USCG - COMDTINST 16703.2A
MARINE SAFETY AND SECURITY COUNCIL: OVERSIGHT OF THE COAST GUARD REGULATORY PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||8 July 2019|
Per References (a) through (i), this Instruction describes the Marine Safety and Security Council's (MSSC) role in overseeing the Coast Guard regulatory program, and advising the Commandant on that program and individual Coast Guard rulemaking projects. This Instruction is intended to advise members of the MSSC and their staffs on their respective roles and responsibilities. The MSSC is the Commandant's advisory body for all Coast Guard regulatory initiatives. It approves establishment of, significant amendments to, and termination of all rulemaking projects, including those initiated in response to a petition for rulemaking. The MSSC also provides policy and procedural guidance to rulemaking teams at Headquarters units.1 The MSSC is supported by the Office of Regulations and Administrative Law (CG-LRA), the Office of Standards Evaluation and Development (CG-REG), and the Executive Secretary (ExecSec). This Instruction does not create or define any rights, privileges, duties, or benefits, either substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by any person or entity in any administrative, civil, criminal, or other matter.
1 Guidance on field regulations is provided in Reference (f).