Federal Register Proposed Rule: Tonnage Regulations Amendments

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Posted by Lt. Jodie Knox, Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Federal Regulations Proposed Rule: Tonnage Regulations Amendments

The Coast Guard seeks your input on its proposal to amend its tonnage regulations by implementing amendments to the tonnage measurement law made by the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010.

The Coast Guard developed the proposed rule to implement the 2010 amendments to the tonnage measurement law, codify principal policy interpretations and incorporate additional clarifications and other administrative updates to the tonnage regulations.

The affected population will mostly be vessels that will be initially measured or re-measured under the tonnage regulations. The tonnage regulations, as amended by the proposed rule, apply to all U.S. and foreign flag vessels to which the application of the law of the United States depends on the vessel’s tonnage.

The Coast Guard encourages you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments. All comments must be received by July 7, 2014.

The Coast Guard plans to hold one public meeting on this notice to proposed rulemaking. Look for meeting details in the Federal Register or subscribe to Maritime Commons for notification and we will let you know when it publishes!

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