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DOT/MARAD RIN: 2133-AB88 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: National Shipping Authority Regulations, Subchapter Update 

This is rule is intended to be a technical update with no substantive regulatory effect. Revisions to parts 315-347 ("The National Shipping Authority Regulations') are intended to correct numerous citations in accordance with codification of title 46 of the United States Code, coordinate with the Transportation Priority Allocation System (TPAS), remove internal procedural items, update agency contacts, update citations, revise portions of text, remove obsolete references, and reorganize the regulations. NSA regulations contemplate that the US Government, through the Maritime Administrator as Director of the National Shipping Authority, may enter into agreements with agents to manage and operate vessels owned, controlled or chartered by the USA for national security and or national defense related operations. Recommended changes and updates include the deleting of the SE Asia program referring to the Vietnam era sealift (ended 40 years ago) and proposing increases in dollar amounts for emergency repairs, General Agent voyage repair, and special equipment repair.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 315 to 340   
Legal Authority: National Shipping Authority, 50 U.S.C. app. 1744   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  12/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mitch Hudson
Senior Attorney
Department of Transportation
Maritime Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE,
Washington, DC 20590