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Federal Register Proposed Rule: Notice of Public Meetings & Request for Comments


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The Coast Guard announces two public meetings and is seeking public comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking.

The Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rule making in the Federal Register on December 27, 2013, entitled “Assessment Framework and Organizational Restatement Regarding Preemption for Certain Regulations Issued by the Coast Guard.” We received several requests for public meetings.

In plain language, preemption is where federal and state law conflict and federal law supersedes state law. This rule provides clarification of certain federal regulations, issued under the authority of various statutes within Titles 33 and 46 of the United States Code, that the Coast Guard has determined to be preemptive of state law. The proposed rule does not alter or offer new interpretations of the preemptive impact of existing Coast Guard regulations, nor does it give preemptive impact to any specific future Coast Guard regulations.

The Coast Guard is holding two public meetings and encourages public comments on its proposed rule.

The public meetings will be held on the following dates:

Arlington, VA, May 13, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Seattle, WA, May 16, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Those who plan to attend should notify the Coast Guard of their plans by May 6, 2014.

All comments and related material must be submitted on or before May 26, 2014.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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