Federal Maritime Commission 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Update of Existing User Fees
Document Number: 2020-23763
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-13
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is updating its current user fees and amending the relevant regulations to reflect these updates. The Commission is also correcting an internal citation and clarifying the applicability of a fee in an existing regulation.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-24923
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-10
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
FMC-40 The Service Contract Filing System (SERVCON) is the Federal Maritime Commission's (Commission's) automated filing system for service contracts. Shippers or vessel-operating common carriers (VOCCs) are required to file service contracts with the Commission on form FMC-83. This system is not being discontinued, however, SERVCON does not meet the requirements of a Privacy Act System of Records as it does not maintain ``records'' as defined under the Privacy Act (PA), that are ``about'' an individual.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-24627
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for an extension with change of the existing collection requirements related to licensing of ocean transportation intermediaries.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-24418
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-04
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-23666
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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 collection (reinstatement with change) described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-22812
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-15
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Inquiry; Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Definition and Application of the Term “Merchant” in Bills of Lading
Document Number: 2020-22602
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-14
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission (``FMC'' or ``Commission'') is issuing this Notice of Inquiry (``NOI'') to solicit public comment on the practice of vessel-operating common carriers (VOCCs or carrier) defining ``Merchant'' in their bills of lading to apply to persons and entities with whom the VOCCs may not be in contractual privity. Generally, the Commission seeks public comment as to 1) how VOCCs apply the term ``Merchant'' in their bills of lading; 2) whether the definition, as applied, subjects third parties who are not in contractual privity with the carrier to joint or several liability; and 3) whether carriers have enforced the definition of merchant against third parties that have not consented to be bound by, or otherwise accept, the terms and conditions of the bill of lading.
Passenger Vessel Financial Responsibility
Document Number: 2020-21957
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-14
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is issuing this ANPRM to seek comment on potential regulatory changes to its passenger vessel operator financial responsibility requirements. These changes were recommended in an Interim Report issued by the Fact Finding Officer in Commission Fact Finding 30: COVID-19 Impact on Cruise Industry.
Agency Information Collection Activities: 60-Day Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-22508
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-13
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) invites comments on the continuing information collections listed below in this notice.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-22146
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Temporary Exemption from Certain Service Contract Requirements
Document Number: 2020-22106
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-20969
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-23
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Service Contract Inventory Analysis; Fiscal Year 2018
Document Number: 2020-20449
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-17
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of its FY 2018 Service Contract Inventory Analysis. The FY 2018 Service Contract Inventory Analysis includes Background, Methodology, Agency Analysis of Contracts, Contract Services and Agency.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-20452
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Release of the Federal Maritime Commission's FY 2017 Service Contract Inventory Analysis
Document Number: 2020-20448
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2020-20224
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-20066
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-18845
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-27
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-18159
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-19
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2020-17843
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Policy Statement on Passenger Vessel Financial Responsbility
Document Number: 2020-16965
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is publishing this policy statement in order to provide guidance on possible regulatory relief with respect to COVID-19's unprecedented economic effects to passenger vessel operators.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-17342
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-10
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2020-16924
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the names of the members of the Performance Review Board.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-15832
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-22
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-15291
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: 60-Day Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-15092
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) will be submitting an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The ICR is for an extension with change of a previously approved information collection. Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, the Commission invites comments on the information collection listed below in this notice.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-14305
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-14238
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Service Contracts
Document Number: 2020-13045
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) amends its regulations governing service contracts to eliminate the requirement that ocean carriers publish a concise statement of essential terms with each service contract. The rule will reduce regulatory burden.
Investigation Into Conditions Created by Canadian Ballast Water Regulations in the U.S./Canada Great Lakes Trade
Document Number: 2020-13313
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission has initiated an investigation into the allegations made in a petition filed by the Lake Carriers' Association that conditions created by the Government of Canada are unfavorable to shipping in the United States/Canada trade.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-13044
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-17
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
MAC Industries, Inc. d/b/a MAC Container Line, Complainant
Document Number: 2020-12829
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-15
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-11940
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-11694
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-10857
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-10771
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Waiver of Certain Filing Requirements Due to Covid19; Order
Document Number: 2020-10769
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Under the Shipping Act
Document Number: 2020-09370
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission is clarifying its interpretation of the Shipping Act prohibition against failing to establish, observe, and enforce just and reasonable regulations and practices relating to or connected with receiving, handling, storing, or delivering property with respect to demurrage and detention. Specifically, the Commission is providing guidance as to what it may consider in assessing whether a demurrage or detention practice is unjust or unreasonable.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-09659
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
COVID-19 Impact on Cruise Industry; Order
Document Number: 2020-09623
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-09079
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-29
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Procedures for Exemption From Service Contract Regulatory Requirements
Document Number: 2020-09003
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-27
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission is revising its procedures for exemptions from the regulatory requirements for service contracts to allow such exemptions to be granted without providing an opportunity for a hearing.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-08624
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: 60-Day Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-08025
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-16
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) invites comments on the continuing information collection (an extension with changes) listed below in this notice.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-07919
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-15
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions