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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AB99 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Marine Casualty Reporting on the Outer Continental Shelf 

The primary purpose of this rulemaking is to extend 46 CFR part 4 provisions regarding marine casualty reporting and associated drug testing requirements to foreign vessels, mobile offshore drilling units, and floating facilities engaged in Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activities on the United States OCS. This will ensure the same level of safety is provided to all mariners, floating installations, mobile offshore drilling units, offshore supply vessels, and other vessels operating on the United States OCS. This will improve the Coast Guard's ability to investigate casualties that occur on the United States OCS. Additionally, casualty data is essential to conducting the analysis necessary to develop sound future regulatory requirements. A regulatory safety regime founded on improved casualty information will help prevent future mishaps and make the OCS safer and cleaner for future generations. In this rulemaking, the Coast Guard would also raise the threshold for reporting property damage under 33 CFR part 146 from $25,000 to $75,000 to account for inflation and reduce the regulatory burden on the owners and operators of fixed facilities on the OCS.

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: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 140    33 CFR 146    46 CFR 4    46 CFR 109   
Legal Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1333   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/10/2014  79 FR 1780   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/10/2014 
Supplemental NPRM  06/00/2023 
Additional Information: Docket Number. USCG-2013-1057
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:
Lieutenant Commander Laura Fitzpatrick
Marine Casualty Program Manager
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis (CG-INV), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Stop 7501,
Washington, DC 20593-7501
Phone:202 372-1032