>Proposed Rule on Notification of Arrival in U.S. Ports; Certain Dangerous Cargoes

>The Coast Guard recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that proposes to amend the definition of certain dangerous cargo (CDC) residue for purposes of the notification of arrival requirement.

On December 16, 2005, the Coast Guard published an interim rule that defined ‘‘certain dangerous cargo residue’’ (CDC residue). After reviewing comments on the interim rule, the Coast Guard proposes to change that definition to include certain bulk liquids and liquefied gases in residue quantities. Based on changes to the CDC residue definition, the Coast Guard also proposes to revise the definition of ‘‘certain dangerous cargo.’’ Additionally, the Coast Guard intends to adopt changes made to 33 CFR part 104 and 105 by the 2005 interim rule.

Comments on the proposal should be submitted by February 22, 2010.