Towing Safety Advisory Committee
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet in Charleston, South Carolina to review and discuss recommendations from its subcommittees and to receive briefs on items listed in the agenda. All meetings will be open to the public.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council-Input To Support Regulatory Reform of Coast Guard Regulations-New Task
The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking NBSAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Council's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;'' and 13783, ``Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.'' The full Council is scheduled to meet by teleconference on July 21, 2017, to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider NBSAC recommendations as part of the process of identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders discussed above.
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Vessel and Facility Response Plans for Oil: 2003 Removal Equipment Requirements and Alternative Technology Revisions
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) for the rulemaking entitled Vessel and Facility Response Plans for Oil: 2003 Removal Equipment Requirements and Alternative Technology Revisions (Docket No. USCG-2001-8661). The FPEIS assesses the potential environmental impacts from an increase of oil removal capability requirements for tank vessels and marine transportation-related (MTR) facilities. We request your comments on the FPEIS.