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 https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/cgfac2/SitePages/Home.aspx.
Explosive Handling Supervisor Program
Regulated Bulk Liquid Transfer Monitors
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 [all posted on CGPortal so they can’t be directly linked from this page. Have to save to the internet in order to link on this page?]
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.
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.