The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces a public meeting of the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC) to develop and discuss advice and recommendations for the U.S. Department of Transportation on issues related to the marine transportation system.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 30, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Requests to attend the meeting must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on the prior week Monday, November 21, 2022, in order to facilitate entry. Requests for accommodations to a disability must be received by the day prior to the meeting Monday, November 28, 2022. Those requesting to speak during the public comment period of the meeting must submit a written copy of their remarks to DOT by no later than by the prior week Monday, November 21, 2022. Requests to submit written materials to be reviewed during the meeting must also be received by the prior week Monday, November 21, 2022.
The MTSNAC is a Federal advisory committee that advises the U.S. Secretary of Transportation through the Maritime Administrator on issues related to the maritime transportation system. The MTSNAC was established in 1999 and mandated in 2007 by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-140). The MTSNAC is codified at 46 U.S.C. 50402 and operates in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
The agenda will include: (1) welcome, opening remarks, and introductions; (2) administrative items; (3) subcommittee break-out sessions; (4) updates to the Committee on the subcommittee work; (5) public comments; and (6) discussions relevant to formulate recommendations for to the Secretary. A final agenda will be posted on the MTSNAC internet website at https://www.maritime.dot.gov/outreach/maritime-transportation-system-mts/maritime-transportation-system-national advisory-0 at least one week in advance of the meeting.