Work Instruction update: MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14 compliance, & Global Sulfur Fuel Oil Sulfur Cap enforcement

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) released work instruction CVC-WI-022 to provide guidance to Coast Guard marine inspectors and port state control officers for ensuring vessel compliance with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14. Additionally, this work instruction cancels CG-CVC Policy Letter 12-04 Change 1, and includes a Job Aid as an enclosure.
Source: Domestic Vessels
Link: Work Instruction update: MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14 compliance, & Global Sulfur Fuel Oil Sulfur Cap enforcement

Notice of public meeting: IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response

The Department of State will conduct an open public meeting Jan. 23, 2020, led by the Coast Guard, to prepare for the seventh session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom in February.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: Notice of public meeting: IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response

Notice of intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statement – request for public comments

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), and the National Historic Preservation Act, the Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of replacing the existing BNSF bridge across the Missouri River at Bismarck, ND, or constructing a bridge adjacent to the existing bridge.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: Notice of intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statement – request for public comments

Notice of Public Meeting: Consistent Implementation of Regulation 14.1.3 of MARPOL Annex VI (Global 0.50% Sulfur Limit)

The Coast Guard will hold a public meeting in Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 2019, to review and discuss the MARPOL Annex VI provisions for implementing the Global 0.50% Sulfur Limit and the associated guidance developed through the International Maritime Organization, as well as discuss related issues and Coast Guard enforcement plans.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: Notice of Public Meeting: Consistent Implementation of Regulation 14.1.3 of MARPOL Annex VI (Global 0.50% Sulfur Limit)

Lifejacket Approval Harmonization Notice of Availability

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is finalizing the policy harmonizing personal flotation device standards between the United States and Canada by accepting a new standard for approval of PFDs. As a result, PFD manufacturers can meet a single North American standard instead of separate standards for the United States and Canada.
Source: Federal Register Notices
Link: Lifejacket Approval Harmonization Notice of Availability