>Maritime Domain Safety and Security Awareness; Final Rule for Notice of Arrival on the Outer Continental Shelf

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The Coast Guard recently revised its regulations on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Activities to enhance maritime domain safety and security awareness on the OCS by issuing regulations which will require notice of arrival for floating facilities, mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs), and vessels planning to engage in OCS activities. 

The final rule implements provisions of the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 and increases overall maritime domain awareness by requiring owners or operators of United States and foreign flag floating facilities, MODUs, and vessels to submit notice of arrival information to the National Vessel Movement Center prior to engaging in OCS activities.

DATES: The final rule is effective February 14, 2011.  You may download a copy of this final rule by clicking here.