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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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FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye Remarks at the NCBFAA Conference
Posted: June 24, 2019

Good morning! It is so good to see you again—colleagues and old friends. Thank you for inviting me. One of my favorite business authors is Jim C. Collins, who discusses the importance of getting the right people on the bus. Today, you’ll hear from some of the best people on… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Rebecca Dye Before the Surface Transportation Board Oversight Hearing on Demurrage and Accessorial Charges
Posted: May 22, 2019

Good morning, Chairman Begeman, Vice Chairman Fuchs, and Member Oberman.  Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the recommendations of the Memphis Supply Chain Innovation Team. The Federal Maritime Commission recently has employed a new approach, Innovation Teams, to develop commercial solutions to freight delivery… Read More »

Remarks by FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye American Cotton Shippers Association – Laguna Beach, California
Posted: May 10, 2019

Thank you.  It’s a pleasure to be here today. I appreciate the invitation to speak and the great venue! Yesterday, I spoke to your Transportation, Documentation and Insurance Committee about chassis provisioning and the FMC Memphis Supply Chain Innovation Team. This morning, I’ll discuss the status of the Commission’s investigation… Read More »

Remarks by FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye American Trucking Association Conference Scottsdale, AZ
Posted: May 6, 2019

Thank you.  It’s a pleasure to be here today. I appreciate the invitation to speak and the great venue! The Federal Maritime Commission has a solid and productive relationship with the American Trucking Association – and, in particular, the Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference. Drayage trucking companies played an important role… Read More »