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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC69 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Fire Safety of Small Passenger Vessels 

This rule would implement the statutorily mandated requirements in section 8441 of the Elijah E. Cummings CG Authorization Act of 2020 (Pub. L. 116-283) into 46 CFR subchapters K and T. The Authorization Act requires the Coast Guard to prescribe regulations for covered small passenger vessels (defined as overnight small passenger vessels or those on Oceans or Coastwise routes, excluding fishing vessels and ferries) with respect to fire detection, protection, and suppression systems, and avenues of egress on such vessels.  

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: 46 CFR subchapter K    46 CFR subchapter T     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 3306    Pub. L. 116-283 sec. 8441   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  11/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
LT Carmine A. Faul
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG-3), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7509,
Washington, DC 20593-7509
Phone:202 372-1357