Here’s a news flash for those moving barges carrying dry bulk cargo on the Great Lakes: the Coast Guard has published an Interim Rule, with a request for comments (due by Jan. 15th, 2009), pertaining to the discharge of dry cargo residues. The restrictions on where the discharges may take place varies considerably depending on the cargo, and there’s a lot of lake-specific geographic information as well on pages 7-9 of the 10-page document. Enjoy…..
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Well, it’s finally out! Yesterday the U.S. Coast Guard published their long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Inspection of Towing Vessels, all 75 pages worth. The public comment pe