1/8/2015: Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee meeting

The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee will hold public meetings in February to discuss safe and secure transporation of hazardous materials.

1/8/2015: Maritime cyber security learning seminar and symposium

Rutgers University and a DHS Center of Excellence are jointly sponsoring a maritime cyber security seminar March 2-3, at Rutgers University to discuss maritime cyber threats, vulnerabilities and consequences.

1/8/2015: 3rd Annual liquefied natural gas conference to be hosted in the Pacific Northwest

The 3rd Annual Liquefied Natural Gas as Fuel Forum will be hosted January 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.

1/6/2015: Area Maritime Security Plan – 5 Year cycle review

All 43 Area Maritime Security Plans have been updated by the Captains of the Ports and approved by the Coast Guard Area Commanders.

1/5/2015: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee

A MERPAC working group will meet at the end of January to review the evaluation of military education, training and Coast Guard certifications and to assess for the International Convention on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978.

1/5/2015: Commercial fishing vessels dispensing petroleum products

The Coast Guard is reopening the public comment period on the notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Commercial Fishing Vessels Dispensing Petroleum Products,” published in August 2014.

1/2/2015: Collection of information under review by Office of Management and Budget – drawbridge operation regulations

The Coast Guard posted a notice requesting approval of an extension to the collection of information for drawbridge operation regulations.

1/2/2015: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – report of oil or hazardous substance discharge and report of suspicious maritime activity

The Coast Guard posted a notice requesting approval of a revision to a number of collections of information. View the post for further information.

1/2/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Certificates of compliance, boiler/pressure vessel repairs, cargo gear records and shipping papers

The Coast Guard posted a notice requesting approval of an extension of a currently approved collection for certificates of compliance, boiler/pressure vessel repairs, cargo gear records and shipping papers.

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