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 pertain to FOFs are listed in the tables below, grouped by issuing authority and ordered from newest to oldest.

Headquarters Policy Letter Subject
CG-ENG Policy Letter 01-18 
May 1, 2018
Equivalency Determination - FRP Gratings Conforming to ASTM F3059
CG-CVC Policy Letter 18-04 
April 3, 2018
Guidance on Implementation of New Standards for Fire Protection, Detection and Extinguishing Equipment
CG-ENG Policy Letter 01-16 
April 29, 2016
Portable Accommodation Module (PAM) Guidance
CG-ENG Policy Letter 03-15 
September 3, 2015
Acceptance of CAP 437, Standards for Offshore Helicopter Landing Areas
CG-ENG Policy Letter 01-13 
June 26, 2013
Alternate Design and Equipment Standards for Floating Offshore Installations and Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Units
CG-543 Policy Letter 11-04 
April 13, 2011
Compliance Verification of Alternative Security Programs for MTSA Regulated Vessels and Facilities
CG-543 Policy Letter 11-01 
February 11, 2011
Guidelines for Coast Guard Evaluations of Compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Vessel General Permit
G-MOC Policy Letter 02-01 
February 8, 2002
Regular Complement of the Crew Determinations for Units Engaged in Outer Continental Shelf Activities


District Eight Policy Letter Subject
D8 Policy Letter 06-2004 
December 22, 2004
Guardrail and Storm Rail Requirements for Floating Offshore Installations

D8 Policy Letter 05-2004 
September 17, 2004
Use of Hose Reels with Non-Collapsible Hard-Runner Fire Hoses on Floating Offshore Installations
D8 Policy Letter 03-2000 CH-1 
October 20, 2000
Manning of Non-Self-Propelled Floating OCS Facilities


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