Daylight Saving Time to End Sunday, Nov. 3, for Most Americans. Most of the nation will return to standard time at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, when clocks will be turned back one hour, providing an additional hour of daylight in the morning. Under law, daylight saving time is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, with the nation returning to daylight saving time starting Sunday, March 9, 2014. Federal law does not require any area to observe daylight saving time, but those that do must follow the starting and ending dates set by the law. No resetting of clocks is required for those parts of the country not observing daylight saving time: Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. The U.S. Department of Transportation has overseen the time laws since 1966, when Congress transferred this responsibility from the Interstate Commerce Commission. Contact: Bill Mosley 202-366-4570.
National Maritime Strategy Symposium. The Maritime Administration (MARAD) will publish a Federal Register Notice on Oct. 28 inviting the public and other Marine Transportation System stakeholders to participate in a discussion intended to develop a robust national maritime strategy. The purpose of this public meeting is to gather ideas for improving, expanding and strengthening key aspects of the marine transportation system. The notice also requests speaker and topic proposals for the public meeting’s agenda. This public meeting will take place from 9:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. daily, January 14 through January 16, 2014. The pre-publication version of the notice can be found at https://federalregister.gov/a/2013-25396 and will be open for agenda topics, comments and ideas from Oct. 28 until November 22, 2013. Kim Strong – Tel: 202-366-5807