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Major maritime reform efforts advancing in the the U.S. Congress go well beyond the deepwater horizon incident

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

Since shortly after the DEEPWATER HORIZON incident on April 20, 2010, the U.S. Congress has had under consideration numerous measures addressing not only drilling operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but also a host of other changes that could affect many other aspects of U.S. maritime commerce

New Federal Maritime Commission practice rules

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 10 2012

The Federal Maritime Commission amended its Rules of Practice and Procedure (FMC Rules) on October 10, 2012, effective November 12, 2012

House transportation leadership proposes maritime title to highway bill

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2011

Chairman John Mica of Florida announced on July 7, 2011 his plans for a renewed surface transportation authorization bill usually referred to as the "highway bill."

House of Representatives passes Coast Guard authorization bill again

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2009

On October 23, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives once again passed the authorizing legislation for the U.S. Coast Guard with its accompanying 300 pages of diverse maritime legislative provisions (H.R. 3619

Coast Guard announces new ballast water regime

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2012

Two and one-half years after publication of its notice of proposed rulemaking in August 2009, this week the Coast Guard is publishing its final rule establishing a new ballast water regime

House Committee reports proposed maritime legislation

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2011

On September 8, 2011, the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure reported favorably to the House for its consideration the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011 and the Piracy Suppression Act of 2011

U.S. Coast Guard issues its final action on the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2011

On September 14, 2011, the Coast Guard published its Final Agency Action on the Report of the Joint Department of the Interior and Department of Homeland Security Investigation, addressing the recommendations of the Joint Investigation Team and noting the Coast Guard’s intentions with regard to regulatory, enforcement, and administrative actions

Maritime provisions enacted in US defense legislation

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 13 2009

On Oct. 8, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010

Federal court knocks down challenge to EPA's nationwide discharge permit

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 25 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exempted incidental vessel discharges in U.S. waters for more than 30 years under the Clean Water Act until 2009

Senate approves Coast Guard authorization bill setting stage for conference with the House of Representatives

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2010

On May 7, 2010, the US Senate passed a House version of a Coast Guard authorization bill (HR 3619), setting the stage for enactment of the service's first reauthorization since 2006