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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC64 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Towing Vessel Firefighting Training  

The rule would amend the regulations in 46 CFR part 11 subpart B, which contain the general requirements for obtaining national and STCW officer endorsements. The rule would revise 46 CFR 11.201(h)(3) to provide mariners with the option of completing a modified Coast Guard approved basic firefighting course to meet the requirements for a national officer endorsement as master or mate of towing vessels on western rivers or inland waters. The rule would eliminate the need to complete training using certain firefighting equipment that is not required to be carried on towing vessels that operate on western rivers or inland waters. The rule would also provide training centers with the ability to get a new firefighting course approved for endorsements as master and mate (pilot) for western rivers and inland waters that does not use equipment that is not required to be carried aboard inland and western rivers towing vessels. 

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: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 11.201   
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 7101(c)    14 U.S.C. 102(3) and 503   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
James D. Cavo
Marine Transportation Specialist, MMC-2
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20593
Phone:202 372-1205