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18 OCTOBER 2015 FOGHORN REGULATORYREPORT By Peter Lauridsen PVA Regulatory Affairs Consultant Let MCM manage your insurance so you can focus on your voyage MCM is a leading independent insurance brokerage based in the Pacific Northwest. Our marine practice group has more than 100 years of combined experience placing insurance and managing the marine industrys unique risks. Whether were working with vessel operators builders repair facilities or suppliers we create specialized solutions that meet each clients needs. EMpLoyEE BEnEfits ExECutivE BEnEfits REtiREMEnt pLans insuRanCE advisoRy pRopERty CasuaLty Contact Damon L. Nasman at 206 262-6375 or email Anatomy of a PVA Request I n these FOGHORN columns we often advise members that the PVA staff is available to assist them in their quest for information or helpful advice. This is generally true but more often than not it involves regulators their authorities and policies. What follows is a composite of what might transpire if you call the PVA staff for help. The scenario can end at any point depending on the situation its urgency andor its complexity. You might call a staff person you know or have dealt with in the past the person with the title that best suits your quest or with whoever is available to answer the phone at the time of your call. The PVAstaff is small experienced and knowledgeable on most issues especially with current ongoing or frequently addressed topics. As you will learn the staffthrough daily interactions and previous shared ex- perienceswill listen elicit relevant information through questions and generally ask how we can help. Many times again especially on current issues the phone call is