Electronic Submission of Facility Operations and Emergency Manuals

Federal Register (full link below)

Final rule. 

This final rule enables regulated facilities to electronically submit Operations Manuals and Emergency Manuals and electronically communicate with the Coast Guard. This rule also allows facility operators to submit one electronic or printed copy of the manuals and one electronic or printed copy of the amendments to the manuals. Finally, this rule requires the regulated facilities to maintain either an electronic or a printed copy of each required manual in the marine transfer area of the facility during transfer operations. 

This rule is effective September 10, 2021. 

To view comments and documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-2020-0315 in the search box and click “Search.” Next, in the Document Type column, select “Supporting & Related Material.” 


For information about this document, call or email Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Mazyck, Coast Guard Division of Cargo and Facilities; telephone 202-372-1130, email benjamin.d.mazyck@uscg.mil.