Numbering of Undocumented Barges

Docket ID: USCG-1998-3798
Agency: Coast Guard (USCG)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Title 46 U.S.C. 12301, as amended by the Abandoned Barge Act of 1992, requires that all undocumented barges of more than 100 gross tons operating on the navigable waters of the United States be numbered. This rulemaking would establish a numbering system and user fees for an original or renewed Certificate of Number for these barges. The numbering of undocumented barges allows the Coast Guard to identify the owners of abandoned barges. This rulemaking supports the Coast Guard's broad role and responsibility of protecting natural resources.

RIN: 1625-AA14
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 66
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-term Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 46 U.S.C. 12301
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Supplemental NPRM
Request for Comments10/18/199459 FR 52646
Comment Period End01/17/1995
ANPRM07/06/199863 FR 36384
ANPRM Comment Period End11/03/1998
NPRM01/11/200166 FR 2385
NPRM Comment Period End04/11/2001
NPRM Reopening of Comment Period08/12/200469 FR 49844
NPRM Reopening Comment Period End11/10/2004
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: District
Subtype: Commercial Vessels
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 08/12/2004
ID: USCG-1998-3798-0017
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/11/2001
ID: USCG-1998-3798-0007
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 07/06/1998
ID: USCG-1998-3798-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/13/2011
ID: USCG-1998-3798-0031
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/15/2001
ID: USCG-1998-3798-0010
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/15/2001
ID: USCG-1998-3798-0011


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
Pre Rule
Current Stage
Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Long Term Action
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Denise Harmon
Project Manager
National Vessel Documentation Center, 792 T.J. Jackson Drive
Falling Waters, WV 25419
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