The Department of State announced in the Federal Register it will conduct a public meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, both in-person at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, and via Microsoft Teams. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 10th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Pollution Prevention and Response Sub-Committee (PPR 10) to be held in London, United Kingdom from April 24 to 28, 2023.
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Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG) creates centralized email address
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG) has created a centralized email address, CGENG@uscg.mil, which acts as a “switchboard,” and forwards any inquiries or requests to the appropriate CG-ENG member(s) or division(s).
National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2023 (H.R. 7776) – SEC. 11508: ATB Manning
The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has provided a post for owners or managing operators of a towing vessel that makes up an Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) who may be affected by National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2023 (H.R. 7776) – SEC. 11508: ATB Manning.
Federal Register Notice: Notice of Publication of Vessel Traffic Services National Standards for Operating COMDTINST 16630.3B
The Coast Guard announces the publication of the Vessel Traffic Services National Standards of Operating Commandant Instruction (COMDTINST) 16630.3B. This instruction replaces the Vessel Traffic Services National Standards of Operating Procedures COMDTINST M16630.3A. This instruction provides programmatic guidance to all Coast Guard Sectors and Vessel Traffic Services.
MSIB: Transportation Worker Identification Credential(TWIC) reader rule delayed
On December 23, 2022, the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (H.R.
7776) was signed into law, which includes section 11804(c) that delays implementation of Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements for covered facilities until at least May 8, 2026.