[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 159 (Monday, August 18, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Page 44029]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-21810]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Coast Guard
[CGD 97-055]


Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DOT.

ACTION: Request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is seeking applications for appointment to 
membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC 
provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary of 
Transportation on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal 
waterway navigation and towing safety.

DATES: Applications must reach the Coast Guard on or before October 17, 
1997.

ADDRESSES: You may request an application form by writing Commandant 
(G-MSO-1), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street SW, room 1210, 
Washington, DC 20593-0001; by calling 202-267-1181; or by faxing 202-
267-4570. Submit application forms to the same address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lieutenant Lionel Mew, Assistant Executive Director, telephone 202-267-
0218; fax 202-267-4570.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) 
is a Federal advisory committee constituted under 5 U.S.C. App. 2. It 
provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary of 
Transportation on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal 
waterway navigation and towing safety. The advice and recommendations 
also assist the Coast Guard in formulating the position of the United 
States in advance of meetings of the International Maritime 
Organization.
    TSAC meets at least once a year at Coast Guard Headquarters, 
Washington, DC, or another location selected by the Coast Guard. It may 
also meet for extraordinary purposes. Its subcommittees and working 
groups may meet to consider specific problems as required.
    The Coast Guard will consider applications for five positions that 
expire or become vacant in October 1997, as follows: Two members from 
the barge and towing industry, reflecting a geographical balance; one 
member from port districts, authorities, or terminal operators; one 
member from maritime labor; and one member from the general public. To 
be eligible, applicants should have experience in towing operations, 
marine transportation, occupational safety and health, environmental 
protection, or business operations associated with the towing industry. 
Each member serves for a term of 3 years. A few members may serve 
consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive 
no salary, reimbursement of travel expenses, or other compensation from 
the Federal Government.
    In support of the policy of the Department of Transportation on 
gender and ethnic diversity, the Coast Guard encourages applications 
from qualified women and members of minority groups.
    Applicants selected may be required to complete a Confidential 
Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). Neither the report nor the 
information it contains may be released to the public, except under an 
order issued by a Federal court or as otherwise provided under the 
Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a).

    Dated: August 8, 1997.
Joseph J. Angelo,
Director of Standards, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection.
[FR Doc. 97-21810 Filed 8-15-97; 8:45 am]
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