UFA Update: July 14, 2017 – Fishing Safety Items

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CF Safety Advisory Committee to meet July 27 on USCG Regulations
U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking CFSAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Committee’s charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;” and 13783, “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.” The full Committee is scheduled to meet by teleconference on July 27, 2017, to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider CFSAC recommendations as part of the process of identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders discussed above.
The full Committee is scheduled to meet by teleconference on July 27, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. Please note that this teleconference may adjourn early if the Committee has completed its business.
Federal Register notice 7/11/17: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2017-14483

Comment on USCG regulations – deadline extended to September 11
We (USCG) are extending the comment period on the subject request for comments that we published June 8, 2017. We are extending the deadline by 2 months because interested persons indicated they needed more time to respond. The comment period is now open through September 11, 2017

Federal Register 7/7/17 – comment extension: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2017-14254

Previous item:  Comments wanted on USCG Regulations  – deadline July 10, 2017
Federal register 6/8/17: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2017-11930
Updated Regulations.gov docket

UFA will be sending our comments, including the burden of annual life raft repacking requirements where these services are not available, along with fillet on board restrictions and other items from our letters from this winter and spring:
 UFA on USCG Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety (March 2017)
Comments on Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Proposed Rule from 2010 & 2012 acts of Congress (December 2016).


For other fishing vessel safety info see http://fishsafewest.info/

Become a Marine Safety Instructor – workshop September 19-24 in Sitka
Would you like to teach marine safety skills to commercial fishermen and other mariners? If you answered with an enthusiastic “yes”, then you should know that AMSEA is conducting a Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) workshop in Sitka, Alaska, September 19-24, 2017

& July 2017 AMSEA Trainings for Commercial Fishermen – Course Calendar:

AMSEA home page: http://www.amsea.org/

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