The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Great Lakes Pilotage Rates—2015 Annual Review and Adjustment.”
11/28/2014: Requirements for MODUs and other vessels conducting Outer Continental Shelf activities with dynamic positioning systems
The Coast Guard seeks comment on proposed rule for mobile offshore drilling units and other vessels using dynamic positioning systems to engage in activities on the Outer Continental Shelf.
The Coast Guard’s Commerical Regulations and Standards Directorate published their Marine Safety Engineering Newsletter.
11/26/2014: Collection of information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – Tonnage measurement of vessels
The Coast Guard posted a notice requesting comments on the revision to the collection of information for the application for tonnage measurement of vessels.
The National Vessel Movement Center updated the NOAD workbook to version 7.4 to correct an issue for users who are using the country of Georgia for country-based fields.
The Coast Guard addresses unmanned aircraft systems and suspicious activity reporting for ports and vessels.
The Coast Guard Hearing Office published an article on marine casualties from 2012 and 2013 and an update on the Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular on reportable marine casualties.
11/24/2014: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Security plans and other security related requirements
The Coast Guard invites comment from vessel and facility owners and operators on security plans for ports, vessels, facilities, Outer Continental Shelf facilities and other security-related requirements.
The Coast Guard’s National Vessel Documentation Center announced that they will launch a program designed to enroll customers in an automated electronic billing program for Certificates of Documentation renewals.