representation determined by the regional concentration of the individual's traffic on the waterways.
(3)Commodity Representation.Waterway commerce has been aggregated into six commodity categories based on “inland” ton-miles shown in Waterborne Commerce of the United States. These categories are (1) Farm and Food Products; (2) Coal and Coke; (3) Petroleum, Crude and Products; (4) Minerals, Ores, and Primary Metals and Mineral Products; (5) Chemical and Allied Products; and (6) All other. A consideration in the selection of Board members will be that the commodities carried or shipped by those individuals or their firms will be reasonably representative of the above commodity categories.
d.Nomination.Reflecting preceding selection criteria, the current representation by the five (5) Board members whose terms will expire is one member each representing regions 2, 3 and 6, and two members representing region 1. Also, one of these Board members represents a shipper, two represent carriers and two represent a carrier/shipper.
Two of the five members whose terms will expire are eligible for reappointment. Nominations to replace Board members whose terms expire may be made by individuals, firms or associations. Nominations will:
(1) State the region to be represented.
(2) State whether the nominee is representing carriers, shippers or both.
(3) Provide information on the nominee's personal qualifications.
(4) Include the commercial operations of the carrier and/or shipper with whom the nominee is affiliated. This commercial operations information will show the actual or estimated ton-miles of each commodity carried or shipped on the inland waterways system in a recent year (or years) using the waterway regions and commodity categories previously listed.
Nominations received in response toFederal Registernotices published on March 17, 2005 (70 FR 13016) and February 17, 2006 (71 FR 8568) have been retained for consideration. Renomination is not required but may be desirable.
e.Deadline for Nominations.All nominations must be received at the address shown above no later than August 11, 2006.
Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.