National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee; Initial Solicitation for Members

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8008-8009]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02761]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Coast Guard
[Docket No. USCG-2019-0915]
National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee; Initial
Solicitation for Members
AGENCY: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
ACTION: Request for applications.
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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is requesting applications from persons
interested in membership on National Navigation Safety Advisory
Committee. This recently established Committee will advise the
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to
maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings; Inland Rules of the
Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and
equipment, routing measures, marine information, and aids to navigation
systems. Please read this notice for a description of the Committee
positions we are seeking to fill.
DATES: Your completed applications should reach the Coast Guard on or
before April 13, 2020.
ADDRESSES: Applicants should send a cover letter expressing interest in
an appointment to the National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee and
a resume detailing the applicant's experience. We will not accept
biography. Applications should be submitted via one of the following
methods:
 By Email: [email protected] (preferred), Subject
line: The National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee;
 By Fax: 202-372-1991 ATTN: Mr. George Detweiler, Alternate
Designated Federal Officer; or
 By Mail: Commandant (CG-NAV-2)/NAVSAC Attn: Mr. George
Detweiler,
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Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Commandant (CG-NAV-2), U.S. Coast
Guard 2703 Martin Luther King Avenue SE, STOP 7418, Washington, DC
20593-7418.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. George Detweiler, Alternate
Designated Federal Officer of the National Navigation Safety Advisory
Committee; 202-372-1566; or email at [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Navigation Safety Advisory
Committee is a federal advisory committee. It will operate under the
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 United States Code,
Appendix. and 46 U.S.C. 15107 and 15109. The Committee was established
on December 4, 2018, by the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization
Act of 2018, which added section 15107, National Navigation Safety
Advisory Committee, to Title 46 of the U.S. Code (46 U.S.C. 15107). The
purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Homeland
Security on matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and
groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road;
navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine
information, and aids to navigation systems.
 In accordance with 46 U.S.C. 15109(a), the Committee is required to
hold meetings at least once a year. We expect the Committee to meet at
least twice a year, but it may meet even more frequently. All members
will serve at their own expense and receive no salary or other
compensation from the Federal Government. The only compensation the
members may receive is for travel expenses, including per diem in lieu
of subsistence, and/or actual and reasonable expenses incurred in the
performance of their direct duties at the Committee.
 Under 46 U.S.C. 15109(f)(6), membership terms 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 initial solicitation for Committee members,
we will consider applications for 21 positions in the following
membership categories:
a. Commercial vessel owners or operators
b. Professional mariners
c. Recreational boaters
d. The recreational boating industry
e. State agencies responsible for vessel or port safety
f. The Maritime Law Association
 Each member will be appointed to represent the viewpoints and
interests of one of the groups or organizations, and at least one
member will be appointed to represent each membership category. All
members serve as representatives and are not Special Government
Employees as defined in 18, U.S.C., Section 202(a). Each member of the
Committee must have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in
matters relating to the function of the Committee which is to advise
the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to maritime
collisions, rammings, and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road;
International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment,
routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to
navigation systems. 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).
 Registered lobbyists are not eligible to serve on federal advisory
committees in an individual capacity. See ``Revised Guidance on
Appointment of Lobbyists to Federal Advisory Committees, Boards and
Commissions'' (79 FR 47482, August 13, 2014). Registered lobbyists are
``lobbyists,'' as defined in 2 U.S.C. 1602, who are required by 2
U.S.C. 1603 to register with the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk
of the House of Representatives.
 The Department of Homeland Security does not discriminate in
selection of Committee members on the basis of 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 actions.
 If you are interested in applying to become a member of the
Committee, send your cover letter and resume to Mr. George Detweiler,
Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the National Navigation Safety
Advisory Committee, via one of the transmittal methods in the ADDRESSES
section by the deadline in the DATES section of this notice. If you
send your application to us via email, we will send you an email
confirming receipt of your application.
 Dated: January 31, 2020.
Michael D. Emerson,
Director, Marine Transportation Systems.
[FR Doc. 2020-02761 Filed 2-11-20; 8:45 am]
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