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Harmonization of Rules with Canada, Hazardous Cargo to be Topics at NMSAC Meeting

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting Sept. 29 and 30 in Washington, D.C., to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will also be broadcast via a web-enabled interactive online format and teleconference line.

The committee will meet to review, discuss and formulate recommendations on the following issues.

- Coast Guard Cyber Security Strategy

- what the next generation of transportation worker identification credentials and readers should incorporate

- how to enhance a Coast Guard program that places members in positions within the maritime industry to better understand how it works

- harmonization of rules with Canada and the Beyond the Border Initiative

- implementation of the Department of Homeland Security’s Extremely Hazardous Cargo Strategy

- the increased movement of petrochemical cargos in the inland waterways

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