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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC77 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Cybersecurity in the Marine Transportation System 

The Coast Guard proposes to update its maritime security regulations by adding cybersecurity requirements to existing Maritime Security regulations in 33 CFR part 101 et seq.  This proposed rulemaking is part of an ongoing effort to address emerging cybersecurity risks and threats to maritime security by including additional security requirements to safeguard the marine transportation system.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 101    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70101    46 U.S.C. 70102    46 U.S.C. 70104    46 U.S.C. 70124    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

The purpose of this rulemaking is to set minimum cybersecurity requirements for vessels and facilities to safeguard the Marine Transportation System (MTS) from cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

The Coast Guard exercises the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) authorities of Chapter 701 of Title 46 of the U.S. Code. This includes the authority to promulgate Chapter 701 regulations under 46 U.S.C. 70124. This statute provides that the DHS Secretary may issue regulations necessary to implement Chapter 701 of Title 46. 

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

The regulatory analysis for the proposed rule is still being developed.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Frank Strom
Chief, Systems Engineering Division (CG-ENG-3)
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Office of Design and Engineering Standards, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7509,
Washington, DC 20593-7509
Phone:202 372-1375