The Coast Guard published a final rule that amends ballast water management reporting and recordkeeping requirements. This reduces the administrative burden on the regulated population while still allowing the Coast Guard to analyze and understand ballast water management practices.
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11/24/2015: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee’s Response to Task Statement I – Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 04-08 revision
The Coast Guard published changes to NVIC 04-08 which the Coast Guard uses in making decisions on mariner credentialing
The Coast Guard is seeking application for membership on the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee to provide advice and recommendations on matters related to medical certification of mariners.
The Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise works with American Bureau of Shipping t to train Coast Guard personnel on LNG bunkering operations and equipment.
10/23/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Welding and hot works Permits and posting of warning signs
The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for welding and hot works Permits and posting of warning signs.