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DOT/MARAD RIN: 2133-AB96 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Amendment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy Regulations; Maritime Service Obligation 

As a condition of USMMA admission, each midshipman commits to fulfill a continuing maritime service obligation which includes: 1. to complete a course of instruction at the USMMA; 2. to qualify for, receive, and maintain for at least 6 years a United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential accompanied by the requisite endorsement and certification documents; 3. To provide five years of MARAD-approved service in support of the foreign or domestic commerce and national defense of the United States; 4. Maintain a reserve commission with any component of an armed force of the United States for at least eight years; and 5. Submit annual service obligation compliance reports to MARAD until all portions of the maritime service obligation have been fulfilled. MARAD is updating the regulation to conform with statutory changes and to revise agency procedures in its administration of MARAD's maritime service obligation compliance requirements.

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 310.58   
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. ch. 513   
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