Title 46 published on 2015-12-02
The following are
ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 46 CFR Part 4 after this date.
2017-01-23; vol. 82 # 13 - Monday, January 23, 2017
82 FR 7755 - Marine Casualty Reporting Property Damage Thresholds
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
Notice of proposed rulemaking.
Comments and related material must be submitted to the online docket via http://www.regulations.gov, or reach the Docket Management Facility, on or before March 24, 2017. Comments sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on collection of information must reach OMB on or before March 24, 2017.
46 CFR Part 4
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the monetary property damage threshold amounts for reporting a marine casualty, and for reporting a type of marine casualty called a “serious marine incident” (SMI). The initial regulations setting these dollar threshold amounts were promulgated in the early1980s and they have not been updated. Because the monetary thresholds for reporting have not kept pace with inflation, relatively minor casualties must be reported. Additionally, the regulations require mandatory drug and alcohol testing following an SMI; consequently, testing is being conducted for casualties that are less significant than those intended to be captured by the original regulations. Updating the regulations will reduce the burden on vessel owners and operators, and will also reduce the amount of Coast Guard resources expended to investigate these incidents.