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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC28 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels 

The Coast Guard proposes changes to its regulations describing what steps States must take before the Coast Guard can certify the States’ titling systems for undocumented vessels. The proposed changes would align those steps with the provisions of the Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels (UCOTA-V). This should make it easier for States to obtain Coast Guard certification for preferred mortgage status, which benefits a State’s vessel owners and financial institutions that provide financing for vessel purchases. Moreover, a State’s certification entitles it to participate in the Coast Guard’s Vessel Identification System (VIS), which helps provide positive vessel identification and deter vessel theft. This notice of proposed rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard’s maritime safety and security missions.

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: 33 CFR 164.03    33 CFR 164.13   
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/22/2021  86 FR 52792   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/22/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jeff Decker
Project Manager
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Boating Safety Division (CG-BSX-21), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7501,
Washington, DC 20593-7501
Phone:202 372-1507