Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

* Just Quit Thowin’ Crap in the Oceans Already: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seeks nominations of individuals to be considered for appointment to the Marine Debris Foundation Board of Directors. The Board will include 13 Directors, including the Under […]

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Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

* You want to get this wiring right…: The Coast Guard published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) last week regarding an update to its electrical engineering standards. At 48 pages, it’s a substantive proposal. Comments are due by July 21. The […]

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Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

*Time to call the question, or not…: On April 1 the Coast Guard announced it would extend the comment period regarding the NOPR, published January 15, for the potential use of Safety Management Systems on board U.S.-flagged passenger vessels. The original comment […]

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Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

* Power vs. Congestion: Last week’s list of newly available Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) includes a Draft EIS for the Baltimore-Washington Superconducting MAGLEV Project; well, really, a proposed project since there’s no construction money.  In fact, time goes faster than this train: this […]

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Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

Passenger vessel safety initiative: The Coast Guard announced plans to evaluate the potential use of Safety Management Systems (SMSs) to improve safety and reduce marine casualties on U.S.- flagged passenger vessels. Good idea?  The Coast Guard wants public comments on the feasibility, applicability, […]

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