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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AB06 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Inspection of Towing Vessels  

This rulemaking would implement a program of inspection for certification of towing vessels, which were previously uninspected. It would prescribe standards for safety management systems and third-party auditors and surveyors, along with standards for construction, operation, vessel systems, safety equipment, and recordkeeping.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 2    46 CFR 15    46 CFR 136 to 144   
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 3103    46 U.S.C. 3301    46 U.S.C. 3306    46 U.S.C. 3308    46 U.S.C. 3316    46 U.S.C. 3703    46 U.S.C. 8104    46 U.S.C. 8904    DHS Delegation No 0170.1   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory    01/13/2011 
Final  Statutory    10/15/2011 

Overall Description of Deadline: On October 15, 2010, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 was enacted as Public Law 111-281. It requires that a proposed rule be issued within 90 days after enactment and that a final rule be issued within 1 year of enactment.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/11/2011  76 FR 49976   
Notice of Public Meetings  09/09/2011  76 FR 55847   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/09/2011    
Final Rule  02/00/2016 
Additional Information: Docket ID USCG-2006-24412.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
LCDR William Nabach
Project Manager, Office of Operating & Environmental Standards, CG-OES-2
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE., STOP 7509,
Washington, DC 20593-7509
Phone:202 372-1386