In 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard promulgated an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to seek comprehensive public input and examine whether there is a need for a proposed rule on new anchorage grounds on the Hudson River to promote safe navigation. After a review of the comments, Rear Adm. Steven Poulin, Commander of the First Coast Guard District, suspended future rulemaking decisions and directed a formal risk identification and evaluation of the Hudson River, known as a Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment. This post provides information on the PAWSA process as well as insight into the Coast Guard’s decision to suspend rule-making activities.
4/13/2017: Connecticut Maritime Association’s 2017 Shipping Conference – Remarks from Rear Admiral Steven Poulin, First District Commander
In our final post in the CMA 2017 series, Poulin talks about Coast Guard initiatives and programs related to seafarers’ professionalism and well-being.