This rule revises and adopts as final the interim final rule published in the Federal Register (69 FR 31897) on June 8, 2004. The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is publishing this final rule to implement changes to its regulations in part 310 regarding Maritime Education and Training. This rulemaking updates the Maritime Education and Training regulations to conform with title XXXV, subtitle A, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, regarding the administration of state, regional and United States merchant marine academies. This rulemaking also makes non-substantive technical changes to part 310.
Agency Contact: Jay Gordon, Maritime Administration, 400 7th St., SW., Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 366-5173; or e-mail: Jay.Gordon@marad.dot.gov.
This rule is final. Its effective date is May 19, 2005.