Category: Waterways Policy

12/8/2014: IMO adopts Polar Code safety requirements

The International Maritime Organization finalized the Polar Code and adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea which will create mandatory safety requirements for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.

12/1/2014: Extension of comment period for 2015 Great Lakes pilotage rates – Annual review and adjustment

The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Great Lakes Pilotage Rates—2015 Annual Review and Adjustment.”

11/7/2014: Assistant Commandant for Prevention on the growing complexity of systems

Read part 3 in the 3 part series providing key takeaways from the North American Marine Environment Protection Association conference on the growing complexity of technology and automated systems.

11/6/2014: Assistant Commandant for Prevention on the greening of maritime industry

Read part 2 in the 3 part series providing key takeaways from the North American Marine Environment Protection Association conference on the greening of maritime industry.

11/5/2014: Assistant Commandant for Prevention on domestic oil and gas production

Read part 1 in the 3 part series providing key takeaways from the North American Marine Environment Protection Association conference on domestic oil and gas production.

11/4/2014: Assistant Commandant for Prevention on the interconnectivity of domestic energy, complexity of systems and the greening of industry

Introduction to a 3-part series on domestic energy production, the growing complexity of technology and systems, the greening of industry and the implication for governance surrounding these issues.

10/23/2014: Coast Guard Commandant’s remarks from the American Pilots Association conference – Part 2

Maritime Commons provides an excerpt of the key takeaways from the Commandant’s speech at the American Pilots Association Conference on Coast Guard efforts surrounding domestic energy production, the Panama Canal expansion, cyber in the maritime domain and maritime innovation.

10/23/2014: Coast Guard Commandant’s remarks from the American Pilots Association conference – Part 1

Maritime Commons provides an excerpt of the key takeaways from the Commandant’s speech at the American Pilots Association Conference on Coast Guard efforts surrounding the Ebola outbreak.

10/7/2014: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Drawbridge operations regulations

The Coast Guard invites comment from public and private owners of bridges over navigable waters of the United States on drawbridge operations.

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