Monday, July 27, 2009

Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting – 8-11-09

The Coast Guard published a notice in last Friday’s Federal Register announcing that the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee and some of its subcommittees and working groups would be meeting at the Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C on August 11th and 12th. The purpose of these meetings are to discuss various issues relating to the marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. The full Committee will receive a variety of reports from the subcommittees. Additionally there will be a report on the CFATS inspection process. One of the subcommittees that will be holding a meeting will be the Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security (HCTS) Subcommittee. The Subcommittee will discuss progress with the Transportation Workers Identification Credentials (TWIC) program and proposed Advanced Notice of Arrival (ANOA) regulatory changes. All meetings will be open to the public. Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation at the meetings needs to contact Commander Michael Roldan at 202-372-1420 no later than August 7th. Written material for distribution at the meetings should reach Cmdr Roldan by the same date at:
COMMANDANT ATTN (CG-5223) U.S. Coast Guard 2100 2nd St., SW., STOP 7126 Washington, DC, 20593-7126
In the same issue of the Federal Register the Coast Guard posted a notice that it is accepting applications for the eight positions on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee that expire on December 31st, 2009. CTAC advises the Coast Guard on issues relating to the safe and secure transportation and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels in U.S. ports and waterways. That advice may be used to help formulate the US position on hazmat transportation issues facing the International Maritime Organization. Applicants should have direct knowledge about such issues based on their experience with chemical manufacturing companies, companies that handle or transport chemicals in the marine environment, vessel design and construction companies, marine safety or security companies and marine environmental protection groups. The Coast Guard actively supports the Department’s policies on gender and ethnic diversity and encourages applications from women and minorities. CTAC member receive no compensation from the US Government. Applications are available electronically at (Docket No USCG-2009-0671)

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