Thursday, January 13, 2011
USCG Outer Continental Shelf Notice of Arrival Rule was published in the Federal Register today Thursday January 13, 2011.
It requires all U.S. and foreign vessels, floating facilities and mobile offshore drilling units arriving or engaging in outer continental activities to report their arrival time and location and information regarding the vessel's voyage, cargo, crew and vessel information.
The outer continental shelf includes all submerged lands seaward and outside of the area of lands beneath navigable waters and of which the subsoil and seabed are subject to the jurisdiction and control of the U.S. Outer shelf activity is defined in the U.S. regulations as any activity that occurs on the outer continental shelf and is associated with the exploration for or development or production of minerals, including oil.
The Rule implements provisions of the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006. The above chart shows the area referred to in this published final rule.