Identity Security and Modernization of the Merchant Mariner Credential Statutes
The Coast Guard believes that identity verification is a critical element of port security, recognizing that we must know and trust those who are provided unescorted access to our port facilities and vessels. The Coast Guard will hold a public meeting to accept comments concerning the President's proposal to implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Report in the area of Merchant Mariner Credentials and to modernize these statutes (hereinafter referred to as ``the proposal''). The proposal may be viewed in the docket for this notice. The Coast Guard also seeks written comments on the proposal.
Safety Zones: Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Portland Zone
The Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon, will enforce the safety zones established May 30, 2003, to safeguard watercraft and their occupants from safety hazards associated with the display of fireworks. Entry into these safety zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Portland Zone.