[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 227 (Monday, November 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70525-70526]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28609]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8094]


Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open 
meeting at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in Room 5-1224 of 
the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. The primary purpose of the meeting is 
to prepare for the fifty-fifth Session of the International Maritime 
Organization's (IMO) Subcommittee on Stability and Load Lines and on 
Fishing Vessels Safety (SLF) to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United 
Kingdom, February 18-22, 2013.
    The agenda items to be considered include:

--Adoption of the agenda
--Decisions of other IMO bodies
--Development of second generation intact stability criteria
--Development of guidelines on safe return to port for passenger ships
--Development of guidelines for verification of damage stability 
requirements for tankers

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--Development of mandatory carriage requirements for stability 
instruments on board tankers
--Review of the damage stability regulations for ro-ro passenger ships
--Revision of SOLAS chapter II-1 subdivision and damage stability 
regulations
--Development of provisions to ensure the integrity and uniform 
implementation of the 1969 TM Convention
--Development of amendments to part B of the 2008 IS Code on towing and 
anchor handling operations
--Consideration of IACS unified interpretations
--Development of amendments to the criterion for maximum angle of heel 
in turns of the 2008 IS Code
--Development of a mandatory Code for ships operating in polar waters
--Biennial agenda and provisional agenda for SLF 56
--Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2014
--Any other business
--Report to the Maritime Safety Committee

    Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating 
capacity of the room. To facilitate the building security process, and 
to request reasonable accommodation, those who plan to attend should 
contact the meeting coordinator, LCDR Catherine Phillips, by email at 
Catherine.A.Phillips@uscg.mil, by phone at (202) 372-1374, by fax at 
(202) 372-1925, or in writing at Commandant (CG-ENG-2), U.S. Coast 
Guard, 2100 2nd Street SW., Stop 7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126, not 
later than January 16, 2013, 7 days prior to the meeting. Requests made 
after January 16, 2013 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: www.uscg.mil/imo.

    Dated: November 14, 2012.
Brian Robinson,
Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2012-28609 Filed 11-23-12; 8:45 am]
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