Category: Federal Register

Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet Sept. 10-11, 2019, in Galveston, Texas.

Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee announced in the Federal Register that it will meet in Port Huron, Michigan, Sept. 12, 2019 to discuss matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Person in charge of fuel oil transfers on an inspected vessel

The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the requirements regulating personnel permitted to serve as a person in charge of fuel oil transfers on an inspected vessel by adding the option of using a letter of designation in lieu of a Merchant Mariner Credential with a Tankerman-PIC endorsement.

Consumer Price Index adjustments of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 limits of liability

The final rule adjusts the limits of liability for vessels, deepwater ports, and onshore facilities under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, as amended, to reflect the increase in the Consumer Price Index since 2015. These regulatory inflation increases to the limits of liability are required by OPA 90 and are necessary to preserve the deterrent effect and “polluter pays” principle embodied in the Act.

Comment period opens for draft policy letter on accepting viability testing in BWMS type approval

Comments on the draft policy letter must reach the Coast Guard by Sept. 30, 2019.

National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee meeting

The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and its Subcommittee will meet in Katy, Texas, September 10-11, to discuss Committee matters relating to the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. All meetings will be open to the public.

Public hearings on Liquefied Gas Carriers transiting through San Juan Harbor, San Juan, PR

The Coast Guard will hold two public meetings July 26, 2019, to hear input regarding the safe navigation and mooring of liquefied gas carriers in San Juan Harbor.

Federal Register Notice: Notice of public meeting in preparation for the IMO’s 122nd session of IMO’s Council

The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct an open meeting in Washington, D.C., in preparation for the upcoming 122nd sessoin of IMO Council being held in the United Kingdom July 11-15, 2019. This meeting is open to the public. Those desiring to attend this public meeting should contact the U.S. Coast Guard by July 8, 2019.

Notice of Public Meeting in Preparation for the IMO Technical Cooperation Committee’s 69th Session

This public meeting will be held Thursday, June 20, 2019, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Eastern Time, at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC.

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