Coast Guard Policy Letters provide detailed guidance on US Coast Guard's standing or views on various subject areas concerning Federal Marine Safety Regulations and USCG Marine Safety Policies. 


Policy Letter


  CG-CVC Policy Letter 17-09

 Issuance and Acceptance of Electronic Certificates

  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

  CG-543 Policy Letter 11-09

Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (CVSSA) of 2010-Implementation Procedures

  CG-543 Policy Letter 11-10

Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010; Implementation of Training Standards and Curricula

  CG-543 Policy Letter 11-13

Passenger Ship Safety Certificate (PSSC) Survey Training

  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

  G-PVC Policy Letter 06-08

Enforcement Actions for U.S. and Foreign Flagged Passenger Ships on International Voyages Having Survival Craft Not Fit For Service

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