Subcommittee Hearing to Review Coast Guard and EPA Regulations

Washington, DC – The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hearing on Thursday to review the status of regulations by the United States Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and how such regulations impact the maritime industry.

Thursday’s hearing will focus on significant Coast Guard final, proposed, and future rulemakings, such as ballast water standards, towing vessel safety, fishing vessel safety, and standards for Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) readers.

The panel will also review significant EPA regulations affecting the maritime industry, such as incidental discharge regulations and vessel exhaust emissions regulations.

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WHAT: Hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Chairman:
“Recent Regulation of the Maritime Industry: Ensuring U.S. Job Growth While Improving Environmental and Worker Safety”

WHEN: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2012

WHERE: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

A live webcast of this hearing will be available at http://transportation.house.gov

WITNESSES:

Panel I:

  • Vice Admiral Brian Salerno, Deputy Commandant for Operations, United States Coast Guard
  • Accompanied by: Mr. Jeffrey Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, United States Coast Guard
  • Mr. James Hanlon, Director, Office of Wastewater Management, Office of Water, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Panel II:

  • Mr. Chris Koch, President & CEO, World Shipping Council
  • Mr. James Gutowski, Fisheries Survival Fund, Barnegat Light, NJ
  • Mr. Jimmy Lafont, Callais and Sons, Cut Off, LA
  • Mr. Don Marcus, Secretary-Treasurer, International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Mr. Paul Cozza, President, CSL International

 

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