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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AA77 Publication ID: Spring 2004 
Title: Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels (USCG-2003-16158) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would add new and clarify existing rules for commercial fishing vessels in 46 CFR part 28. It would also establish rules on stability and watertight integrity for fishing vessels under 79 feet in length and institute regulations for the carriage of immersion suits in seasonally cold waters. To improve crew preparedness in case of an emergency, this project would also add requirements such as mandatory logging of already required drills, providing evidence of training, and ensuring that personnel required to be trained are current in their training. The project would amend 46 CFR part 28 to clarify and improve the consistency of the regulatory language so to aid in vessels compliance with the existing rules. This rulemaking supports the Coast Guard's strategic goals of maritime safety and protection of natural resources. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 28   
Legal Authority: 46 USC 4502 (a), (d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2004    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
LT Kenneth Vazquez
Project Manager, G-MOC-3
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
2100 Second Street SW.,
Washington, DC 20593
Phone:202 267-0478