33 CFR § 97.315 - Requirements for authorized approval organizations.
Approved organizations will enter into a written agreement with the Coast Guard that specifies -
(a) The period the authorization is valid;
(b) Which duties and responsibilities the organization may perform and what approval letters it may issue on behalf of the U.S.;
(c) Reports and information the organization must send to the Commandant;
(d) Actions the organization must take to renew the agreement when it expires; and