Changes to the Inland Navigation Rules of the Road

Docket ID: USCG-2012-0102
Agency: Coast Guard (USCG)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The Coast Guard amended the inland navigation rules in 33 CFR parts 83 through 88 to incorporate amendments made by the International Maritime Organization to the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea to which the U.S. is a signatory, and to incorporate recommendations advised by the Navigation Safety Advisory Council. These changes harmonize domestic and international law by reducing and alleviating equipment requirements on vessels, addressing technological advancements, such as wing-in-ground craft, and making reference to applicable requirements easier to locate by creating uniformity of the two sets of rules.
RIN: 1625-AB88
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 83,33 CFR 84,33 CFR 85,33 CFR 86,33 CFR 87,33 CFR 88
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Authorization Act of 2004, PL 108-293; Department of Homeland Security Delegation 0170.1, Delegation to the Commandant of the Coast Guard.
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
NPRM08/28/201277 FR 52175
NPRM Comment Period End10/29/2012
Final Rule07/02/201479 FR 37898
Final Rule Effective08/01/2014
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: USCG-HQ
Subtype: Vessel Navigation
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Oct 29, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/28/2012
ID: USCG-2012-0102-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 11/18/2014
ID: USCG-2012-0102-0014
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 07/02/2014
ID: USCG-2012-0102-0013

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/11/2012
ID: USCG-2012-0102-0010


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
LCDR Megan Cull
Project Manager
202 372-1565
Office of Navigation Systems (CG-NAV-3), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE., STOP 7418, Washington, DC 20593-7418
Washington, DC 20593-7418
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