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Federal Register Notice: Public meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization SDC 8 meeting

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As announced in the Federal Register, the Department of State and the Coast Guard will conduct a public meeting by teleconference at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 13, 2022. 

The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the eighth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 8) to be held remotely, January 17 to 21, 2022. 

Members of the public may participate up to the capacity of the phone line, which will handle 500 participants.  To access the teleconference, participants should call (202) 475-4000 and use Participant Passcode 87723987#.

Those who plan to participate may contact the meeting coordinator, LCDR Dimitri Wiener, by email at or by phone at (202) 372-1414.

The agenda items to be considered include:

The Sub-Committee may, on short notice, adjust the SDC 8 agenda to accommodate the constraints associated with the virtual meeting format.  Although no changes to the agenda are anticipated, if any are necessary they will be provided to those who RSVP. 

View the Federal Register notice for full details, including the agenda.

Additional information regarding this and other IMO public meetings may be found at:

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