DYE READY FOR FMC COMMISSIONER POST
Rebecca Dye told lawmakers during a quick nomination hearing before the Senate Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Subcommittee Wednesday that her credentials in government have prepared her for the appointment to the Federal Maritime Commission.
Dye is currently counsel to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, a position she has held since 1995.
From 1987 to 1995, Dye worked as minority counsel for the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee. She holds a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dye also told lawmakers that she is familiar with rules and regulations that dictate the operations of the FMC, such as the 1998 Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA). “I will be fair-minded and objective” in carrying out the regulations of OSRA, she said.
As FMC commissioner, she said she would also work to eliminate unfair shipping practices of foreign governments, and ensure the agency does its part in the homeland security effort. The FMC’s licensing and bonding information for intermediaries could be valuable to the country’s future cargo container analysis system, Dye said.
If confirmed, Dye will serve as FMC commissioner for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2005.