Commercial Diving Operations - Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)

Docket ID: USCG-1998-3786
Agency: Coast Guard (USCG)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

This project would revise and update the Coast Guard's commercial diving regulations, which were first adopted in 1978. These revisions and updates would reflect current industry best practices, and new procedures and requirements would allow the Coast Guard to approve independent third party organizations to assist with ensuring regulatory compliance. The project supports the Coast Guard Maritime Safety, Security, and Stewardship program's role and responsibility of reducing deaths and injuries on U.S. commercial vessels, and the Coast Guard's broad role and responsibility of maritime safety.

RIN: 1625-AA21
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 197
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-term Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 33 U.S.C. 1509, 43 U.S.C. 1333, 46 U.S.C. 3306, 46 U.S.C. 3703, 46 U.S.C. 6101
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
ANPRM06/26/199863 FR 34840
ANPRM Comment Period Extended09/23/199863 FR 50848
ANPRM Comment Period End11/09/1998
Second ANPRM01/06/200974 FR 414
Second ANPRM Comment Period End03/09/2009
NPRM02/19/201580 FR 9151
NPRM Comment Period End05/20/2015
NPRM Comment Period Reopened08/24/201580 FR 51173
NPRM Reopened Comment Period End10/23/2015
Final Rule06/00/2017
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: U.S. DHS/CG
Subtype: Commercial Vessels
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Oct 23, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/24/2015
ID: USCG-1998-3786-0196
Comment Period Closed
May 20, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/19/2015
ID: USCG-1998-3786-0116
Comment Period Closed
Mar 09, 2009 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 01/06/2009
ID: USCG-1998-3786-0093
Comment Period Closed
Sep 23, 1998 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 09/23/1998
ID: USCG-1998-3786-0036
Comment Period Closed
Jun 26, 1998 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 06/26/1998
ID: USCG-1998-3786-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/31/2015
ID: USCG-1998-3786-0199
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/25/2015
ID: USCG-1998-3786-0195
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 05/28/2015
ID: USCG-1998-3786-0193


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
Pre Rule
Current Stage
Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Long Term Action
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Ken Smith
Project Manager
202 372-1413
Commandant (CG-OES-2), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue, SE., STOP 7509
Washington, DC 20593-7509
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