Coast Guard August 19, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Double Hull Tanker Escorts on the Waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska
Document Number: 2013-20075
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the escort requirements for certain tankers operating on the waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska (PWS). This interim rule is necessary to implement section 711 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Act), which mandates two tug escorts for double hull tankers over 5,000 gross tons transporting oil in bulk in PWS. The Act directed the Coast Guard to promulgate interim regulations as soon and practicable to ensure that tug escort requirements apply to certain double hull tankers.