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Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Meeting

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The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Committee) and its Working Groups will meet November 16-18, 2021 in Piney Point, MD, to discuss issues relating to personnel in the United States Merchant Marine including the training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners.

The Committee will host its inaugural meeting at the Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship. The meeting will be completed as a “hybrid”, with limited in-person attendance and full virtual attendance. Attendees at the meeting will be required to follow COVID–19 safety guidelines promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which may include the need to wear masks and by completing Certification of Vaccination Form OMB Control No. 3206–0277, or providing proof of vaccination.

Pre-registration Information: Pre-registration is required for in-person access to the meeting, but is not required for anyone attending via teleconference. In-person attendance to the meeting will be limited to the first 49 registrants, with priority for members of the Committee and Coast Guard support staff. If you are not a member of the Committee and do not represent the Coast Guard, you must request in-person attendance by contacting the contact below.

Mrs. Megan Johns Henry, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee, telephone (202) 372-1255, or email megan.c.johns@uscg.mil.

Additional details about the meeting are available on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov, identified by docket number USCG-2021-0742.

Comments: You are free to submit comments at any time, including orally at the meeting, but if you want Committee members to review your comment before the meeting, please submit your comments no later than November 4, 2021. 

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