National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Vacancy

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 148 (Friday, July 31, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 148 (Friday, July 31, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46141-46142]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-16652]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Coast Guard
[Docket No. USCG-2020-0041]
National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Vacancy
AGENCY: U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security.
ACTION: Request for applications; Re-solicitation for members
credentialed with ratings.
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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is re-soliciting applications from persons
interested in membership on the National Merchant Marine Personnel
Advisory Committee (Committee). This recently established Committee
will advise the Secretary of the Department
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of Homeland Security on matters relating to personnel in the United
States merchant marine, including the training, qualifications,
certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners. Please read the
notice for description of Committee positions we are seeking to fill.
DATES: Your completed application should reach the Coast Guard on or
before August 14, 2020.
ADDRESSES: Applicants should send a cover letter expressing interest in
an appointment to the Committee and a resume detailing their
experience. We will not accept a biography.
 Applications should be submitted: via the following method:
 By Email: [email protected]. Subject Line: N-MERPAC
(preferred)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Johns Henry, Alternate
Designated Federal Officer of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory
Committee; Telephone 202-372-1255; or Email at [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 15, 2020, the Coast Guard published a
request in the Federal Register (85 FR 29467) for applications for
membership in the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory
Committee. Due to a lack of applications received for the membership
positions representing credentialed ratings, the Coast Guard is re-
soliciting applications from persons interested in membership on the
National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee. Applicants who
responded to the initial notice do not need to reapply.
 The National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee is a
Federal advisory committee. It will operate under the provisions of the
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, and the
administrative provisions in Section 601 of the Frank LoBiondo Coast
Guard Authorization Act of 2018 (specifically, 46 U.S.C. 15109).
 The Committee was established on December 4, 2019, by the Frank
LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, which added section
15103, National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee, to Title
46 of the U.S. Code. The Committee will advise the Secretary of
Homeland Security on matters relating to personnel in the United States
merchant marine, including the training, qualifications, certification,
documentation, and fitness of mariners.
 The Committee is required to meet at least once a year in
accordance with 46 U.S.C. 15109(a). We expect the Committee to meet at
least twice a year, but it may meet more frequently. The meetings are
generally held in cities that have high concentrations of maritime
personnel and related marine industry businesses.
 All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary or
other compensation from the Federal Government. Members may be
reimbursed, however, for travel and per diem in accordance with Federal
Travel Regulations.
 Under provisions in 46 U.S.C. 15109(f)(6), if you are appointed as
a member of the Committee, your membership term will expire on December
31 of the third full year after the effective date of your appointment.
The Secretary may require an individual to have passed an appropriate
security background examination before appointment to the Committee, 46
U.S.C. 15109(f)(4).
 In this solicitation for Committee members, we will consider
applications for positions, which include:
 United States citizens holding active licenses or
certificates issued under 46 U.S.C. chapter 71 or merchant mariner
documents issued under 46 U.S.C. chapter 73, including two credentialed
with ratings: one of which shall be endorsed as an able bodied seamen;
and one that shall be endorsed as a qualified member of the engine
department.
 The Department of Homeland Security does not discriminate in
selection of Committee members based on race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender
identity, marital status, disabilities and genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.
The Department of Homeland Security strives to achieve a widely diverse
candidate pool for all of its recruitment selections.
 If you are interested in applying to become a member of the
Committee, send your cover letter and resume to Megan Johns Henry,
Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the National Merchant Marine
Personnel Advisory Committee via one of the transmittal methods in the
ADDRESSES section by the deadline in the DATES section of this notice.
When you send your application to us via email, we will send you an
email confirming receipt of your application.
 Dated: July 28, 2020.
Jeffrey G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2020-16652 Filed 7-30-20; 8:45 am]
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