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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AA12 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Marine Transportation--Related Facility Response Plans for Hazardous Substances  
Abstract: This project would implement provisions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) that require an owner or operator of a marine transportation-related facility transferring bulk hazardous substances to develop and operate in accordance with an approved response plan. The regulations would apply to marine transportation-related facilities that, because of their location, could cause harm to the environment by discharging a hazardous substance into or on the navigable waters or adjoining shoreline. A separate rulemaking, under RIN 1625-AA13, was developed in tandem with this rulemaking and addresses hazardous substances response plan requirements for tank vessels. This project supports the Coast Guard's broad roles and responsibilities of maritime safety and maritime stewardship by reducing the consequence of pollution incidents. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 154   
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1321(j)    PL 101-380    PL 108-293   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010  04/15/2012 
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  05/03/1996  61 FR 20084   
Notice of Public Hearings  07/03/1996  61 FR 34775   
ANPRM Comment Period End  09/03/1996    
NPRM  03/31/2000  65 FR 17416   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/29/2000    
Notice To Reopen Comment Period  02/17/2011  76 FR 9276   
Comment Period Reopen End  05/18/2011 
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: The docket number for this rulemaking is USCG-1999-5705. The docket can be found at The Old Docket Number is CGD 94-048. Public hearings regarding this rulemaking were held in Washington, DC, on July 30, 1996; Houston, TX, on August 5, 1996; and Houston, TX, on February 26 and 27, 1997. Public meetings for the notice of proposed rulemaking were held in New Orleans, LA, on May 10 and 11, 2000.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 1625-AA13 
Agency Contact:
Raymond Martin
Electrical Engineer
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG-3), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7509,
Washington, DC 20593-7509
Phone:202 372-1384