Environmental Standards Division

(Formerly CG-5224, G-PSO-4, and G-MSO-4)


Primary Functions:

Under the direction and supervision of the Chief, Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES), the Chief, the Environmental Standards Division (CG-OES-3) shall:

  • Develop and maintain standards and regulations for inspected and uninspected vessels, facilities, and offshore platforms.

  • Develop and maintain standards, regulations, and industry guidance for vessel, facility, and platform operations.

  • Develop and maintain regulations and guidance concerning operational pollution prevention, response, and removal.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Represents the United States at the IMO Pollution Prevention and Response Sub-committee (PPR) and the International Standards Organization (ISO)
  • Responsible for United States Environmental Arctic Policy
  • Oversees the Coast Guard’s Independent Laboratory program for Ballast Water Management Systems