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.


2/4/2019: Towing Safety Advisory Committee meeting

The Towing Safety Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet in Miami, Florida February 20-21, to review and discuss recommendations from its subcommittees and to receive briefs on items listed in the agenda.


1/2/2019: Minimum random drug testing rate set at 50 percent

The Coast Guard has increased the minimum random drug testing rate for 2019 as a result of Drug and Alcohol Management Information System data for the most recent reporting year indicating that the positive rate is greater than one percent.


12/21/2018: Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking public comments as part of an Alaskan Arctic Coast Port Access Route Study (AACPARS) to evaluate the need for establishing vessel routing measures along the Arctic Coast of the United States for vessels proceeding to or from ports or places of the United States and transiting within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone.


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