Comments Sought on Recommended New Oil Spill Recovery Calculation Method



The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has announced that it is seeking comments by Monday, Oct. 6 on the GENWEST Systems, Inc. Effective Daily Recovery Capacity (EDRC) Study, the peer review of the Study contained in the National Academy of Sciences Letter Report, and BSEE’s comments on both the Study and… More »


EPA Seeks Comments on Proposed ICR Extension for Marine Tank Vessel Loading Ops NESHAP



The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is seeking comments by Thursday, Sept. 4 on its request for Office of Management and Budget approval to extend an existing information collection for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Pollutants (NESHAP) for marine tank vessel loading operations. In addition to owners/operators of marine tank vessels that are… More »


Marine Safety Manual Update Now Publicly Available



The U.S. Coast Guard recently announced the availability of a change to Volume 3 of the Marine Safety Manual and a correspondent Commandant Change Notice.  The change took effect on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The main purpose of the change is to incorporate 2010 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping,… More »


NOAA Proposes Permit Approval for Low Energy Research-related Seismic Survey in So. Atlantic



NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recently announced that it is seeking comments by Thursday, Sept. 4 regarding its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization to the National Science Foundation and Antarctic Support Contract (on behalf of University of Texas at Austin and University of Memphis) to take 26 species of marine mammals by Level… More »