Regulatory and Legislative Issues for the Maritime Administration

Cornelius Wolfe (Editor)

Series: Congressional Policies, Practices and Procedures
BISAC: POL006000



Volume 10

Issue 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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The purpose of the legislation discussed in chapter 1 is to do the following: support national defense and the United States Merchant Marine by authorizing the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for fiscal year (FY) 2019, including the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel Program; implement Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommendations to improve protections and incident reporting related to sexual assault and harassment; improve merchant mariner training for cadets by providing additional opportunities for on-the-job experience via the Sea Year program and by supporting State Maritime Academy training vessels; and create new opportunities for domestic ship recycling by streamlining the import process.

Chapter 2 discusses the National Marine Sanctuary Act, which grants the Secretary of Commerce the authority to designate areas of additional restriction and management over areas in America’s oceans and Great Lakes and their unique conservation, cultural, or historic significance.

Federal agencies respond to abandoned and derelict vessels (ADV) in accordance with federal law, interagency agreements, and funding availability. Chapter 3 reviews actions federal and state agencies have taken to address ADVs in U.S. waterways. This chapter examines (1) key factors that guide how federal agencies respond to ADVs; (2) the extent federal agencies track ADVs and their expenditures for responding to them; and (3) actions states have taken to address ADVs and the factors they cite as affecting their efforts.

On January 1, 2020, new, more stringent maritime emission regulations are scheduled to take effect for all ocean-going vessels as reported in chapter 4.
(Imprint: SNOVA)


Chapter 1. Maritime Authorization and Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2019

Chapter 2. Marine Sanctuaries: Fisheries, Access, the Environment, and Maritime Heritage

Chapter 3. Maritime Environment: Federal and State Actions, Expenditures, and Challenges to Addressing Abandoned and Derelict Vessels
Robert Pirog

Chapter 4. Maritime Fuel Regulations
Robert Pirog


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