3/19/2019: Commandant to deliver State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz will deliver the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address, at 10 a.m., PST, Thursday, March 21, from Coast Guard Base Los Angeles/Long Beach. This is Schultz’s first State of the Coast Guard Address since his tenure as commandant began in 2018. Schultz will provide a current overview of the service and outline priorities for the year ahead.


3/18/2019: Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study: Port approaches and international entry and departure transit areas

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is beginning a new study of routes used by ships to access ports on the Atlantic Coast of the United States. The Ports and Waterways Safety Act requires the Coast Guard to study potential traffic density and assess the need for safe access routes for vessels. The Coast Guard coordinates with Federal and State agencies, and considers the views of the maritime community, environmental groups, and other interested stakeholders in order to reconcile the need for safe access routes with other reasonable waterway uses in the study area.


2/27/2019: National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee will meet in New Orleans, Louisiana in March to discuss committee matters relating to the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. All meetings will be open to the public.


2/22/2019: National Boating Safety Advisory Council meeting

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its Subcommittees will meet April 9-11, 2019 in New Orleans to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.


2/19/2019: Polar Security Cutter Program; Notice of Availability of Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

The Coast Guard will not issue a final decision on the proposal for a minimum of 30 days after the date on which the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability of the final EIS in the Federal Register.


2/15/2019: Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The full Committee will meet on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Houston.


2/15/2019: Towing Safety Advisory Committee meeting rescheduled, location changed

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the dates and location of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee meeting originally scheduled for Feb. 20-21, 2019, has been rescheduled for March 12- 13, 2019. The new meeting location is at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport and Convention Center in Miami, Florida.


2/8/2019: Withdrawal of notice of proposed rulemakings regarding hazardous substance response plans

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is withdrawing two notices of proposed rulemakings based on findings that the proposed rules are no longer appropriate to the current state of spill response in the chemical industry.


2/7/2019: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee charter renewal

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that, under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security renewed the charter for the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee for the period of Nov. 9, 2018 – Nov. 9, 2020.


2/6/2019: Notice of public meeting – IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment

The Department of State will conduct a meeting, open to the public, led by the Coast Guard. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the sixth Session of the International Maritime Organization’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment, to be held at the IMO headquarters in London, United Kingdom, March 4-8, 2019.


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