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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameMerchant Mariner Medical Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number43006
Original Establishment Date6/26/2009Committee 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*14
Current Charter Date4/11/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief, Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing (CG-MMC)
Date Of Renewal Charter4/11/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Mayte
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Medina
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*46 U.S.C. 7115Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 372-1406
Effective Date Of Authority*10/15/2010Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 372-1917
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*mayte.medina2@uscg.mil
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MEDMAC) shall advise the Secretary of Department Homeland Security on matters related to: (A) medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariner documents; (B) medical standards and guidelines for physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels; (c) medical examiner education; and (D) medical research. MEDMAC will provide a forum for development, communication, and consideration of expert-based and scientific recommendations. MEDMAC will be responsible for specific assignments and may conduct studies, inquiries in consultation with individuals and groups in the private sector and/or state and local government jurisdictions.
How is membership balanced?*The committee shall have 10 members who are health-care professionals with particular expertise, knowledge, or experience regarding medical examinations of merchant mariners or occupational medicine. Additionally, the committee shall have four members who are professional mariners with knowledge and experience in mariners' occupational requirements.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*In FY 2018, MEDMAC held three full committee meetings.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*A joint consensus process involving the Coast Guard, medical and health care experts, and maritime community stakeholders is the optimal method to develop mariner medical and fitness competency criteria and to provide recommendations for policy/regulation development.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A - All meetings in FY 2018 were open.
Recommendation RemarksCommittee is continued until September 30, 2020 in the Coast Guard Authorization Bill of 2010.
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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 MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentWe are in the process of revising our current medical regulations and policy. MEDMAC recommedations are considered during this process.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*175Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentUntil the end of FY 2017 MEDMAC counted the completion of a task as 1 recommendation. However, to be consistent with the other advisory committee managed by the same office, MEDMAC has adopted a similar accounting method for recommendations. Therefore, beginning with FY18, MEDMAC began counting individual recommendations. A review of the previously closed tasks showed that 124 individual recommendations had been made from the start of MEDMAC to the end of FY17. In FY18 fifty-one individual recommendations were made. This brings the adjusted total to 175 individual recommendations to the end of FY18.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*60.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentRecommendations accepted and/or in process of being developed.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*40.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentWe have considered MEDMAC recommendations in our current policy re-write and regulation project.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentDocuments are posted on the Coast Guard Homeport website for Committee and public access.
Agency Feedback CommentFor regulatory matters and policy matters we provide feedback in the preamble to the federal register notice as each final rule or policy is published . We also provide feedback in briefings to the Committee.Narrative Description*MEDMAC serves as a nationally standing board of medical specialists and maritime representatives who provide expert medical advice to the Coast Guard. MEDMAC also reviews work from other medical advisory boards to recommend uniform guidelines for merchant mariner medical/functional fitness.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

 
ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032430Health Risk Analysis2019
 COM-030480Input to Support Regulatory Reform of Coast Guard Regulations-Executive Orders 13771 and 13783 (MEDMAC)2019
 COM-032174Recommendations on Appropriate Diets and Wellness for Mariners While Onboard Merchant Vessels2019
 COM-032291Review of the Draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual2019
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

  
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032822Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001280Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003003Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003426Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005141Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005524Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007290Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007605Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009426Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009641Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee2009