Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the "AGENDA" section below. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than October 25, 2012, and must be identified by USCG-2012-0855 and may be submitted by
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A public comment period will be held during the meeting on November 8, 2012, and speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact one of the individuals listed below to register as a speaker.
Notice of this meeting is given under the
NOSAC's two subcommittees will meet on November 7, 2012, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., to discuss its ongoing work. Times for these meetings are as follows: (1) Standards for Dynamic Positioning (DP) Operating Personnel (1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and (2) Review of the Mississippi Canyon Block 252 Incident Reports stemming from the Deepwater Horizon casualty event (3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.).
The NOSAC will meet on November 8, 2012, to review and discuss reports and recommendations received from the two subcommittees from their deliberations on November 7. The Committee will use this information and consider public comments in formulating final recommendations to the agency. Public comments or questions will be taken at the discretion of the DFO during the discussion and recommendations portion of the meeting as well as during the public comment period, see Agenda item (13). A complete agenda for November 8th is as follows:
(1) Committee Administration;
(2) Welcoming comments from USCG;
(3) Presentation and discussion of Reports and Recommendations from the subcommittees and subsequent actions on:
(a) Standards for DP Operating Personnel; and
(b) Mississippi Canyon Block 252 Incident Reports.
(4) An update on recent U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regulations and
(5) An update on recent Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations,
(6) A USCG Perspective on Arctic Activities;
(7) USCG Voluntary Operational Dynamic Positioning Guidelines;
(8) USCG National Center of Expertise, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Inspections;
(9) Updates on International Maritime Organization (IMO) activities of interest to the OCS community;
(10) American Petroleum Institute's Center for Offshore Safety Strategic Plan and Future Activities;
(11) Quality of USCG Inspections on the OCS/Overview of USCG's mission management system program;
(12) Task Statement discussion of Standards for Accommodation Service Vessels;
(13) Period for Public comment; and
(14) Adjournment of meeting.
A copy of each report is available at the
A transcript of the meeting and any material presented at the meeting will be made available through the
The committee will review the information presented on each issue, deliberate on any recommendations presented in the subcommittees' reports, and formulate recommendations for the Department's consideration.
The committee will also receive tasking from CDR Rob Smith, Designated Federal Officer, on one proposed task statement: Standards for Accommodation Service Vessels. The committee will make recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard concerning this task.