Jeff Lantz Guest Speaker at Posidonia

By MarEx 2014-05-29 14:47:00

The Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards of the USCG, Jeff Lantz will be discussing regulatory enforcement in the United States and ballast water management at NAMEPA’s EIM Seminar, “Compliance, Cost and Competency in America,” on June 5th as a part of the Posidonia 2014 conferences, seminars and exhibitions. Posidonia 2014 is the opportunity for all members of the shipping industry worldwide to meet and review challenges, opportunities, trends and innovations with the operators of more than 4,000 vessels worldwide.

NAMEPA’s seminar, hosted from 10:30 – 12:30 in the Posidonia Seminar Room on June 5th, is designed to highlight both best practices and opportunities for improvement. The “Compliance, Cost and Competency in America,” seminar features topics such as regulatory enforcement in the United States, the cost of noncompliance, whistleblowers, no shortcuts to compliance, understanding the impact of USCG and EPA ballast water regulations, Salvors as partners in OPA90 compliance and zero pollution solutions for age old problems.

Jeff Lantz’s responsibilities include developing U.S. national maritime safety and environmental protection regulations and policies and overseeing U.S. initiatives in the development of international maritime safety, security and environmental protection standards. Mr. Lantz serves as the U.S. Head of Delegation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Maritime Safety Committee, Marine Environment Protection Committee and has also been elected and currently serves as the as the Chairman for the IMO’s Council, the organization’s second highest governing body. 

"Posidonia is the premier venue for the dissemination and exchange of information," stated NAMEPA Chairman Clay Maitland.  "NAMEPA has once again assembled a cast of industry leaders who will update us on current and future regulatory issues, as well as guide us around the challenges of compliance in today's demanding ship operating climate." These industry leaders include Jeff Lantz of the United States Coast Guard, Jeanne Grasso and Greg Linsin of Blank Rome LLC, Paal Johansen of DNV GL Maritime, Chris Todd of Hyde Marine, Lindsay Malen of Marine Response Alliance/TITAN Salvage and Scott Groves of Thordon Bearings. The seminar will be opened by Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of NAMEPA.

NAMEPA’s seminar sponsors are: Blank Rome Maritime LLC, Clay Maitland, Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation and Sea Research Foundation.

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