[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 138 (Thursday, July 18, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 42921]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17192]


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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

46 CFR Part 515

[Docket No. 13-05]
RIN 3072-AC44


Amendments to Regulations Governing Ocean Transportation 
Intermediary Licensing and Financial Responsibility Requirements, and 
General Duties

AGENCY: Federal Maritime Commission.

ACTION: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Extension of Comment 
Period.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Maritime Commission proposes to amend its rules 
governing the licensing, financial responsibility requirements and 
duties of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. The proposed rule is 
intended to adapt to changing industry conditions, improve regulatory 
effectiveness, improve transparency, streamline processes and reduce 
regulatory burdens. The Commission received requests and for a 60-day 
extension from the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association 
of America Inc., supported by the Transportation Intermediaries 
Association and from the Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and 
Freight Forwarders Association, Inc. The Commission determined to grant 
a 30-day extension of time.

DATES: Comments on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 
published on May 31, 2013 (78 FR 32946), are due on or before August 
30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this proposed rule to: Karen 
V. Gregory, Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20573-0001, Phone: (202) 523-5725, Email: 
secretary@fmc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Nussbaumer, Deputy Director, 
Bureau of Certification & Licensing, Federal Maritime Commission, 800 
North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC 20573-0001, Tel.: (202) 523-
5787, Email: BCLMaritime@fmc.gov.

Karen V. Gregory,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-17192 Filed 7-17-13; 8:45 am]
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