(3)Commodity Representation.Waterway commerce has been aggregated into six commodity categories based on “inland” ton-miles shown in Waterborne Commerce of theUnited 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) Chemicals 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 one (1) Board member whose term has expired is Region 1 and a shipper.
Nominations to replace Board members whose terms expire may be made by individuals, firms or associations. Nominations will:
(1) State the region(s) to be represented.
(2) State whether the nominee is representing carriers, shippers or both.
(3) Provide information on the nominee's personal qualifications, such as a bio or a resume.
(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 February 17, 2006 (71 FR 8568), on July 7, 2006 (71 FR 38629), on February 16, 2007 (72 FR 7620), on July 11, 2008 (73 FR 39952) and the notice published on February 24, 2009 (74 FR 8236) have been retained for consideration. Renomination is not required but highly encouraged to indicate continued interest and provide updated information.
e.Deadline for Nominations.All nominations must be received at the address shown above no later than March 15, 2010.
Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.