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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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Shipper Group Recognizes Commissioner Dye for Her Leadership on Supply Chain Issues
Posted: May 29, 2020

The Agricultural Transportation Coalition (AgTC) bestowed its “Person of the Year” award upon Commissioner Rebecca Dye in recognition of her work to improve America’s freight delivery system and the benefits those efforts have conveyed to shippers. The award was presented Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at AgTC’s Virtual Annual Meeting. “Commissioner… Read More »

Fact Finding 29 Innovation Teams Identify Information Helpful to Mitigating COVID-19 Impacts on Supply Chain
Posted: May 14, 2020

Ocean carriers, marine terminal operators, and port authorities participating on Supply Chain Innovation Teams established by Commissioner Rebecca Dye as part of her Fact Finding 29 investigation are taking positive steps to address COVID-19-related impacts to the supply chain as well as to prepare for the return of stronger ocean… Read More »

Commission Provides Temporary Relief from Certain Service Contract Filing Requirements
Posted: April 27, 2020

As a measure to relieve COVID-19 impacts to the supply chain, the Federal Maritime Commission voted to temporarily allow parties to file service contracts up to 30 days after they take effect. The Commission published an order today making the relief effective immediately and lasting through December 31, 2020. The… Read More »

Fact Finding 29 Supply Chain Innovation Teams to Begin Work
Posted: April 6, 2020

Supply Chain Innovation Teams convened by Commissioner Rebecca Dye as part of Fact Finding 29  (International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement) will begin work this week to identify what actions can provide immediate relief to the most pressing challenges the American freight delivery system faces from COVID-19 related disruptions. Commissioner… Read More »