Discharge Removal Equipment for Vessels Carrying Oil

Docket ID: USCG-2011-0430
Agency: Coast Guard (USCG)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 directed the President by August 18, 1992, to require periodic inspection of discharge-removal equipment to ensure that it is available in an emergency, and to require carriage of discharge removal equipment by vessels operating in the navigable waters of the United States and carrying oil or hazardous substances. This action implemented those provisions. This project supports the Coast Guard's broad role and responsibility of maritime stewardship.

RIN: 1625-AA02
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 155
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 33 U.S.C. 1321
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
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
ANPRM08/30/199156 FR 43534
ANPRM Comment Period End10/16/1991
NPRM09/29/199257 FR 44912
NPRM Comment Period Extended10/26/199257 FR 48489
NPRM Comment Period End10/29/1992
NPRM Comment Period Extended11/16/199257 FR 48489
Interim Final Rule12/22/199358 FR 67988
Interim Final Rule Effective01/21/1994
Correction01/26/199459 FR 3749
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End02/22/1994
Notice03/27/201277 FR 18151
Notice Comment Period End05/29/2012
Final Rule04/07/201681 FR 20247
Final Rule Effective05/09/2016
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: District
Subtype: Vessel Navigation
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 04/07/2016
ID: USCG-2011-0430-0037
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 03/27/2012
ID: USCG-2011-0430-0029
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/02/2012
ID: USCG-2011-0430-0014
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 02/02/2012
ID: USCG-2011-0430-0017
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 02/02/2012
ID: USCG-2011-0430-0023

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/13/2016
ID: USCG-2011-0430-0038
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/04/2016
ID: USCG-2011-0430-0034
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/04/2016
ID: USCG-2011-0430-0036


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Agency Contact
David A. Du Pont
Project Manager, CG-REG
Office of Standards Evaluation and Development, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue, SE., STOP 7418
Washington, DC 20593-7418
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