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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC64 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Towing Vessel Firefighting Training  
Abstract:

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 inland waters western rivers routes. The rule would also provide Coast Guard approved training providers with the opportunity to submit a course approval request for a modified basic firefighting course that eliminates training on equipment that is not required to be carried aboard towing vessels operating on inland waters and western rivers routes. This project would promote economic relief because mariners who take a modified Coast Guard approved basic firefighting course would be able to take a shorter and less expensive course than the basic firefighting course.

 
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 
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
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2021 
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
Email: james.d.cavo@uscg.mil