ABS Rules and Guides - ABS develops and verifies conformance with standards for design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities. These standards are are derived from principles of naval architecture, marine engineering and related disciplines. ABS has close to 100 rules and guides available. Rules, Corrigendas, Rule Change Notices (RCN) and updates to ABS Rules & Guides are available to download.
California State Lands Commission (CSLC) - Established in 1938 with authority detailed in Division 6 of the California Public Resources Code. Assisted by a staff of more than 200 specialists in mineral resources, land management, boundary determination, petroleum engineering and the natural sciences the Commission deals with energy resources, environmental management, granted lands, hazard management, oil spill prevention, and more. See Regulations page.
Congressional Record Index (CRI) - An index of the daily issues of the Congressional Record. It is published biweekly by the Joint Committee on Printing when Congress is in session. The CRI consists of two parts: the index proper, which lists individuals, organizations, and topics mentioned in the Congressional Record, and the History of Bills, which lists legislative actions reported in the Congressional Record. The History of Bills is maintained as a separate database on GPO Access.
Det Norske Veritas - An independent foundation with the objective of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. Our history goes back to 1864, when the foundation was established in Norway to inspect and evaluate the technical condition of Norwegian merchant vessels.
Distribution Publications, Inc. - Provides ocean carriers, NVOCCs and marine terminal operators with a convenient means for maintaining public tariffs in compliance with the regulations of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).
Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements Fact Sheet - These regulations specifically fulfill the requirements of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 and the Trade Act of 2002, as amended by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. They are designed to help prevent terrorist weapons from being transported to the United States by requiring both importers and carriers to submit additional cargo information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before the cargo is brought into the United States by vessel.
THOMAS - U.S. Congress legislation on the Internet.
U.S. Code Classification Tables - These tables show where recently enacted laws will appear in the U.S. Code and which sections of the Code have been amended by those laws. The tables sorted in Public Law order may be used to identify the sections of the Code affected by a particular law. The tables sorted in Code order may be used to determine whether a particular section of the Code has recently been amended.
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