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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC66 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Update to Electrical Engineering Regulations 

This rulemaking would incorporate by reference updated electrical engineering standards and add a limited number of acceptable alternative standards in 46 CFR subchapter J. In some cases, the later editions reflect more modern technologies, terminology, and practices that are already in use by industry. This change would reduce the amount of equivalency requests from industry to the Coast Guard. This rulemaking would also eliminate several outdated or unnecessarily prescriptive electrical engineering regulations. This update would provide a cost savings for vessel manufacturing firms, as electrical standards would be updated and the firms would expend fewer resources on equivalency waiver requests.

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 J     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1333    46 U.S.C. 3306    46 U.S.C. 3703   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/22/2021  86 FR 21440   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/21/2021 
Final Rule  12/00/2022 
Additional Information: Docket number USCG-2020-0075
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Raymond Martin
Electrical Engineer
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:202 372-1384