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 Towing Safety Advisory Committee DHS f2a4a59b-207c-4df6-a9d8-f2b6f49e3b3c [704]: http://homeport.uscg.mil/tsac Department of Homeland Security [654]: http://www.dhs.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Mr. Michael C. Caliendo Vice President, Transportation Group; Andrie Incorporated Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Robert W. Condon Int'l. Training & Technology Mgr.; Booz, Allen, Hamilton, Inc. Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Joseph Dady United Marine Division, Local 133 AFL-CIO Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. James G. Daley Operation Manager, Contracts; Crowley Marine Services Committee Member Representative Performer Ms. Jessica H. Dennis Regulatory Compliance Manager; Hornbeck Offshore Operators Committee Member Ex Officio Performer Ms. Anne Dougherty Liaison to the Coast Guard; U.S. Maritime Administration Committee Member Ex Officio Performer Ms Cecilia Duer Executive Director Committee Member Ex Officio Performer Mr. Joseph J. Frohnhoefer Chairman/CEO Sea Tow Services International, Inc. Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Mark H. Grosshans Tug Master; Foss Maritime Co. Committee Member Representative Performer Ms. Cathy S. Hammond President, Inland Marine Service Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Michael F. Kidby US Army Corps of Engineers - Committee Member Ex Officio Performer Mr. Charles H. King Jr. Vice President; Buffalo marine Service, Inc. Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Thomas O. McWhorter Safety & Training Manager; Florida Marine Transporters Committee Member Representative Performer Ms. Virginia Edith Queen Towing Vessel Master (Captain) Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. William A. Scott Operations Manager, Tidewater Marine LLC Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Mitchell S. Stoller Marine Consultant; Marex Corp. Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Rex H. Woodward Senior Director; MMC, Inc. Committee Member Representative Performer Not Available 433ee2b7-0fbb-4639-8876-32182a725ad1 The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) continues its work in support of, and in harmony with, the CG-5 Business Strategies. Specifically, TSAC supports the goal of promoting Homeland Security by strengthening the safety, security and integrity of the maritime mass-transportation network vital to the national economy. Under the Marine Transportation System strategy, the Committee is constantly evaluating and addressing both acute and emergent Towing Vessel requirements to ensure the towing industry maintains robust capacity to meet the national economic and security needs of the nation.TSAC has provided unparalleled expertise, advice and guidance to the Coast Guard during the mandated towing vessel inspection regime and the subsequent Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM). This NPRM will effect greater than five-thousand towing vessels and is the single greatest regulatory-effort by the Coast Guard during the past ten-years. Under the strategy of Mariner Qualifications and Training, TSAC sponsors a very active working group that continues to provide the Coast Guard with invaluable assistance in the arena of Licensing and Manning for Officers of Towing Vessels. Additionally, TSAC has provided numerous suggestions for the revision of the implementing Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular(NVIC). Further, this group has rendered its advice on towing addenda for 100 & 200 Gross Ton license holders, and continues to address STCW Implementation for coastal & sea-going towing vessels. The Committee uses Department and Agency goals as a tool, not only as a deciding factor in the acceptance of proposed tasking from the Coast Guard, but also to generate supplementary projects. This process is used to refine task statements and focus the Committee's efforts. Since TSAC was established in 1980, it has made a total of 147 recommendations to the Coast Guard. These recommendations have made a substantial impact on regulatory initiatives, often recognizing and solving problems prior to publication. Additionally, members' companies are continuously operationally assisting the CG in implementing its Crew Alertness Campaign and Crew Endurance Management System. TSAC engages the Coast Guard not only in response to Tasking; but also proactively in the identification of issues whose event horizon is beyond Coast Guard visibility. TSAC membership is composed of industry-leaders who are capable of projecting business demands and capabilities well into the future. These insights are then brought to the Coast Guard to consider and to incorporate into the regulatory and enforcement planning process. b2c11133-f1ee-4e0c-9cb1-d89d961be1b8 Recommandations Not Available 15d31753-09ec-454f-ab57-34a6cebf38f3 Make, Accept, Implement 40fc2272-ed0c-40c1-9324-c60e65c5a925 2aad9a8a-edba-4873-af7d-111978cdcb8f Recommendations Made Number Towing Safety Advisory Committee Department of Homeland Security Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 Several of these final recommendations were the outcome of two 2-day meetings of one working group (between 50 and 120 members of the Committee and the towing industry public attended these meetings. Others include advice on licensing and training of towing vessel operators, Transportation Workers ID Card readers, as well as on navigation and casualty issues. 147 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 3a4c796b-bb70-4e38-82db-5d0b1e0833d9 Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Towing Safety 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 analysis of an inspection regimen for towing vessels is extremely complex, their having been un-inspected for such a long time. There is now no clear method of predicting if the Coast Guard will implement a large percentage of the TSAC's recommendations in this area, but historically it does implement a great deal. 80 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2346fbf9-8207-4e2f-aaa8-2c6759b8f027 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Towing Safety 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 The Coast Guard reserves the right to slightly alter technical specifics within the general framework of the Committee's recommendations. This may be especially true with the recently published Medical Standards recommendations as well as for upcoming recommendations for machinery inspections and Safety Management System details. 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.) Dick gannon_dick@yahoo.com Submit error.