[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 28 (Thursday, February 11, 2016)]
[Pages 7360-7361]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02779]



Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0056]

National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and its 
Subcommittees will hold meetings in New Orleans, LA to discuss the 
safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and 
gas industry. These meetings are open to the public.

DATES: Subcommittees of the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee 
will meet on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the full 
Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m. (All times are Central Standard Time). These meetings may end 
early if the Committee has completed its business, or they may be 
extended based on the number of public comments.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Omni Riverfront Hotel at 
701 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 524-8200, 
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact 
the individuals listed in 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. Written comments for distribution to 
Committee members must be submitted no later than March 16, 2016, if 
you want the Committee members to be able to review your comments 
before the meeting, and must be identified by docket number USCG-2016-
0056. Written comments may be submitted using the Federal e-Rulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
    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 the Federal Docket Management 
System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal Register (70 FR 
    Docket: For access to the docket or to read documents or comments 
related to this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov, insert USCG-
2016-0056 in the Search box, press Enter, and then click on the item 
you wish to view.
    A public oral comment period will be held during the meeting on 
March 30, 2016, and speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 
minutes. Contact one of the individuals listed below to register as a 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Jose Perez, Designated 
Federal Officer of the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee, 
Commandant (CG-OES-2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. 
Avenue SE. Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509; telephone (202) 372-
1410, fax (202) 372-8382 or email jose.a.perez3@uscg.mil, or Mr. Pat 
Clark, telephone (202) 372-1358, fax (202) 372-8382 or email 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5 United States Code Appendix. 
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee 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 jurisdiction.
    A copy of all meeting documentation will be available at https://homeport.uscg.mil/nosac no later than March 16, 2016. Alternatively, 
you may contact Mr. Pat Clark as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section above.


Day 1

    The National Offshore Safety Advisory Subcommittee on Cyber 
Security on the Outer Continental Shelf will meet on March 29, 2016 
from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. to review, discuss, and formulate 
recommendations. Following this Subcommittee meeting, the Towing of 
Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Subcommittee will meet from 2:00 p.m. to 
3:00 p.m. and then the Well Intervention Subcommittee will meet from 
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Day 2

    The National Offshore Safety Advisory full Committee will hold a 
public meeting on March 30, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to review 
and discuss the progress of the Subcommittees and any reports and 
recommendations received from the above listed Subcommittees from their 
deliberations on March 29, 2016. The Committee will then use this 
information and consider public comments in formulating recommendations 
to the U.S. Coast Guard. Public comments or questions will be taken at 
the discretion of the Designated Federal Officer during the discussion 
and recommendation portions of the meeting and during the public 
comment period, see Agenda item (6).
    A complete agenda for March 30, 2016 Committee meeting is as 
    (1) Welcoming remarks.
    (2) General Administration; swear in new members and accept minutes 
from November 2015 National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee public 
    (3) Current Business--Presentation and discussion of updates and 
any final reports to include recommendations

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from the Subcommittees on Cyber Security, Towing of Mobile Offshore 
Drilling Units and Well Intervention.
    (4) New Business
    (a) Discussion of any new business items.
    (5) Presentations and discussions on the following matters:
    (a) Actions on previous National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee 
recommendations to the Coast Guard;
    (b) DP Assurance--vessels conducting Critical Activity Modes (CAMO) 
and Well Intervention Activities;
    (c) Update from the International Association of Drilling 
Contractors; and
    (d) Update on activities from the Eighth Coast Guard District's 
Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection for the Outer Continental Shelf.
    (6) Public comment period.
    The agenda, any draft final reports, new task statements and 
presentations will be available by March 16, 2016 at the https://homeport.uscg.mil/nosac Web site or by contacting Mr. Pat Clark in the 


    Meeting minutes from this public meeting will be available for 
public view and copying within 90 days following the close of the 
meeting at the https://homeport.uscg.mil/nosac Web site.

    Dated: February 4, 2016.
J. G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, United States Coast 
[FR Doc. 2016-02779 Filed 2-10-16; 8:45 am]