Evaluating Coast Guard Regulations (CLOSED 9/11/17)

Since Jan. 20, 2017, the Trump administration has issued several memoranda and Executive Orders pertaining to federal regulations. The actions are intended to prompt federal agencies to make recommendations for repealing, replacing, or modifying their existing regulations and for reducing regulatory costs.

January 20, 2017, Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies; Regulatory Freeze Pending Review 

January 30, 2017, Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs 

February 24, 2017, Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda

March 28, 2017, Executive Order 13783, Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth 

April 28 2017, Memorandum, Guidance on Regulatory Reform Accountability under Executive Order 13777, titled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda” 

In response to these directives, on June 8, 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard published a 30-day Federal Register Notice: Evaluation of Existing Coast Guard Regulations, Guidance Documents, Interpretative Documents, and Collections of Information (Docket No. USCG–2017–0480 at www.regulations.gov). On July 7, 2017,it issued a two (2)-month extension of the comment period. The new deadline was Sept. 11, 2017.

 July 10, 2017 NASBLA Member Alert

The primary purpose of the notice was to assist the Coast Guard in its work with the Department of Homeland Security’s Regulatory Reform Task Force, established under the terms of Executive Order 13777. The notice requested public input on regulations, guidance documents and interpretative documents that should be considered for repeal, replacement, or modification. It also sought input on collections of information, whether or not they are associated with a regulation. 

NEW! Sept. 11, 2017 NASBLA's comments as submitted to regulations.gov


RELATED ACTIVITY: On July 6, 2017, the Coast Guard assigned a new task to its National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) to help identify regulations for repeal, replacement or modification. On July 21, NBSAC established a Regulatory Reform Task Subcommittee to make recommendations to full Council at its meeting Oct. 10-12. The subcommittee proceeded with its work via a series of teleconferences open to the public and a final, in-person session Oct. 11. The result was a set of recommendations delivered to and approved by full Council, Oct. 12. Watch this site for links to the NBSAC documents.


Page last updated Oct. 24, 2017