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


LGCNCOE Field Notices Specific to Liquefied Gas Facilites

LGCNCOE Field Notice 01-15 CH-1 (2015) Subject: LNG Bunkering Recommendations

LGCNCOE Field Notice 01-16 (2016) Subject: LNG Bunkering Job Aid for Facility to Vessel Operations



Policy Letters Specific to Liquefied Gas Facilites

CG-CVC ECA Job Aid (2012)  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 (2011)   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



Navigation Circulars Specific to Liquefied Gas Facilites

NVIC 01-11  Guidance Related to Waterfront Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities.

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 Specific to Liquefied Gas Facilites

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




Code of Federal Regulations

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.




U.S. Code

USC Title 46 - Shipping

46 United States Code, Section 701 – Port Security

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