This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking seeks to add regulated navigation areas and safety zones in Green Bay, Lake Erie Islands, and Saginaw Bay.
In February 2016 the Coast Guard released Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-16: Use of electronic charts and publications in lieu of paper charts and publications. Through our own evaluation and a review of stakeholder feedback, we are aware that it has not allowed certain existing equipment to replace paper charts. Therefore, we are working to amend this policy and update third-party consensus standards.
The Coast Guard is expanding Automatic Identification System (AIS) requirements to include additional commercial vessels.
2/5/2016: New NVIC published – Use of electronic charts and publications in lieu of paper charts, maps and publications
The Coast Guard published uniform guidance on what is now considered equivalent to chart and publication carriage requirements. The Coast Guard believes that electronic charts provide substantially more information to the mariner and will enhance navigational safety beyond that of official paper charts.
Coast Guard Light Lists are a means for communicating aids to navigation information to the maritime public. The last government printed Light Lists were the 2014 editions.
The Coast Guard seeks applications for seven positions on the Navigation Safety Advisory Council to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security, through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers recently invited you to share your comments and feedback regarding the modernization of navigation services. As of today, the presentations that were provided at the subject Listening Sessions are NOW available online at the feedback site for viewing prior to providing additional and/or updated feedback.
The Coast Guard published a final rule amendment to 33 Code of Federal Regulations part 151 correcting an address and an incorrect paragraph reference.
The Coast Guard, NOAA and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers invite you to comment on their new feedback website on the modernization of navigation services.