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DOT/MARAD RIN: 2133-AB88 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: National Shipping Authority Regulations, Subchapter Update 

This rule proposes to revise parts 315-347 ("The National Shipping Authority Regulations') to: (1) correct numerous citations in accordance with codification of title 46 of the United States Code; (2) coordinate with the Transportation Priority Allocation System (TPAS); (3) remove internal procedural items; (4) update Agency contacts; (5) update citations; (6) revise portions of text; (7) remove obsolete references; and (8) reorganize and streamline the regulations on emergency planning and preparation activities. 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 national defense related operations. Recommended changes and updates include the deletion 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 315-347     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: National Shipping Authority, 50 USC app. 1744   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  04/00/2019 
Additional Information: This rulemaking is responsive to Executive Order 13771. MARAD believes that the administration of the national shipping authority can benefit from modernization and reduction in the number of regulations governing the program. Doing so is consistent with Executive Order 13771 and should diminish the administrative burden placed on program participants.
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 Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-9373