Council on Environmental Quality Final Rule:National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions Phase 2

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is finalizing its “Bipartisan Permitting Reform Implementation Rule” to revise its regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), including the recent amendments to NEPA in the Fiscal Responsibility Act. CEQ is making these revisions to provide for an effective environmental review process; ensure…
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Operational Adjustments Resulting From Workforce Shortages

Operational Adjustments Resulting From Workforce Shortages U.S. Coast Guard is requesting your comments on planned actions that will allow the Coast Guard to prioritize lifesaving missions and protection of the Marine Transportation System in light of current personnel shortages. Like other military services, the Coast Guard is facing an unprecedented workforce shortage that is impacting…
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Proposals by Non-Federal Interests for Inclusion in the Annual Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA(CW)) is soliciting proposals for inclusion in the 2025 Annual Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development (Annual Report). The Annual Report includes proposals submitted by non-federal interests for new feasibility studies, proposed modifications to authorized water resources development projects or feasibility studies, and proposed…
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Notice of Public Meeting: U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee

February 29, 2024 Federal Register Notice of Public Meeting: U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces a public meeting of the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC) to develop and discuss advice and recommendations for the U.S. Department of Transportation on issues related to the marine transportation system.…
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Cybersecurity in the Marine Transportation System

February 22, 2024: Federal Register Cybersecurity in the Marine Transportation System The Coast Guard proposes to update its maritime security regulations by adding regulations specifically focused on establishing minimum cybersecurity requirements for U.S.-flagged vessels, Outer Continental Shelf facilities, and U.S. facilities subject to the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 regulations. This proposed rule would…
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Notice of Solicitation of Nominations for Membership for the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee

February 12, 2024: Federal Register Notice of Solicitation of Nominations for Membership for the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee Maritime Administration (MARAD) requests nominations for membership on the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (Committee or MTSNAC). Nominations for immediate consideration for appointment must be received on or before 5 p.m. ET…
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Amending Regulations Relating to the Safeguarding of Vessels, Harbors, Ports, and Waterfront Facilities of the United States

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of title II of the Act of June 15, 1917, as amended (46 U.S.C. 70051) (the “Act”), and in addition to the finding in Executive Order 10173 of October 18, 1950, and…
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Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice

The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the Federal advisory committee meeting of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). This meeting is open to the public. For additional information about the Board, please visit the committee’s website at https://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/​Missions/​Navigation/​Inland-Waterways-Users-Board/​. The Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways…
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Notice of Solicitation of Nominations for Membership for the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee

Pursuant to authority delegated by the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to the Maritime Administrator (Administrator) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act implementing regulations, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) requests nominations for membership on the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (Committee or MTSNAC). Nominations for immediate consideration for appointment must be received on or before…
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Request for Proposals to Administer a Federal Grant

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS or the Agency), a Rural Development (RD) agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces acceptance of applications under the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program for Fiscal Year (FY)2024, subject to the availability of funding. This Notice is being issued prior to the FY 2024 appropriations act to…
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