Category: Waterways Policy

9/30/2014: Collection of information under review by Office of Management and Budget- Application for private aids to navigation and class I private aids to navigation on artificial islands and fixed structures

The Coast Guard posted a notice requesting comments on the revision to the collection of information for the application for private aids to navigation and for class I private aids to navigation on artificial islands and fixed structures.

9/19/2014: Opening of the Center for Arctic Study and Policy

Coast Guard Vice Commandant speaks at the opening of the Center for Arctic Study and Policy. The Center will house the Coast Guard think-tank for Arctic maritime oeprations and build a nexus between operators, indigenous community members and policymakers on evolving Arctic issues.

9/19/2014: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget- Security zones, regulated navigation areas and safety zones

The Coast Guard invites comments on: security zones, regulated navigation areas, safety zones, safety approval of cargo containers, self-propelled liquefied natural gas vessels, plan approval and records for electrical engineering regulations and the streamlined inspection program.

9/16/2014: Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy answers questions about role of social media in Coast Guard policy

The Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy clarifies the Coast Guard’s use of social media to discuss Coast Guard goals, objectives and policy positions with the maritime community.

9/5/2014: Coast Guard speaks on the Polar Code in Alaska

Coast Guard officials joined regional stakeholders on August 29, 2014 in Anchorage, Ala. to talk about the Polar Code, an international code for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.

9/5/2014: 2014 HSC and AMSC Conference- presentations posted

The Transportation Research Board published Power Point presentations from the 15th Biennial Harbor Safety Committee and Area Maritime Security Committee Conference.

9/5/2014: New analytical tool for vessel traffic trends

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound and the Puget Sound Harbor Safety Committee developed an analytical tool that identifies trends in vessel traffic, deficiencies, accidents and navigation incidents within the Puget Sound. This tool can be used to compare data nationwide, regionally and port to port.

9/4/2014: Safety zones for facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico

The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones around four Chevron North America facilities located on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico.

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