Please provide a brief description of what it is you are requesting, e.g., a request for a new approval, a request for renewal, case by case approval or clarification. If your request involves a specific vessel, please also include the information requested above.
Your request can be included in the body of an e-mail, or in an attached “cover letter”. If you are submitting a CD/DVD, an electronic “cover letter” on the CD/DVD (or hard copy mailed with it) outlining your request is still greatly appreciated. Please see review our recommendations for how to properly mail CDs, etc.
Where the relevant regulations or guidance require the submittal of engineering drawings or manuals in triplicate please, do so only if you are mailing hardcopies of your application submission. If submitting electronically, a single copy of any document or file is sufficient.
If a Project Number has not yet been assigned, we suggest including in the text of the subject line “New Request”. If you are responding to a reply to an open project, or following-up with additional information, please include the ENG-4 Project Number (in the format 20xx-xxxx) in the subject line.
Once the Project Number has been assigned, including it on all correspondence will greatly improve the accuracy and shorten the time required to process your requests!
The following listed information should be included in your submission regarding equipment approval or renewals.
- Project Number (if already assigned, otherwise “New Request” in subject block);
- Contact information (name, phone, e-mail, address);
- If the request is a renewal or a modification, please include the existing approval number, and identify any plans, specifications, calculations, and manuals that have changed since the last approval.
If a submitter has questions about what must be submitted, we highly encourage you to submit your questions to TypeApproval@uscg.mil
in advance of your whole submission.