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$2,603 Given
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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 $620,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Energy & Nuclear Power
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2838 Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011 S.1601 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 S.1665 Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 S.1496 Ethical Shipping Inspections Act of 2011 H.R.2298 Border Health Security Act of 2011 H.R.2998 Ethical Shipping Inspections Act of 2011 H.R.2219 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.4251 Securing Maritime Activities through Risk-based Targeting for Port Security Act H.R.3619 Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 H.R.1905 Syria Human Rights Accountability Act of 2012
RegulationsMentioned in 83 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.
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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 45 EPA NPDES - Reissuance of the Vessel General Permit for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Vessels (VGP) 2011
- Toggle 14 EPA NPDES - Small Vessel General Permit for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Small Vessels (sVGP) 2011
- Toggle 4 USCG Electrical Installations in Hazardous Areas 2012
- Toggle 4 USCG National Maritime Security Advisory Committee 2011
- Toggle 3 USCG Safety Management System Requirements for Vessels and Units on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf 2012
- Toggle 3 USCG Regulated Navigation Area; Buzzard's Bay, MA; Navigable Waterways Within the First Coast Guard District 2012
- Toggle 3 USCG Revision of Crane Regulation Standards for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs), Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs), and Floating Outer Continental Shelf (OSC) Facilities 2011
- Toggle 2 BSEE AA10 - Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems 2012
- Toggle 2 NOAA Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; Amendment 99 2012
- Toggle 2 USCG Adding International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Certificate to List of Certificates a Recognized Classification Society May Issue 2012
Federal Spending6 contracts
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|American Bureau Of Shipping||2011||SUPPORT||$5,371,596|
|American Bureau Of Shipping||2012||SUPPORT||$2,469,745|
|American Bureau Of Shipping||2011||SURVEYOR SERVICES TO SUPPORT CLASS||$1,500,000|
|American Bureau Of Shipping||2011||Minerals Management Service||BOP MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION||$1,390,580|
|American Bureau Of Shipping||2012||BOP MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION||$1,390,580|
|American Bureau Of Shipping||2012||SHIP CLASSIFICATION/ REQUEST FOR CLASS||$1,170,329|