Ocean Transportation Intermediary Licensing and Financial Responsibility Requirements, and General Duties
The Federal Maritime Commission amends its rules governing the licensing, financial responsibility requirements and duties of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. The rule adapts to changing industry conditions, improves regulatory effectiveness, improves transparency, streamlines processes and reduces regulatory burdens.
Amendments to Rules of Practice and Procedure Governing Time and Service in Adjudicatory Proceedings
The Federal Maritime Commission proposes to amend its rules of practice and procedure concerning time and service in adjudicative proceedings. These revisions improve consistency across various processes and increase efficiency for parties to proceedings.
Organization and Functions; Rules of Practice and Procedure; Attorney Fees
The Federal Maritime Commission proposes to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure governing the award of attorney fees in Shipping Act complaint proceedings, and its regulations related to Commissioner terms and vacancies. The proposed regulatory changes would implement statutory amendments made by the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014.
Amendments to Regulations Governing Access to Commission Information and Records; Freedom of Information Act
The Federal Maritime Commission amends its regulations governing access to Commission information and records and its regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The revisions update and consolidate the provisions identifying records available without the need for a FOIA request, including records available on the Commission's public Web site; revise response time procedures for processing FOIA requests; affirmatively indicate that the Commission uses a multitrack system for processing FOIA requests; and modify the criteria for a FOIA request to qualify for expedited processing.
Sunshine Act Meeting; Correction
The Federal Maritime Commission published a document in the Federal Register on April 8, 2015, concerning the April 13, 2015 Sunshine Act Meeting. The document contained incorrect status.
Amendments to Rules Governing Service of Private Party Complaints and Documents Containing Confidential Materials
The Federal Maritime Commission proposes to amend its rules governing service of private party complaints and the filing of documents containing confidential material. These revisions will add clarifying instructions for parties to proceedings.
Performance Review Board
Notice is hereby given of the names of the members of the Performance Review Board.