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Federal Register Notice: Public meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization SSE 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 at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2022, to prepare for the eighth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 8).

SSE 8 will be held remotely from Monday, February 28, 2022 to Friday, March 4, 2022. This public meeting will be held by way of Microsoft Teams. Members of the public may participate up to the capacity of the Microsoft Teams meeting, which can handle 1,000 participants.

To RSVP, participants should contact the meeting coordinator, LCDR Sarah Rodiño, by email at LCDR Rodiño will provide log in information for Microsoft Teams. Members of the public may also participate via a phone conference by calling (410) 874-6752 and using Conference ID 552 073 07#.

The agenda items to be considered at the public meeting mirror those to be considered at SSE 8, and include:

Please note: The IMO may, on short notice, adjust the SSE 8 agenda to accommodate the constraints associated with the virtual meeting format. Any changes to the agenda will be reported to those who RSVP and those in attendance at the meeting.

Those who plan to participate may contact the meeting coordinator, LCDR Sarah Rodiño, by email at, or in writing at 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509. Members of the public needing reasonable accommodation should advise LCDR Sarah Rodiño not later than February 9, 2022. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be possible to fulfill.

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

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