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USCG: Drydock Examinations (DE), Underwater Survey in Lieu of Drydocking (UWILD) and Drydock Extension (DDE) Policy Clarifications CVC-WI-029(1)

Published 01/08/2021

This work instruction (CVC-WI-029(1)) provides guidance to District Prevention Staffs (dp), Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMIs), and the Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise (NCOE) concerning matters relating to drydock exams (DEs), underwater surveys in lieu of drydocking (UWILD), and drydock extensions (DDEs) for all inspected vessels, including vessel inspected under 46 CFR Subchapter M.

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USCG: CVC-WI-003(3) Oversight of Safety Management Systems on U.S. Flag Vessels

11/03/2020

The USCG Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued USCG: CVC-WI-003(3) Oversight of Safety Management Systems on U.S. Flag Vessels – which is change 3 to this document.

The purpose of this work instruction is to set forth guidance for assessing the effectiveness of a company’s Safety Management System (SMS) on U.S. flag vessels through the following processes:

  • Evaluation of materiel deficiencies for potential SMS process failures;
  • Evaluation of SMS documentation (certificates, logs, maintenance records, etc.);
  • Compliance options following objective evidence of an SMS failure; and
  • Coast Guard oversight of SMS activities performed by Recognized Organizations (RO) and Third Party Organizations (TPO)

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EPA: Pre-publication of the Proposed Rule for Vessel Incidental Discharge National Standards of Performance

The EPA has posted a pre-publication version of the Vessel Incidental Discharge National Standards of Performance.

The official version will be published in the Federal Register in the coming days and the EPA will host public meetings later this month and into November. We will provide the FR publication and meeting schedule once published.

Click here to download the document.