[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 8 (Friday, January 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2479-2480]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00444]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8149]


Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open 
meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Room 2501 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-seventh Session of the International Maritime 
Organization's (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment to be 
held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom, March 18-22, 2013.
    The agenda items to be considered include:

--Consideration of IACS unified interpretations;
--Revision of the Standard specification for shipboard incinerators 
(resolution MEPC.76(40));
--Development of amendments to SOLAS regulation II-1/40.2

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concerning general requirements on electrical installations;
--Making the provisions of MSC.1/Circ.1206/Rev.1 mandatory;
--Development of new framework of requirements for life-saving 
appliances;
--Development of safety objectives and functional requirements of the 
Guidelines on alternative design and arrangements for SOLAS chapters 
II-1 and III;
--Development of amendments to the LSA Code for thermal performance of 
immersion suits;
--Development of amendments to the LSA Code for free-fall lifeboats 
with float free Capabilities;
--Development of a mandatory Code for ships operating in polar waters;
--Classification of offshore industry vessels and consideration of the 
need for a Code for offshore construction support vessels;
--Revision of testing requirements for RTDs in resolution MSC.81(70);
--Development of guidelines for wing-in-ground craft;
--Revision of the Recommendation on conditions for the approval of 
servicing stations for inflatable liferafts (resolution A.761(18));
--Amendments to SOLAS regulation II-1/11 and development of associated 
guidelines to ensure the adequacy of testing arrangements for 
watertight compartments;
--Provisions for the reduction of noise from commercial shipping and 
its adverse impacts on marine life;
--Development of the requirements for onboard lifting appliances and 
winches;
--Review of general cargo ship safety;
--Development of amendments to SOLAS regulations II-1/29.3.2 and 
29.4.2, clarifying the requirements for steering gear trials;
--Work programme
--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, Wayne Lundy, by email at 
wayne.m.lundy@uscg.mil, by phone at (202) 372-1379, by fax at (202) 
372-1925, or in writing at Commandant (CG-ENG), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 
2nd Street SW., Stop 7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126 not later than 
February 14, 2013, 7 days prior to the meeting. Requests made after 
February 14, 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: January 4, 2013.
Brian Robinson,
Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2013-00444 Filed 1-10-13; 8:45 am]
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