Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
All written materials, comments, and requests to make oral presentations at the meeting should reach Lieutenant Sean Peterson, Assistant Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) for CTAC by November 29, 2012. For contact information please see the
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 November 29, 2012, and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
* Fax: 202-493-2252.
* Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
* Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.
A public comment period will be held during the meeting concerning matters being discussed. Public comments will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated following the last call for comments. Contact the individuals listed below to register as a speaker.
Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).
CTAC is an advisory committee authorized under section 871 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Title 6, United States Code, section 451, and chartered under the provisions of the FACA. The Committee acts solely in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Commandant of the Coast Guard and the Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards on matters relating to marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. The Committee advises, consults with, and makes recommendations reflecting its independent judgment to the Secretary.
1. Introductions and opening remarks.
2. Swearing in newly appointed members.
3. USCG presentations on the following items of interest:
a. Hazardous Substances Response Plans.
b. Vapor control systems and mobile vapor control systems.
c. Classification of Biofuels and Biofuel blends. Shipments and use as fuel of Liquefied Natural Gas and Compressed Natural Gas.
d. Air emissions.
e. Tank Barge best practices.
f. Certification of 3rd party witnesses for the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships prewash.
g. Material Safety Data Sheets requirement for oils carried as cargo and fuel.
h. Pending International Maritime Organization issues.
i. Security, Transportations Worker Identification Credential, etc.
j. USCG Centers of Excellence.
k. Food grade product safety.
l. Other items of interest raised by the committee and the public.
4. Public Comment Period.
5. Prioritization of key issues to focus on.
6. Set next meeting date and location.
7. Set Subcommittee and Working Group Meeting schedule.
(1) Review task statements.
(2) Develop work plan.
(3) Begin working on tasks.