The Office of Standards Evaluation and Development (CG-REG) plays an integral role in the Coast Guard’s Regulatory Development Program (RDP).
CG-REG provides project management and economic and environmental analyses in coordination with other RDP partners in support of program offices that oversee the relevancy of regulations for their respective Coast Guard mission. CG-REG's main RDP partner is the Office of Regulations and Administrative Law (CG-LRA), which provides the legal expertise and project counsel for all Coast Guard regulatory and related actions. CG-REG also leads Coast Guard efforts at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Facilitation Committee (FAL), and coordinates Coast Guard efforts in industry consensus standards development and integration into our regulations.
CG-REG contains two divisions. CG-REG-1, Standards Evaluation & Analysis Division, is responsible for evaluating the economic and environmental impact of a rulemaking action initiated by the Coast Guard. CG-REG-2, the Project Management Division, is responsible for managing regulatory development projects from inception to finalization, and the development of performance measurement, processes, and tools to advance the regulations for publication.