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Coast Guard seeks applicants for Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee positions

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The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking applications for seven membership positions on the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee.

Applicants should send a cover letter expressing interest in an appointment to the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee and a resume detailing the applicant’s experience. We will not accept a biography. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Completed applications should reach the Coast Guard on or before July 29, 2019.

The cover letter and/or resume should include the following:

  • Membership category the applicant is seeking an appointment for;
  • Your home address, phone number and email address;
  • Your employer’s name and address (if applicable); and
  • Your work phone number and email address (if applicable).

Applications should be submitted via one of the following methods:

  • By Mail: Commandant (CG-CVC-3)/CFSAC
    Attn: Mr. Jonathan Wendland, U.S. Coast Guard
    2703 Martin Luther King Ave. SE, Stop 7501
    Washington, DC 20593-7501.

The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee is a federal advisory committee which operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (Title 5, U.S.C. Appendix 2). The committee provides advice on issues related to the safety of commercial fishing industry vessels regulated under Chapter 45 of title 46, United States Code, which includes uninspected fish catching vessels, fish processing vessels, and fish tender vessels. (See Title 46 U.S.C. 15102)

The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee meets at least once a year. It may also meet for other extraordinary purposes. Its subcommittees or working groups may communicate throughout the year to prepare for meetings or develop proposals for the committee as a whole or to address specific tasks.

Each member serves for a term of three years. An individual may be appointed to a term as a member more than once, but not more than two terms consecutively. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary or other compensation from the Federal Government, although travel reimbursement and per diem may be provided for called meetings.

The Coast Guard will consider applications for seven positions that will be vacant June 2019 in the following categories:

(a) Individuals who represent the commercial fishing industry (five positions);
(b) Naval Architect/Marine Engineer (one position);
(c) An individual who represents the general public, a person familiar with issues affecting fishing communities and families of fishermen (one position).

For more information, view the Federal Register Notice or contact Mr. Jonathan Wendland, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee, at 202-372-1245 or Jonathan.G.Wendland@uscg.mil.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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