OK folks, look what I found.
Big, big re-writes to the CFRs involving the interpretation of the STCW Code for US Mariners.
Although the document is pretty big, you only have to look as far as the Table of Proposed Changes that begins on page 19 to see that this is going to affect all of us.
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations to
fully incorporate the International Convention on Standards of
Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978,
as amended (STCW Convention), as well as the Seafarer’s
Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code) in
the requirements for the credentialing of United States
merchant mariners as found in 46 CFR Parts 10, 11, 12, and 15.
The changes proposed incorporate lessons learned from
implementation of the STCW Convention and STCW Code through
the interim rule and attempt to clarify those regulations that
have generated confusion in the past.
FR Doc. 2009-26821 Filed 11/16/2009 at 8:45 am; Publication Date: 11/17/2009