Recent Position Papers, Comments, Letters and Testimony

2017 Comments

  • March 14 - Comments to Mr. Mark Lahare, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regarding the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock Replacement Draft GRR/SEIS

2016 Comments

  • September 23 - Comments to Captain Joseph B. Loring, Chief, Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy Regarding Draft Updates to Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) National Guidelines
  • September 13 - Comments to U.S. Coast Guard on Draft Revisions to the Marine Safety Manual, Volume 3, Parts B and C, Change 2
  • July 8 - Comments to Mr. Rian Hooff, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Regarding Follow-Up Questions About the Proposed Changes to State Ballast Water Regulations
  • June 6 - Comments to CAPT Richard Timme, Commander, Sector Ohio Valley Regarding the Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones
  • May 24 - Comments to Mr. Rian Hooff, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Regarding Proposed Changes to State Ballast Water Regulations
  • April 25 - Comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation Regarding the Draft National Freight Strategic Plan
  • April 13 - Comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation Regarding the Request for Comment on the ACPARS Final Report
  • January 25 - Comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regarding Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore South Carolina
  • January 22 - Comments to the State of Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Regarding the Vancouver Energy Draft Environment Impact Statement (DEIS)

2016 Letters

  • May 17 - Letter to RADM Linda Fagan, Commander, First Coast Guard District, Regarding the Proposal to Construct the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) Transmission System
  • April 23 - Letter to RADM Linda Fagan, Commander, First Coast Guard District Regarding Hudson River Anchorage Areas
  • April 5 - Letter to the Seattle City Council Regarding Plans to Give Away the Public Right-of-Way for Occidental Avenue South

2015 Comments

  • December 28 - Comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regarding the Request for Information on the State of the Offshore Renewable Energy Industry.
  • November 20 - Comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwest Dision Regarding the Draft Missouri River Mainstem System 2015-2016 Annual Operating Plan
  • October 19 - Comments to the Docket Management Facility (M3) USDOT Regarding Navigation Area: Ice-Covered Waterways in Fifth Coast Guard District
  • October 15 - Comments to the Seattle Department of Transportation Regarding Potential Changes to Lake Washington Ship Canal Bridges' Opening Restrictions
  • September 8 - Comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the Notice of Preliminary Permit Application for the Mississippi Rover Lock and Dam 14 Hydropower Project
  • August 17 - Comments to the Marine Invasive Species Program on the Proposed Modifications to Article 4.8 - Biofouling Management to Minimize the Transfer of Nonindigenous Species from Vessels Operating in California
  • June 16 - Comments to the Marine Invasive Species Program on Biofouling Management to Minimize the Transfer of Nonindigenous Species from Vessels Operating in California Waters
  • June 3 - Comments on to the U.S. Coast Guard on the Port Access Route Study in the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait, and Bering Sea.
  • April 15 - Comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation on Guidance on Maritime Cybersecurity Standards
  • February 27 - Comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation on the Seafarers' Access to Maritime Facilities
  • February 23 - Comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Environmental Assessment for Commercial Wind Lease Insurance and Site Assessment Activities
  • February 19 - Comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the Environmental Assessment for the Newburgh Hydroelectric Project
  • February 18 - Comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock Replacement Project
  • January 30 - Comments to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Proposed GLMRIS Project at Brandon Road Lock and Dam
  • January 23 - Comments to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock Closure

2015 Letters

  • December 18 - Letter to the Assistant Secretary of the Army-Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, Regarding Congressional Opposition to Proposed Changes to the Missouri Water Control Plan

2015 Testimony

  • February 4 - Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast guard Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

2015 Memorandum

  • Memorandum signed by District 8 and District 9 regarding the enforcement of fire extinguisher brackets on Western River Tank Barges
  • Memorandum regarding the Hudson River Anchorage Grounds

2014 Comments

  • October 8 - Comments to the U.S. Coast Guard on the Regulated Navigation Area; Lake Michigan, Chicago Harbor Lock
  • September 19 - Comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf
  • September 15 - Comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Project Environmental Impact Statement
  • August 29 - Comments to the U.S. Coast Guard on IMO Polar Code
  • August 25 - Comments to the U.S. Coast Guard on its Petition to Establish a Special Load Line Exemption for Lake Michigan
  • August 15 - Comments to California State Land Commission on Draft Biofouling Management Regulations
  • July 14 - Comments to the U.S. Coast Guard on its Workplace Safety and Health for Merchant MarinersPetition
  • June 16 - Comments to U.S. Coast Guard on Proposed Arthur Kill Waterway Regulated Navigation Area
  • May 14 - Comments to U.S. Coast Guard on Draft Revisions to the Marine Safety Manual, Volume 3, Chapters 20-26
  • April 21 - Comments to Washington State Department of Ecology on Draft Petition to EPA to Declare Puget Sound a No Discharge Zone
  • March 31 - Comments to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Report
  • February 18 - Comments to U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Notice of Commercial Leasing for Wind Power in the Maryland Wind Energy Area
  • February 13 - Comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation Regarding Cargo Securing Manuals
  • February 7 - Comments to Chicago Department of Public Health on Proposed Regulations for Handling and Storage of Bulk Material Piles
  • February 7 - AWO Comments City Petcoke

2014 Letters

  • June 20 - Letter to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee leadership on S. 2094
  •  May 15 - Letter to Illinois Attorney General on HB 5939

2014 Testimony

  • March 25 & 31 - Testimony before Tennessee House and Senate on SB 2076 and HB 1769
  • March 4 - Testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on Need for Ballast Water Regulation

2013 Comments

  • Comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation on the Ballast Water Management Reporting and Recordkeeping