11/22/2017: Notice of public meeting: International standards pertaining to maintenance, repair and training of servicing technicians for lifeboats, rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear

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The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a public town hall meeting December 11, 2017, in Washington, D.C., to disseminate information related to the 2020 entry into force of international standards affecting the testing and maintenance of lifeboats, rescue boats and launching appliances, and authorization of service providers. The International Maritime Organization in 2016 adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (SOLAS) which contain new requirements related to maintenance of lifesaving equipment on vessels subject to SOLAS. The purpose of the public town hall meeting is to provide an opportunity for the public to obtain information and ask questions related to these new requirements and their implementation in the United States.

Meeting attendees must pre-register. Registration and any requests for special accommodations must be received no later than 5 p.m. on December 4, 2017.
For more information, please see the Federal Register notice.

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