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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC51 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Survival Craft Equipment--Update to Type Approval Requirements 

The Coast Guard has proposed to remove the type approval requirements for certain survival equipment that survival craft and rescue boats are required to carry on U.S.-flagged vessels. The Coast Guard also proposed that for some equipment the manufacturer self-certify that the equipment meets a consensus standard, and for other equipment that the manufacturer self-certify that the equipment meets updated regulatory requirements. The Coast Guard is considering eliminating the obsolete requirements for lifeboat equipment on sailing school vessels. Updating type approval requirements for survival craft equipment would reduce the financial and paperwork burden on equipment manufacturers, vessel owners and operators, and the Coast Guard.  This project would promote economic relief by providing flexibility to owners and operators of vessels with survival craft in choosing from a larger selection of equipment. This rule is consistent with Executive Order 14058, which directs agencies to take actions that improve service delivery and customer experience by decreasing administrative burdens, enhancing transparency, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government.

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 121    46 CFR 160    46 CFR 169    46 CFR 199    46 CFR 184    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 2103    46 U.S.C. 3103    46 U.S.C. 3306    46 U.S.C. 3703    46 U.S.C. 4302    Pub. L. 103-206, 107 Stat. 2439    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/05/2020  85 FR 62842   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/04/2020 
Final Rule  06/00/2022 
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:
Stephanie Groleau
Maritime Safety Engineer
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG-4), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7509,
Washington, DC 20037-7509
Phone:202 372-1391