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: Non Scientific Program Advisory Board Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee DHS 66586bed-f7f5-4cff-b421-40670217b8c1 [688]: http://homeport.uscg.mil/merpac Department of Homeland Security [654]: http://www.dhs.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Dennis Compton Marine Educator, state or federal academy Committee Member Representative Performer William D. Eglinton Civilian Marine Educator Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Danny Ellis License Master, Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans Committee Member Representative Performer Gary Frommelt Engineering Officer Committee Member Representative Performer Elizabeth J. Gedney Shipping Company representative Committee Member Representative Performer John Haller unlicensed member of the engine department Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Andy Hammond Boston Harbor Pilots Committee Member Representative Performer Katherine R. Haven Engineering Officer Committee Member Representative Performer Dennis Haynes Licensed engineering officer Committee Member Representative Performer Eric Larsson marine educator, civilian Committee Member Representative Performer Daniel Lunny Deck Officer Committee Member Representative Performer Joy Manthey licensed deck officer Committee Member Representative Performer Andrew W. McGovern Marine Pilot Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Mike Michelson Retired Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Joseph Murphy marine educator affiliated with a state maritime academy Committee Member Representative Performer Lawrence O'Toole General Public Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Sinclair Oubre Unlicensed seaman-deck Committee Member Representative Performer Glen M. Paine civilian marine educator Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Michael Surgalski Marine Educator - State Academy Committee Member Representative Performer The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) makes recommendations that influence the development of Coast Guard regulations and policies affecting personnel in the US Merchant Marine, including but not limited to: training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards. The Committee provides valuable advice to the Commandant to assist the U.S. in formulating and presenting its positions to the International Maritime Organization on maritime matters. Specifically, MERPAC continues its work in support of the Coast Guard’s efforts to bring the United States into full compliance with the 1995 amendments to the International Convention for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW). In doing so, the Committee has provided recommendations regarding methodologies for determining mariner competency which are valuable in helping formulate upcoming regulatory projects. MERPAC also developed examples of model performance standards for fifteen areas of knowledge and proficiency in Table A of STCW giving priorities to those tasks best assessed aboard ship. The Committee also provided recommendations to the Coast Guard on programs to revise the testing for advancement of engineering officers with limited horsepower licenses, with unlimited horsepower licenses, and for deck officers to conform to the STCW. The Committee is presently working on the utilization of military sea service in obtaining STCW certificates and mariner license and document reorganization. MERPAC recently provided the Coast Guard with recommendations to consider in the upcoming comprehensive review of the STCW. In addition, the committee provided invaluable assistance in the revision of a recently signed and published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) concerning medical standards for merchant mariners' documents and licenses. 29ecdfa8-cb49-46c9-a21d-76588bf3029d The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) makes recommendations to the Commandant of the Coast Guard which influence the development of Coast Guard regulations and policies affecting personnel in the US Merchant Marine, including but not limited to: training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards. The Committee provides valuable advice to the Commandant to assist the U.S. in formulating and presenting its positions to the International Maritime Organization on maritime matters. Specifically, MERPAC continues its work in support of the Coast Guard’s efforts to bring the United States into full compliance with the 1995 amendments to the International Convention for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW). In doing so, the Committee has provided recommendations regarding methodologies for determining mariner competency which are valuable in helping formulate upcoming regulatory projects. dc6c1d66-bd65-4a7a-9a45-35a4d880fe44 Recommandations This diverse Committee provides focused and well thought-out recommendations to relevant issues. It is very responsive to the Coast Guard’s need for recommendations on short turn-around issues. The unique industry perspective provided by this Committee facilitates the Coast Guard's efforts. This information would otherwise have to be drawn from the broad population involved in merchant vessel personnel matters. There is no other current entity which can provide the level of technical expertise and experience that is afforded by this advisory panel. 2da69e19-6c34-427f-9213-2a5a45f7f26b Make, Accept, Implement 1bb1d1cb-26f0-42f0-8590-59a3e49f09bf a6e50024-1a27-4d2a-9446-d9f8fd3b2849 Recommendations Made Number Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Department of Homeland Security Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 408 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 ddbd2181-8254-40cc-970e-74d2aa3a620d Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Merchant Marine Personnel 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 80 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 10a1fd8e-ef59-4c3c-913c-4e4ee4d04dc7 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Merchant Marine Personnel 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 20 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.) 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