APMA Blog Feeds

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7/27/2017: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Navigation safety information, emergency instructions for certain towing vessels

Maritime CommonsThursday, July 27, 2017 - 9:34 AM
The Coast Guard seeks comments from vessel owners, operators, and masters by Sept. 25, 2017, on an extension of its approval for the collection of information for the Navigation Safety Information and Emergency Instructions for Certain Towing Vessels without change. Navigation safety regulations in [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 27 July 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingThursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:50 AM
Headlines: USCG – ballast water FAQ; USCG – safety alerts 1996 to date; USCG – correction re inspection and certification; USCG – regulatory reform; USACE & EPA – ‘waters of the United States’; NTSB – seeking marine engineer; Senate – hearing on marine debris; House – hearing on Coast [ Read Full Article ]

7/26/2017: Updated Ballast Water Management FAQs now available

Maritime CommonsWednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:52 AM
New BWM frequently asked questions now available on Homeport. Topics covered include compliance, the type approval process, and working with Independent Laboratories. [ Read Full Article ]

7/26/2017: Coast Guard seeks Navigation Safety Advisory Council’s assistance on regulatory evaluations

Maritime CommonsWednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:47 AM
The full council is scheduled to meet by teleconference Aug. 16, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT, to help the Coast Guard identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the council's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. [ Read Full Article ]

7/26/2017: Rear Adm. Paul Thomas passes helm to new assistant commandant for prevention policy, Rear Adm. John Nadeau

Maritime CommonsWednesday, July 26, 2017 - 8:00 AM
In his last post as assistant commandant for prevention policy, Rear Adm. Thomas shares a few thoughts with maritime stakeholders before moving on to his new assignment as commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 26 July 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingWednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:28 AM
Headlines: USCG – Marine Safety Manual, Vol. III; USCG – regulatory reform; PHMSA – transport of dangerous goods; Bering Sea – fishing vessel wreck located; OFAC – $2 million penalty against ExxonMobil; St. Lawrence Seaway – tug assistance; House – bill introduced re DOT maritime [ Read Full Article ]

7/25/2017: Recap of remarks by Rear Adm. Paul Thomas at AAPA’s port security seminar

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 25, 2017 - 7:51 AM
Adm. Thomas recently spoke at the American Association of Port Authorities Port Security Seminar and Expo in Chicago, Illinois. The expo brought members together to take a closer look at securing America’s ports from the inside out, with a special focus on supply chain security and their related [ Read Full Article ]

7/25/2017: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Characteristics of liquid chemicals proposed for bulk water movement

Maritime CommonsTuesday, July 25, 2017 - 7:00 AM
The Coast Guard seeks comments from manufacturers of chemicals on an extension of its approval for the collection of information for the Characteristics of Liquid Chemicals Proposed for Bulk Water Movement without change. Comments must be received by the Coast Guard by Aug. 23, 2017. [ Read Full Article ]

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 25 July 2017

Bryant's Maritime ConsultingTuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:52 AM
Headlines: USCG – expiration of MMC extensions; USCG – Subchapter M reminder; USCG Safety Alert re CO2 systems; USCG – Waves on the Waterfront; FAA – UAS for SAR; FERC – Freeport LNG expansion; USACE – regulatory reform; NTSB – marine investigator sought; Australia – automatic VHF channel [ Read Full Article ]

7/24/2017: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Great Lakes Pilotage

Maritime CommonsMonday, July 24, 2017 - 8:35 AM
The Office of Great Lakes Pilotage is seeking a revision of the Office of Management and Budget's current approval for Great Lakes Pilotage data collection requirements for the three U.S. pilot associations it regulates. This revision would require continued submission of data to an electronic [ Read Full Article ]

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