Inspection of Towing Vessels

Docket ID: USCG-2006-24412
Agency: Coast Guard (USCG)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

This rulemaking would implement a program of inspection for certification of towing vessels, which were previously uninspected. It would prescribe standards for safety management systems and third-party auditors and surveyors, along with standards for construction, operation, vessel systems, safety equipment, and recordkeeping.

RIN: 1625-AB06
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 2,46 CFR 15,46 CFR 136 to 144
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 46 U.S.C. 3103, 46 U.S.C. 3301, 46 U.S.C. 3306, 46 U.S.C. 3308, 46 U.S.C. 3316, 46 U.S.C. 3703, 46 U.S.C. 8104, 46 U.S.C. 8904, DHS Delegation No 0170.1
Government Levels Affected: State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: Yes
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM08/11/201176 FR 49976
Notice of Public Meetings09/09/201176 FR 55847
NPRM Comment Period End12/09/2011
Final Rule02/00/2016
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: G-LRA
Subtype: Commercial Vessels
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Dec 09, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/12/2011
ID: USCG-2006-24412-0254
Comment Now!
Due Dec 09, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/09/2011
ID: USCG-2006-24412-0035
Comment Period Closed
Dec 09, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/11/2011
ID: USCG-2006-24412-0001
Posted: 10/18/2011
ID: USCG-2006-24412-0040
Posted: 08/25/2011
ID: USCG-2006-24412-0023

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/18/2014
ID: USCG-2006-24412-0309
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/06/2013
ID: USCG-2006-24412-0305
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/06/2012
ID: USCG-2006-24412-0301


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Comments Received*
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Current Stage
Proposed Rule
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Final Rule
Current Stage
Agency Contact
LCDR William Nabach
Project Manager, Office of Operating & Environmental Standards, CG-OES-2
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE., STOP 7509
Washington, DC 20593-7509
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