U.S. Coast Guard Seeking Public Feedback for Regulations

Public input will be accepted through July 10.

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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124) cruises out of Key West, Florida, following the cutter's delivery to the Coast Guard, June 27, 2017. The Oliver Berry is the 24th Fast Response Cutter to be delivered to the service and will homeport in Honolulu.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Peter Driscoll / Released

The U.S. Coast Guard is accepting comments from the public on regulations, guidance documents and interpretative documents after three executive orders from President Donald Trump's office. Comments are allowed until 11:59 PM ET July 10, 2017.

The three executive orders are:

  • 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs;
  • 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda; and
  • 13783, Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.

The U.S. Coast Guard said it plans to use the comments to assist in working with the Department of Homeland Security's Regulatory Reform Task Force.

Under Executive Order 13771, which was issued January 30, for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations must be identified for elimination, and the cost of planned regulations must be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process. The President issued Executive Order 13777, on February 24, to direct agencies to take specific steps to identify and alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people. The President issued Executive Order 13783 on March 28. It promotes clean and safe development of energy resources while avoiding actions that unnecessarily encumber energy production.

Coast Guard regulations fall within three general categories in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): navigation and navigable waters; shipping; and transportation. Here are the three corresponding titles in the CFR to find the regulations:

You may view these regulations by using docket number USCG-2017-0480 on the Federal eRulemaking Portal. To make your voice heard, select "Comment Now!" to the right of the "Primary Documents."

Comments also are welcomed on approved collections of information, regardless of whether the collection is associated with a regulation. For more information, call or email Mr. Adam Sydnor with the U.S. Coast Guard at (202) 372-1490 or adam.b.sydnor@uscg.mil.