USCG Seeks Advisory Committee Members

Monday, April 30, 2001
The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking applications for appointment to the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Advisory Committee (CFIVAC). As a result of the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act of 1988, the Coast Guard established the CFIVAC to provide advice to the Coast Guard on commercial fishing safety-related issues.

The CFIVAC is comprised of 17 members who serve a three-year term. Applications will be considered for five positions and will become vacant October 2001 in the following categories: Commercial Fishing Industry (two positions), General Public (one position), Education/training (one position), and Marine Insurance (one position). The committee meets at least once a year in various cities nationwide. Subcommittee meetings are held to consider specific problems as required. There is no compensation from the government, other than travel reimbursement and per diem.

Persons interested may request and application by writing to Commandant (G-MOC-3), U.S. Coast Guard, Attn: Lieutenant Commander Jennifer Williams, 2100 Second St. SW, Washington, DC 20593-0001. You may also call (202) 267-0507 to request and application. Completed applications must be received at the same address no later than July 6, 2001.

For further information, e-mail Lieutenant Commander Jennifer Williams, assistant executive director of CFIVAC, at jfwilliams@comdt.uscg.mil, or Robert Vance at rvance@comdt.uscg.mil. Inquiries may also be made by telephone at (202) 493-7008 or by fax at (202) 267-0506. Additional details on the advisory committee can be found in Federal Register notice [USCG-2001-8892].

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