USCG -Outer Continental Shelf Activities Rulemaking

Docket ID: USCG-1998-3868
Agency: Coast Guard (USCG)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The Coast Guard is the lead Federal agency for workplace safety and health on facilities and vessels engaged in the exploration for, or development, or production of, minerals on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), other than for matters generally related to drilling and production that are regulated by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). This project would revise the regulations on OCS activities by: (1) Adding new requirements, for OCS units for lifesaving, fire protection, training, and helidecks; (2) providing for USCG acceptance and approval of specified classification society plan reviews, inspections, audits, and surveys; and (3) requiring foreign vessels engaged in OCS activities to comply with rules similar to those imposed on U.S. vessels similarly engaged. This project would affect the owners and operators of facilities and vessels engaged in offshore activities.

RIN: 1625-AA18
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 140 to 147
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-term Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 43 U.S.C. 1333(d)(1), 43 U.S.C. 1348(c), 43 U.S.C. 1356, DHS Delegation No 0170.1
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Supplemental NPRM
Request for Comments06/27/199560 FR 33185
Comment Period End09/25/1995
NPRM12/07/199964 FR 68416
NPRM Correction02/22/200065 FR 8671
NPRM Comment Period Extended03/16/200065 FR 14226
NPRM Comment Period Extended06/30/200065 FR 40559
NPRM Comment Period End11/30/2000
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: USCG
Subtype: Facilities
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Jun 30, 2000 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 06/30/2000
ID: USCG-1998-3868-0047
Comment Now!
Due Mar 16, 2000 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 03/16/2000
ID: USCG-1998-3868-0024
Comment Now!
Due Feb 22, 2000 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 02/22/2000
ID: USCG-1998-3868-0019
Comment Now!
Due Jan 27, 2000 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 01/27/2000
ID: USCG-1998-3868-0013
Comment Now!
Due Dec 07, 1999 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 12/07/1999
ID: USCG-1998-3868-0005

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 05/01/2008
ID: USCG-1998-3868-0116
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 05/01/2008
ID: USCG-1998-3868-0117
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 05/01/2008
ID: USCG-1998-3868-0118


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Charles Rawson
Project Manager
Commandant (CG-ENG-2), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue, SE., STOP 7509
Washington, DC 20593-7509
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