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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC52 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Operational Risk Assessments for Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas as Fuel and Updates to Industry Standards 

The Coast Guard has proposed amending its regulations in 33 CFR part 127 for waterfront facilities handling Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The Coast Guard is reviewing comments on the proposed rule that would make the following changes: (1) Allow certain smaller waterfront LNG fuel facilities to conduct an operational risk assessment (instead of a waterway suitability assessment (WSA)), (2) update the technical standards currently referenced in part 127 to reflect the most recent editions, and (3) require facilities that must complete a WSA to include information related to the nation of registry of vessels and the nationality or citizenship of officers and crew serving aboard those vessels.  This project would promote economic relief by eliminating the requirement to submit an alternative request and meet with the Captain of the Port of the Coast Guard to obtain approval before conducting an operational risk assessment in lieu of a waterway suitability assessment.

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   
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70011    46 U.S.C. 70034    46 U.S.C. ch. 701   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/05/2020  85 FR 62651   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/04/2020 
Final Rule  12/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ken Smith
Project Manager
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Office of Operating & Environmental Standards (CG-OES-2), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7509,
Washington, DC 20593-7509
Phone:202 372-1413