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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC61 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Electronic Facility Operations Manuals 

The Coast Guard is considering allowing facilities that transfer liquefied natural gas, liquefied hazardous gas, oil, or hazardous material, in bulk, to or from a vessel, regulated in 33 CFR parts 127 and 154 to submit either an electronic or printed copy of the operations manual, the emergency manual, and any amendments to the Captain of the Port (COTP) for examination. This rulemaking would also allow facility operators to maintain the manuals electronically or in print in the marine transfer area(s). Finally, the rule would allow the COTP to notify the facility in writing that the manuals have been examined by the Coast Guard, in lieu of the COTP stamping and returning the second printed copy of the manual or amendments to the facility operator.  This project would promote economic relief by allowing facilities to electronically maintain and submit these manuals to the Coast Guard.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 127    33 CFR 154    33 CFR 156   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(j)(5)    46 U.S.C. 70011   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/27/2020  85 FR 75972   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/26/2021 
Final Rule  06/00/2021 
Additional Information: Docket number USCG-2020-0315
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
LT Omar La Torre Reyes
Assistant Chief, Facility and Container Safety Branch
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20593
Phone:202 372-1130