[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 198 (Friday, October 12, 2012)]
[Pages 62248-62249]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25124]



Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0936]

Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of federal advisory committee meeting.


SUMMARY: The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will 
meet in Washington, DC to discuss various issues relating to safety in 
the commercial fishing industry. This meeting will be open to the 

DATES: The Committee will meet on October 30, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 
p.m., and on October 31, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This meeting 
may close early if all business is finished. Written material and 
requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard on or 
before October 25, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the Coast Guard Headquarters 
Building (Room 6103), 2100 2nd Street SW., Washington, DC 20593. 
Attendees will be required to provide a picture identification card and 
pass through magnetometer in order to gain admittance to the U.S. Coast 
Guard Headquarters Building. Visitors should also arrive at least 30 
minutes in case of long lines at the entrance.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, as 
soon as possible.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the 
``Agenda'' section below. You may submit written comments no later than 
October 25, 2012, and they must be identified by docket number [USCG-
2012-0936] using one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department 
of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. We encourage use of 
electronic submissions because security screening may delay delivery of 
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Hand Delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9:00 
a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. The 
telephone number is 202-366-9329.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and docket number [USCG-2012-0936]. 
All submissions received will be posted without alteration at 
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 
Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of 
our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or 
signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.) You may review a Privacy Act notice 
regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the 
Federal Register (73 FR 3316).
    Docket: Any background information or presentations available prior 
to the meeting will be published in the docket. For access to the 
docket to read background documents or submissions received by the 
CFSAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov., insert ``USCG-2012-0936'' in 
the ``Keyword'' box, and then click ``Search''.
    Public comments and questions may be taken by the Designated 
Federal Official (DFO) throughout the meeting as each issue is 
presented or discussed. Additionally, a public presentation/comment 
period will be offered at the end of each day of the meeting, October 
30, and 31, 2012, if needed. Speakers are requested to limit their 
comments to 5 minutes. Please note that the public comment periods, 
scheduled for 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., will end following the last call for 
comments. Contact the individual listed below to register as a speaker.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jack Kemerer, Alternate Designated 
Federal Official (ADFO) of CFSAC, Commandant (CG-CVC-3), U.S. Coast 
Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street SW., Mail Stop 7581, Washington, 
DC 20593-7581; telephone 202-372-1249, fax 202-372-1917, email: 
[email protected]. If you have any questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). The 
CFSAC is authorized by 46 U.S.C. 4508 and the Committee's purpose is to 
provide advice and recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard and the 
Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to the safety of 
commercial fishing industry vessels.

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    The CFSAC will meet to review, discuss and formulate 
recommendations on topics contained in the agenda:
    Day 1 of the meeting will include reports, presentations, and 
subcommittee sessions as follows:
    (1) Status of Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Rulemaking projects 
resulting from requirements set forth in the Coast Guard Authorization 
Act of 2010.
    (2) Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety District Coordinators reports 
on activities and initiatives, and implementation of mandatory dockside 
safety examinations.
    (3) Industry Representatives updates on safety and survival 
equipment, and class rules for fishing vessels.
    (4) Presentation on fatality rates by regions and fisheries, and 
update on safety and risk reduction related projects by the National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
    (5) Presentation on safety standards by the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service.
    (6) Subcommittee sessions on (a) training program requirements for 
individuals in charge of a vessel, and (b) standards for alternative 
safety compliance program(s) development.
    (7) Public comment period.
    Day 2 of the meeting will primarily be dedicated to continuing 
subcommittee sessions on training requirements and alternative safety 
programs, but will also include:
    (1) Reports and recommendations from the subcommittees to the full 
committee for approval.
    (2) Other safety recommendations and safety program strategies from 
the committee.
    (3) Future plans and long range goals for the committee.
    (4) Public comment period.

Paul F. Thomas,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2012-25124 Filed 10-11-12; 8:45 am]