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Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye

Commissioner Rebecca F. DyeCounsel: Edward L. Lee, Jr.

Phone: (202) 523-5715

Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, of North Carolina, was nominated by President George W. Bush on June 13, 2002 and was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 14, 2002. She was nominated to her second term by President Bush on July 12, 2005 and confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 2005. She was nominated to her third term, which expires on June 30, 2015, by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate on April 14, 2011.

Prior to her appointment to the FMC, Commissioner Dye was Counsel to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. She held that position from 1995 until 2002. As Counsel, she provided advice to Members of Congress on issues pertaining to commercial shipping, international maritime agreements, oil pollution, maritime safety and law enforcement, the Federal budget process and Federal financing.

Commissioner Dye comes to the Commission with an extensive background in maritime matters. She began her Federal career as a commissioned officer and attorney in the Coast Guard's Office of the Chief Counsel, then served as a law instructor at the Coast Guard Academy. After two years as an attorney at the U.S. Maritime Administration, she joined the staff of the former Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, and served there as Minority Counsel from 1987 to 1995.

Commissioner Dye graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974, and earned a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977.

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Statement of Commissioner Rebecca Dye Passenger Vessel Financial Responsibility Requirements
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I supported the Commission’s Plan for the Retrospective Review of Existing Rules, including the matter before us today, because it was undertaken under the high standards of Executive Order 13563.
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Statement of FMC Commissioner Dye on Study of U.S. Inland Containerized Cargo Moving Through Canadian and Mexican Seaports
In August and September, 2011, the Commission received a request from Senator Murray, Senator Cantwell, seven Members of the House of representatives from the Washington State delegation and one Member from California to analyze the impact and the extent to which the Harbor Maintenance Tax and other factors impact container cargo diversion from U.S. west coast ports to west coast Canadian and Mexican ports, as well as legislative and regulatory recommendations to address this concern.
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Thank you for inviting me to participate in your panel on Ports and Global Supply Chains. My remarks reflect my own individual views and are not offered as the official position of the Federal Maritime Commission.
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Commissioner Dye Leads Discussion on 'Inside Government' at the Executive Women in Government program held September 17, 2013

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Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye Being Sworn In to Office on April 27, 2011

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Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye with Secretary Karen Gregory and Counsel Ed Lee