Tag: Federal Register

Dec. 28, 2023

Federal Register Notice: User Fees for Inspected Towing Vessels

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that we are updating the user fees for seagoing towing vessels that are 300 gross tons or more and revising user fees for other inspected towing vessels.

Dec. 5, 2023

Federal Register: Request for information on the Coast Guard Implementation of a Western Alaska Oil Spill Planning Criteria Program

The Coast Guard’s Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy (CG-MER) is seeking input from the public on the Coast Guard Implementation of a Western Alaska Oil Spill Planning Criteria Program.  Input will assist in potentially developing a regulatory proposal to support the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022 requiring planning criteria for vessel response plans distinct to Western Alaska and Prince William Sound Captain of the Port Zones in the Federal Register (Docket No. USCG-2023-0824). 

Nov. 21, 2023

Federal Register Notice: 2022 Liquid Chemical Categorization Updates

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is aligning liquid chemical categorization tables in its tank vessels and bulk dangerous cargo regulations with the 2020 Edition of the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk and the International Maritime Organization’s 2019 Marine Environment Protection Committee’s Circular 25.

Nov. 21, 2023

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM): Great Lakes Pilotage Modernization

The Coast Guard is proposing to amend certain Great Lakes Pilotage regulatory requirements to align with current Coast Guard and U.S. pilot association operations and pilotage practices. This proposed rule would clarify the different phases of training and types of registrations for pilots who work on the Great Lakes, eliminate outdated practices and redundant requirements, and adds much needed structure regarding the billing dispute process.

Sept. 22, 2023

National Boating Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

The National Boating Safety Advisory Committee and its Subcommittees will meet virtually to discuss matters relating to national boating safety. The virtual meeting will be open to the public.

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