33 CFR 154.545 - Discharge containment equipment.

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§ 154.545 Discharge containment equipment.
(a) Each facility must have ready access to enough containment material and equipment to contain any oil or hazardous material discharged on the water from operations at that facility.
(b) For the purpose of this section, “access” may be by direct ownership, joint ownership, cooperative venture, or contractual agreement.
(c) Each facility must establish time limits, subject to approval by the COTP, for deployment of the containment material and equipment required by paragraph (a) of this section considering:
(1) Oil or hazardous material handling rates;
(2) Oil or hazardous material capacity susceptible to being spilled;
(3) Frequency of facility operations;
(4) Tidal and current conditions;
(5) Facility age and configuration; and
(6) Past record of discharges.
(d) The COTP may require a facility to surround each vessel conducting an oil or hazardous material transfer operation with containment material before commencing a transfer operation if—
(1) The environmental sensitivity of the area requires the added protection;
(2) The products transferred at the facility pose a significant threat to the environment;
(3) The past record of discharges at the facility is poor; or
(4) The size or complexity of the transfer operation poses a significant potential for a discharge of oil or hazardous material; and
(5) The use of vessel containment provides the only practical means to reduce the extent of environmental damage.
(e) Equipment and procedures maintained to satisfy the provisions of this chapter may be utilized in the planning requirements of subpart F and subpart H of this part.
[CGD 75-124, 45 FR 7172, Jan. 31, 1980, as amended by CGD 86-034, 55 FR 36253, Sept. 4, 1990; CGD 93-056, 61 FR 41460, Aug. 8, 1996; USCG-1999-5149, 65 FR 40825, June 30, 2000]

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  • 2013-07-16; vol. 78 # 136 - Tuesday, July 16, 2013
    1. 78 FR 42596 - Marine Vapor Control Systems
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective August 15, 2013, except as additional collection of information requirements that appear in several regulations added or revised by this rule and which have not yet been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) may not be enforced by the Coast Guard pending OMB approval which, if granted, will be noted by the Coast Guard in a subsequent Federal Register document. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of August 15, 2013.
      33 CFR Parts 154, 155, and 156

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U.S. Code: Title 14 - COAST GUARD
U.S. Code: Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
U.S. Code: Title 49 - TRANSPORTATION
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Executive Order ... 12777

Title 33 published on 2013-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 33 CFR 154 after this date.

  • 2013-07-16; vol. 78 # 136 - Tuesday, July 16, 2013
    1. 78 FR 42596 - Marine Vapor Control Systems
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective August 15, 2013, except as additional collection of information requirements that appear in several regulations added or revised by this rule and which have not yet been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) may not be enforced by the Coast Guard pending OMB approval which, if granted, will be noted by the Coast Guard in a subsequent Federal Register document. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of August 15, 2013.
      33 CFR Parts 154, 155, and 156