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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AA77 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels 
Abstract: This rulemaking would amend commercial fishing industry vessel requirements to enhance maritime safety. Commercial fishing remains one of the most dangerous industries in America. The Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act of 1988 (the Act, codified in 46 U.S.C. chapter 45) gives the Coast Guard regulatory authority to improve the safety of vessels operating in that industry. Although significant reductions in industry deaths were recorded after the Coast Guard issued its initial rules under the Act in 1991, we believe more deaths and serious injury can be avoided through compliance with new regulations in the following areas: vessel stability and watertight integrity, vessel maintenance and safety equipment including crew immersion suits, crew training and drills, and improved documentation of regulatory compliance. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 28   
Legal Authority: 46 USC 4502(a) to 4502(d)    46 USC 4505 and 4506    46 USC 6104    46 USC 10603    DHS Delegation No. 0170.1(92)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  03/31/2008  73 FR 16815   
ANPRM Comment Period End  12/15/2008    
NPRM  To Be Determined    
Additional Information: The docket number for this rulemaking is USCG-2003-16158. The docket can be found at www.regulations.gov.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Jack Kemerer
Project Manager, CG-CVC-3
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE., STOP 7501,
Washington, DC 20593-7501
Phone:202 372-1249
Email: jack.a.kemerer@uscg.mil