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The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Maritime Administration
Maritime administration
■ Introduction

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) was transferred to the Department of Transportation (DOT) in 1981. It had been a Commerce Department agency since its establishment under the Reorganization Plan No. 21 of 1950. MARAD is responsible for programs that aid the development, promotion, and operation of the U.S. merchant marine. The fleet serves the nation’s foreign and domestic shipping needs and provides support as a naval auxiliary to the armed forces in times of national emergency.

MARAD is headed by a maritime administrator assisted by one deputy maritime administrator, a chief counsel, and ...

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