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April 2017 Issue

25 Years Ago 1992. The U.S. Coast Guard formed a negotiated rulemaking advisory committee. The committee advised and consulted with the Coast Guard staff preparing the tank vessel regulations mandated by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. ... National Science Foundation-funded scientists said as a result of increased mid-ultra violet radiation from the ozone hole over the Antarctic, phytoplankton production in the waters decreased by six to 12 percent during the austral spring. ... Bender Shipbuilding & Repair of Mobile, Alabama, launched the first of 16 offshore response vessels for the Marine Spill Response Corp., Washington, D.C.


15 Years Ago 2002. House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-N.Y.) released the following statement in response to George W. Bush’s clean air and global climate change proposals: “I’m encouraged by President Bush’s clean air and global climate change proposals, both of which represent a significant forward movement on the part of the administration.” ... The U.S. Navy established the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) program office February 2002. It was the central point of authority and accountability for the NMCI program. ... Martin “Mac” MacArtney passed away after a short battle with cancer. MacArtney co-founded MacArtney Underwater with his wife Winnie in 1978.


10 Years Ago 2007. The USS Ronald Reagan earned the 2006 Commander Naval Air Force Carrier Battle Efficiency E award for the West Coast, the first Battle E ever for the Navy’s newest, at the time, aircraft carrier. ... Seven personnel practiced locking out from the attack submarine the USS Los Angeles during ESCAPEX at the U.S. Navy’s Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measuring Facility in Ketchikan, Alaska. They wore special suits designed to enable a free ascent from a stricken submarine. ... Data from NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite revealed a subglacial water system beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet.


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