Move to Cut Coast Guard Red Tape

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Petty Officers Billy Lemos, Eric Kelley, Sarah Jacobs and Julie Imagane, marine science technicians at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland, review documents about the vessel Morning Catherine at the beginning of a Port State Control exam at the Port o

Published Jun 9, 2017 8:56 PM by The Maritime Executive

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has called for comments on an evaluation of Coast Guard regulations.

“We are seeking comments on Coast Guard regulations, guidance documents, and interpretative documents that you believe should be repealed, replaced, or modified. Also, we welcome your comments on our approved collections of information, regardless of whether the collection is associated with a regulation.”

The call for comments is in response to Executive Orders from President Donald Trump. On January 30, 2017, Trump issued Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs. Under that Executive Order, for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations must be identified for elimination, and the cost of planned regulations must be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process. 

On February 24, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda. That Executive Order directs agencies to take specific steps to identify and alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people. 

On March 28, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13783, Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth. Executive Order 13783 promotes the clean and safe development of our Nation’s vast energy resources, while at the same time avoiding agency actions that unnecessarily encumber energy

Comments can be submitted with docket number USCG–2017–0480 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments.

The comments will be used by the Department of Homeland Security’s Regulatory Reform Task Force. More information is available here.