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DOT/MARAD RIN: 2133-AB94 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Revision of the State and Regional Maritime Academy Regulations 

The Secretary of Transportation, through MARAD, provides federal assistance to six State Maritime Academies (SMAs). Assistance is provided in various forms which include: • Cooperation and assistance to SMAs in providing instruction to individuals to prepare them for service in the merchant marine of the United States, developing courses on the operation and maintenance of new vessels, on equipment, and on innovations being introduced to the Merchant Marine of the United States (46 U.S.C. 51501); • Use and repair of government owned training vessels, training ship fuel cost reimbursement payments and reimbursement of training ship sharing costs (46 U.S.C. 51504); annual payments for maintenance and support (46 U.S.C. 51505); and • Student Incentive Program (SIP) payments which provide subsistence to Cadets attending any one of six State Maritime Academies (SMAs) to become licensed officers in the United States Merchant Marine (46 U.S.C. 51509). MARAD is revising its regulations to update SIP enrollment eligibility criteria, align service obligation compliance procedures, provide for updated policy changes, such as the change concerning the determination that there is no Federal Employee Liability coverage for maritime academy cadets, and the elimination of obsolete provisions, such as those relating to funding levels and SIP quotas.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 310   
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. ch. 535   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2022 
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