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DOL/OWCP RIN: 1240-AA02 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: Regulations Implementing the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act: Recreational Vessels 
Abstract: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 amended the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. 901 to 950, to exclude from the Act's coverage certain employees who repair recreational vessels and who dismantle them for repair, regardless of the vessel's length. On August 17, 2010, (republished on October 15, 2010), the Department issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking revising the definition of recreational vessel and addressing coverage of those employees who work in both qualifying maritime employment and employment excluded under the amendment. The comment period ended on November 17, 2010. The Department anticipates publishing a final rule by December 2011. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 701   
Legal Authority: 33 USC 939   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/17/2010  75 FR 50718   
NPRM Republished  10/15/2010  75 FR 63425   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/17/2010    
Final Action  12/00/2011    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Previously reported as 1215-AB73 
Agency Contact:
Brandon Miller
Chief, Branch of Financial Management, Insurance and Assessment
Department of Labor
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Room C4315, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room C-4315,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-0925
Fax:202 693-1380
Email: miller.brandon@dol.gov