FACA Committee Purpose & Justification The information in this plan was imported from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) database and transformed into StratML Part 1, Strategic Plan, format. Fiscal Year:2011 Committee Type: Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee DHS 160baad3-5d0f-4a32-ba98-a4d70fade87e [679]: http://homeport.uscg.mil/ctac Department of Homeland Security [654]: http://www.dhs.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Not Available 8c2e1b93-af6b-4a75-b33a-5ad687100942 The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) works in support of and in harmony with the United States Coast Guard’s missions and goals. Specifically, CTAC advises, consults with, and makes recommendations, including industry outreach approaches, reflecting its independent judgment to the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard on matters concerning the safe, secure, and environmentally sound marine transportation of hazardous material in bulk. a0841036-f041-4b17-ad69-d9c7e4560977 Recommandations Not Available e85be918-12da-4f40-91c5-333f43408e9e Make, Accept, Implement 9bf3f907-0a79-4a72-bd59-9cac027377a7 88e46229-6882-413e-873e-fca63d155038 Recommendations Made Number Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee Department of Homeland Security Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 CTAC was established in 1949. Over the past 60 years, CTAC provided the U. S. Coast Guard with invaluable recommendations on matters concerning the safe, secure, and environmentally sound marine transportation of hazardous material in bulk. The above approximate number of major recommendations produced by CTAC for its life is projected from the 58 recommendations produced by CTAC in the past 21 years, from 1989 to 2009. These major recommendations are reports, draft regulatory texts for rulemaking projects, draft guidance documents, or groups of minor recommendations for individual projects. Therefore, each of the above major recommendations may contain many minor separate recommendations. For example, CTAC produced five recommendations in fiscal year 2009, one recommendation in fiscal year 2008 and four recommendations in fiscal year 2007. Fiscal year 2009: In August 2009, CTAC submitted five major recommendations and a report to assist the U.S. Coast Guard with the amendment to Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 148. This rulemaking project is to facilitate the use of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code and to incorporate existing Coast Guard policies, procedures, and guidance contained in U.S. Coast Guard issued special permits pertaining to solid bulk cargoes. CTAC’s Solid Bulk Cargoes Subcommittee reviewed the IMSBC code and Chapter VI of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), reviewed the existing regulations, the existing draft regulatory text, and other related documentation and developed recommendations on 15 aspects of the 46 CFR part 148 regulations. CTAC approved these recommendations in its August 2009 meeting and forwarded them to the U.S. Coast Guard. The recommendations are summarized as follows: (1) Recommendations to incorporate the amendments to Chapter VI of the SOLAS Convention for foreign and domestic vessels engaged in international trade. (2) Recommendations to harmonize the safety requirements for the carriage of solid bulk cargoes contained in 46 CFR 148 with the safety provisions of IMSBC Code. (3) Recommendations to amend 46 CFR 148 to include the special handling procedures, policies, and guidance contained in U.S. Coast Guard issued special permits for hazardous solid bulk cargoes presently not listed within 46 CFR 148. (4) Recommendations to amend 46 CFR 148 to clarify the intent of the most often misunderstood sections of the regulations. (5) Estimates on the costs and benefits of other recommendations provided to the U.S. Coast Guard and consideration of alternatives that may mitigate anticipated costs associated with the recommendations.Fiscal year 2008: CTAC completed Chapter 15 Competencies for Technicians with a Marine Tank Vessel Specialty for the National fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard. The NFPA published the chapter in the Standards’ 2008 edition. The NFPA requested that comments regarding training to be added to the chapter. CTAC’s NFPA 472 Standard Subcommittee completed a commentary section for Chapter 15, which will be used as a training aid for emergency responders. In November 2007, CTAC approved the document and the U.S. Coast Guard submitted it to the NFPA. Fiscal year 2007: (1) In direct response to an urgent U.S. Coast Guard initiative, CTAC developed response to five specific questions regarding various parts of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulations (33 CFR Subchapter H) and produced a report, Recommendations to Clarify the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulations and Resolve Potential Gaps in the Regulations. (2) CTAC drafted another chapter for the NFPA 472 Standard for marine responders, which includes both tank vessel and non-tank vessel incidents. This combined vessel chapter will be submitted for incorporation into the 2012 version of the NFPA 472 Standard. (3) CTAC developed recommendations to ensure the first responders could identify cargoes onboard tank barges. CTAC drafted a letter to the barge industry outlining the recommended requirements for signs and encouraging participation in the effort. In June 2007, CTAC submitted, through the U.S. Coast guard, a draft of various marine vessels with their possible associated hazards to the Department of Transportation to be published in the Emergency Response Guidebook. (4) CTAC developed a poster board for display at industrial conferences to assist the U.S. Coast Guard in developing policies and procedures designed to promote awareness of the efforts and work products of CTAC. 166 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 b8bcc97f-7c12-419f-a46a-6cfdc7d07689 Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee Department of Homeland Security For a variety of its own reasons not applicable to the Committee, the agency may implement all/most of the recommendations, but few times recommendations are not implemented. n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 The above approximate percent of recommendations fully implemented is projected from the implementation status of the 58 recommendations produced by CTAC in the past 21 years, from 1989 to 2009. Of the 58 major recommendations, 31 of them were fully implemented into Coast Guard regulations, Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC), policy guidelines issued to the maritime industry, documents or papers submitted to domestic or international organizations, or other forms of policies documents. 53 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 70ef8b42-89e0-4ff0-9f1a-106a449ae0d0 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee Department of Homeland Security There are sometimes a few proposals which were not funded in their entirety, those few being scaled back from their original level of requested funding (allowable under the program). n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 Again, the above approximate percent of recommendations partially implemented is projected from the implementation status of the 58 recommendations produced by CTAC in the past 21 years, from 1989 to 2009. Of the 58 major recommendations, 21 of them were partially implemented. These include 14 recommendations for U.S. Coast Guard rulemaking projects that are in progress. 36 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2013-07-09 http://explore.data.gov/resource/datasets/c5i3-bb9j Gannon (J.) Dick gannon_dick@yahoo.com Submit error.