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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC02 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Personal Flotation Devices Labeling and Standards 
Abstract: Industry standards which currently form the basis for Coast Guard approvals will be phased out by Underwriters Labs, making them no longer publicly available. Given these developments, the Coast Guard plans to incorporate the new standard by reference into Coast Guard regulations. This rulemaking project will: Incorporate new industry standards into Coast Guard approval requirements, improve PFD marking/labeling requirements, remove "Type codes" from Coast Guard approval and carriage requirements, harmonize U.S. PFD approvals with Canada, and clarify carriage requirements for recreational vessels. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 160; 46 CFR 164; 46 CFR 169 
Legal Authority: 46 USC 2103; 46 USC 2113; 46 USC 3306; 46 USC 3703; 46 USC 4302 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/14/2013  78 FR 49412 
NPRM Comment Period End  10/15/2013   
Final Rule  10/00/2014   
Additional Information: You can find this regulation on regulations.gov and the docket number associated with it is USCG-2013-0263.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brandi A. Baldwin
Project Manager
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE., STOP 7509, Office of Design and Engineering Standards Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division (CG-5214),
Washington, DC 20593-7509
Phone:202 372-1394
Email: brandi.a.baldwin@uscg.mil

 
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