Posted: Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The CMTS has updated the list of MTS-Related Federal Advisory Committees (FACs), including the committee managers or Designated Federal Officer (DFO) contacts. There are currently 39 FACs that either deal with MTS-related issues or can impact the MTS under the Departments of Commerce, Transportation, Homeland Security, and Defense and other agencies.

FACs were created under Public Law 92-463, 6 October 1972, to ensure that advice by the various advisory committees formed over the years is objective and accessible to the public. The CMTS updates the MTS FAC list in order to engage the agency DFOs and provide an appropriate forum to share priority MTS issues under discussion within each committee. The CMTS has held a "DFO Forum" to promote communication, as appropriate, between these various Advisory Committees that impact the Marine Transportation System.

Marine Transportation System-Related Federal Advisory Committees List

The CMTS is a Federal interagency coordinating committee directed by Congress and charter to improve the coordination of and make recommendations with regard to Federal policies that impact the MTS.