National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Meeting

CourtCoast Guard,Homeland Security Department
Citation86 FR 59743
Publication Date28 October 2021
Record Number2021-23448
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The meeting will be closed to the
public in accordance with the
provisions set forth in sections
552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C.,
as amended. The grant applications and
the discussions could disclose
confidential trade secrets or commercial
property such as patentable material,
and personal information concerning
individuals associated with the grant
applications, the disclosure of which
would constitute a clearly unwarranted
invasion of personal privacy.
Name of Committee: National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases Special
Emphasis Panel; NIAID Research Education
Program Advancing the Careers of a Diverse
Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not
Allowed).
Date: November 19, 2021.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Agenda: To review and evaluate grant
applications.
Place: National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of
Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 3G31,
Rockville, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting).
Contact Person: James T. Snyder, Ph.D.,
Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review
Program, National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of
Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 3G31,
Rockville, MD 20892–9834, (240) 669–5060,
james.snyder@nih.gov.
(Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance
Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology,
and Transplantation Research; 93.856,
Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS)
Dated: October 25, 2021.
Tyeshia M. Roberson-Curtis,
Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory
Committee Policy.
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES
National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of
Closed Meetings
Pursuant to section 10(d) of the
Federal Advisory Committee Act, as
amended, notice is hereby given of the
following meetings.
The meetings will be closed to the
public in accordance with the
provisions set forth in sections
552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C.,
as amended. The grant applications and
the discussions could disclose
confidential trade secrets or commercial
property such as patentable material,
and personal information concerning
individuals associated with the grant
applications, the disclosure of which
would constitute a clearly unwarranted
invasion of personal privacy.
Name of Committee: Center for Scientific
Review Special Emphasis Panel, Member
Conflict: Retinopathies and Other Eye
Diseases.
Date: November 19, 2021.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Agenda: To review and evaluate grant
applications.
Place: National Institutes of Health,
Rockledge II, 6701 Rockledge Drive,
Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting).
Contact Person: Alessandra C. Rovescalli,
Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, National
Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific
Review, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Rm. 5205
MSC7846, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435–
1021, rovescaa@mail.nih.gov.
Name of Committee: Center for Scientific
Review Special Emphasis Panel; Special
Topics in Aging: Diet, Immune Response,
Juvenile Protective Factors, Cognition,
Dementia, and Outcomes on Aging.
Date: November 29, 2021.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Agenda: To review and evaluate grant
applications.
Place: National Institutes of Health,
Rockledge II, 6701 Rockledge Drive,
Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting).
Contact Person: Samuel C. Edwards, Ph.D.,
Chief, BDCN IRG, Center for Scientific
Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701
Rockledge Drive, Room 5210, MSC 7846,
Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435–1246,
edwardss@csr.nih.gov.
(Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance
Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine;
93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333,
93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844,
93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National
Institutes of Health, HHS)
Dated: October 25, 2021.
Tyeshia M. Roberson-Curtis,
Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory
Committee Policy.
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY
Coast Guard
[Docket No. USCG–2021–0742]
National Merchant Marine Personnel
Advisory Committee Meeting
AGENCY
: U.S. Coast Guard, Department
of Homeland Security.
ACTION
: Notice of Federal Advisory
Committee meeting.
SUMMARY
: The National Merchant
Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
(Committee) and its Working Groups
will meet in Piney Point, MD, to discuss
issues relating to personnel in the
United States Merchant Marine
including the training, qualifications,
certification, documentation, and fitness
of mariners.
DATES
:
Meetings: The National Merchant
Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
and its Working Groups are scheduled
to meet on Tuesday, November 16,
2021, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from
8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and the full
Committee is scheduled to meet on
Thursday, November 18, 2021, from
9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. These meetings
may adjourn early if the Committee has
completed its business.
Comments and supporting
documentation: To ensure your
comments are received by Committee
members before the meetings, submit
your written comments no later than
November 4, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: The meeting will be held at
the Harry Lundeberg School of
Seamanship at 45353 Saint Georges
Avenue Piney Point, MD 20674;
additional information can be found at:
https://www.seafarers.org/training-and-
careers/jobs/the-seafarers-harry-
lundeberg-school-of-seamanship/.
Pre-registration Information: Pre-
registration is required for in-person
access to the meeting, but is not
required for anyone attending via
teleconference. In-person attendance to
the meeting will be limited to the first
49 registrants, with priority for members
of the Committee and Coast Guard
support staff. If you are not a member
of the Committee and do not represent
the Coast Guard, you must request in-
person attendance by contacting the
individual listed in the
FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT
section of this
notice. You will receive a response
noting if you are able to attend in-
person or if the in-person attendance
roster is full. Additionally, the N–
MERPAC mailing list will receive a
notification when the in-person
attendance roster is full.
Attendees at the meeting will be
required to follow COVID–19 safety
guidelines promulgated by the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), which may include the need to
wear masks and by completing
Certification of Vaccination Form OMB
Control No. 3206–0277, or providing
proof of vaccination. This form can be
accessed at:
CertificationVaccinationPRAv7.pdf
(menlosecurity.com). You may be asked
to show this form when entering the
facility. Please maintain this form
during your visit. Masks will be
provided for attendees. CDC guidance
on COVID protocols can be found here:
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https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-
ncov/communication/guidance.html.
Teleconference lines and live virtual
document sharing will be available for
the full meeting and for all sessions of
the work groups. After November 4,
2021, this teleconference information
will be available on the agendas
published to the FACA Homeport
website and will be emailed to everyone
on the N–MERPAC mailing list. You
may also request this information by
contacting the individual listed in the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
section of this notice, after November 4,
2021.
For information on facilities or
services for individuals with disabilities
or to request special assistance at the
meeting, contact the individual listed in
the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
section of this notice.
Instructions: You are free to submit
comments at any time, including orally
at the meeting, but if you want
Committee members to review your
comment before the meeting, please
submit your comments no later than
November 4, 2021. We are particularly
interested in comments on the issues in
the ‘‘Agenda’’ section below. We
encourage you to submit comments
through the Federal eRulemaking portal
at https://www.regulations.gov. If your
material cannot be submitted using
https://www.regulations.gov, email the
individual in the
FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT
section of this
document for alternate instructions. You
must include the words ‘‘Department of
Homeland Security’’ and the docket
number USCG–2021–0742. Comments
received will be posted without
alteration at https://
www.regulations.gov, including any
personal information provided. You
may wish to view the Privacy and
Security Notice available on the
homepage of https://
www.regulations.gov, and DHS’s
eRulemaking System of Records notice
(85FR 14226, March 11, 2020). If you
encounter technical difficulties with
comment submission, contact the
individual listed in the
FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT
section of this
notice.
Docket Search: Documents mentioned
in this notice as being available in the
docket, and all public comment, will be
in our online docket at https://
www.regulations.gov and can be viewed
by following that website’s instructions.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Mrs.
Megan Johns Henry, Alternate
Designated Federal Officer of the
National Merchant Marine Personnel
Advisory Committee, telephone (202)
372–1255, or email megan.c.johns@
uscg.mil.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Notice of
this meeting is in compliance with the
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5
U.S.C. Appendix). The National
Merchant Marine Advisory Committee
is authorized by section 601 of the
Frank LoBiondo Act of 2018 and is
codified in 46 U.S.C. 15103, and makes
recommendations to the Secretary of
Homeland Security through the
Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard on
matters relating to personnel in the
United States Merchant Marine
including the training, qualifications,
certification, documentation, and fitness
of mariners.
Agenda
The National Merchant Marine
Advisory Committee will meet on
Tuesday, November 16, 2021,
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, and
Thursday, November 18, 2021 to review,
discuss, deliberate and formulate
recommendations, as appropriate on the
following topics:
Day 1
The agenda for the November 16,
2021, meeting is as follows:
(1) The full Committee will meet
briefly to discuss the Working Groups’
business/task statements, which are
listed under paragraph (5)(a)–(i) under
Day 3 below.
(2) The full Committee will then meet
to discuss and work on Task Statement
21–X9, Sexual Harassment and Sexual
Assault—Prevention and Culture
Change in the Merchant Marine.
(3) The following Working Groups
will then separately address the
following task statements which are
available for viewing at https://
homeport.uscg.mil/missions/federal-
advisory-committees/national-
merchant-marine-personnel-advisory-
committee-(nmerpac);
(a) Task Statement 21–X4, STCW
Convention and STCW Code Review;
(b) Task Statement 21–X7, Non-
Operating Individuals.
(c) Task Statement 21–X8, Remote
Operator of Maritime Autonomous
Surface Ships.
(4) Reports of Working Groups. At the
end of the day, the Chair of each
Working Group will report to the full
Committee on what was accomplished
in their meetings. The full Committee
will not take action on this date and a
full report will be given on Day 3 of the
meeting. Any official action taken as a
result of these Working Group meetings
will be taken on Day 3 of the meeting.
(5) Adjournment of meeting.
Day 2
The agenda for the November 17,
2021, meeting is as follows:
(1) The full Committee will meet
briefly to discuss the Working Groups’
business/task statements, which are
listed in paragraph (5)(a)–(h) under Day
3 below.
(2) Working Groups will separately
address the following task statements
which are available for viewing at
https://homeport.uscg.mil/missions/
federal-advisory-committees/national-
merchant-marine-personnel-advisory-
committee-(nmerpac);
(a) Task Statement 21–X4, STCW
Convention and STCW Code Review;
(b) Task Statement 21–X7, Non-
Operating Individuals;
(c) Task Statement 21–X8, Remote
Operator of Maritime Autonomous
Surface Ships.
(3) Reports of Working Groups. At the
end of the day, the Chair of each
Working Group will report to the full
Committee on what was accomplished
in their meetings. The full Committee
will not take action on this date and a
full report will be given on day three of
the meeting. Any official action taken as
a result of these Working Group
meetings will be taken on day three of
the meeting.
(4) Adjournment of meeting.
Day 3
The agenda for the November 18,
2021 full Committee meeting is as
follows:
(1) Introduction.
(2) Announcements from Designated
Federal Officer.
(3) Roll call, introduction, and
swearing-in of newly appointed
Committee members; determination of a
quorum.
(4) Election of Chair and Vice Chair
by Committee members.
(5) Presentation of tasks.
(a) Task Statement 21–X1, Review of
IMO Model Courses;
(b) Task Statement 21–X2,
Communications Between Industry and
Mariner Credentialing Program;
(c) Task Statement 21–X3, Military
Education, Training, and Assessment for
STCW and National MMC
Endorsements;
(d) Task Statement 21–X4, STCW
Convention and STCW Code Review;
(e) Task Statement 21–X5, Job Task
Analysis Review;
(f) Task Statement 21–X6, Sea Service
for MMC Endorsements;
(g) Task Statement 21–X7, Non-
Operating Individuals;
(h) Task Statement 21–X8, Remote
Operator of Maritime Autonomous
Surface Ships;
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86 FR 56713.
(i) Task Statement 21–X9, Sexual
Harassment and Sexual Assault-
Prevention and Culture Change in the
Merchant Marine.
(6) Presentations from the Mariner
Credentialing Program:
(a) Office of Merchant Mariner
Credentialing Update;
(b) National Maritime Center Update;
(7) Presentations from the Work
Group Chairs. The Committee will
review the information presented on
each issue, deliberate on any
recommendations presented by the
Working Groups, approve/formulate
recommendations, and close any
completed tasks. Official action on these
recommendations may be taken on this
date.
(a) Task Statement 21–X4, STCW
Convention and STCW Code Review;
(b) Task Statement 21–X7, Non-
Operating Individuals;
(c) Task Statement 21–X8, Remote
Operator of Maritime Autonomous
Surface Ships.
(8) Public comment period.
(9) Closing remarks/plans for next
meeting.
(10) Adjournment of meeting.
A copy of all meeting documentation
will be available at: https://
homeport.uscg.mil/missions/federal-
advisory-committees/national-
merchant-marine-personnel-advisory-
committee-(nmerpac) by November 4,
2021. Alternatively, you may contact the
individual noted in the
FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT
section above.
Public comments or questions will be
taken throughout the meeting as the
Committee discusses the issues and
prior to deliberations and voting. There
will also be a public comment period at
the end of the meeting. Speakers are
requested to limit their comments to 2
minutes. Please note that the public
comment period will end following the
last call for comments. Contact the
individual listed in the
FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT
section above, to
register as a speaker.
Dated: October 22, 2021.
Jeffrey G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and
Standards.
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY
Federal Emergency Management
Agency
[Docket ID FEMA–2021–0024]
Request for Information on the
National Flood Insurance Program
Floodplain Management Standards for
Land Management and Use, and an
Assessment of the Program’s Impact
on Threatened and Endangered
Species and Their Habitats; Public
Meetings
AGENCY
: Federal Emergency
Management Agency, Department of
Homeland Security.
ACTION
: Announcement of public
meetings.
SUMMARY
: The Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) will hold
two public meetings remotely via web
conference to solicit feedback on the
agency’s request for information on the
National Flood Insurance Program’s
(NFIP) Floodplain Management
Standards for Land Management and
Use, and an Assessment of the
Program’s Impact on Threatened and
Endangered Species and Their Habitat,
published October 12, 2021. The request
for information seeks input from the
public on the floodplain management
standards that communities should
adopt to result in safer, stronger, and
more resilient communities.
Additionally, the request for
information seeks input on how the
NFIP can better promote protection of
and minimize any adverse impact to
threatened and endangered species, and
their habitats.
DATES
: Written comments on the request
for information published at 86 FR
56713 (October 12, 2021) may be
submitted until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
(ET) on December 13, 2021.
FEMA will hold meetings on
Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 2:30
to 4:00 p.m. ET, and Monday, November
15, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. ET.
Depending on the number of speakers,
the meetings may end before the time
indicated, following the last call for
comments.
ADDRESSES
: The public meetings will be
held via web conference. Members of
the public may register to attend a
meeting online at the following link:
https://www.fema.gov/event/public-
comment-period-national-flood-
insurance-programs-minimum-
floodplain-management.
If you would like to speak at a
meeting, please indicate that on the
registration form. If there is time
remaining in a meeting after all
registered speakers have finished,
FEMA will invite comments from others
in attendance.
Reasonable accommodations are
available for people with disabilities. To
request a reasonable accommodation,
contact the person listed in the
FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
section
below as soon as possible. Last minute
requests will be accepted but may not be
possible to fulfill.
Written comments on the request for
information must be submitted via the
Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://
www.regulations.gov. Search for FEMA–
2021–0024–0001 and follow the
instructions for submitting comments.
All written comments received,
including any personal information
provided, may be posted without
alteration at https://
www.regulations.gov. All comments on
the request for information made during
the meetings will be posted to the
rulemaking docket on https://
www.regulations.gov.
For access to the docket and to read
comments received by FEMA, go to
https://www.regulations.gov and search
for Docket ID FEMA–2021–0024.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Rachel Sears, Supervisory Emergency
Management Specialist, Federal
Insurance and Mitigation
Administration, Federal Emergency
Management Agency, fema-regulations@
fema.dhs.gov, 202–646–4105.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: On
October 12, 2021, FEMA published a
Request for Information (RFI) on the
National Flood Insurance Program’s
(NFIP) Floodplain Management
Standards for Land Management and
Use, and an Assessment of the
Program’s Impact on Threatened and
Endangered Species and Their
Habitats.
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This RFI asks for public input
on the floodplain management
standards that communities should
adopt to result in safer, stronger, and
more resilient communities. It also
seeks input on how the NFIP can better
promote protection of and minimize any
adverse impact to threatened and
endangered species, and their habitats.
In support of FEMA’s role in setting
the NFIP floodplain management
standards for land management and use
and the agency’s desire to strengthen the
NFIP’s protection of threatened and
endangered species and their habitat,
the agency is seeking input from the
public on the floodplain management
standards that communities should
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