Category: Federal Register

April 4, 2023

Federal Register Notice: National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; May 2023 meetings

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee will conduct a series of meetings over three days in Annapolis, MD to discuss matters relating to recreational boating safety. The meetings will be open to the public via a virtual platform. There is also limited in-person access.

March 24, 2023

Interim Rule: Fire safety of small passenger vessels; OMB approval of information collection request

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it has received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an information collection request associated with the interim rule requirements for fire safety on certain covered small passenger vessels.

March 17, 2023

Final Rule – Update to electrical engineering regulations

The Coast Guard published a Final Rule in the Federal Register on March 16, 2023, to update the electrical engineering regulations for commercial vessels in 46 CFR Subchapter J, Parts 110-113. 

March 17, 2023

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; March 2023 meetings

As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons will provide a daily compilation of nationally-relevant Federal Register Notices, or those notices that may impact a large segment of our readers. To provide comments for the public record, follow the Federal Register link for each individual notice. Please note, the Coast Guard cannot respond to comments on these notices outside of the Federal Register.

March 14, 2023

Federal Register Notice: Public meeting in preparation for International Maritime Organization PPR 10 meeting

The Department of State announced in the Federal Register it will conduct a public meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, both in-person at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, and via Microsoft Teams. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 10th session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Pollution Prevention and Response Sub-Committee (PPR 10) to be held in London, United Kingdom from April 24 to 28, 2023.

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