1. ANTI-TRUST/COMPETITION LAW COMPLIANCE
INTERTANKO’s Anti-Trust/Competition law Compliance Statement INTERTANKO’s policy is to be firmly committed to maintaining a fair and competitive environment in the world tanker trade, and to adhering to all applicable laws which regulate INTERTANKO’s and its members’ activities in these markets. These laws include the anti-trust/competition laws which the United States, the European Union and many nations of the world have adopted to preserve the free enterprise system, promote competition and protect the public from monopolistic and other restrictive trade practices. INTERTANKO’s activities will be conducted in compliance with its Anti-trust/Competition Law Guidelines.
CTSCA Chair Welcome
John Salvesen welcomed all, initiated introductions and gave an overview of the days schedule.
3.1 – Lt. TJ Parker, Assistant Chief of the Port Stae Control for Sector Houston Galveston, addressed the subcommittee on behalf of the Captain Diehl (CO Sector Houston) who was unable to attend because of a pollution incident that occurred earlier that morning. Lt Parker discussed in detail the activities in Sector Houston relative to the CTSCA.
3.2 - Steve Nerheim (VTS Houston) updated the CTSCA on the ANOA policy and the Houston Galveston Implementation. A copy of Mr. Nerheim's presentation is included below:
3.3 - CDR Rick Raksnis (Chief, Hazardous Materials Standards Branch) will discuss current CTAC and MARPOL Implementation issues.
CDR Raksnis also addressed the CTSCA regarding the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) most recent meeting on the 12th April 2007 in Quincy Massachusetts. Agenda items from the full CTAC meeting included a report from the CTAC Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security (HCTS), the NFPA 472 and Outreach Sub-committees. Also included under the umbrella of the Outreach Sub-committee are the Barge Emissions and Placarding and the MARPOL Annex II Work Groups. CDR Raksnis also reminded the CTSCA that applications are still being accepted for the future slate of CTAC.
Dialogue with other associations
4.1 - Tava Foret updated the CTSCA on the latest activity of the HOGANSAC Navigation Operations Subcommittee, and on behalf of Beverly Clark discussed the current activities of the HOGANSAC Deep Draft Entry Facilitation Sub-committee as well as any other HOGANSAC activities of relative interest. A copy of the HOGANSAC NAVOPS presentation can be found below:
4.2 – INTERTANKO has recently established a reciprocal membership with the NIOP in order to enhance the dialogue with the manufacturers and shippers of oilseed products, which has proven very useful to our members. The CTSCA Secretary reminded the subcommittee that, at the request of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Oilseed Products (NIOP), on 5 June 2007, INTERTANKO participated in the NIOP Technical Committee in Washington, DC.
INTERTANKO updated the NIOP Technical Committee on relevant IMO issues including an update from the 11th session of the Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquid and Gases (BLG), the subsequent Working Group on Environmental Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH) and the upcoming 56th Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to be held next month in London.
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