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3/23/2018: Reminder – NOAD Schema 3.4 to be retired

The National Vessel Movement Center posted a reminder on its website that the NOAD Schema 3.4 will be retired at the end of this notice period. The current NOAD Schema 3.5 has been in effect since May 26, 2015. NOAD Schema 3.4 is missing required information fields and will no longer be supported. Any submitted NOAD form utilizing Schema 3.4 after the retirement date (to be determined) will be rejected.

The USCG InfoPath Template 6.3, which utilizes NOAD Schema 3.4 will also be retired. Third party NOAD programs based on the InfoPath Template will not be affected as long as they utilize the current NOAD Schema 3.5.

The Notice of Arrival/Departure NOAD Workbook version 7.4, which utilizes NOAD Schema 3.4 will also be retired. The current NOAD Workbook is version 7.5.

Additionally, at the end of this notice period, submissions emailed to will no longer be accepted. The email address should only be used for technical support or general inquiries only. The correct address for emailed submissions is

Please note that while every effort is being made to ensure all information is accurate as of this posting, there exists the possibility for additional changes as needed or at the direction of the program office. Any such changes or additions will be made available as soon as they are provided to or identified by the NOAD team.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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