10/19/2018: Federal Register Notice: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee meeting

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4/26/2018: Polar Icebreaker Program public scoping process has begun for preparation of Environmental Impact Statement, intent to hold public meetings

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2/23/2018: Notice of National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee meeting

The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet in New Orleans, Louisiana, to discuss the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. These meetings are open to the public.


12/27/2017: Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee seeks applications for membership

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee. Both positions were previously advertised under Docket No. USCG–2017–0829 but no applications for either of the two positions were received. Completed applications should be submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard on or before February 26, 2018.


12/26/2017: Request for applications for Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking applicants for membership on the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to medical certification determinations affecting merchant mariners. Completed applications should be submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard on or before February 26, 2018.


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

The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a public town hall meeting December 11, 2017, 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. This meeting pertains to new requirements the IMO adopted in 2016 related to maintenance of lifesaving equipment on vessels subject to SOLAS.


10/21/2016: Update to requirements for vessels with registry endorsements or foreign-flagged vessels that perform certain aquaculture support operations

The Coast Guard announces that it has received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an information collection request associated with the Requirements for Vessels with Registry Endorsements or Foreign-Flagged Vessels that Perform Certain Aquaculture Support Operations final rule we published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2016.