[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 27 (Thursday, February 8, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5638-5640]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02510]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0042]


Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee and its 
subcommittees will meet in Houston, TX, to discuss committee matters 
relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous 
materials. These meetings will be open to the public.

DATES: The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee subcommittees 
will meet on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The full Committee will 
meet on Thursday, March 8, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that 
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meetings may close early if the committee has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at United States Coast Guard Sector 
Houston-Galveston, 13411 Hilliard St., Houston, TX 77034, https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/houston-galveston
    Pre-registration Information: Pre-registration is required for 
access to Sector Houston-Galveston. Foreign nationals participating 
will be required to pre-register no later than noon on February 2, 
2018, to be admitted to the meeting. U.S. citizens participating will 
be required to pre-register no later than noon on February 20, 2018, to 
be admitted to the meeting. To pre-register, contact Lieutenant 
Commander Julie Blanchfield at [email protected] or (202) 
372-1419. You will be asked to provide your name, telephone number, 
email, and company or group with which you are affiliated. If a foreign 
national, you must provide your country of citizenship, passport 
country, country of residence, place of birth, passport number, and 
passport expiration date. All attendees will be required to provide a 
REAL-ID Act compliant government-issued picture identification card in 
order to gain admittance to the base. For information on REAL ID and to 
check the compliance status of your state/territory, please see https://www.dhs.gov/real-id and https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
the Alternate Designated Federal Officer as soon as possible using the 
contact information provided in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section of this notice.
    Instructions: You are free to submit comments at any time, 
including orally at the meetings, but if you want committee members to 
review your comment before the meeting, please submit your comments no 
later than February 28, 2018. We are particularly interested in 
comments on the issues in the ``Agenda'' section below. You must 
include ``Department of Homeland Security'' and docket number USCG-
2018-0042. Written comments must be submitted using the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If you encounter 
technical difficulties with comment submission, contact the individual 
in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. 
Comments received will be posted without alteration at https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You 
may review the Privacy Act and Security Notice for the Federal Docket 
Management System at https://regulations.gov/privacyNotice.
    Docket Search: For access to the docket to read documents or 
comments related to this notice, go to https://www.regulations.gov, 
type ``USCG-2018-0042'' in the ``Search'' box, press Enter, and then 
click on the item you wish to view.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Commander Julie 
Blanchfield, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Chemical 
Transportation Advisory Committee, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, 
Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, Telephone 202-372-1419, Fax 202-
372-8380, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chemical Transportation Advisory 
Committee is established under the authority of Section 871 of the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002, Title 6, United States Code, section 
451. This Committee is established in accordance with and operates 
under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, 
United States Code, Appendix).
    The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee will advise, consult 
with, and make recommendations reflecting its independent judgment to 
the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard on matters concerning 
the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials, 
including industry outreach approaches. The Chemical Transportation 
Advisory Committee will respond to specific assignments and may conduct 
studies, inquiries, workshops, and seminars as the Commandant may 
authorize or direct.

Agendas of Meetings

Subcommittee Meetings on March 6 and 7, 2018

    The subcommittee meetings will separately address the following 
tasks:
    (1) Task Statement 13-03: Safety Standards for the Design of 
Vessels Carrying Natural Gas or Using Natural Gas as Fuel.
    (2) Task Statement 15-01: Marine Vapor Control System Certifying 
Entities Guidelines update and Vapor Control System supplementary 
guidance for the implementation of the final rule.
    (3) Task Statement 17-01: Hazardous Substance Response Plans for 
Tank Vessels and Facilities.
    (4) Task Statement 16-01: Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security 
Subcommittee.
    (5) Task Statement 17-02: Input to Support Regulatory Reform of 
Coast Guard Regulations--Executive Orders 13771 and 13783.
    The task statements from the last committee meeting are located at 
Homeport at the following address: https://homeport.uscg.mil/missions/ports-and-waterways/safety-advisory-committees/ctac/subcommittees-and-working-groups.
    The agenda for each subcommittee meeting will include the 
following:
    1. Review subcommittee task statements.
    2. Work on tasks assigned in task statements mentioned above.
    3. Public comment period.
    4. Discuss and prepare any proposed recommendations for the 
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee meeting on March 8, 2018, on 
tasks assigned in detailed task statements mentioned above.

Full Committee Meeting on March 8, 2018

    The agenda for the Chemical Transportation Committee meeting on 
Thursday, March 8, 2018, is as follows:
    1. Introductions and opening remarks.
    2. Swear in newly appointed committee members, and thank outgoing 
members.
    3. Review of October 5, 2017, meeting minutes and status of task 
items.
    4. Coast Guard Leadership Remarks.
    5. Chairman's and Designated Federal Officer's remarks.
    6. Committee will review, discuss, and formulate recommendations on 
the following items:
    a. Task Statement 13-03: Safety Standards for the Design of Vessels 
Carrying Natural Gas or Using Natural Gas as Fuel.
    b. Task Statement 15-01: Marine Vapor Control System subcommittee.
    c. Task Statement 16-01: Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security 
subcommittee.
    d. Task Statement 17-01: Hazardous Substance Response Plans for 
Tank Vessels and Facilities.
    e. Task Statement 17-02: Input to Support Regulatory Reform of 
Coast Guard Regulations--Executive Orders 13771 and 13783.
    7. United States Coast Guard update on International Maritime 
Organization activities as they relate to the marine transportation of 
hazardous materials.
    8. Presentation of interest related to safe and secure shipment of 
hazardous materials.
    9. New business and subcommittee recommendation discussion.

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    10. Set next meeting date and location.
    11. Set subcommittee meeting schedule.
    12. Public comment period.
    13. Adjournment of meeting.
    A copy of all meeting documentation will be available at https://homeport.uscg.mil/missions/ports-and-waterways/safety-advisory-committees/ctac/full-committee-meetings no later than March 2, 2018. 
Alternatively, you may contact Lieutenant Commander Julie Blanchfield 
as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.
    A public comment period will be held during each subcommittee and 
the full committee meeting concerning matters being discussed. Public 
comments will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker. Please note that the 
public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the 
last call for comments. Please contact the individual listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, to register as a speaker. Please 
note the meeting may adjourn early if the work is completed.

    Dated: February 5, 2018.
Jeffrey G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2018-02510 Filed 2-7-18; 8:45 am]
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