In accordance with the provisions of section
553 of title
5, the Secretary shall issue, and may from time to time amend or repeal, regulations necessary to implement this chapter.
The Secretary, in the exercise of this regulatory authority, shall establish procedures for consulting with, and receiving and considering the views of all interested parties, including—
(1)interested Federal departments and agencies,
(2)officials of State and local governments,
(3)representatives of the maritime community,
(4)representatives of port and harbor authorities or associations,
(5)representatives of environmental groups,
(6)any other interested parties who are knowledgeable or experienced in dealing with problems involving vessel safety, port and waterways safety, and protection of the marine environment, and
(7)advisory committees consisting of all interested segments of the public when the establishment of such committees is considered necessary because the issues involved are highly complex or controversial.
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