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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC74 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: ●Electronic Chart and Navigation Equipment Carriage Requirements  
Abstract:

The Coast Guard seeks comments regarding the modification of the chart and navigational equipment requirements in titles 33 and 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) outlines the Coast Guard’s broad strategy to revise the chart and navigational equipment requirements for all commercial U.S.-flagged vessels and foreign-flagged vessels operating in the waters of the United States to fulfill the electronic chart use requirements as required by statute. This ANPRM is necessary to obtain additional information from the public before issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking. It will allow us to verify the extent of the requirements for the rule, such as how widely electronic charts are used, who is using them, the appropriate equipment requirements for different vessel classes, and where they operate, allowing us to tailor electronic charts requirements to vessel class and location.

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 164    46 CFR 25 and 26    46 CFR 28    46 CFR 32    46 CFR 35    46 CFR 77 and 78    46 CFR 96 and 97    46 CFR 108 and 109    46 CFR 121    46 CFR 130    46 CFR 140    46 CFR 167    46 CFR 169    46 CFR 184    46 CFR 195 and 196   
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 3105   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

In this ANPRM, we are seeking information on how widely electronic charts are used, which types of vessels are using them, and where the vessels operate, as well as views on the appropriate equipment requirements for different vessel classes. Issuing this ANPRM to obtain information from the public before drafting a proposed rule should enable us to issue a proposed rule that better tailors electronic charts requirements to vessel class and location.  

Alternatives:

The Coast Guard will use the information solicited from the ANPRM to shape regulatory language and alternatives.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

The Coast Guard will use the ANPRM to solicit public input to help develop estimates of the costs and benefits of any proposed regulation.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  04/00/2022 
Additional Information: Docket number USCG-2021-0291
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
John Stone
Program Manager
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Office of Navigation Systems (CG-NAV), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7418,
Washington, DC 20593-7418
Phone:202 372-1093
Email: john.m.stone2@uscg.mil