b'NEWSWIRE:PVA Requests ExtensionGRANT NEWSWIRE for Coast Guard ANPRMPROPOSALS on Safety ManagementSOUGHT Systems Comments FOR PORT, E arlier this year, the U.S. Coast Guardprepping vessels for service, and marketingTRANSIT issuedanAdvancedNoticeoftoconsumersafteralongabsencePVA ProposedRulemaking(ANPRM)hasrequesteda45-dayextensionofthe onsafetymanagementsystems(SMS)forcomment period from the Coast Guard in aSECURITYthedomesticpassengervesselindustry.formal letter sent on March 2. The comment TheSafetydate set by the Coast Ma n a g e m e n tGuardisApril15. SystemsforPVA has requested aPVA,onbehalf D o m e s t i c45-day extension ofofitsmembers,T wo federal security grant programsthe PortSecurityGrantProgramandthe Passenger VesselshasrequestedTransitSecurityGrantProgramare ANPRMhasthe comment periodthatcommentsbenowacceptingapplications.Theapplication thepotentialtofrom the Coast GuardextendeduntilJunedeadlineisMay14,2021.Bothprograms directlyimpact1,givingPVA,theareadministeredbytheFederalEmergency theoperationsin a formal letter sentPVASafetyandManagement Administration (FEMA).ofeveryPVAon March 2. Security Committee, Vesselmember.thePVARegulatoryForthecurrentfundingroundforthePort TheANPRMCommittee,andtheSecurityGrantProgram,therewillbe$100 requests comments on a 22-question surveyPVA membership an additional 45 days tomillioninfundstobedistributed.Forthe of varying complexity to gather informationrespond to the lengthy questions asked bycurrent funding round for the Transit Security fortheCoastGuardtopromulgateanythe Coast Guard in the ANPRM.GrantProgram,therewillbe$88millionin further rulemaking.funds to be distributed.To read the ANPRM, click hereGiven the time needed to properly address these questionsparticularly in what mayFor more information about this issue, readFor the current bebusiesttimeeverforU.S.passengerEric Christensens Safety Matters article in vesseloperatorsduetoCOVID-19the January-February FOGHORNfunding round for the shutdowns, hiring /training staffand crew,Port Security Grant We take the heat,Program, there will be so you dont have to. $100 million in funds to be distributed.Cool. Because you need it. We deliver cool based on your reality. So no matter where you operate, hot days and heavy loads will never slow you down.Cybersecuritywillbeespeciallyemphasized this year, as well as protection of soft targets or where large numbers of people congregate. There is a non-federal cost-share requirement, the size of which depends upon whether the applicant is a governmental or private entity.A public ferry system can apply for either of the GRIDCOOLERWEKATranter Heat Keel Cooler Boxcooler Exchangers two grant programs, but not both.To see the Port Security Grant Program details, fernstrum.com| 1.906.863.5553| sales@fernstrum.comclick HERE.To see the Transit Security Grant ISO 9001:2015 Program details, click HERE. 2021 R.W. Fernstrum & Company. All rights reserved. FERNSTRUM and GRIDCOOLER are registered trademarks of R.W. Fernstrum & Company. All other trademarks cited are the property of their respective owners.NEWSWIRE 36 FOGHORN'