American Bureau of Shipping
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a classification society, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities. At the end of 2006, ABS was the third largest class society with a classed fleet of over 10,000 commercial vessels and offshore facilities. ABS' core service is the provision of classification services through the development of standards called ABS Rules. These Rules form the basis for assessing the design and construction of new vessels and the integrity of existing vessels and marine structures.
Campaign Finance$200 Given
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- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
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- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars
State vs. Federalin dollars
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Lobbying on Behalf of American Bureau of Shipping
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount American Bureau of Shipping $210,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.3619 Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 S.2 Middle Class Opportunity Act of 2009 S.3 Homeowner Protection and Wall Street Accountability Act of 2009 S.4 Comprehensive Health Reform Act of 2009 S.1194 Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 22 dockets; Submitted to 1 docket
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "American Bureau of Shipping" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 4 USCG Lifesaving Equipment; Production Testing and Harmonization with International Standards 2010
- Toggle 3 EPA Science Advisory Board Review of the Availability and Efficacy of Ballast Water Treatment Technology for EPA’s Office of Water and the United States Coast Guard 2010
- Toggle 2 NOAA Amendment 93 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area 2010
- Toggle 2 MARAD Liberty Maritime Corporation - M/V Liberty Eagle - Vessel Designation 2009
- Toggle 2 EPA Stakeholder Input; Listening Session Seeking Suggestions for Improving the Next National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Vessels 2010
- Toggle 2 DOC Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR): Plain Language Rewrite 2009
- Toggle 1 USCG Safety Zone; Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PA 2009
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Lincoln Composites - Permit to Transport Hazardous Materials 2010
- Toggle 1 USCG National Maritime Security Advisory Committee 2010
- Toggle 1 MARAD Liberty Maritime Corporation - M/V Liberty Glory - Vessel Designation 2009
Federal Spending5 contracts
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Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.
Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.
Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.
|American Bureau Of Shipping||2009||SURVEYOR SERVICES TO SUPPORT CLASS||$2,808,960|
|American Bureau Of Shipping||2009||SURVEYOR SERVICES TO SUPPORT CLASS||$2,792,380|
|American Bureau Of Shipping||2010||SUPPORT||$1,752,872|
|American Bureau Of Shipping||2010||SURVEYOR SERVICES TO SUPPORT CLASS||$1,564,000|
|American Bureau Of Shipping||2009||SURVEYOR SERVICES TO SUPPORT CLASS||$1,364,000|
Advisory Committees1 person on 1 committee
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "American Bureau of Shipping" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee