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Coast Guard Proposes to Revise LNG Deepwater Port Regulations - Changes Would Affect Regulations Governing LNG Imports and Exports...

On April 9, 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register seeking public comments on a proposed overhaul of its existing regulations implementing the Deepwater Port Act of...more

EPA Promulgates Robust Emission Control Area Enforcement Policy

Action Item: Violators of Emission Control Area requirements face hefty penalties under the Environmental Protection Agency’s new penalty policy. Owners and operators of vessels operating in the North American and U.S....more

Panama Canal Expansion Update: October 2014 Milestones

The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and joins North and South America. It is one of the narrowest waterways in the world, yet thirteen to fourteen thousand ships brave the Panama Canal each year because...more

The OSV Regs Cometh

As previously reported here, the offshore industry has been anxiously awaiting new United States Coast Guard (USCG) regulations for large offshore supply vessels (OSVs) in the wake of the 2010 Coast Guard Authorization Act...more

Infrastructure Alert

Congress returned from its April recess today and will continue deliberation on a surface transportation reauthorization. An announcement on the Water Resources Development Act reauthorization, which has been in conference...more

CG Policy on Barging of Produced Water

On October 30, 2013, the United States Coast Guard published a “Proposed Policy Letter: Carriage of Conditionally Permitted Shale Gas Extraction Waste Water in Bulk” (“Proposed Policy”) pertaining to the barging of “shale...more

EU Proposes Further Measures Towards Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships

As a first step towards reducing the marine transport industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, on 28 June 2013 the European Commission (the “Commission”) tabled a draft Regulation to introduce a system of monitoring and...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - May 20, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus - Federal omission in closing oyster farm broke law, court told - Los Angeles Times - May 14: The U.S. Interior Department violated federal law by failing to conduct an...more

Costa Concordia – Lessons Learned and Path Forward

When the Costa Concordia ran aground on a reef off Giglio Island near the Tuscan coast of Italy last month, owners and insurers of vessels certainly paid attention.  How could they not?  The incident was the...more

Shipping must take lead role over climate change

Each of us deals with systems that shape our lives beyond our individual control. We measure money activities and express them in business terms. Money comprises a contrived social system which, if it were to disappear,would...more

Oil Pollution Responder Immunity

-Oil Pollution Responder Immunity Now Part of Australian Law- Please find attached a link to our recent update on the introduction of statutory immunity from civil suit to those responding to prevent or minimise oil...more

Have We Lost SIght of Equal Protection under the Law?

The Prestige oil spill case is a shameful example of a shipmaster being criminalised in a way that would not be inflicted on a shoreside person caught up in the same circumstances.act. Hence, criminalisation is a phenomenon...more

La navegabilidad del buque en el régimen jurídico de la seguridad marítima

Presentación de la exposición y defensa del trabajo de Suficiencia Investigadora en Derecho de los transportes y de la navegación, realizada ante el Tribunal de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de...more

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