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The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee, NOSAC, will meet on April 16 and 17, 2014, in New Orleans, La., to discuss various issues related to safety of operations and other matters affecting the oil and gas offshore industry. These meetings are open to the public. A public comment period will be held during the meeting on April 17, 2014.
To facilitate public participation we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee.
The Federal Register notice provides further information, including the meeting agenda, on the Federal Register posting .
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a policy letter regarding a recent International Maritime Organization amendment to Chapter III of the International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea, 1974, SOLAS. The amendment requires all SOLAS ships, regardless of build date, to identify and replace existing lifeboat on-load release mechanisms that do not comply with certain provisions of the International Life-Saving Appliance Code, or LSA.
You may submit comments and related materials regarding this proposed policy.
The Coast Guard invites comments from owners, operators and masters of vessels on the navigation safety information and emergency instructions for certain towing vessels.
In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing:
(1) The practical utility of the Collections;
(2) The accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collections;
(3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collections; and,
(4) Ways to minimize the burden of the Collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before May 27, 2014.
The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for this notice of proposed rulemaking which published on December 27, 2013.
Comments and related material must be submitted on or before May 26, 2014, or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.
We are interested in better understanding the concerns expressed, and we want to allow ample time for the public to consider the proposed rule. Accordingly, we have extended the comment period. We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. Please be as specific as possible in explaining how the proposed rule would affect you.
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