Maritime Transportation Regulations: Impacts on Safety, Security, Jobs and the Environment, Part 1, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, September 10, 2013 [open pdf - 6MB]
This is the September 10, 2013 hearing on "Maritime Transportation Regulations" before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the opening statement of Duncan Hunter: "The Subcommittee is meeting today to review regulations affecting the maritime industry. We are interested in how the implementation of these regulations is impacting vessel safety, the flow of commerce through our ports, and the ability to grow jobs in the maritime sector. The Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Commission, and Maritime Administration have broad authority to regulate maritime commerce, including establishing and enforcing rules to ensure vessel and passenger safety, protect consumers, and promote the U.S. flag industry. With such vast authority comes great responsibility to regulate industry in a manner that is fair and does not stifle competition and job growth. This hearing is the first of a two part hearing focusing on ensuring these agencies are meeting that responsibility. Today's hearing will review pending rules impacting the safety and security of our ports and waterways, as well as regulations affecting business practices and the viability of the U.S. flag." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Duncan Hunter, Joseph Servidio, Mario Cordero, Paul "Chip" Jaenichen, Thomas A. Allegretti, William G. Schubert, Ken Franke, Geoffrey C. Powell, Rick Gurnon, and Patrick L. Wojahn.
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