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8/31/2017: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee establishes three workgroups for regulatory reform tasking

The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) held a public meeting Aug. 24, 2017, to discuss and begin work on a new task to provide input to the Coast Guard in support of its Regulatory Reform effort. Copies of this task statement can be found in the Aug. 24, 2017 entry under the Full Committee Meeting Minutes section of the NMSAC’s Homeport webpage.

This work will assist the Coast Guard in implementing Executive Orders 13771 and 13783 which were issued in February and March 2017, and are aimed at reducing regulatory burden and promoting economic growth.

The Committee deliberated the Task statement and decided to establish three working groups to more efficiently examine the regulations that fell within the scope of the Committee’s Charter. These working groups are:

1.) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) – This working group will examine and make recommendations to the regulatory requirements of TWIC.

2.) Training and Exercises – This working group will examine and make recommendations on the security Training and Exercise requirements within 33 CFR Subchapter H.

3.) Other Regulatory requirements – This working group will make recommendations on those regulations that do not specifically fall within the other working groups and currently reside in 33 CFR Subchapters H, K, and L.

The Committee is requesting the assistance of all interested members of the public to participate in these working groups. These working groups will meet via teleconferences. Interested parties should contact Mr. Ryan Owens, at ryan.f.owens@uscg.mil.

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.