[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 8 (Friday, January 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 2479]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00441]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8148]


Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open 
meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday February 27, 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 twenty-first session of the International Maritime 
Organization's (IMO) Flag State Implementation Sub-Committee to be held 
at the IMO Headquarters, London, England, United Kingdom, March 4-8, 
2013.
    The matters to be considered include:

Adoption of the agenda
Decisions of other IMO bodies
Responsibilities of Governments and measures to encourage flag State 
compliance;
Mandatory reports under International Convention for the Prevention of 
Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 
73/78);
Casualty statistics and investigations;
Harmonization of port State control activities;
Port State Control (PSC) Guidelines on seafarers' hours of rest and PSC 
guidelines in relation to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006;
Development of guidelines on port State control under the 2004 Ballast 
Water Management (BWM) Convention;
Comprehensive analysis of difficulties encountered in the 
implementation of IMO instruments;
Review of the Survey Guidelines under the Harmonized System of Survey 
and Certification (HSSC) and the annexes to the Code for the 
Implementation of Mandatory IMO Instruments;
Consideration of International Association of Classification Societies 
(IACS) unified interpretations;
Measures to protect the safety of persons rescued at sea
Illegal unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing and related matters
Review of general cargo ship safety
Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2014
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. E.J. Terminella, by email at 
Emanuel.J.TerminellaJr@uscg.mil; by phone at (202) 372-1239; or in 
writing at Commandant (CG-CVC), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 2nd 
Street SW., STOP 7581, Washington, DC 20593-7581. Requests should be 
made no later than February 19, 2013. Requests made after this date 
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: January 4, 2013.
Brian Robinson,
Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2013-00441 Filed 1-10-13; 8:45 am]
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