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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC48 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: ●Removal of Certain International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as Amended (STCW) Training Requirements 
Abstract:

The Coast Guard proposes to remove three Coast Guard merchant mariner training requirements related to STCW officer and rating endorsements from its regulations in 46 CFR parts 11 and 12. The Coast Guard has determined these training requirements exceed current international certification and training standards of the STCW and cause a misalignment between the training of U.S. mariners and the mariners of other countries. These training requirements are not necessary for the safety of life and property at sea. The rule would remove: leadership and managerial skills training to qualify as master of vessels of less than 500 gross tons limited to near-coastal waters; bridge resource management training to qualify as officer in charge of a navigational watch on vessels of less than 500 gross tons limited to near-coastal waters; and computer systems and maintenance training to qualify as electro- technical rating on vessels powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW/1,000 HP or more.

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 11.317(a)(3)(iv)    46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(iv)    46 CFR 12.611(a)(4)(i)   
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 7101(c)   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

The Coast Guard determined the three training requirements exceed current international certification and training standards of the STCW and cause a misalignment between the training of U.S. mariners and the mariners of other countries. These training requirements are not necessary for the safety of life and property at sea.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

Alternatives:

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

The total 10-year discounted cost savings of this proposed rule would be $20,321,360, discounted at 7 percent and 3 percent, respectively. The annualized total cost savings would be $2,032,136, discounted at 7 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Using a perpetual period of analysis, we estimate total annualized discounted cost savings of the rule would be approximately $1,658,828 in 2016 dollars, discounted at 7 percent.

Risks:

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Cathleen Mauro
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20593-7509
Phone:202 372-1449
Email: cathleen.b.mauro@uscg.mil