Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement Participants

2. Applications for volunteer capacity are extended to both participants and other organizations. The first priority for use is given to participants who have signed Tier I and/or II contracts and are able to meet operational requirements. Participants who provide voluntary capabilities can ask USTRANSCOM to activate their pre-negotiated emergency contracts; Where possible, USTRANSCOM supports these requests where possible. Voluntary capacity is credited with participants` staggered commitments if such phases are subsequently activated. Visa`s mission is to make available to the DOD, where appropriate, access to ships for the purpose of the end, ships, intermodal systems and equipment, terminal equipment and related management services, to the extent necessary, to meet national defence or national emergencies. Carriers participating in the VISA program give DOD secure access to these services in the event of an eventuality. In exchange for their VISA obligation, DOD VISA Start Printed Page 4553participants gives priority to peace charges. B. Keep MARAD and participants aware of the capabilities required for emergency hake fishing capacity and Level I and II resources.

In order to protect the market share of a U.S.-flagged vessel operator during emergency activation, VISA allows participants to participate in carrier coordination agreements (CCAs) with other ship operators to meet commercial requirements or DODs. Visa protects cartels and abuses of dominance in accordance with the data protection authority. CCMs must be submitted for MARAD approval with the Department of Justice before they can be used. The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces the renewal of the Voluntary Intermodal Intermodnage Agreement (VISA) until October 1, 2019, in accordance with the Defense Production Act of 1950 as amended. The objective of the VISA is to provide the Department of Defense with transportation services and intermodal transportation systems, including ships, marine space, intermodal equipment and related management services, if necessary to support the emergency response and support of the U.S. armed forces. To do this, cooperation between the maritime industry, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Defence must achieve this. 2.

In accordance with 46 CFR 308.1 (c), the Administrator (or DOT) may request war risk insurance from the United States Government from any vessel registered or used under this agreement. All VISA applicants who are authorized to participate in visas but do not have a security guarantee of facilities (FCL) must continue the evacuation process with the Defence Security Service (DSS). If the accepted applicant is not downgraded, MARAD initiates the compensation procedure with DSS. Participants must have an FCL and individual security clearance after CHR. to enable key staff to participate in meetings of the Common Visa Planning Advisory Group (JPAG) and to fulfill the obligations arising from visa quota contracts. One of the objectives of the JPAG is to provide participants from USTRANSCOM, MARAD and VISA with a planning forum for the analysis of DOD/intermodal service and resource emergency needs in the context of industrial commitments. JPAG meetings are often secret meetings.

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