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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC69 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Fire Safety of Small Passenger Vessels 

This final rule implements the statutorily mandated fire safety and avenues of egress requirements in 46 U.S.C. 3306(n) in 46 CFR subchapters K and T. The statute requires the Coast Guard to prescribe regulations for covered small passenger vessels (defined as overnight small passenger vessels or those on Oceans or Coastwise routes, excluding fishing vessels and ferries) with respect to fire detection, protection, and suppression systems, and avenues of egress on such vessels.  

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 K    46 CFR subchapter T     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 3306    Pub. L. 116-283 sec. 8441   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  12/27/2021  86 FR 73160   
Interim Final Rule Effective  03/28/2022 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  06/27/2022 
Final Rule  03/00/2024 
Additional Information: Docket number USCG-2021-0306
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:
LT Carmine A. Faul
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:202 372-1357