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Commissioner

Rebecca F. Dye

Counsel: Robert M. Blair (Interim)
Contact Information
Phone: (202) 523-5715 Email: rdye@fmc.gov

Biography:

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. On May 26, 2016, Commissioner Dye was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate on June 29, 2016, for a term expiring June 30, 2020.

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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Information Demand on Detention & Demurrage Practices to Be Issued
Posted: February 17, 2021

Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye will issue information demand orders to ocean carriers and marine terminal operators (MTOs) to determine if legal obligations related to detention and demurrage practices are being met. The orders are being issued under the authority Commissioner Dye has as the Fact Finding Officer for Fact Finding… Read More »

Fact Finding 29: Advice to the Trade
Posted: December 17, 2020

Commissioner Rebecca Dye is advising that shippers and truckers may contact the Federal Maritime Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement (BoE) with allegations of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators employing practices or regulations in violation of 46 USC 41102(c) involving non-compliance with the Final Rule published earlier this year by the… Read More »

Commission Approves Supplemental Order Expanding Fact Finding 29 Authority
Posted: November 20, 2020

The Federal Maritime Commission yesterday approved a Supplemental Order that expands the authority of Fact Finding 29, “International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement”. The Supplemental Order authorizes Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, as the designated Fact Finding Officer, to investigate ocean carriers operating in alliances and calling the Port of Long… Read More »

Commission Extends Temporary Exemption of Certain Service Contract Filing Requirements
Posted: October 1, 2020

In order to provide continued stability and certainty to ocean carriers and shippers impacted by COVID-19, the Commission will extend regulatory relief for service contract filing requirements until June 2021. The Commission voted unanimously this week to take this action. Commission regulations require the filing of service contracts with the… Read More »