Policy and Guidance - Floating OCS Facility (FOF)

The following chapters of the Marine Safety Manual, Volume II: Section G - OCS Activities are applicable to FOFs:
  ○  Chapter 1, Regulations, Policy and Guidance for a Unit Conducting an OCS Activity, and
  ○  Chapter 4, Procedures Applicable to Floating OCS Facilities.


Policy Letters that apply to Floating OCS Facilities are listed in the tables below, grouped by issuing authority and ordered from newest to oldest (by policy number).

National Level Policy
Office Policy Number Date Issued Subject

Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance
18-04 03Apr2018 Guidance on Implementation of New Standards for Fire Protection, Detection and Extinguishing Equipment
11-04 13Apr2011 Compliance Verification of Alternative Security Program for MTSA Regulated Vessels and Facilities
G-MOC 02-01 08Feb2002 Regular Compliment Crew Determinations for Vessels Engaged in OCS Activities (CANCELLED, see MSM Vol II)

Office of Design and Engineering Standards
CG-ENG 01-18 01May2018 Equivalency Determination – FRP Gratings Conforming to ASTM F3059
CG-ENG 02-14 30Apr2014 Approval of Equivalencies to the Requirements for Odorizing Units on Fixed Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing Systems
CG-ENG 01-13 26Jun2013  Alternate Design and Equipment Standards for Floating Offshore Installations (FOI) and Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Units on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf
CG-ENG 01-16 29Apr2016 Portable Accommodation Module (PAM) Guidance


District Eight (D8) Policy
Policy Number Date Issued Subject
06-2004 22Dec2004 Guardrail and Storm Rail Requirements for Floating Offshore Installations (FOIs)
17Sep2004 Use of Hose Reels with Non-Collapsible Hard-Rubber Fire Hosed on Floating Offshore Installations
30Sep2003 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Emergency Evacuation Plan (EEP) Approvals
03-2000, CH-1 20Oct2000 Policy on Manning of Non-Self Propelled Floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Facilities


For a pdf version of the applicability flowchart displayed below, click here.