(a) The Commandant has redelegated to Coast Guard District Commanders, with the reservation that this authority shall not be further redelegated, the authority, under 46 U.S.C. 4308, to issue orders applicable to a specific boat within the District Commander's jurisdiction designating that boat unsafe for a specific voyage on a specific body of water when it is determined, under the provisions of § 177.07(g), that an unsafe condition exists.
(b) Each order issued by a Coast Guard District Commander under the provisions of paragraph (a) of this section will contain:
(1) Notice that the person upon whom the order is served has the right under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553(e)), to petition for reconsideration and repeal of the order;
(2) Full title and address of the Coast Guard District Commander to whom the petition is to be submitted; and
(3) Notice that the petition should contain:
(i) The text or substance of the order which the petitioner seeks to have reconsidered and repealed;
(ii) A statement of the action sought by the petitioner;
(iii) Whatever arguments or data that are available to the petitioner to support the action sought; and
(iv) An advisement that if the petitioner desires reconsideration and repeal of the rule before a specific date, the petition should so state and give reasons why action by that date is necessary.
(c) If a Coast Guard District Commander determines that a petition submitted under the provisions of paragraph (b) of this section contains adequate justification, the District Commander will initiate prompt action to repeal the order. If the District Commander determines that repeal of the order is not justified, the District Commander will issue prompt written notice of denial to the petitioner.
[CGD 95-057, 60 FR 34150, June 30, 1995]
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