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Membership applications sought for National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee

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The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is requesting applications from individuals interested in membership on the National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee. This recently established committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials.

The deadline to submit applications is April 24, 2020. Applicants should send a cover letter expressing interest in an appointment to the National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee and a resume detailing experience. Biographies will not be accepted.

Submit applications via one of the following methods:

  • By Email: (preferred).
  • By Mail: Lieutenant Jessica Anderson, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Commandant (CG-ENG-5), U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7509, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20593-7509.

The committee is to be comprised of not more than 25 members, each possessing particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in matters relating to the function of the committee. Each member of the committee must represent one of the following:

  • Chemical manufacturing entities
  • Entities related to marine handling or transportation of chemicals
  • Vessel design and construction entities
  • Marine safety or security entities
  • Marine environmental protection entities

The number of members representing each category may vary with the needs of the Coast Guard.

The committee is required to hold meetings at least once a year and expects to meet at least twice a year. It may me more frequently, if necessary. Meetings will generally be held in cities that have a high concentration of chemical transportation-industry and related businesses. All members will serve at their own expense and receive no salary or other compensation from the Federal Government. In accordance with Federal Travel Regulations, members will not be reimbursed for travel or per diem.

Membership terms expire on December 31st of the third full year after the effective date of appointment. The Secretary may require an individual to have passed an appropriate security background examination before appointment to the Committee.

For more information read the Federal Register notice or contact Lt. Jessica Anderson at 202-372-1419 or

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