A quick update on the Coast Guard’s proposal to require SEMS plans for vessels that work in the offshore oil and gas industry. The deadline to comment was originally set for December 9, but at the request of industry, the Coast Guard has now extended that deadline to January 23, 2014. However, there is still no plan to hold any kind of public hearing on the proposal. You can read the original Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking here. The notice of the extension can be found here.