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DHS - 68 - National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Offshore Safety Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number68
Original Establishment Date8/12/1988Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://homeport.uscg.mil/missions/ports-and-wa...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date3/30/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief, Vessel and Facility Operating Standards Division
Date Of Renewal Charter3/30/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixCommander
Projected Termination Date12/4/2020Designated Federal Officer First Name*Stephen
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameE.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*West
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 372-1410
Effective Date Of Authority*12/4/2018Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-372-8382
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*stephen.e.west@uscg.mil
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*NOSAC accomplishes its purpose through public meetings which are normally held twice a year and through subcommittee meetings when engaged in addressing a task for the Agency.
How is membership balanced?*NOSAC is composed of 15 members. Each member has expertise, knowledge and experience regarding the technology, equipment and techniques that are used, or are being developed for use in the exploration for and the recovery of offshore mineral resources.NOSAC and its associated working groups are well represented by a broad range of personnel from the offshore industry. Areas represented are petroleum production, offshore drilling, support vessel operators, offshore construction, subsea operations, diving, geophysical services, arctic operations, and the general public.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*In FY20, the committee met two times virtually, April 2020 and September 2020 respectively. The decision to host the meetings virtually was made due to COVID and the meeting frequency allowed for maximum participation of the offshore industry. This frequency is required to provide adequate discussion on current issues and obtain committee recommendations.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Outer Continental Shelf provides an increasing percentage of our domestically produced oil and gas, and as well as drilling and production of oil and gas is moving into deeper water, new and novel floating facilities are being used requiring state-of-the-art sophisticated technology. The nature of many of the issues involved in the offshore industry is highly specialized. The US Coast Guard has limited expertise in many of these areas and the committee is needed so that the US Coast Guard may continue to obtain technical recommendations from industry on new regulations, policy and industry standards. Advice of this nature is not available from sources within the Department of Homeland Security. There are no other committees which deal with the same subject area. Due to the balance of membership described above, and the considerable amount of experience of members, the committee's advice is both beneficial and unique.
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 old National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee ) will be maintained within this record.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
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 DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*504Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNOSAC held two meetings in FY2020 and submitted one final report w/61 recommendations this fiscal year. They submitted their final report/recommendations on: Recommendations on Drills and Training and General Safety for Lifeboats and Rescue Craft used on Outer Continental Shelf Units..Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*15.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Coast Guard completed action on the recommendations to withdraw several policies addressing Floating Offshore Facilities, to withdraw the subchapter N rulemaking, and is working with BSEE to implement other recommendations concerning updating of interagency MOAs.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*85.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Coast Guard is actively working to review the open recommendations and exploring ways to incorporate them into current regulatory initiatives while still complying with the President's Executive Orders relating to regulatory reform and oil and gas development.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentThe Coast Guard maintains publicly available website for NOSAC at https://homeport.uscg.mil/missions/ports-and-waterways/safety-advisory-committees/nosac
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) works in support of and in harmony with the US Coast Guard Business Plan, and the US Coast Guard's goal of promoting safety and security in the offshore industry. NOSAC held two meetings in FY2019 and submitted 1 final report w/16 recommendations this fiscal year. They submitted their final report/recommendations on: Use of Offshore Supply Vessels and other non-purpose-built Vessels for Restoration and Recovery. The Committee has begun work on a task statement to Provide Recommendations on Drills and Training and General Safety for Lifeboat and Rescue Craft used on Outer Continental Shelf Units.
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COSTS

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*$100,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$110,000.00
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*$15,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$28,000.00
Total Costs$100,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$153,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.50
Cost RemarksAll meetings were virtual meetings thus there was no travel nor conference costs this FY.Est Cost RemarksCost estimate allows for two in person meetings with rental of conference space.
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Energy
Energy
Natural Resources
Environment
Environmental Issues
Health
Safety
Labor
Occupational Safety and Health
Transportation
Boating and Navigation
Water
Waterways
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034998Recommendations on Drills and Training and General Safety for Lifeboats and Rescue Craft used on the Outer Continental Shelf Units2020
 COM-032505USE OF OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS (OSVS) AND OTHER NON-PURPOSE BUILT VESSELS TO ASSIST IN RESTORATION AND RECOVERY EFFORTS2020
Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036281National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2019
 COM-032840National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001264National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003030National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003421National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005128National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005529National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007275National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007608National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009425National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009700National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011399National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011574National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013218National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013446National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015126National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015313National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016853National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017607National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018637National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019498National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020524National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021517National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee1997