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You may submit written comments identified by docket number USCG-2012-0908 before or after the meeting using any one of the following methods:
To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. Our online docket for this notice is available on the Internet at
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The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-295, codified at 46 U.S.C. 70101
Section 821 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-281) requires the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to establish comprehensive FSO training requirements designed to provide full security training that would lead to certification of such officers. The Coast Guard is in the process of considering a rulemaking to implement this portion of section 821.
Section 821 also requires the Secretary to coordinate with the Maritime Administrator of the Department of Transportation in developing the FSO training curriculum. The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administrator believe that a public meeting would be beneficial at this stage in the process to engage the public and obtain comments on a draft model FSO training course as well as other aspects of the FSO training program. A draft model FSO training course will be available for viewing on the Coast Guard Homeport Web site (
(1) Draft model FSO training course;
(2) Computer-based training and distance learning;
(3) Provisional FSO certification;
(4) FSO continuing education;
(5) FSO refresher course;
(6) Interim policy to provide curriculum guidelines for potential FSO training course providers; and
(7) Any additional topics of concern with respect to the FSO training program, certification, and the development and provision of training.
The Coast Guard believes that a public meeting would also benefit the impacted community by providing a forum to raise relevant issues. This will further enable the Coast Guard to craft policy that takes into account public concerns.
You may view the written comments and supporting documents (if any) in the online docket by going to
We encourage you to participate by submitting comments either orally at the meeting or in writing. If you bring written comments to the meeting, you may submit them to Coast Guard personnel specified at the meeting to receive written comments. These comments will be submitted to our online public docket. All comments received will be posted without change to
Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the
For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meeting, contact LTJG Lindsey Musselwhite at the telephone number or email address indicated under the
The Coast Guard will hold a public meeting regarding the development of an FSO training program on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Department of Transportation Headquarters, Oklahoma Room, 1200 New Jersey Ave SE., Washington, DC 20590. We will provide a written summary of the meeting and comments in the docket.
This notice is issued under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 70125(d) and 5 U.S.C. 552(a).