Saving Citizenship Requirements

The US Coast Guard has posted in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would provide a waiver of citizenship requirements for crewmembers on commercial fishing vessels. A waiver request would have to be accompanied by a successful dockside safety examination. Comments on the proposed rule are due by Nov. 16.

The posting says that the Coast Guard proposes to add to its regulations a description of the procedures for requesting and processing waivers of citizenshi8p requirements on commercial fishing vessels.

Anyone wishing to comment on this matter may do so by submitting comments identified by docket number USCG-2010-0625.

There are four ways to submit comment. (1) use the Federal eRulemaking Portal:; (2) fax 1-202-493-2251; (3)mail comments to the Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington DC 20590-0001; or hand delivery, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Phone number is 1-202-366-9329.