[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 227 (Monday, November 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 70526]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28610]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8093]


Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open 
meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday December 18, 2012, at the offices of the 
Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM), 1611 N. Kent 
Street, Suite 605, Arlington, Va. 22209. The primary purpose of the 
meeting is to prepare for the 56th Session of the International 
Maritime Organization's (IMO) Sub-Committee on Fire Protection (FP 56) 
to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom, January 7-11, 2013.
    The agenda items to be considered include:

--Development of measures to prevent explosions on oil and chemical 
tankers transporting low flash point cargoes
--Development of requirements for the fire resistance of ventilation 
ducts
--Review of fire protection requirements for on-deck cargoes
--Review of the recommendations on evacuation analysis for new and 
existing passenger ships
--Development of requirements for additional means of escape from 
machinery spaces
--Development of requirements for ships carrying hydrogen and 
compressed natural gas vehicles
--Consideration of IACS unified interpretations
--Harmonization of the requirements for the location of entrances, air 
inlets and openings in the superstructures of tankers
--Development of unified interpretations for Chapter 7 of the 2000 HSC 
Code
--Development of guidelines for use of fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) 
within ships structures
--Analysis of fire casualty records
--Development of amendments to SOLAS chapter II-2, the FTP Code and 
MSC/Circ. 1120 to clarify the requirements for plastic pipes on ships
--Consideration of amendments to SOLAS chapter II-2 on location of 
EEBDs
--Development of amendments to the requirements for foam-type fire 
extinguishers in SOLAS regulation II-2/10.5
--Development of amendments to SOLAS regulation II-2/20 and associated 
guidance on air quality management for ventilation of closed vehicle 
spaces, closed ro-ro and special category spaces
--Review of general cargo ship safety
--Development of interpretation of SOLAS regulation II-2/13.6 on means 
of escape from ro-ro spaces
--Any other business

    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, Mr. Randall Eberly, by email at 
randall.eberly@uscg.mil, by phone at (202) 372-1393, by fax at (202) 
372-1925, or in writing at Commandant (CG-ENG-4), U.S. Coast Guard, 
2100 2nd Street SW., Stop 7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126 not later 
than December 11, 2012, 7 days prior to the meeting. Requests made 
after December 11, 2012 might not be able to be accommodated. RTCM 
Headquarters is adjacent to the Rosslyn Metro station. For further 
directions and lodging information, please see: http://www.rtcm.org/visit.php. 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. 2012-28610 Filed 11-23-12; 8:45 am]
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