Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) - Carrier ALERTS, Policy, Regs

LGCNCOE Field Notices

LGCNCOE Field Notice 01-12  Subject: MARVS and Certificate of Fitness

LGCNCOE Field Notice 01-14  Subject: PQS Task Deferment

Policy Letters

CG-ENG Policy Letter 04-12  Alternate Pressure Relief Valve Settings on Vessels Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk in Independent Type B & Type C Tanks

CG-CVC Policy Letter 12-04  Guidelines for Compliance and Enforcement of the Emission Control Areas Established within the United States Jurisdiction as Designated in MARPOL ANNEX VI Regulation 14

CG-CVC ECA Job Aid  Job Aid for Compliance and Enforcement of the Emission Control Areas

IMO BLG Circular 2011  Carriage Conditions and Special Requirements Assigned to MIXED C4  

SIGTTO Procedure 2012  LNG Transfer Arms and Manifold Draining, Purging and Disconnection Procedure 

CG-543 Policy Letter 11-01   Guidelines for Coast Guard Evaluations of Compliance with The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Vessel General Permit (VGP) for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Vessels

G-PCV Policy Letter 06-01   Guidance for the Enforcement of MARPOL Annex I During Port State Control Examinations

G-MOC Policy Letter 04-13   Guidelines For The Inspection Of Oily Water Monitor And Separator Systems Revision 1; dated 24 Mar 2005

Navigation Circulars

NVIC 04-05  Port State Control Guidelines for the Enforcement of the ISM Code

NVIC 07-04, Change 1  Ballast Water Management for the Control of Aquatic Nuisance Species in the Waters of the United States.

NVIC 04-03, Change 3  Guidance for verification of vessel security plans on domestic vessels in accordance with the regulations mandated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulations and International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code

NVIC 02-88  Inerting Requirements for Chemical Tankers and Gas Carriers.

NVIC 05-81  Literature Concerning Hazardous Cargoes.

NVIC 05-79  Inerting and Cleaning Procedures for Alkylene Oxide Containment and Systems.

Additional Guidance

USCG Marine Safety Manual, Vol. II Materiel Inspection Section D, Chapter 6, Procedures Applicable to Foreign Tank Vessels

Coast Guard Message - Subject Safety Alert - Cargo Compressor Room Entries During Port State Control Exams and Law Enforcement Boardings of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Carriers

Foriegn Gas Carrier Exam (FGCE) Job Aid (840 Book)

Code of Federal Regulations

46 CFR 154 - Self Propelled Vessels Carrying Bulk Liquefied Gases

33 CFR Part 101 - Maritime Security: General

33 CFR Part 103 - Maritime Security: Area Maritime Security

33 CFR Part 104 - Maritime Security: Vessels

33 CFR Part 105 - Maritime Security: Facilities

33 CFR 151.1500 and 33 CFR 151.2000 (Subparts C and D) - Ballast Water Management for Control of Non-indigenous Species in Waters of the United States.

33 CFR 155 - Oil or Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention Regulations for Vessels

33 CFR 159 - Marine Sanitation Devices

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U.S. Code

USC Title 46 - Shipping

46 United States Code, Section 3703 - Carriage of Liquid Bulk Dangerous Cargoes Regulations

46 United States Code, Section 3711-Evidence of Compliance by Foreign Vessels

46 United States Code, Section 701 – Port Security

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