Commercial Vessel Compliance

8/24/2015: Commercial diving operations – Reopening of comment period

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The Coast Guard is reopening the comment period, for 60 days, for the notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Commercial Diving Operations,” published on February 19, 2015.

The notice published in February proposed amendments to regulations for commercial diving conducted from deepwater ports, deepwater port safety zones, in connection with Outer Continental Shelf activities or from vessels that are required to have a Coast Guard certificate of inspection.

Reopening the comment period will allow time for the public to review and submit comments on changes to the applicability of this proposed rule, and on the draft regulatory analysis documentation that was not available in the docket during the original comment period. This notice of proposed rulemaking also provides corrected contact information for those persons interested in the proposed regulatory incorporation of certain material by reference, and the reopened comment period facilitates public comment on the proposed incorporation.

Although there are no changes to the collection of information proposed in the February notice of proposed rulemaking, during the reopened comment period the public may continue to submit additional comments on that proposed collection.

View the Federal Register notice for full details.

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