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CG Public Meetings, Proposed Regulations

The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold public meetings in Seattle on Sept. 28 and in New Orleans on Sept. 30 to hear comments about a proposed rulemaking for ballast water discharge standards. A total of six public meetings are slated 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. The first public meeting is scheduled for Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Hotel 1000, 1000 First Ave., Seattle.  Details about the hotel and surrounding city can be found at: http://www.hotel1000seattle.com/explore.html The second public meeting is scheduled for Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Hotel Monteleone, 214 Rue Royal, New Orleans. Details about the hotel and surrounding city can be found at: http://www.hotelmonteleone.com/ 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 Nov.  27.  All comments and related material submitted after the meeting must be submitted to the online docket at http://www.regulations


U.S. Coast Guard to Host Public Meeting

Media are invited to attend the public meeting on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements Notice of Proposed Rulemaking April 18, 2013. WHO: Personnel from the Office of Port and Facilities Compliance, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C.WHERE: Crystal City Marriott Hotel at Reagan National Airport, 1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, Va., 22202 WHEN: April 18, 2013, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


PHA Commission Considers $9.9m Share of Dredging Project

The Port Commission of The Portof Houston Authority will consider funding a $9.9m share of a Houston Ship Channel dredging and maintenance project and several other matters at its public meeting on August 28 in Houston. Chairman Jim Edmonds will preside over the meeting with Commissioner Steve Phelps, Commissioner Jim Fonteno, Commissioner Kase Lawal, Commissioner Jimmy Burke, Commissioner Janiece Longoria and Commissioner Elyse Lanier.


Marine Mammal Health & Stranding Response Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will hold public meetings to receive comments on the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program. Meetings will be held in San Francisco (April 2); Seattle (April 3); Silver Spring, Maryland (April 6); Boston (April 9); and St. Petersburg, Florida (April 10). Source: HK Law


MarAd Issues Notice for Public Meetings on LNG DWP

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice stating that meetings to receive public comment on the planned Clearwater Port liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP) will be conducted in Oxnard (October 3) and Santa Clarita (October 4). Written comments should be submitted by October 18. Source: HK Law


Gulf Landing LNG DWP – Enviro Statement

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a Notice announcing availability of the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Gulf Landing liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP) to be located in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 38 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana. A public meeting will be held in Lafayette, Louisiana on July 15. Comments on the proposal should be submitted by August 9, 2004. 69 Fed. Reg. 35655 (HK Law)


Oregon: LNG Project

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking comments on a proposal it received for construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility on the Columbia River in the vicinity of Bradwood, Oregon. The agency will prepare a Letter of Recommendation concerning the suitability of the river for LNG marine traffic. A public meeting on this proposal will be held in Astoria on September 29. Written comments must be submitted by October 6. 70 Fed. Reg. 53677 (HK Law)


USCG Station Rockaway Become National Recreation Area

The U.S. Coast Guard and the National Park Service issued a Notice stating that the Coast Guard plans to close Station (Small) Rockaway on Jamaica Bay, Long Island, New York and consolidate operations at its Staten Island facility. The Rockaway station would be incorporated into the Gateway National Recreation Area. A public meeting will be held in Rockaway on May 27, 2003 to present information on the proposal.


USCG, MarAd to Convene on Port Pelican Project

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MarAd) issued a joint Notice stating that they will hold a public meeting in New Orleans on August 18, 2003 to receive information relevant to the issuance or denial of a federal license for the proposed Port Pelican LLC Deepwater Port project. Written comments on the project should be submitted by October 2, 2003. Source: HK Law


Compass Port LNG DWP – Enviro Statement

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a Notice announcing availability of the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Compass Port liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP) to be located in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 11 miles south of Dauphin Island, Alabama. Public meetings will be held in Dauphin Island (July 12), Mobile, Alabama (July 13), and Pascagoula, Mississippi (July 14)


Port Canaveral's 60-yr-old Charter Overhauled

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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


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.


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


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.


Where is Government Transparency?

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President Obama pledged in his first four years of office to have a more transparent government. He issued a memorandum on transparency and open government on his second day in office directing agencies to make information more available to the public in a timely manner


Alaska Ocean-going Ferry Project: Seattle Consultants Chosen

Ferry Tustumena: Photo credit PMEL

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.


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


Krepp Comments on GSA Storis Auction

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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


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


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.  


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


BSEE Addresses Near Miss Reporting

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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


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


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


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)






 
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