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USCG Open to Comments on Proposed Regs

The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold public meetings in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 27 and New York City Oct. 29 to hear comments about a proposed rulemaking for ballast water discharge standards. These meetings are the last two of six public meetings held for the Coast Guard to receive comments about a proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register Aug. 28 (74 FR 44632) that would add ballast water discharge standards to the Coast Guard's ballast water management regulations in Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 151, Subparts C and D. The proposed rule would also add approval procedures for ballast water management systems found in Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations, Subchapter Q. Live webcasts (audio and video) of the public meetings will also be broadcast online at: http://ballastwater.us The public meeting scheduled for Oct. 27 will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Hilton Oakland Airport, One Hegenberger Rd., Oakland, Calif. The phone number for the hotel is (510) 635-5000. The public meeting scheduled for Oct. 29 will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Marriott New York Downtown, 85 West Street at Albany Street, New York City. The phone number for the hotel is (212) 385-4900. The public is encouraged to participate by submitting written or verbal comments at the meetings. The comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking closes Dec. 4


Public Meeting on Government Contract

The U. S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration will consider Wilmington, NC, as well as other cities, for federal contracts for the decommissioning of the NS Savannah, and plans to discuss the project during a public meeting in Wilmington, August 21. Possible plans for the Savannah include making it into a museum. The agency is looking to decommission the Savannah, originally launched July 21, 1959


USCG to Hold Meeting on Great Lakes Species Invasion

The Coast Guard will hold a public meeting on May 9 in Cleveland seeking public assistance in further preventing aquatic nonindigenous species from entering the Great Lakes from the ballast water discharged from oceangoing vessels. Specifically, the Coast Guard is exploring ways to manage the ballast water on vessels entering the Great Lakes that have so little water in their ballast tanks, they cannot pump it out and thus declare they are “No Ballast Onboard” vessels, or NOBOBs.


Meeting Scheduled for Dangerous Goods Carriers

The Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) will conduct public meetings in Washington, DC on June 18 and July 16, 2003. The first meeting is to prepare for the 23rd session of the United Nations' Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. The second meeting is to report on the results of the UN session. 68 Fed. Reg. 32579 (May 30, 2003). (Source: Haight Gardner Holland & Knight


USCG Extends Comment Period

The USCG has extended the public comment period for its NPRM on response plans for tank vessels carrying hazardous materials. Additionally, a two-day public meeting will be held on August 12-13, in Houston, at the Hilton-University of Houston Hotel and Conference Center. The deadline for written comments on the NPRM has been exteneded until August 30.


Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting

The Shipping Coordinating Committee, sponsored by the State Department, will hold a series of meetings in Washington, D.C. to assist in refining the U.S. position prior to the Diplomatic Conference on the Draft Protocol to the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, 1974. The public meetings will be held on June 26, July 31, September 5, and October 16, 2002.


Gulf Coast Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting

Obama Administration officials will hold a Gulf Coast Regional Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting in New Orleans on Monday, October 19, 2009. The Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, led by White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, consists of senior-level officials from Administration agencies, departments, and offices. The Task Force, established by President Obama via presidential memorandum on June 12


NTSB To Meet in Washington

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a public meeting in Washington, DC on June 11, 2002. Among items on the agenda is the Marine Accident Report regarding the fire onboard the small passenger vessel PORT IMPERIAL MANHATTAN on the Hudson River in New York on November 12, 2000. Source: HK Law


Coast Guard Prepares EIS on LNG Project

The U.S. Coast Guard is preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) regarding the proposed Northeast Gateway Energy Bridge LNG deepwater port (DWP) project. Public meetings will be held in Boston (October 18) and Gloucester (October 19). Written comments should be submitted by October 31. 70 Fed. Reg. 58228 Source: HK Law


Neptune LNG DWP License application – Environmental Analysis

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a Notice of the intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) as part of the review of the proposal by Neptune LNG, LLC to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP) off the coast of Massachusetts approximately 22 miles northeast of Boston. Public meetings will be held in Boston (November 2) and in Gloucester (November 3). Written comments must be submitted by November 18


Cove Point LNG Export Facility Gets US FERC Approval

 U.S. federal regulators on Monday approved construction of Dominion Resources Inc's liquefied natural gas export project in Cove Point, Maryland. Cove Point is the fourth U.S. LNG export project to get the green light to begin construction from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Former FedEx Canada President to Head Long Beach Port

Jon Slangerup to be appointed Chief Executive

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to vote Monday, June 30, to name Jon W. Slangerup, a veteran corporate executive with extensive experience in global logistics and environmental technologies, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Chief Executive.


Agenda For June 19 Public Meeting on NPREP Guidlines

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Leaders of the maritime industry will convene in Washington, D.C. on June 19 with representatives of the relevant government agencies to have a dialogue addressing concerns with, and ways to improve, the recently published draft National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (NPREP) guidelines


Public Meeting to Address NPREP Guidelines

Maritime industry leaders will convene in Washington, D.C. on June 19 with representatives of the relevant government agencies to have a dialogue addressing concerns with, and ways to improve, the recently published draft National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (NPREP) guidelines.


Port Canaveral's 60-yr-old Charter Overhauled

Florida Governor Rick Scott: Official photo

Port Canaveral informs that Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed into law a major overhaul of the Port’s 60-year-old charter, which resulted from a nine-month community review and input process and received bi-partisan legislative support


BOEM to Review Wind Energy Demonstration Project Offshore Oregon

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  As part of the Obama Administration's Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today that it is seeking public comment as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA)


Yusen Container Terminal Draft EIS/EIR Released

The Port of Los Angeles and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) for the Yusen Terminals Inc. (YTI) Container Terminal Improvements Project, located at Berths 212-224 at the Port of Los Angeles


MARAD to Host National Maritime Strategy Symposium

Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation

On Tuesday, May 6, at 9 a.m. EDT, the Maritime Administration and the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council will host the second National Maritime Strategy Symposium in Washington, D.C. Building upon the first Symposium held in January


BSEE Addresses Near Miss Reporting

Allyson Anderson (Courtesy BSEE)

BSEE Associate Director Meets with IPAA, Discusses Near-Miss Reporting System and Risk Management Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Associate Director Allyson Anderson addressed the Independent Petroleum Association of America’s (IPAA) Offshore Committee last week


Port Canaveral Charter to Receive Long-due Overhaul

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Florida Governor Rick Scott is expected to sign bipartisan, community-supported legislation that enacts major changes to the Port Authority Charter for the first time in Port Canaveral’s 60-year history. As a Special District created by the Florida Legislature


Second National Maritime Strategy Symposium

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The Maritime Administration (MARAD) will publish a Federal Register Notice on March 24, 2014 inviting the public and Marine Transportation System stakeholders to participate in the agency’s second symposium intended to develop a robust national maritime strategy.  


BOEM Seeks Comment on Proposed Energy Research

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As part of the Obama Administration's Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today that it is seeking public comment as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to


Krepp Comments on GSA Storis Auction

Denise Krepp

Denise Rucker Krepp, former Maritime Administration Chief Counsel who currently advocates on behalf of the U.S. domestic ship recycling industry, issued a statement at the Coast Guard Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting March 12, 2014, in Preparation for the April 2014 Maritime Environment


National Maritime Strategy Symposium Registration Open

Hosted by The Maritime Administration The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites the public, officials and other Marine Transportation System stakeholders to participate in a national maritime strategy symposium from January 14-16, 2014


Alaska Ocean-going Ferry Project: Seattle Consultants Chosen

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Naval engineering firm Glosten and Associates of Seattle will guide the state as it plans a new ocean-going ferry to replace the 49-year-old ferry Tustumena, reports the 'Kodiak Daily Mirror', citing news from a meeting of the state's ferry advisory board in Anchorage.






 
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