Implementation of MARPOL Annex V Amendments

Docket ID: USCG-2012-1049
Agency: Coast Guard (USCG)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

In July 2011, the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environmental Protection Committee amended the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex V Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships (Annex V). These Annex V amendments entered into force internationally on January 1, 2013. On February 28, 2013, the Coast Guard published an interim final rule (IFR) with request for comments to put revised implementing regulations in place for the U.S., while still allowing for changes as a result of public comment. Prior to finalizing this rule, the Coast Guard intends to publish an additional IFR to make necessary clarifications and modifications to the regulations. This rulemaking revises regulations in 33 CFR part 151 as necessary to conform to the requirements of Annex V.

RIN: 1625-AB97
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 151
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 33 U.S.C. 1321, 33 U.S.C. 1903, 33 U.S.C. 1908, 46 U.S.C. 6101, Pub. L. 104-227, E.O. 12777, Department of Homeland Security Delegation No 0170.1
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
Legal Deadline
StatutoryOtherMARPOL V amendments are effective January 01, 2013--must align our domestic regulations prior to January 2013 for compliance with our international obligations01/01/2013
ActionDateFR Citation
Interim Final Rule02/28/201378 FR 13481
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End05/29/2013
Interim Final Rule01/00/2016
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: CG-0943
Subtype: Facilities
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due May 29, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 02/28/2013
ID: USCG-2012-1049-0004

Supporting Documents

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Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/12/2013
ID: USCG-2012-1049-0005
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Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/28/2013
ID: USCG-2012-1049-0003
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Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/28/2013
ID: USCG-2012-1049-0002


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Timothy M. Brown
Project Manager, Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC-1)
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., STOP 7501
Washington, DC 20593-7501
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