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DHS - 43006 - National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2022Committee 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 Date11/2/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief, Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing (CG-MMC)
Date Of Renewal Charter11/2/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date9/30/2029Designated 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*§ 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. § 15104Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 372-1406
Effective Date Of Authority*10/15/2010Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 372-8382
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*mayte.medina2@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 RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (NMEDMAC) shall advise the Secretary of Department Homeland Security on matters related to: (1) medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents with respect to merchant mariners; (2) medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels; (3) medical examiner education; and (4) medical research. NMEDMAC will provide a forum for development, communication, and consideration of expert-based and scientific recommendations. NMEDMAC will be responsible for specific assignments and may conduct studies, inquiries, workshops, and fact finding in consultation with individuals and groups in the private sector and with state and local government jurisdictions.
How is membership balanced?*The committee shall have nine 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 five members who are professional mariners with knowledge and experience in mariner occupational requirements.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*In FY22, NMEDMAC held one full committee meeting via teleconference.
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?The meeting in FY22 was open.
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*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 DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe Coast Guard considered NMEDMAC's recommendations when we formally proposed that the international maritime community develop training and certification requirements for seafarers to address the prevention of bullying and harassment, including sexual assault and sexual harassment.
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 CommentIn FY22, NMEDMAC held the full committee meeting via teleconference.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*116Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY22, the committee made 39 recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*80.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentRecommendations accepted and/or in process of being developed.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*20.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentWe are using NMEDMAC;s recommendations to develop international training objectives for seafarers addressing the prevention of bullying and harassment, to include sexual assault and sexual harassment.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentDocuments are posted on the Coast Guard Homeport website for Committee and public access.
Agency Feedback Comment*For 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*NMEDMAC serves as a standing board of medical specialists and maritime representatives who provide expert medical advice to the Coast Guard. NMEDMAC 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*$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*$69,142.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$80,000.00
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*$9,500.00
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*$4,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$3,100.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$3,500.00
Total Costs$72,242.00Est. Total Next FY*$97,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/18/2022 3:01 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.53
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.53Est Cost RemarksEstimated in anticipation of one in-person meeting in FY 2023
Cost RemarksFY22- One Committee virtual meeting.  
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Food and Drugs
Medical Devices
Health
Medical Education
Medical Practitioners
Physical Fitness
Safety
Medicine
Diseases
Health and Health Research
Illnesses
Medicine and Dentistry
Research
Basic Research
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 - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040611Communication Between External Stakeholders and the Mariner Credentialing Program2022
 COM-034997Medical Certifications for Military to Mariner Applicants2022
 COM-032174Recommendations on Appropriate Diets and Wellness for Mariners While Onboard Merchant Vessels2022
 COM-040610Recommendations on Mariner Mental Health2022
 COM-038903Review of Medical Regulations and Policy to Identify Potential Barriers to Women in the U.S. Maritime2022
 COM-040609Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Culture Change in the Merchant Marine2022
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-039302National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee2021
 COM-038461National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee2020
 COM-036206Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee2019
 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