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The Coast Guard issued a notice that the comment period for submitting public comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking regarding commercial fishing vessels is being extended for 90 additional days.
This proposed rulemaking would align the commercial fishing industry vessel regulations with the mandatory provisions of 2010 and 2012 legislation passed by Congress that took effect upon enactment. The alignments would change the applicability of current regulations, and add new requirements for safety equipment, vessel examinations, vessel safety standards, the documentation of maintenance, and the termination of unsafe operations.
Comments and related materials must now reach the Coast Guard by Dec. 18, 2016.
For more information, please view the entire Federal Register notice.
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