[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2013)]
[Pages 18614-18615]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07092]



Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0182]

National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee

AGENCY: United States Coast Guard.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 


SUMMARY: The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will 
meet on April 17 and 18, 2013, in New Orleans, LA, to discuss various 
issues related to safety of operations and other matters affecting the 
oil and gas offshore industry. These meetings are open to the public.

DATES: A subcommittee of NOSAC will meet on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the full committee will meet on Thursday, 
April 18, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that the meetings 
may close early if the committee has completed its business or be 
extended based on the level of public comments.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Wyndham Garden New Orleans 
Baronne Plaza Hotel, 201 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 1-504-
522-0083, http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/louisiana/new-orleans/wyndham-garden-baronne-plaza-new-orleans/hotel-overview. The April 17 afternoon 
subcommittee meeting will be held in the Magnolia Room. The April 18 
meeting will be held in the Jazz Hall Ballroom.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
the person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT as soon as 
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the committee prior to the adoption 
of recommendations as listed in the ``AGENDA'' section below. Comments 
must be submitted in writing no later than April 2, 2013, and must be 
identified by USCG-2013-0182 and may be submitted by one of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     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.
     Hand Delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The 
telephone number is 202-366-9329.
     To avoid duplication, please use only one of these 
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number for this 
action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 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: For access to the docket to read documents or comments 
related to this Notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov, insert USCG-
2013-0182 in the Keyword ID box, press Enter, and then click on the 
item you are interested in viewing.
    A public comment period will be held during the meeting on April 
18, 2013, and speakers are requested to limit their comments to 5 
minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the 
time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact one of 
the individuals listed below to register as a speaker.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Rob Smith, Designated 
Federal Official (DFO) of NOSAC, Commandant (CG-OES-2), U.S. Coast 
Guard, 2100 Second Street SW., Stop 7126, Washington, DC 20593-0001; 
telephone (202) 372-1410, fax (202) 372-1926, or Mr. Scott Hartley, 
Alternate Designated Federal Official (ADFO) of NOSAC, Commandant (CG-
OES-2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street SW., Stop 7126, 
Washington, DC 20593-0001; telephone (202) 372-1437, fax (202) 372-
1926. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the 
docket, call Barbara Hairston, 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). NOSAC 
provides advice and recommendations to the Department of Homeland 
Security on matters and actions concerning activities directly involved 
with or in support of the exploration of offshore mineral and energy 
resources insofar as they relate to matters within U.S. Coast Guard 

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Day 1

    NOSAC's active subcommittee (Recommended Standards for 
Accommodation Service Vessels) will meet on April 17, 2013 between 1 
p.m. and 3 p.m., to discuss its ongoing work.

Day 2

    The NOSAC will meet on April 18, 2013 to review and discuss 
progress reports and recommendations received from the Recommended 
Standards for Accommodation Service Vessels subcommittee from their 
deliberations on April 17. The Committee will then use this information 
and consider public comments in formulating recommendations to the 
agency. Public comments or questions will be taken at the discretion of 
the DFO during the discussion and recommendation portion of the meeting 
as well as during public comment period, see Agenda item (8).
    A complete agenda for April 18th is as follows:
    (1) Presentation and discussion of progress report and any 
recommendations from the subcommittee and subsequent actions on:
    (a) Standards for Accommodation Service Vessels.
    (2) New Business--Introduction of new Task Statements:
    (a) Life Saving and Fire Fighting Voluntary Standards on the Outer 
Continental Shelf (OCS);
    (b) Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas on Foreign Flag Mobile 
Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs);
    (c) Safety Impact of Liftboat Sea Service Limitations;
    (d) Marine Casualty Reporting/Form CG-2692 Revisions; and
    (e) U.S. Implementation of Standards from International Labor 
Organization--Maritime Convention of 2006,
    (3) An update on recent U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regulations and 
Federal Register notices that affect the offshore industry;
    (4) USCG Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise 
update on U.S. Coast Guard OCS training initiatives.
    (5) Update on International Maritime Organization activities of 
interest to the OCS community;
    (6) Towing of MODUs;
    (7) Overview and history of manning on MODUs; and
    (8) Period for public comment.
    A copy of each report will be available approximately 7 days prior 
to the meeting at the https://www.fido.gov Web site or by contacting 
Mr. Scott Hartley. Use ``code 68'' to identify NOSAC when accessing 
this material through the Web site. Once you have accessed the 
committee page, click on the meetings tab and then the ``View'' button 
for the meeting dated April 18, 2013, to access the information for 
this meeting. Minutes will be available approximately 30 days after 
this meeting. Both minutes and documents applicable for this meeting 
can also be found at an alternative site using the following Web 
address: https://homeport.uscg.mil/NOSAC.
    The meeting will be transcribed. A transcript of the meeting and 
any material presented at the meeting will be made available through 
the https://www.fido.gov and https://homeport.uscg.mil/NOSAC Web sites.
    The committee will review the information presented on each issue, 
deliberate on any recommendations presented in the subcommittee's 
progress report, and formulate recommendations for the agency's 

    Dated: March 21, 2013.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2013-07092 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]