Adding International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Certificate to List of Certificates a Recognized Classification Society May Issue

Docket ID: USCG-2012-0861
Agency: Coast Guard (USCG)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its Vessel Inspection Alternatives regulations to add the International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Certificate to the list of certificates that a recognized classification society may issue on behalf of the Coast Guard. We make this proposal because Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978, has been amended to address energy efficiency for ships, and these amendments call for the issuance of IEE Certificates starting January 1, 2013. This proposed rule would enable recognized classification societies to apply to the Coast Guard to issue IEE Certificates to vessel owners and help to ensure that the demand for IEE Certificates is met.
RIN: 1625-AB90
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 8.320
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 33 USC 1903, 33 USC 1904, 46 USC 3103, 46 USC 3306, 46 USC 3316, 46 USC 3703
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal
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
Final Rule12/10/201277 FR 73334
Final Rule Effective01/09/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: USCG-HQ
Subtype: Administrative Matters
Type: Rulemaking

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Posted: 12/10/2012
ID: USCG-2012-0861-0004
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Posted: 10/02/2012
ID: USCG-2012-0861-0002


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Agency Contact
Wayne Lundy
Program Manager, Office of Design and Engineering Standards, CG-5213
202 372-1379
2100 Second Street SW., STOP 7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126
Washington, DC 20593-7126
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