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Coast Guard Regulated Facility Compliance Program manual now available

The manual is a collection of facility compliance information from other sources, such as Marine Safety Manual Vol. II, directives, and policy letters. The manual formalizes existing best practices and provides amplifying information to Coast Guard personnel on oversight and management of facility compliance programs and activities conducted as part of those programs.

Recap of the 7th Session of IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response

Capt. Sean Brady, Chief of the Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards, led the U.S. delegation, comprised of members from the Coast Guard, Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Transportation, and technical advisors from State and private sectors.

Final Rule: TWIC – Reader Requirements; Delay of Effective Date

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it has issued its final rule, “TWIC – Reader Requirements; Delay of Effective Date.” This final rule delays implementation of TWIC readers for three years at facilities that handle certain dangerous cargoes (CDC) while allowing reader requirements for large passenger vessel facilities and one specific large passenger vessel to move forward.