Office of Port & Facility Compliance

Facility and Container Safety Branch

Coast Guard member performing a container inspection
- photo credit Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell


The Facility and Container Safety Branch is Coast Guard’s Program Manager for the facility compliance regulations found at:

33 CFR 126 – Handling of Dangerous Cargo at Waterfront Facilities (including the Explosive Handling Supervisor program)

33 CFR 127 – Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas and Liquefied Hazardous Gas

33 CFR 154 – Facilities Handling Oil or Hazardous Material in Bulk

33 CFR 158 – Reception Facilities for Oil, Noxious Liquid Substances, and Garbage

Additionally, we are the Program Manager for the Coast Guard’s National Container Inspection Program.


Note: Coast Guard personnel can find internal program guidance and policy on the CG-FAC-2 CGPortal Page at

Facility Compliance


Explosive Handling Supervisor Program

Regulated Bulk Liquid Transfer Monitors

Certificate of Adequacy Worksheets

Facilities COA Worksheets (Oil NLS) - Excel Version

Worksheet and Instructions for Oil (PDF Version)

Worksheet and Instructions for NLS (PDF Version)

Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars

NVIC 01-2011 – Guidance Related to Waterfront Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities

NVIC 6-17 - Pipeline And Hose Testing Guidance For Marine Transportation Related Facilities Handling Oil Or Hazardous Material In Bulk

NVIC 4-87, CH-1 - Report of Inadequate Reception Facilities

Policy Letters

Facilities Receiving Cargoes Classified as Potentially Dangerous Material Under 46 CFR 148, CG-FAC Policy Letter No. 14-02

Facilities Receiving Vehicles from Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) Vessels Being Regulated Under 33 CFR 126, CG-FAC Policy Letter No. 14-01

Acceptance of API 570 as an Alternative to Facility Pipeline Testing Requirements for Liquefied Hazardous Gas Facilities, CG-FAC Policy Letter No. 18-02

Procedures for Reviewing Alternatives and Inspecting Facilities Using API 570 as an Alternative to Faiclity Pipeline Testing Requirements

Additional references for LNG can be found on the Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise website.

Information Sharing

Agreement with FERC

National Cargo Bureau Memorandum of Understanding

National Container Inspection Program

National Container Inspection Program manual

National Container Inspection Program Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

Note: additional information on containers can be found on the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards website.