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DOT - 5320 - U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameU.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Transportation
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number5320
Original Establishment Date9/15/1999Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.maritime.dot.gov/outreach/maritime-...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date9/17/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director, Mid-Atlantic Gateway
Date Of Renewal Charter9/17/2022Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Amanda
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Rutherford
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (PL. 110-140)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 595-4657
Effective Date Of Authority*8/26/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*amanda.rutherford@dot.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The committee meets 3-4 times each fiscal year, and in subgroups (e.g., teams) more frequently, to address major issues of concern to the marine transportation sector. The committee has provided the Secretary of Transportation with position papers on specific marine transportation system (MTS) issues and has also prepared position papers, resolutions, and such on other matters as, for example, marine highways, port congestion, intermodal transportation, and educational materials.
How is membership balanced?*The committee has approximately 25 voting members who reflect various perspectives of the marine transportation system. The primary areas of marine transportation system represented by MTSNAC include: (1) industry, such as ship-owners and operators, ports and terminals, shipyards, freight forwarders, beneficial cargo owners, etc.; (2) regional representation across the Nation; (3) relevant policy areas such as supply chain, goods movement, infrastructure financing; and, (4) customers, stakeholders, and providers. Consistent with 46 U.S.C. § 55603, the Committee will include representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency and other Federal, State, and local governmental entities and private sector entities.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Up to three meetings of the full committee are held each year, and subcommittees may meet more frequently to prepare agenda items for the full committee to consider. The meetings are relevant because they draw from such a broad spectrum of the MTS stakeholders and allow for discussion of broad issues of concern to the MTS.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*It is the only such Government forum that can address all issues that affect the entire maritime sector, and from which the Secretary can receive advice and recommendations. The Committee's primary role is to undertake information-gathering activities, develop technical advice, and present recommendations to the Administrator on short sea shipping matters including the following: a. How to address impediments hindering effective use of short sea transportation, including the expansion of America's Marine Highways, as directed in 46 U.S.C. § 55603; b. How to strengthen U.S. Maritime capabilities essential to national security and economic prosperity; c. Ways to ensure the availability of a U.S. maritime workforce that will support the sealift resource needs of the National Security Strategy; d. Ways to support enhancement of U.S. port infrastructure and performance; and, e. Ways to enable maritime industry innovation in information, automation, safety, environmental impact and other areas.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksRecommendations made by the MTSNAC are contained in the meeting minutes and supporting materials. The MTSNAC does not issue annual reports.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentSome of the recommendations would require support of proposed legislation or revision of existing regulations.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe MTSNAC serves as a sounding board for both its sponsor, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), and the Secretary of Transportation.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*57Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThese include recommendations on improving America's Marine Highways, developing a National Maritime Transportation Strategy, on improving the Nation's ports, strengthening the Nation's shipbuilding capacity, and on developing the mariner workforce.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*12.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment7 of 57 recommendations are fully implemented. The nature of the recommendations may require legislation and thus may not be fully implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*14.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment8 of 57 recommendations partially implemented. The nature of the recommendations may require legislation and thus may or may not be fully implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback is generally provided by MARAD leadership during Committee meetings.Narrative Description*The Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC) is working to remove impediments to short-sea shipping, and improve our national transportation system. The MTSNAC has provided a list of recommendations that identify impediments, and they are working on the implementation strategies to accompany those recommendations. The MTSNAC supports DOT's strategic plan by addressing the issues of safety, mobility, global connectivity, environmental stewardship, and security. The MTSNAC works with stakeholders around the country to address our marine transportation system's capacity, productivity, and overall security. The MTSNAC met only twice in 2019 due to the lapse in funding, and the appointment of new members in April 2019. There were no recommendations in 2019. The MTSNAC voted by consensus to approve 27 recommendations on September 29, 2020. The Maritime Administrator endorsed all of the recommendations, and proposed that the Chair and Vice Chair brief the Secretary.
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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*$9,106.15Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$9,000.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$151,368.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$150,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$53,866.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$45,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$6,480.48Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$10,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$50.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$50.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$13,772.45Est. 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 Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$234,643.08Est. Total Next FY*$229,050.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Applied Science
Engineering
Computer Technology
Information Technology
Systems Engineering
Technology
Education
Education
Schools and Academic Institutions
Training
Emergency
Emergency Preparedness and Management
Disaster Assistance
Energy
Energy
Fuel
Fuel Transportation
Finance
Finance
Investment
International
International Organizations
National Defense
National Security and Defense
Overseas Security Issues
Research
Research and Development
Trade
Competitiveness
Exports and Imports
International Commerce and Investment
Transportation
Surface and Vehicular Transportation
Boating and Navigation
Railroads
Water
Harbors
Rivers
Water Use
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-034967Domestic Shipping Subcommittee2020
 COM-034966International Shipping Subcommittee2020
 COM-034968Ports Subcommittee2020
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

No Documents Found
Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035514U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee2019
 COM-032956U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001653U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002812U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2016
 COM-003857U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2015
 COM-004701U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2014
 COM-005708U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2013
 COM-006863U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2012
 COM-008008U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2011
 COM-009041U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2010
 COM-010132U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2009
 COM-011135U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2008
 COM-011989U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2007
 COM-012789U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2006
 COM-013830U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2005
 COM-014684U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2004
 COM-015762U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2003
 COM-016676U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2002
 COM-017480U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2001
 COM-018865U.S. Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council2000