Ports and Facilities

Coast Guard Regulated Facility Compliance Program manual now available

From left to right: Capt. Bradley Clare, Chief of the Office of Port & Facility Compliance; Rear Adm. Richard Timme, Assistant Commandaat for Prevention Policy; and Lt. Cmdr. Dan McQuate, Cargo & Facilities Division.

Submitted by Lt. Cmdr. Dan McQuate, Office of Port & Facility Compliance, Cargo & Facilities Division

Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy Rear Adm. Richard Timme signed the Coast Guard Regulated Facility Compliance Program Manual to consolidate overarching guidance, policy, and doctrine for Coast Guard personnel responsible for the administration and performance of the regulated facility compliance program. The manual is a collection of facility compliance information from other sources, such as Marine Safety Manual Vol. II, directives, and policy letters. The manual formalizes existing best practices and provides amplifying information to Coast Guard personnel on oversight and management of facility compliance programs and activities conducted as part of those programs.

Topics covered in the manual include:

Chapter 1: General information

Chapter 2: Safety

Chapter 3: Program Administration

Chapter 4: Handling of Dangerous Cargo at Waterfront Facilities

Chapter 5: Waterfront Facilities handling LNG and LHG

Chapter 6: Facilities Transferring Oil of Hazardous Material in Bulk

For more information about the manual contact the local Coast Guard Facilities Inspection Branch, which can be found by going to https://homeport.uscg.mil/ and selecting “Port Directory.”

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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