7/31/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Certificates of financial responsibility under OPA 1990

The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of an extension of a currently approved collection for certificates of financial responsibility under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990


7/31/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Request for designation and exemption of oceanographic research vessels

The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of an extension of a currently approved collection for request for designation and exemption of oceanographic research vessels.


7/31/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Title 46 CFR Subchapter Q: Lifesaving, electrical, engineering and navigation equipment, construction and materials and marine sanitation devices

The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of an extension of a currently approved collection for Title 46 CFR Subchapter Q: Lifesaving, electrical, engineering and navigation equipment, construction and materials and marine sanitation devices.


7/30/2015: NOAD Submission method update– 60 day notice

In 60 days, the National Vessel Movement Center will change the method of how notice of arrival and departure submissions will be accepted.


7/30/2015: NMC improves credential production process

The National Maritime Center will soon begin using automated printers for MMC production, which will significantly improve the quality and security of the credentials.


07/30/15: Requirements for vessels with registry endorsements or foreign-flagged vessels that perform certain aquaculture support operations

The Coast Guard seeks comment on a proposed amendment to regulations that would allow for a waiver allowing foreign-flagged vessels to be used in certain aquaculture operations.


7/28/2015: IMO Polar Code background and update from Arctic symposium

Read a summary of remarks from a Coast Guard Polar Code expert at a recent symposium. Highlights include the Polar Code boundary, standards for ice strengthening, Polar Water Operations Manual, challenges in polar waters and Arctic marine casualties.


7/27/2015: Navigation and navigable waters; technical, organization and conforming amendments

The Coast Guard published its final rule making non-substantive technical, organizational and conforming amendments to existing regulations throughout Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations.


7/24/2015: New NVIC published – Part 4 Marine Casualty Reporting Procedures Guide with Associated Standard Interpretations

The Coast Guard published Navigation and Vessel Circular 01-15 to clarify terminology used in the reporting regulation, draw attention to additional regulatory citations related to reporting and provide detailed regulatory interpretations to assist all involved parties in the marine casualty reporting and investigation process.


7/23/2015: Cyber drivers?

The Chief of the Office of Port and Facility Compliance highlights a recent hack, to remotely control a car, and the related cyber safety concerns in marine transportation.


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