2012 Liquid Chemical Categorization Updates

Docket ID: USCG-2013-0423
Agency: Coast Guard (USCG)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The Coast Guard proposes additional updates and revisions to regulatory tables that were amended by an interim rule published in August 2013. These tables list liquid hazardous materials, liquefied gases, and compressed gases approved for maritime transportation in bulk, and indicate how each cargo is categorized by its pollution risk and safe carriage requirements. The rule would update regulations to be consistent with Coast Guard approvals of liquid chemical cargoes for domestic-only carriage, the "Provisional Categorization of Liquid Substances" Circular (MEPC.2/Circ. 19; Dec. 17, 2013) published by the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee, and the March 2014 Annex to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk. The rule would also remove information about chemicals that are either no longer being manufactured or no longer shipped by bulk on vessels.

RIN: 1625-AB94
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 30,46 CFR 150,46 CFR 151,46 CFR 153
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 33 U.S.C. 1903, 46 U.S.C. 2103, 46 U.S.C. 3306, 46 U.S.C. 3703, DHS Delegation No 0170.1, 46 U.S.C. 37
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
Interim Final Rule08/16/201378 FR 50148
Interim Final Rule Effective09/16/2013
Interim Final Rule Delay09/16/201378 FR 56837
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End11/14/2013
Interim Final Rule Second Delay01/13/201479 FR 2106
Interim Final Rule Delay Effective01/16/2014
Interim Final Rule Third Delay11/14/201479 FR 68131
Interim Final Rule Second Delay Effective01/16/2015
SNPRM10/22/201580 FR 64191
SNPRM Comment Period End01/20/2016
Interim Final Rule Third Delay Effective01/16/2017
Interim Final Rule12/00/2017
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: USCG-HQ
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 20, 2016 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/22/2015
ID: USCG-2013-0423-0012
Comment Now!
Due Nov 14, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 08/16/2013
ID: USCG-2013-0423-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 11/14/2014
ID: USCG-2013-0423-0009
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 01/13/2014
ID: USCG-2013-0423-0006
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/16/2013
ID: USCG-2013-0423-0002

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/14/2015
ID: USCG-2013-0423-0011


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Comments Received*
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