7/14/2017: Coast Guard seeks assistance from five federal advisory committees on regulatory evaluations

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is issuing new tasking to five federal advisory committees to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of each committee’s charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification.


3/2/2017: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups are scheduled to meet April 4-5, 2017, in Martinsburg, West Virginia.


8/29/2016: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, merchant mariners’ documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research.


2/18/2017: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, merchant mariners’ documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education and medical research.


12/29/2015: Reminder – Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee applications due soon

This post serves as a reminder that the Coast Guard is seeking application for membership on the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee. As a reminder, completed applications should reach the Coast Guard on or before January 25, 2016.


11/24/2015: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee’s Response to Task Statement I – Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 04-08 revision

The Coast Guard published changes to NVIC 04-08 which the Coast Guard uses in making decisions on mariner credentialing


11/24/2015: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee vacancy announcement

The Coast Guard is seeking application for membership on the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee to provide advice and recommendations on matters related to medical certification of mariners.


8/21/2015: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting

MEDMAC to host public meeting to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, merchant mariners’ documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education and medical research.


3/19/2015: Update to Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee, Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meetings

The Coast Guard published a notice correcting the previous notices for the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting and the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting.


9/4/2014: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee is hosting a public meeting in Piney Point, Md. September 29-30, 2014.