The 40th quarterly report on safety and environmental protection matters related to ports and shipping contains the following highlights: 1. The International Conference on Hazardous and Noxious Substances and Limitation of Liability was held at International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters in London from April 15 - May 3, 1996. 2. On April 12, 1996, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule concerning the control of transfrontier movements of wastes destined for recovery operations. 3. On May 23, 1996, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a final rule that modifies its regulations for both inspected and uninspected commercial vessels by removing or revising obsolete and unnecessary provisions and incorporating industry standards and practices. 4. In December 1995, 14 federal agencies signed the Memorandum of Understanding to Foster the Ecosystem Approach. 5. During April 1996, the Marine Board of the National Research Council released a research report on the use of simulation technology to train and license mariners.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1996-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 40

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Quarterly Report
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 21 1996 12:00AM