33 CFR 1.05-10 - Regulatory process overview.

§ 1.05-10 Regulatory process overview.
(a) Most rules of local applicability are issued by District Commanders, Captains of the Port, and District Bridge Managers while rules of wider applicability are issued by senior Coast Guard officials at Coast Guard Headquarters. For both significant rulemaking (defined by Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review) and non-significant rulemaking, other than those areas delegated to District Commanders, Captains of the Port, and District Bridge Managers the regulatory process begins when an office chief with program responsibilities identifies a possible need for a new regulation or for changes to an existing regulation. The need may arise due to statutory changes, or be based on internal review or public input. Early public involvement is strongly encouraged.
(b) After a tentative significant regulatory approach is developed, a significant regulatory project proposal is submitted to the Marine Safety and Security Council for approval. The proposal describes the scope of the proposed regulation, alternatives considered, and potential cost and benefits, including possible environmental impacts. All significant regulatory projects require Marine Safety and Security Council approval.
(c) Significant rulemaking documents must also be approved by the Commandant of the Coast Guard.
(d) If the project is approved, the necessary documents are drafted, including documents to be published in the Federal Register. These may include regulatory evaluations, environmental analyses, requests for comments, announcements of public meetings, notices of proposed rulemakings, and final rules.
[CGD 95-057, 60 FR 34148, June 30, 1995, as amended by USCG-2003-14505, 68 FR 9534, Feb. 28, 2003; USCG-2003-15404, 68 FR 37740, June 25, 2003; USCG-2008-0179, 73 FR 35001, June 19, 2008; USCG-2013-0397, 78 FR 39170, July 1, 2013]

Title 33 published on 2013-07-01

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Executive Order ... 12777

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The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 33 CFR 1 after this date.

  • 2014-04-21; vol. 79 # 76 - Monday, April 21, 2014
    1. 79 FR 22071 - Assessment Framework and Organizational Restatement Regarding Preemption for Certain Regulations Issued by the Coast Guard
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Proposed rule; notice of public meetings; request for comments.
      The public meetings will be held on the following dates: • Arlington, VA [Washington, DC-area], May 13, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. • Seattle, WA, May 16, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The meetings may conclude before the allotted time if all matters for discussion have been addressed. Written comments and related material may also be submitted to Coast Guard personnel specified at that meeting. Those who plan to attend should notify the Coast Guard of their plans by May 6, 2014, using the contact information in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. The comment period for the proposed rule closes May 26, 2014. All comments and related material submitted after the meeting must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before May 26, 2014, or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.
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