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Survival Craft Equipment-Update to Type Approval Requirements

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The United States Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is proposing to update the type approval requirements for certain types of equipment that survival craft are required to carry on U.S.-flagged vessels. The proposed rule is deregulatory and would remove Coast Guard type approval requirements for nine of these types of survival craft equipment and replace them with the requirement that the manufacturer self-certify that the equipment complies with a consensus standard.

Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before December 4, 2020. Comments sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on collection of information must reach OMB on or before December 4, 2020.

For full details, view the Federal Register notice identified by docket number USCG-2017-1025 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov.

For information about this document, call or email LT Brock Hashimoto, Lifesaving & Fire Safety Division (CG-ENG-4), Coast Guard; telephone 202-372-1426, email Brock.J.Hashimoto@uscg.mil.

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