Commercial Vessel Compliance

9/21/2015: Solicitation for the Rear Admiral William Benkert Award for environmental excellence

The Coast Guard is opening up the solicitation period for nominations of the Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Award for Environmental Excellence.

This biennial award was started in 1995 and is the premier environmental protection award presented by the Coast Guard to members of marine industry. It was designed to distinguish outstanding achievements, extending beyond compliance with industry and regulatory standards.

The award serves to recognize corporations and businesses involved in marine facility or vessel operations that have demonstrated sustained excellence and outstanding achievement in protecting the marine environment. It also encourages innovations in operations, maintenance, cargo handling, refueling and training while providing a means to share best practices with others in the marine community.

Applications will be accepted from October 1 to November 30, 2015. Potential applicants should visit the Benkert Award page in Homeport for award guidelines:

If you have any questions, or comments please contact the program coordinator or call (202) 372-1226.

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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