New Coast Guard Authorities

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Sean T. Pribyl
Maritime attorney Sean Pribyl served as a Committee Member to a recently published National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Consensus Study Report titled "New Coast Guard Authorities." The NASEM study was requested in Section 8249 of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

The Coast Guard tasked NASEM with conducting a study of “emerging issues that are likely to demand Coast Guard services over the next decade and consider whether the Service’s existing statutory authorities are sufficient to meet this demand, and if not, where the Service’s authority could be expanded to do so.” The committee considered “changes in technological capabilities, industry trends, cybersecurity risks, climate and environmental conditions, and geopolitical factors that could affect governance and activities in the maritime domain.”

The report addresses a wide-range of emerging issues that may be of interest to maritime stakeholders, including inter alia, cybersecurity, national security, offshore wind and industry decarbonatization efforts.

The study description is available here, and the report is available here.

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