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 Houston Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee DHS 4b754e55-ae91-4984-9c2d-29d8f1dfcec5 [97]: http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/channelView.do?channelId=-18426&channelPage=%2Fep%2Fchannel%2Fdefault.jsp&pageTypeId=13489 Department of Homeland Security [654]: http://www.dhs.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Mr. Neils Aalund West Gulf Maritime Association Committee Member Representative Performer Ms. Tava Foret Foret Enterprises, Inc. Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Stephan Phil Glenn Clean Channel Association, Inc. Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Jason Hayley Port of Texas City Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Joseph Warren Hill Valero Energy, USA Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Steven Jerome Huttman G & H Towing Company Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Jimmy Michael Jamison Pot of Houston Authority Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Adib Nasir Oil Tanking Houston Committee Member Representative Performer Captain Thomas Pace Houston Pilots Association Committee Member Representative Performer Capt. John Peterlin III Port of Galveston Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. John Salvesen Regulatory Compliance Coordinator, Odfjell USA Committee Member Representative Performer Lloyd Saunders Port of Houston Authority Committee Member Representative Performer Capt. Robert V. Sheen Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. Committee Member Representative Performer HOGANSAC advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to the transit of vessels and products through Galveston Bay, and to and from the ports of Galveston, Texas City, and Houston, Texas. It provides the Coast Guard with local expertise on such matters such as port security, communication systems, surveillance, traffic management, anchorages, and other topics related to navigation safety in the port complex. It also provides advice on the operation of Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service Houston/Galveston (VTS). Issues relating to navigation safety in the Houston/Galveston area are broad, diverse and of national and international importance, given the area's status as the nation's second-busiest port and the world's second-busiest petrochemical port. HOGANSAC is the only advisory committee in existence that has the local knowledge and experience to advise the Coast Guard on the important issues impacting navigation safety in the Houston/Galveston area. HOGANSAC is both a valuable source of sound, expert advice, and a hands-on, productive group with influence among all the stakeholders of the port community. The 19 members are all respected experts or mariners in the Houston/Galveston area and consequently bring a broad range of experience and knowledge to Committee deliberations. Looking to improve the safety of the Houston Ship Channel, HOGANSAC undertook several projects including the coordination a port-wide effort to bring electronic navigation technology to the Port of Houston; nationally set the standard for the work of port security committees; examined possible operating procedures changes to minimize the impact passing ships have on channel-side operations; evaluated boater education initiatives as they relate to commercial vessel safety and navigation issues on Galveston Bay; increased the number of Aids to Navigaton knockdown that are self-reported to the Coast Guard; recommended locations and policy for a new anchorage and alternative channel in Bolivar Roads; and, identified possible procedural changes impacting the way channel closure requests are handled by the Coast Guard. cb438ea1-fdf3-41d2-baec-9460f6ac7f44 Committee advises the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston on major safety issues impacting the Houston-Galveston Port Complex. ab61c468-ebd8-4cb2-852f-18d30657c381 Recommandations The Houston Ship Channel (HSC) serves as the one of the busiest port complexes in the United States. The immediate area within Houston, Texas City and Galveston constitutes approximately 12% of the country's refinery cababilities throughout the nation. It is a heavily utilized complex waterway that is difficult to navigate because of its narrowness and traffic volume. Further complicating the matter, the HSC is transitted by a broad cross section of users including deep draft vessels, tugboats, towing vessels, ferry boats, commercial fishing vessels, cruise ships and recreational boaters. Due to this wide spectrum of users, it would be impractical to individually solicit each user group's views on the broad range of issues HOGANSAC considers. Thus, the Committee's meetings promote an opportunity for concerned, interested mariners and members of the public to discuss maritime issues and provide guidance to the Coast Guard. e268c832-43fb-4a4d-a284-b4458f475dc4 Make, Accept, Implement 4f74eb00-a669-434a-9742-b62fe3c4e95c d9ea5c13-93dd-4e40-a0ec-9cb9b6f62527 Recommendations Made Number Houston-Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee Department of Homeland Security Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 Released “HSR Final Report”. Published Nav Ops “Safe Access Tool” and posted to Homeport. Expanded Brown Water University as an educational forum to enhance knowledge and understanding between the inland barge industry and CG. Facility Visit Teams completed facility assessments to enhance safety of port personnel. Provided industry with info on location/types of repetitive/root cause casualties and groundings to prevent future incidents. Compiled directory of local/regional survey assets. Released MSIB 06-08. Documented facility dockside depth restrictions. Allowed free online access to facility information previously published in committee terminal guide. Conducted area boat fam and outreach with port stakeholders and key CG representatives. Released sponsor letter and online survey to support initial outreach and subcommittee participation. 35 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 fb7e5a06-438c-42e4-9f84-d34591cc38ed Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Houston-Galveston Navigation 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 90 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 cd04be6f-2d17-4a79-ad98-90343f7573d0 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Houston-Galveston Navigation 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 HSR Final Report pending committee approval and inclusion in South Texas Coastal Area Plan. 10 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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