MTS National Advisory Council to Meet in NY
MTS National Advisory Council to Meet in NY The Marine Transportation System (MTS) National Advisory Council, sponsored by the Secretary of Transportation, will meet in New York on November 14 and 15, 2002. Items on the agenda include review the Council's Team Reports and its SEA-21 proposal.
Washington State to Establish Advisory Council
The Washington Legislature adopted Senate Bill 5432 to establish an independent oil spill advisory council, reporting directly to the Governor. The council, consisting of members of environmental organizations, fishing interests, the marine trades, marine labor, and oil companies, among others, will advise the Governor on matters relating to oil spill prevention, preparedness, and response. The legislation now goes to the Governor for signature. (HK Law)
Meetings of National Boating Safety Advisory Council
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and its subcommittees, sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard, will meet in San Mateo, California on October 27-29, 2002. The purpose of the meetings are to review issues related to review of boating safety regulations, boats and associated equipment, aftermarket marine equipment, and prevention through people. Source: HK Law
Navigation Safety Advisory Council to Meet
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC), sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard, will meet in Portland, Maine on June 6 and 7, 2002. Items on the agenda include maritime security, ballast water issues, and acceleration of AIS implementation. Source: HK Law
NOAA – Thunder Bay NMS Advisory Council
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking applicants for membership on the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. Applications should be submitted by May 7. Source: HK Law
Mineta to Address Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council
On Thursday, October 18, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta will deliver opening remarks at the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council meeting in Baltimore. The Secretary will brief council members on marine transportation system capacity and port security issues. The council meeting is open for public observation. The council is comprised of leaders from over 30 commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local public entities, recreational boating interests, academics and environmental groups. Its purpose is to advise the Secretary of Transportation on issues involving the Marine Transportation System – a system of waterways…
Farid Wins Safety Award
Captain Zak Farid received Transport Canada's Marine Safety Award for 2007 in recognition of his contributions to Canadian marine safety. The award was presented in a brief ceremony held today in Ottawa, at the biannual meeting of the Canadian Marine Advisory Council. Captain Farid was a member of the Canadian Delegation to the International Maritime Organization for several years. He is well respected for his long-standing contributions to the work of the Canadian Marine Advisory Council. He is a fellow of the Nautical Institute, B.C. Branch and is chair of the Navigation Aids and Navigation Safety Sub-committee of the Pacific Coast Marine Review Panel. He is lead auditor conducting International Safety Management (ISM) Audits for B.C.
New Chair Selected for MTS National Advisory Council
John Gaughan, Vice President of the American Maritime Congress, has been selected as the new chairman of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). Gaughan served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director, White House Military Office, for Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush. He also served at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as Maritime Administrator from 1985-1989 and as DOT Chief of Staff from 1989-1991. The MTSNAC is a chartered, non-federal body that advises the Secretary of Transportation on Marine Transportation System issues. The Council's membership is comprised of leaders from 30 commercial transportation firms…
NMCA Announces Professional Advisory Council
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New Members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council Announced
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff announced today the appointment of Elliott Broidy, Tom Foley and John Magaw to serve on his Homeland Security Advisory Council. The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), as established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, is the Secretary’s primary council and is comprised of experts from state and local governments, first responder communities, academia and the private sector. Members of the Council provide advice and recommendations to Secretary Chertoff on homeland security issues. “Each of these individuals brings a vast amount of experience and expertise from public service and the private sector to the Homeland Security Advisory Council,” said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.
MTS Development MOU is Signed
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the Maritime Information Service of North America, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further develop the Marine Transportation System (MTS). MISNA is a non-profit maritime organization established to provide communications, information and services to ensure safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible maritime operations. MISNA's membership is largely composed of marine exchanges. Some of the products and services MISNA provides to its clients, governmental entities, and the interested public are vessel monitoring, information on arrivals and departures, vessel traffic analysis, ship tracking, and port and terminal utilization studies.
FL Governor Taps Port Canaveral CEO for New Seaport Security Council
J. Stanley Payne, CEO of Port Canaveral, is among 10 leaders selected to serve on Governor Bush’s newly created Seaport Security Standards Advisory Council. The panel of port, tourism, and law enforcement leaders will review the current security measures enacted in 2001 to determine what changes are needed to protect Florida’s ports from terrorism, drug trafficking, and cargo theft. The Council also will provide a formal review process for regulation disputes.
MarAd Names Council Members
The initial members of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) established to advise the U.S. Secretary of Transportation were announced by U.S. Maritime Administrator Clyde J. Hart, Jr. The council will address strategies to ensure a safe, environmentally sound, and secure Marine Transportation System (MTS) that improves the global competitiveness and national security of the U.S.; issues and concerns raised by the marine transportation industry; and other matters at the Secretary's request.
Coast Guard Seeks NBSAC Membership Applications
The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC). The Council advises the Coast Guard regarding regulations and other major boating safety matters. Applications should be submitted by September 9, 2003. 68 Fed. Reg. 34409 Source: HK Law
USCG: Application to recertify PWSRCAC
The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it received an application for recertification from the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC). The Council monitors the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound program established by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). Comments on the application should be submitted by February 25. 73 Fed. Reg. 4251 (HK Law)
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice stating that it received an application from the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Committee (PWSRCAC) for recertification under the Oil Terminal and Oil Tanker Oversight and Monitoring Act of 1990. Comments on this application should be submitted by February 1. 70 Fed. Reg. 2181 (HK Law).
HII’s Petters Honored by Navy League
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Mike Petters, its president and CEO, was honored by the Navy League of the United States New York Council at a dinner last night in New York City. Petters was awarded the Rear Admiral John J. Bergen Leadership in Industry Award for his leadership of HII and the company's achievement in designing and building the ships that help maintain the sea power that assures the United Sates' security and economic prosperity. He was one of five individuals recognized by the Navy League.
MTSNAC Meeting Set
The Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council, sponsored by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), will meet in Seattle, Washington on January 9 and 10. Topics on the agenda include future workforce needs, environmental issues, freight mobility, and public and private data collection efforts, as well as addressing MTSNAC’s ten public/private recommendations. 72 Fed. Reg. 73421 (HK Law)
MTSNAC To Meet in August
The Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC), sponsored by the Secretary of Transportation, will meet in Long Beach, Calif., on August 13 and 14, 2002. Items on the agenda include SEA-21 and related issues.
Senator to Introduce Oil Spill Prevention Legislation
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) has state that she intends to introduce legislation to reduce the risk of an oil spill in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca by, among other things, doubling the tug escort requirement for all oil tankers over 5,000 gross tons operating in Puget Sound and Prince William Sound; requiring a permanent rescue tug at Neah Bay; and providing financial support for the Washington State Oil Spill Advisory Council. Source: HK Law
Seats Open on New Maritime Advisory Council
The Maritime Administration is accepting applications from prospective members who wish to participate in the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council. MTSNAC advises and makes policy recommendations on the effective use and expansion of America’s Marine Highways; waterways and ports, and related intermodal, road, rail and marine highway connections. Application must be received by November 17. For additional information, contact Richard Lolich at email@example.com or (202) 366-0704.
ASA - New Advisory Council Officers
The American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announced the election of four new Partner Advisory Council officers for calendar years 2009 and 2010. They were elected by their fellow ASA members in the fall of 2008. The four newly-elected officers of the Council are Pete Goumas, General Manager, The Babcock and Wilcox Company, Nuclear Operations Group, Euclid, OH; Shoun Kerbaugh, Vice President, Naval Systems/Merchant, Converteam Inc., Pittsburgh, PA; Bruce Rosenblatt, President, Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, LLC, Arlington, VA; and Don Roussinos, President, Henschel, L-3, Newburyport, MA. Fred Conroy, Vice President and General Manager of the Government Business Unit for Dresser-Rand, Olean, NY, will continue his role on the Council through 2009.
MarAd Charters MTS Advisory Council
The Maritime Administration has chartered the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC), an outgrowth of Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater's 1999 report to Congress, "An Assessment of the U.S. The council will provide advice to the Secretary of Transportation, via the Maritime Administrator, on the current and future needs of the marine transportation system (MTS) and recommended strategies, policies, and goals for meeting them. The council will consist of no more than 30 representatives from non-federal organizations representing a broad cross-section of MTS stakeholders, including: vessel owners and operators…