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The ASME/USCG Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards provides a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, government agencies, and interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from technological impacts on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations.
Held once every two to three years, the public workshop is sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in coordination with the USCG Office of Design and Engineering Standards. ASME is a standards setting organization with wide-ranging volunteer committee membership, which includes USCG supported personnel who serve as members of various ASME committees in support of USCG missions in maritime safety and environmental protection. The USCG Office of Design and Engineering Standards is responsible for developing and promulgating national regulations and standards that govern the safe design and construction of ships and shipboard equipment, including hull structure, stability, electrical and mechanical systems, lifesaving and fire safety equipment, and related equipment approval and laboratory acceptance.
This workshop is an opportunity for the public to provide expertise on technical matters affecting the marine industry, to leverage new technologies, and to improve future policymaking, standards development, and rulemaking. The most recent workshop was held in Washington, DC, on July 29-30, 2010 (75 FR 8099, February 23, 2010). Public engagement on regulations and design standards enhances both the effectiveness and the quality of policy development. As an example, dialogue from the previous workshop on the safe and economical use of natural gas as a marine fuel provided valuable insight for the development of CG-521 Policy Letter No. 01-12,
Topics for the 2013 workshop are listed below and include application of various marine technologies to promote safe and environmentally conscious operation of ships and offshore vessels and platforms.
The next workshop will be held in Arlington, VA, over a two-day period on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, and Thursday, July 25, 2013. See
This workshop comprises a series of panel sessions over a two-day period covering a variety of topics. Proposed topics include:
If you are interested in presenting a paper on one or more topics listed above, submit a 100 word abstract via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts are due on or before November 2, 2012, and should also contain the title of your paper, name of each author/co-author, name of each presenter and affiliation to author/co-author, as well as the title, address, phone number, facsimile number, and email address for each named individual.
If you receive notification that your abstract is accepted, you may then submit a draft paper and presentation via email to: email@example.com. Draft papers are due on or before February 8,
For additional information on this workshop, visit the USCG Web site at
To register for this workshop, visit the USCG Web site at
Material presented at the workshop will be made available to the public on the USCG Web site listed above after the conclusion of this event. For additional information on material presented at this event, you may contact one of the individuals listed above in
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Persons with disabilities who require special assistance should advise us of their anticipated special needs as early as possible by one of the individuals listed above in
Please note that the workshop may adjourn early if all business is finished.
This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 14 U.S.C. 93(a)(4).