Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education; Designation Policy Update and Notice of Opportunity To Apply for Designation for 2023

This notice updates the Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) designation policy and invites eligible and qualified training entities to apply to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for designation as a 2023 CoE. CoE designations serve to assist the maritime industry in obtaining and maintaining the highest quality workforce. On December…
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Potential Research and Development Areas of Interest for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Infrastructure (ARPA-I); Request for Information

SUMMARY: The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Infrastructure (ARPA-I) is a newly-designated agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that was authorized by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) November 15, 2021 (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law). ARPA-I was established by Congress “to support the development of science and technology solutions…
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Request for Comments on the Approval of a New Information Collection: Building American Production Capacity for Electric Port Equipment and Other Port Infrastructure Items

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of a new information collection. The proposed collection OMB 2133-NEW (Building American Production Capacity for Electric Port Equipment and Other Port Infrastructure Items) will be used to identify the demand for electric-powered port equipment and…
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Federal Register Notice: Transportation Worker Identification Credential-Facility Reader Requirement; Conforming Amendment

The Coast Guard is amending its Risk Group A facility regulations so that their provisions to implement Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) electronic inspection requirements by May 8, 2023, is changed to May 8, 2026. This will revise our regulations to conform with recently passed legislation. The James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for…
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Request for Comments on the Approval of a New Information Collection: Building American Production Capacity for Electric Port Equipment and Other Port Infrastructure Items

March 2, 2023: Federal Register (full link below) Maritime Administration (MARAD), Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of request for comments (RFC). The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of a new information collection. The proposed collection OMB 2133-NEW (Building…
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Buy America Request for Information; Federal Ship Financing Program

March 3, 2023: Federal Register (full link below) Buy America Request for Information; Federal Ship Financing Program Maritime Administration (MARAD), Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of request for information (RFI). MARAD, a modal agency of DOT, administers the Federal Ship Financing Program (“Title XI”), which provides loan guarantees to finance the construction…
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Request for Information on Implementation of the Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program

The Department of Commerce, through the Economic Development Administration (EDA), is seeking information to inform the planning and design of the Distressed Area Recompete Pilot (Recompete Pilot) Program. Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) will inform planning for the implementation of the Recompete Pilot Program. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time…
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Water Resources Development Act of 2022 Comment Period and Stakeholder Sessions

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense has issued a federal register notice requesting comments; announcement of stakeholder sessions. The public comment period will end on March 21, 2023. To ensure your comment is considered during development of implementation guidance, comments should be received on or before that date. In addition, three stakeholder…
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CANCELLED: Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee; February 2023

CANCELLED: Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee; February 2023  Notice Number: 2023-00583 Date: February 8, 2023 – Cancelled Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of cancellation of the Federal Advisory Committee Meeting for the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee. SUMMARY: The meeting of the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee scheduled for February 8, 2023,…
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Proposed Rule – Natural Disaster Procedures: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Activities of the Corps of Engineers

January 10, 2023: Natural Disaster Procedures: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Activities of the Corps of Engineers On November 15, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) published a proposed rule to revise its natural disaster procedures under this part of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which implements a section of the Flood…
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