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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC78 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: MARPOL Annex VI; Prevention of Air Pollution From Ships 

The Coast Guard is proposing regulations to carry out the provisions of Annex VI of the MARPOL Protocol, which is focused on the prevention of air pollution from ships.  The Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships has already given direct effect to most provisions of Annex VI, and the Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency have carried out some Annex VI provisions through previous rulemakings.  This proposed rule would fill gaps in the existing framework for carrying out the provisions of Annex VI.  Chapter 4 of Annex VI contains shipboard energy efficiency measures that include short-term measures reducing carbon emissions linked to climate change and supports Administration goals outlined in Executive Order 14008 titled Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.  This proposed rule would apply to U.S.-flagged ships.  It would also apply to foreign-flagged ships operating either in U.S. navigable waters or in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. 

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 151   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1903   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: Undetermined 
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