Government Update

Maritime Pollution Prevention Act Signed into Law

President Bush has signed into law the Maritime Pollution Prevention Act of 2008 (H.R. 802). This law implements for the United States Annex VI to the MARPOL

Failure to report oil discharges and the False Claims Act

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that an assertion by an employee that the employer failed to report illegal discharges of oil does not establish

Bill Seeks to Reduce Whale Strikes

Representative Allen (D-ME) introduced a bill (H.R. 5536) to require the Secretary of Commerce to prescribe regulations to reduce the incidence of vessels colliding

Bill Debuts re: Oil Spill Liability Limits

Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced a bill (S. 2700) to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to double liability limits for single-hull tankers and tank barges for 2009, and for other purposes.

Senate Hearing on Oil Spill Prevention

On March 4, the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety & Security of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation

Cummings: We Must Expand the U.S. Coast Guard

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, released the following statement regarding

Senate Hearing on TSA Budget Request

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation issued a press release stating that, on March 4, the Committee will conduct an oversight hearing to

Bill Would Require Ship Pilots to Carry Electronic Charts

A Congresswoman wants ship pilots to be required to carry their own electronic navigation charts to avoid collisions like the one that dumped 58,000 gallons of fuel into the San Francisco Bay,

Senate Hearing on Emission Reductions

Pictured is Senator Boxer. On February 14, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works conducted a legislative hearing on the Marine Vessel Emissions Reduction Act of 2007 (S.

MarAd-Assistance to Small Shipyards Grant Program

The US Maritime Administration (MarAd) issued an amendment to its earlier announcement of the establishment of a new grant program to provide assistance to small shipyards.

Senator Calls for "Protectively Located" Fuel Tanks on Ships

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) last week called on the Coast Guard to strengthen standards for preparedness and recovery in the wake of the Cosco Busan oil spill.

DHS Adopts National Backup System to GPS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will begin implementing an independent national positioning, navigation and timing system that complements the Global

FY’09 Federal Budget Proposal Falls Short For Ports

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced it is disappointed that the Bush Administration has proposed still another annual budget that would

U.S. Offers Credits to Give up Gulf Oil, Gas Leases

The Interior Department proposed giving energy companies credits for future royalties owed to the government on oil and natural gas drilling if they give up certain

USACE – FY09 Budget for Civil Works

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) summarized its budget request for fiscal year 2009 for civil works. It includes $2.638 billion for operation and maintenance.

DHS Budget Request Up 6.8%

President Bush’s fiscal year 2009 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) represents $50.5 billion in funding, which is an increase of 6.8

FY '09 Budget includes eLORAN

President Bush forwarded to Congress the Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2009 and related documents. Among other things, the Budget documents

SCC Meeting

The Shipping Coordinating Committee, sponsored by the US Department of State, will meet in Washington, DC on February 19 to prepare for the upcoming session of

National Defense Authorization Act Signed into Law

The White House said that President Bush signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (H.R. 4986). This is a modified version

Cummings: Fix Delays in TWIC Enrollment

Yesterday, during a hearing convened to review the progress of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.

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