and the OPRC-Hazardous 
and Noxious Substances Protocol and relevant conference resolutions
--Identification and protection of Special Areas and Particularly 
Sensitive Sea Areas
--Inadequacy of reception facilities
--Reports of sub-committees
--Work of other bodies
--Status of conventions
--Harmful anti-fouling systems for ships
--Promotion of implementation and enforcement of MARPOL and related 
instruments
--Technical Cooperation Sub-program for the Protection of the Marine 
Environment
--Role of the human element
--Formal safety assessment
--Noise from commercial shipping and its adverse impacts on marine life
--Work program of the Committee and subsidiary bodies
--Application of the Committees' Guidelines
--Election of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2011
--Any other business
--Consideration of the report of the Committee

    Members of the public may attend the two meetings up to the seating 
capacity of the rooms. To facilitate the building security process and 
request reasonable accommodations, those who plan to attend one or both 
of the two meetings should contact the following coordinators at least 
7 days prior to the meetings:

--For the September 2nd DSC meeting, contact Mr. Richard Bornhorst, by 
e-mail at richard.c.bornhorst@uscg.mil, by phone at (202) 372-1426, by 
fax at (202) 372-1925, or in writing at Commandant (CG-5212), U.S. 
Coast Guard, 2100 2nd Street, SW., Stop 7126, Washington, DC 20593-
7126.
--For the September 10th MEPC meeting, contact LCDR Brian Moore, by e-
mail at brian.e.moore@uscg.mil, by phone at (202) 372-1434, by fax at 
(202) 372-1925, or in writing at Commandant (CG-5224), U.S. Coast 
Guard, 2100 2nd Street, SW., Stop 7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126.

    Requests for reasonable accommodation not made at least 7 days 
prior to the SHC meeting might not be able to be accommodated. Please 
note that due to security considerations, two valid, government issued 
photo identifications must be presented to gain entrance to the 
Headquarters building. The Headquarters building is accessible by taxi 
and privately owned conveyance (public transportation is not generally 
available). However, parking in the vicinity of the building is 
extremely limited. Additional information regarding this and other IMO 
SHC public meetings may be found at: http://www.uscg.mil/imo.

    Dated: August 2, 2010.
Jon Trent Warner,
Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2010-19615 Filed 8-6-10; 8:45 am]
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