Maritime Administration May 21, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Policy Announcement; Merchant Marine Awards and Flags Program
Document Number: 2015-12088
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-21
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice serves to inform interested parties and the public of the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) new policy for the issuance of Merchant Marine medals, decorations, citations, and the donation or loan of Merchant Marine flags. Consistent with Public Law 84-759, 46 CFR part 350, and upon analysis and review of established criteria, the Maritime Administration will issue certain awards, and/or donate or loan Merchant Marine flags, for the purpose of honoring the historic and or continuing contributions of Merchant Mariners to the United States. This policy updates MARAD procedures to implementing regulations 46 CFR part 350 by defining the role of the Merchant Marine Awards and Flags Committee, and articulating the criteria for awards and other official recognition.
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