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DHS - 695 - National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Navigation Safety Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number695
Original Establishment Date10/1/1981Committee 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*21
Current Charter Date10/11/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief, Office of Navigation Systems
Date Of Renewal Charter10/11/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixCaptain
Projected Termination Date9/30/2029Designated Federal Officer First Name*Steven
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Ramassini
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*§ 601 of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-282, 132 Stat. 4192 and is codified in 46 U.S.C. § 15107Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 372-1605
Effective Date Of Authority*12/4/2018Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-372-1991
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*steven.e.ramassini@uscg.mil
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (NNAVSAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to maritime collisions, ramming’s, and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment; routing measures; marine information; and aids to navigation systems.
How is membership balanced?*NNAVSAC is composed of not more than 21 members who are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of DHS. Each member shall have particular expertise, knowledge and experience in maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment; routing measures; marine information; and aids to navigation systems. To assure balanced representation, members shall be appointed to represent the viewpoints and interests of one of the following groups or organizations, and at least one member shall be appointed to represent each membership category: (a)Commercial vessel owners or operators; (b)Professional mariners; (c)Recreational boaters; (d)the recreational boating industry; (e)State agencies responsible for vessel or port safety; and (f) The Maritime Law Association. Additional persons may be appointed to panels of the Committee to assist the Committee in the performance of its functions.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*NNAVSAC normally meets twice a year; once in the spring and once in the fall. NNAVSAC's recommendations on important issues often form the basis for regulatory changes. The US Coast Guard's review of safety issues requires continued access to NNAVSAC's expertise and advice. NNAVSAC has proven to be an effective forum for developing consensus on contentious issues.

In FY22, no meetings were held due to limited funding received.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*NNAVSAC's broad representation provides the US Coast Guard a forum that is otherwise unavailable to evaluate the impact of proposed US Coast Guard actions, to identify navigation safety issues needing US Coast Guard attention, and to generate informed solutions to navigation safety issues. Because of the expertise of Committee members and its reputation in the maritime community, NNAVSAC has become a forum where members of the public bring contentious issues for advice.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksUnder 46 U.S.C. § 15109(m), the Committee is authorized to continue until September 30, 2029.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Committee advises the US Coast Guard of safety of navigation issues that may be used to formulate regulatory proposals. It also serves as to inform their constituent interest groups of agency actions and recommendations.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*2Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo recommendations were provided in FY22.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*50.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*50.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The Committee provides advice and recommendations on the prevention of collisions, allisions, and groundings. One of the USCG missions is marine safety and environmental protection to include navigation safety.Narrative Description*No meetings were held in FY22 due to limited funding received.
Hide Section - COSTS

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*$66,572.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$80,500.00
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*$44,500.00
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*$10,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$10,000.00
Total Costs$66,572.00Est. Total Next FY*$145,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/17/2022 2:47 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.45
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.40Est Cost RemarksCost represent 2 in person meeting in FY23.
Cost RemarksNo meetings were held in FY22. Federal staff cost were to carry out Committee administrative support.  
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Health
Safety
International
International Law
International Organizations
Legislation
Regulations
Transportation
Boating and Navigation
Water
Harbors
Rivers
Water Use
Waterways
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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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-039313National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee2021
 COM-038493National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee2020
 COM-036217Navigation Safety Advisory Council2019
 COM-032834Navigation Safety Advisory Council2018
 COM-001276Navigation Safety Advisory Council2017
 COM-003025Navigation Safety Advisory Council2016
 COM-003389Navigation Safety Advisory Council2015
 COM-005117Navigation Safety Advisory Council2014
 COM-005494Navigation Safety Advisory Council2013
 COM-007291Navigation Safety Advisory Council2012
 COM-007616Navigation Safety Advisory Council2011
 COM-009433Navigation Safety Advisory Council2010
 COM-009708Navigation Safety Advisory Council2009
 COM-011338Navigation Safety Advisory Council2008
 COM-011577Navigation Safety Advisory Council2007
 COM-013248Navigation Safety Advisory Council2006
 COM-013426Navigation Safety Advisory Council2005
 COM-015172Navigation Safety Advisory Council2004
 COM-015346Navigation Safety Advisory Council2003
 COM-016647Navigation Safety Advisory Council2002
 COM-017451Navigation Safety Advisory Council2001
 COM-018659Navigation Safety Advisory Council2000
 COM-019671Navigation Safety Advisory Council1999
 COM-020689Navigation Safety Advisory Council1998
 COM-021532Navigation Safety Advisory Council1997