Commercial Vessel Compliance

2/6/2015: Requirements for MODUs and other vessels conducting Outer Continental Shelf activities with dynamic positioning systems – Comment period extension

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The Coast Guard is extending, for 90 days, the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking, or NPRM, entitled “Requirements for MODUs and Other Vessels Conducting Outer Continental Shelf Activities With Dynamic Positioning Systems” published on November 28, 2014.

This extension is necessary to allow sufficient time for the Coast Guard to hold a public meeting and receive any subsequent public comments on the NPRM.

The proposed rule would establish minimum design, operation, training, and manning standards for mobile offshore drilling units, or MODUs, and other vessels using dynamic positioning systems to engage in Outer Continental Shelf activities. The rule would decrease the risk of a loss of position by a dynamically-positioned MODU or other vessel that could result in a fire, explosion or subsea spill.

Comments and other related material must be submitted on or before May 27, 2015.

View the Federal Register notice for full details.

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