>October 2009 Newsletter: Coast Guard Hearing Office Detachment

>The Coast Guard Hearing Office Detachment released its October 2009 Newsletter.

This issue provides information regarding the Detachment’s organization and staff; describes the civil penalty process options afforded to persons who receive a preliminary assessment letter; provides lessons learned from the 2009 Summer boating season and related violation cases; and a breif overview of the commercial fishing vessel survival craft regulations and the key areas of emphasis Coast Guard boarding officers should consider when processing related violations.

The mission of the Coast Guard Hearing Office Detachment is to adjudicate civil penalty cases in support of the Commandant’s maritime safety and security strategy to compel compliance with federal laws and regulations, and deter violations in the maritime domain. By balancing national interests, fairness, and the fundamental right to due process, the Detachment promotes protection of the environment, vessel safety, and security at facilities, ports and waterways.

Additional information is available on CG Homeport under Missions > Regulations/Administrative Adjudications > Administrative Adjudications.