Ocean Transportation Intermediary Licensing and Financial Responsibility Requirements, and General Duties
The Federal Maritime Commission proposes to amend its rules governing the licensing, financial responsibility requirements and duties of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. The proposed rule is intended to adapt to changing industry conditions, improve regulatory effectiveness, improve transparency, streamline processes and reduce regulatory burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval the continuing information collections (extensions with no changes) described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Amendments to Regulations Governing the Rules of Practice and Procedure for Dismissals of Actions
The Federal Maritime Commission proposes to amend its rules governing dismissals of actions by complainants, by order of the presiding officer, and by respondents when complainant fails to prosecute.
Procedure for Public Notification of Ocean Transportation Intermediary Licensing Activity
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) is confirming the effective date of the direct final rule published on July 24, 2014, and responds to the comment received. The rule changes the method the Commission uses to provide public notice of Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI) license applications, revocations and suspensions by publishing this information on the FMC's official public Web site rather than publishing the same information in the Federal Register. This change provides more timely public notification of official FMC action on OTI licensing matters, simplifies the Commission's business processes, and reduces agency administrative costs.