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FMC RIN: 3072-AC92 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: ●Definition of Unreasonable Refusal to Deal or Negotiate With Respect to Vessel Space Accommodations Provided by an Ocean Common Carrier 

The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is seeking public comment on its proposed rule arising from the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 requirement that prohibits ocean common carriers from unreasonably refusing to deal or negotiate with respect to vessel space accommodations. Specifically, the Commission is proposing to define the elements necessary to establish a violation and the criteria it will consider in assessing reasonableness.

Agency: Federal Maritime Commission(FMC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 542   
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 41104(a)(10)    Pub. L. 117-146    Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, Sec. 7(d)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Pub. L. 117-146, Sec. 7(d)  12/16/2022 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/21/2022  87 FR 57674   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/21/2022 
Final Action  12/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William Cody
Federal Maritime Commission
800 N Capitol Street NW,
Washington, DC 20573
Phone:202 523-5725