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DHS - 679 - National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameNational Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number679
Original Establishment Date5/4/1949Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*25
Current Charter Date10/29/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief, Hazardous Materials Division
Date Of Renewal Charter10/29/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixCommander
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Marc
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Montemerlo
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 (46 USC 15109)Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-372-1420
Effective Date Of Authority*5/4/1949Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-372-8380
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purpose of the Committee is to advise, consult, and make recommendations, including industry outreach approaches, reflecting its independent judgment to the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on matters concerning the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials. The Committee will be responsive to specific assignments and may conduct studies, inquiries, workshops and seminars as the Commandant may authorize or direct.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee consists of not more than 25 members who are appointed and serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of Homeland Security. These members represent the viewpoints of the industries in the following categories: chemical manufacturing, vessel design and construction, safety and security, marine environmental protection, and marine handling or transportation of chemicals. A specific number of members are not allocated to any category to permit the number of members in a category to change to accommodate the issues being tasked to the Committee for consideration. However, all categories will be represented to ensure the Committee membership is fairly balanced across the sections of the maritime industry that are affected, interested, or qualified as appropriate to the nature and function of the Committee.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee usually meets twice annually (generally spring and fall) to receive updates on activities of the various subcommittees, to assign new tasks, and form new subcommittees as necessary to carry out these tasks. The subcommittees/working groups meet on an as-needed basis, depending on the tasks assigned by the Committee and the scope of work involved. Some subcommittees/working groups are able to carry out a portion of information collection by telephone, fax, or electronic correspondence.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Issues and concerns relating to the marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk are of particular importance to the U.S. Coast Guard. These issues are broad and diverse, and N-CTSAC is the only advisory committee in existence that has the unique expertise and experience to advise the U.S. Coast Guard on these issues.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A.
Recommendation RemarksThe Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, section 601(d) allows the existing Committee to continue operations until December 4, 2020.

Legacy data from this committee (formerly the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee) will be maintained within this record.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe work of the Committee assists the USCG in the safe, secure, and environmentally sound marine transportation of hazardous materials by seaNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe work of the Committee assists the USCG in the safe, secure, and environmentally sound marine transportation of hazardous materials by sea. The prevention of incidents of maritime accidents or environmental spills with regards to the carriage of hazardous materials is immeasurable in a cost sense.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*186Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo final recommendations submitted in FY20.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*51.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNone implemented in FY20.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*49.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNone partially implemented in FY20.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*The U.S. Coast Guard provides feedback by incorporating N-CTSAC's recommendations into published U.S. Coast Guard regulations and 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 policy documents. Representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard are at every full Committee, subcommittee, and working group meeting to act as program experts and offer support when needed. Thus, feedback at the working level is continuous and immediate. In addition, a summary of NCTSAC’s accomplishments is prepared for each full Committee meeting and the agenda for each full Committee meeting calls for N-CTSAC's Designated Federal Officer (DFO) to inform the Committee about actions taken on N-CTSAC recommendations since the previous meeting. All recommendations are tracked in a N-CTSAC recommendation list that outlines all response/action taken as well as the status of all regulatory project information.Narrative Description*The National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee (N-CTSAC) works in support of and in harmony with the United States Coast Guard’s missions and goals. Specifically, N-CTSAC 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.

No meetings held in FY20.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$20,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$22,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$4,950.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$2,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$2,200.00
Total Costs$22,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$29,150.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.15Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.18
Cost RemarksNo meeting was held in FY20.Est Cost RemarksOne meeting is planned in FY21.
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Interest Areas

Environmental Issues
Surface and Vehicular Transportation


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036219Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2019
 COM-032836Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001263Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003019Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003406Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005120Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005510Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007278Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007613Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009725Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011353Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011569Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013209Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013382Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015176Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015347Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016701Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017717Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018824Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019676Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020453Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021558Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee1997