2/11/2015: 2015 GPS Future leap second implementation

On or about 21 January, 2015 the GPS navigation messages began to include future leap second data which indicates an increase in the leap second to become effective at the end of June, 2015.

2/11/2015: Marine vapor control systems; correction

The Coast Guard published a notice correcting a final regulation that contained errors which may have been misleading for the final rule on Marine Vapor Control Systems.

2/9/2015: Temporary suspension of auto-generated email responses for receipt of application

The National Maritime Center’s automated email response, regarding the receipt of Merchant Mariner Credential applications has been temporarily suspended.

2/6/2015: Coast Guard has not taken final action on proposed policy letter for carriage of cargo

Maritime Commons is providing information on Coast Guard actions pertaining to a proposed policy letter for carriage of cargo.

2/6/2015: Requirements for MODUs and other vessels conducting Outer Continental Shelf activities with dynamic positioning systems – Comment period extension

The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for 90 days on the notice of proposed rulemaking for MODUs and other vessels conducting OCS activities with dynamic positioning systems.

2/6/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Ships’ stores certification for hazardous materials aboard ships

The Coast Guard posted a notice requesting comments on ships’ stores certification for hazardous materials aboard ships.

2/6/2015: Collection of Information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – Security plans for ports, vessels, facilities, Outer Continental Shelf facilities and other security-related requirements

The Coast Guard seeks comment on security plans for ports, vessels, facilities, Outer Continental Shelf facilities and other security-related requirements.

2/6/2015: Collection of information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – State access to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for removal costs under OPA 1990

The Coast Guard seeks comments on state access to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for removal costs under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

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