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8/20/2014: Proposed rulemaking for commercial fishing vessels dispensing petroleum products

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The Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing revisions to its regulations for commercial fishing vessels carrying flammable or combustible liquid cargoes in bulk.

The proposed revisions would reflect a 1984 statutory change that eliminated fishery-specific and geographical limitations on a statutory exemption that, effectively, permits certain commercial fishing vessels to carry and dispense flammable and combustible material including petroleum products. Additionally, this proposed revision would simplify regulatory text.

The Coast Guard has not amended 46 CFR part 105 since 1976. The part needs to be revised to align with the 1984 Act’s removal of elimination of the salmon/crab fishery and geographical specifications.

Comments and related material must be submitted on or before November 18, 2014.

This notice of proposed rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard’s maritime safety mission.

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