[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 58 (Friday, March 26, 2010)]
[Page 14609]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-6694]

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Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2010-0163]

Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee; 

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Request for applications.


SUMMARY: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the 
Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee (CFIVSAC). 
The CFIVSAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast 
Guard on matters relating to the safe operation of commercial fishing 
industry vessels.

DATES: Completed application forms should reach the Coast Guard at the 
address below on or before June 1, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may request an application form by writing to Commandant 
(CG-5433), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street, SW., Mail Stop 7581, 
Washington, DC 20593-7581; by calling 202-372-1249; or by faxing 202-
372-1917. Send your application in written form to the above street 
address. This notice and the application form are also available on the 
Internet at http://www.FishSafe.info.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jack Kemerer of the Coast Guard by 
telephone at 202-372-1249, fax 202-372-1917, e-mail: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CFIVSAC is a Federal advisory committee 
under 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). The Coast Guard chartered the 
CFIVSAC to provide advice on issues related to the safety of commercial 
fishing industry vessels regulated under Chapter 45 of Title 46, United 
States Code, which includes uninspected fishing vessels, fish 
processing vessels, and fish tender vessels. (See 46 U.S.C. 4508.)
    The CFIVSAC meets at least once a year. It may also meet for other 
extraordinary purposes. Its subcommittees may gather throughout the 
year to prepare for meetings or develop proposals for the committee as 
a whole to address specific problems.
    The Coast Guard will consider applications for five positions that 
expire or become vacant in October 2010 in the following categories: 
(a) Commercial Fishing Industry (two positions); (b) Education or 
Training Professionals related to fishing vessels or personnel 
qualifications (one position); (c) Underwriters that insure fishing 
vessels (one position); and (d) General Public (one position).
    The CFIVSAC consists of 17 members as follows: (a) Ten members from 
the commercial fishing industry who reflect a regional and 
representational balance and have experience in the operation of 
vessels to which Chapter 45 of Title 46, United States Code applies, or 
as a crew member or processing line member on an uninspected fish 
processing vessel; (b) one member representing each of (1) naval 
architects or marine surveyors; (2) manufacturers of equipment for 
vessels to which Chapter 45 of Title 46, U.S.C. applies; (3) education 
or training professionals related to fishing vessels, fish processing 
vessels, fish tender vessel safety, or personnel qualifications; and 
(4) underwriters that insure vessels to which Chapter 45 of Title 46, 
U.S.C. applies; and (c) three members representing the general public 
including, whenever possible, an independent expert or consultant in 
maritime safety and a member of a national organization composed of 
persons representing owners of vessels to which Chapter 45 of Title 46, 
U.S.C. applies and persons representing the marine insurance industry.
    Each member serves for a term of three years. An individual may be 
appointed to a term as a member more than once. All members serve at 
their own expense and receive no salary from the Federal Government, 
although travel reimbursement and per diem may be provided.
    In support of the Coast Guard policy on gender and ethic 
nondiscrimination, we encourage qualified men and women and members of 
all racial and ethnic groups to apply. The Coast Guard values 
diversity; all the different characteristics and attributes of persons 
that enhance the mission of the Coast Guard.
    If you are selected as a ``non-representative'' member, or as a 
member who represents the general public, you will be appointed and 
serve as a Special Government Employee (SGE) as defined in section 
202(a) of Title 18, United States Code. As a candidate for appointment 
as a SGE, applicants are required to complete a Confidential Financial 
Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). A completed OGE Form 450 is not 
releasable 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). 
Only the Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) or the DAEO's 
designate may release a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.

    Dated: March 18, 2010.
F.J. Sturm,
Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2010-6694 Filed 3-25-10; 8:45 am]