Summary: H.R.2926 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2926. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/22/2019)

Navigation Safety Act of 2019

This bill revises certain standards for shipping safety with respect to vessel operations.

Specifically, the bill

  • requires certain vessels to be equipped with electronic navigational charts that meet standards acceptable to the U.S. Coast Guard;
  • mandates buffers between traffic lanes and traffic separation schemes, and offshore structures affixed to the submerged lands of the Outer Continental Shelf;
  • requires the Coast Guard to implement the recommendations of the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study workgroup;
  • directs the Coast Guard to conduct a review of navigation on the U.S. east coast and submit recommendations for new fairways;
  • authorizes the Coast Guard to establish a safety zone to address special activities in the U.S. exclusive economic zone; and
  • allows towing vessels to transit beyond the boundary line in certain limited situations to fulfill the vessel's duties without being subject to additional requirements.