U.S. Coast Guard: Proposed Rulemakings

U.S. Coast Guard: Proposed Rulemakings

 

PROPOSED RULEMAKINGS

June 8, 2018  The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations on ballast water management by eliminating the requirement for vessels operating on voyages exclusively between ports or places within a single Captain of the Port Zone to submit an Annual Ballast Water Summary Report for calendar year 2018. The Coast Guard views this current reporting requirement as unnecessary to analyze and understand ballast water management practices. This proposal would also serve to reduce the administrative burden on the regulated population of vessels which are equipped with ballast tanks. Comments accepted. 83 FR 21214, (May 9, 2018), (USCG-2018-0245).

FINAL RULEMAKINGS

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AGENCY NOTICES

June 5, 2018  In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit the ICR entitled “Vessel Inspection Related Forms and Reporting Requirements Under Title 46 U.S. Code” to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, requesting an extension of their approval. Comments accepted. 83 FR 14872, (April 6, 2018), (USCG-2018-0187).

June 5, 2018  In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit the ICR entitled “Plan Approval and Records for Load Lines—Title 46 CFR Subchapter E” to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, requesting an extension of their approval. Comments accepted. 83 FR 14873, (April 6, 2018), (USCG-2018-0192).

June 5, 2018   In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit the ICR entitled “Plan Approval and Records for Marine Engineering Systems—46 CFR Subchapter F” to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, requesting an extension of their approval. Comments accepted. 83 FR 14874, (April 6, 2018), (USCG-2018-0190).

June 5, 2018 In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit the ICR entitled “Ships’ Stores Certification for Hazardous Materials Aboard Ships” to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, requesting an extension of their approval. Comments accepted. 83 FR 14875, (April 6, 2018), (USCG-2018-0191).

June 8, 2018   In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit the ICR entitled “Alternate Compliance Program” to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, requesting an extension of their approval. Comments accepted. 83 FR 15167, (April 9, 2018), (USCG-2018-0188).

June 11, 2018   In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request entitled “Application and Permit to Handle Hazardous Material” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for reinstatement, without change, to the ICR. Comments accepted. 83 FR 22092, (May 11, 2018), (USCG-2018-0138).

 July 13, 2018  The United States Coast Guard may cease rebroadcasting HYDROLANT and HYDROPAC navigational warnings from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) over HF SITOR. There is not a requirement for the Coast Guard to rebroadcast this information, although the Coast Guard has been voluntarily doing so for a number of years, and doing so is duplicative of NGA’s broadcast. The information would continue to be disseminated by the NGA. This notice requires public comment on the possibility of terminating the rebroadcast over HF SITOR. Comments accepted. 83 FR 22276, (May 14, 2018), (USCG-2016-1061).

 July 17, 2018   The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking applications for membership on the Navigation Safety Advisory Council. The Navigation Safety Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety; and aids to navigation. Comments accepted. 83 FR 23285, (May 18, 2018), (USCG-2018-0277).

July 23, 2018  In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request entitled “Ships Carrying Bulk Hazardous Liquids” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of their approval for the ICR. Comments accepted. 83 FR 24133, (May 24, 2018), (USCG-2018-0281).

 July 23, 2018   In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request entitled “Adequacy Certification for Reception Facilities and Advance Notice—33 CFR part 158” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of their approval for the ICR. Comments accepted. 83 FR 24133, (May 24, 2018), (USCG-2018-0280).

July 30, 2018   In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request entitled “Vapor Control Systems for Facilities and Tank Vessels” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of their approval for the ICR. Comments accepted. 83 FR 24484, (May 29, 2018), (USCG-2018-0491).

 

MEETINGS

June 5, 2018  The United States Coast Guard and United States Environmental Protection Administration will conduct a public workshop in Washington, DC in preparation for the upcoming intersessional working group meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on consistent implementation of regulation 14.1.3 of MARPOL Annex IV (Global 0.50% Sulfur Cap). The purpose of the meeting will be to consider the issues that will be discussed at the intersessional working group meeting. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will end at 2:00 p.m. and is open to the public. The meeting will be held in Room 5, located on the first floor near the main entrance of the United States Department of Transportation building, 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 83 FR 23476, (May 21, 2018), (USCG-2018-0488).

June 13, 2018  The United States Coast Guard will conduct an open meeting in preparation of the upcoming sixty-eighth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Technical Cooperation Committee Meeting and the one hundred twentieth session of the IMO Council to be held at the IMO Headquarters, London, United Kingdom, on June 18-20 and July 2-6, 2018. The public meeting will be held in Room 5L18-01 of the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building at St. Elizabeth’s, 2703 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE, Washington, DC. 83 FR 23700, (Mary 22, 2018), (USCG-2018-0489).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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