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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC27 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Tankers-Automatic Pilot Systems in Shipping Safety Fairways and Offshore Traffic Separation Schemes 
Abstract:

The Coast Guard proposes to permit tankers with automatic pilot systems that meet certain international standards to operate using those systems in waters subject to the shipping safety fairway or traffic separation scheme controls specified in 33 CFR parts 166 and 167. The proposed amendments would remove an unnecessary regulatory restriction, update the technical requirements for automatic pilot systems, and promote the Coast Guard’s maritime safety and stewardship (environmental protection) missions by enhancing maritime safety.

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 164.13   
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 2103    46 U.S.C. 3703   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/11/2016  81 FR 44817   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/11/2016 
Final Rule  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Energy Effects: Statement of Energy Effects planned as required by Executive Order 13211.  Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
LCDR Matthew Walter
Project Manager (CG-NAV-2)
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20593-7418
Phone:202 372-1565
Email: cgnav@uscg.mil