Rebecca F. Dye - Federal Maritime Commission
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Rebecca F. Dye

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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. On January 3, 2023, Commissioner Dye was nominated by President Biden for a term expiring June 30, 2025.

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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Commissioner Rebecca Dye Proposes Reforms to International Ocean Supply Chain Practices: Empty Container Return, Early Return Date, and Container Pickup (Notice of Container Availability) 
Posted: July 26, 2023

Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye is proposing to reform three practices of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the Port of New York and New Jersey that relate to container returns, earliest return date, and container pickup (notice of availability). This… Read More »

Remarks of Commissioner Rebecca Dye at WESCCON in San Diego
Posted: October 7, 2022

Hello, thank you for inviting me to be with you today. It’s good to see you all again!  Our Managing Director, Lucy Marvin, is also here and will speak to you tomorrow.  She’ll give you more details about OSRA rulemakings and our implementation schedule. For about 8 years, I’ve been… Read More »

Commissioner Dye Releases Final Report for Fact Finding No. 29
Posted: May 31, 2022

Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye today released her Final Report for Fact Finding 29, “The Effects of COVID-19 on the U.S. International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain,” a two-year investigation involving hundreds of Commission stakeholders participating through Team meetings, phone conversations, emails, and presentations to various groups. Commissioner Dye presented the Final Report… Read More »

Testimony of Commissioner Dye before Congress: “Executive Session and Ocean Shipping Reform Act Hearing”
Posted: March 3, 2022

Testimony of Rebecca F. Dye Commissioner Federal Maritime Commission Before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation United States Senate Good morning, Chair Cantwell, Ranking Member Wicker, and Members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear with my colleague Chairman Maffei and discuss issues relevant to the… Read More »