10/27/2017: Towing Safety Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The Towing Safety Advisory Committee and its Subcommittees will meet in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dec. 5-6, 2017 to review, discuss, deliberate, and formulate recommendations, as appropriate, on the following:

(1) Current Subcommittees

a. Articulated Tug and Barge Operations and Manning (Task 15-02)
b. Subchapter M Implementation (Task 16-01)
c. Inland Firefighting (Task 16-02)
d. Towing Liquefied Natural Gas Barges (Task 16-03)
e. Regulatory Reform (Task 17-01)

(2) Proposed New Subcommittee and Task
a. Load Line Exemption for River Barges on Lakes Erie and Ontario (Task 17-02)

The Subcommittees will meet Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to conduct working group sessions. The full Committee will meet Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. These meetings may end early if the Committee has completed its business, or the meetings may be extended based on the number of public comments.

All meetings will be held at the Omni Riverfront Hotel, 701 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana. 70130.

For more information view the Federal Register Notice or contact Cdr. Jose Perez, Designated Federal Officer, via phone at 202-372-1410, or email: jose.a.perez3@uscg.mil. Alternatively, contact Mr. Kenneth Doyle, via phone at 202-372-1363, or email: kenneth.j.doyle@uscg.mil.

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