Revision of Auxiliary Regulations, 27321-27335 [2013-10882]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules 670BA–32–033, Revision B, dated June 26, 2012; and Goodrich Service Bulletin 49000– 32–46, Revision 2, dated November 11, 2011. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight (i.e., replace retract actuator bracket assembly and pins, or outer cylinder lugs, as applicable). (i) Installation of New Jam Nut For any airplane with a MLG retraction actuator assembly having any part number and serial number identified in paragraph 1.A., Effectivity, of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32–031, Revision C, dated April 17, 2012, except airplanes on which modification status ‘‘32–64’’ is marked on the identification plate: Within 20,000 flight hours or 10 years after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, install a new jam nut having part number 49606–5, in accordance with Part B of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32–031, Revision C, dated April 17, 2012; and Goodrich Service Bulletin 49600–32–64, Revision 3, dated December 15, 2011. (j) Credit for Previous Actions (1) This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraphs (g) and (i) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32–031, dated March 14, 2011; Revision A, dated June 9, 2011; or Revision B, dated July 29, 2011; which are not incorporated by reference in this AD. (2) This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (h) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32–033, dated March 14, 2011; or Revision A, dated July 29, 2011; which are not incorporated by reference in this AD. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 (k) Parts Installation Limitations (1) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install on any airplane a MLG retraction actuator assembly having any part number and serial number identified in paragraph 1.A., Effectivity, of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32–031, Revision C, dated April 17, 2012, unless that retraction actuator assembly has been inspected as specified in paragraph (g) of this AD, and all applicable corrective actions (i.e., replacement of the retract actuator) specified in paragraph (g) of this AD have been done. Repeat the inspection specified in paragraph (g) of this AD thereafter at the intervals specified in paragraph (g) of this AD. (2) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install on any airplane a MLG retraction actuator assembly having any part number and serial number identified in paragraph 1.A., Effectivity, of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32–033, Revision B, dated June 26, 2012, unless that retraction actuator assembly has been inspected and all applicable corrective actions have been done, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32–033, Revision B, dated June 26, 2012. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 (l) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516– 794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (m) Related Information (1) Refer to mandatory continued airworthiness information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2011–36R1, dated October 3, 2012, and the service bulletins specified in paragraphs (m)(1)(i) through (m)(1)(v) of this AD, for related information. (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32– 031, Revision C, dated April 17, 2012. (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA– 32–033, Revision B, dated June 26, 2012. (iii) Goodrich Service Bulletin 49000–32– 46, Revision 2, dated November 11, 2011. (iv) Goodrich Service Bulletin 49600–32– 63, Revision 1, dated May 17, 2011. (v) Goodrich Service Bulletin 49600–32– 64, Revision 3, dated December 15, 2011. (2) For Bombardier service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, ˆ Inc., 400 Cote-Vertu Road West, Dorval, ´ Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514– 855–5000; fax 514–855–7401; email thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. For Goodrich service information identified in this AD, contact Goodrich Corporation, Landing Gear, 1400 South Service Road, West Oakville L6L 5Y7, Ontario, Canada; telephone 905–825–1568; email jean.breed@goodrich.com; Internet http://www.goodrich.com/TechPubs. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 27321 Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 26, 2013. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–11067 Filed 5–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 5 [Docket No. USCG–1999–6712] RIN 1625–AB66 Revision of Auxiliary Regulations Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to revise and reorganize the regulations that govern the operation and administration of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, a uniformed, volunteer, nonmilitary organization chartered by Congress. The proposed changes would conform the regulatory language to changes in the laws governing the Coast Guard Auxiliary, clarify the Auxiliary’s organization, status, and role in Coast Guard operations, and update provisions on liability protection for Auxiliary members assigned to Coast Guard duty. DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before August 8, 2013 or reach the Docket Management facility by that date. SUMMARY: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 1999–6712 using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\10MYP1.SGM 10MYP1 27322 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules below for instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed rule, call Mr. Stephen Minutolo, CG– BSX–11, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 2nd St. SW., Stop 7581, Washington, DC 20593–7581; telephone 202 372–1267; email hqs-dgm-cgauxregs@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents for Preamble I. Public Participation and Request for Comments A. Submitting Comments B. Viewing Comments and Documents C. Privacy Act D. Public Meeting II. Abbreviations III. Background IV. Discussion of Proposed Rule V. Regulatory Analyses A. Regulatory Planning and Review B. Small Entities C. Assistance for Small Entities D. Collection of Information E. Federalism F. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act G. Taking of Private Property H. Civil Justice Reform I. Protection of Children J. Indian Tribal Governments K. Energy Effects L. Technical Standards M. Environment rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 I. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. A. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking (USCG–1999–6712), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online, or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that the Coast Guard can contact you if the Coast Guard has questions regarding your submission. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 To submit your comments online, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Insert ‘‘USCG–1999–6712’’ in the Search box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Click on the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button next on the line with this document. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. The Coast Guard may change this proposed rule in view of your comments. B. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, insert ‘‘USCG–1999–6712’’ in the Search box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Click on the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ link and click on each comment or document you would like to view. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility. C. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). D. Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public meeting, but you may submit a request for one to the docket using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES. In your request, explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. II. Abbreviations CFR PO 00000 Code of Federal Regulations Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DHS Department of Homeland Security Pub. L. Public Law § Section symbol SAMA Standard Auxiliary Maintenance Allowance U.S.C. United States Code USCG United States Coast Guard 1996 Act The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996 III. Background This proposed rule would revise and reorganize the regulations governing the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Coast Guard Auxiliary regulations were last updated in 2003 (68 FR 9534, Feb 28, 2003) and 1996 (61 FR 33662, June 28, 1996), but these changes did not address all of the legislative changes being addressed in this proposed rule. Through this proposed rule, the Coast Guard would update the regulations in accordance with recent legislation; clarify Auxiliary powers, duties, and organization; amend provisions regarding Auxiliary membership; and address other administrative matters. These changes would address several problems common to Auxiliary units. First, this proposed rule is necessary to conform Coast Guard regulations to current law. The following changes to the Auxiliary’s governing statutes, codified at Title 14, Chapter 23 of the U.S. Code (collectively referred to in this document as ‘‘legislative changes’’) are addressed by this rulemaking: • The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–213) section 215, extending eligibility for Auxiliary membership to nationals of the United States and aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence. • The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–241) section 208, authorizing the Auxiliary to use motor vehicles in support of Auxiliary functions and duties. • The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–293), section 226, allowing personal property of the Auxiliary to be treated as United States property for liability purposes. • The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–295), section 415, authorizing payment of a death gratuity to Auxiliary members who died in the line of duty. • The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–324) (‘‘The 1996 Act’’) authorizing the Auxiliary organizational structure, extending civil liability protection to Auxiliary units and members, and authorizing the Auxiliary to form a corporation. The 1996 Act also redefined the purpose of E:\FR\FM\10MYP1.SGM 10MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules the Auxiliary, ‘‘to assist the Coast Guard . . . in performing any Coast Guard function. . . . ’’ The previous definition enumerated specific missions (promoting safety, effecting rescues, promoting efficiency in the operation of motorboats and yachts, and fostering wider knowledge of boating laws), along with a catch-all provision (‘‘facilitate other operations of the Coast Guard.’’). • The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1986 (Pub L. 99–640) authorized the payment of interest on reimbursement claims. • In 2006, conforming amendments to 14 U.S.C. 821(b) and 823a(b) in The Act to Complete the Codification of Title 46, United States Code, ‘‘Shipping,’’ as Positive Law (Pub. L. 109–304) made non-substantive, editorial changes to 14 U.S.C. 821(b) and 823a(b). Second, this proposed rule would clarify the organization of the Auxiliary and the authority given to Auxiliary units and officers to conduct Auxiliary business. This change is necessary to help Auxiliary units interact with commercial service providers, such as banks and insurance companies, who may be reluctant to enter into a business relationship with an Auxiliary unit without a better understanding of the nature of the Auxiliary and its relationship with the regular Coast Guard. Third, the proposed rule would clarify for operational commanders the Auxiliary’s ability to participate in Coast Guard operations and to work with other federal, state and local agencies. Finally, this proposed rule would reorganize the Auxiliary regulations by eliminating unnecessary sections and organizing 33 CFR part 5 into five subject-oriented subparts, making it easier to find regulations about particular topics. Consistent with these objectives, the Coast Guard proposes to revise and reorganize the regulations at 33 CFR part 5. IV. Discussion of Proposed Rule This discussion provides both a summary and a section-by-section analysis of proposed changes to regulations in 33 CFR part 5. Generally, existing sections are removed entirely, revised, or moved to another section (where they may be revised or combined with other provisions). Added sections are entirely new numbers and headings; these sections do not exist in the current 33 CFR part 5. Removed sections exist in the current 33 CFR part 5 but not in 27323 the proposed rule. Provisions that are merely restatements of existing law will be removed from the regulations. Revised sections exist in the current 33 CFR part 5, but are being changed in the proposed rule. Often some or all of the contents of the section are exported to another section; these are identified as moved. Tables 1A and 1B describe the proposed distribution and deletion of existing sections and the derivation of proposed new sections. Table 1A is a distribution table. Table 1A describes what will happen to each section of the current regulations under the proposed rule. For example, the third row of Table 1A tells the reader that, in the proposed rule, § 5.05 will be moved to § 5.3(a) and how the text will change. Table 1B is a derivation table. Table 1B describes where the provisions of the proposed regulations came from. For example, the sixth row of Table 1B tells the reader the language of § 5.10 came from §§ 5.09, 5.13 and 5.15. If, for any section there is no text in the second column, that means the proposed text is new and unrelated to the contents of the existing section. To see where the content of the existing section moved, see Table 1A. TABLE 1A—DISTRIBUTION TABLE Proposed (new) section Summary of proposed changes to existing section § 5.01 ...................... § 5.1 ....................................................... Added definitions for ‘‘Auxiliary Act’’, ‘‘Direct law enforcement’’, ‘‘Personal property of the Auxiliary’’. Amended the definitions for ‘‘Facility or facilities’’, ‘‘Radio station’’, and ‘‘Secretary’’. § 5.03 § 5.05 § 5.07 § 5.09 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Existing (old) section ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... Revised. Moved to § 5.3(a) ................................... § 5.7 ....................................................... Moved to § 5.10 ..................................... § 5.11 § 5.13 § 5.15 § 5.17 § 5.19 § 5.21 § 5.23 § 5.25 § 5.27 § 5.29 § 5.31 § 5.33 § 5.35 § 5.37 § 5.39 § 5.41 ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... Removed. Removed. Moved to § 5.10(b) ................................. Moved to § 5.19. Moved to § 5.26(b) ................................. Moved to § 5.12. Moved to § 5.13. Moved to § 5.11. Moved to § 5.22 ..................................... Removed. Moved to § 5.20(a) ................................. Moved to § 5.26(a). Moved to § 5.36 ..................................... Moved to § 5.36 ..................................... Moved to § 5.36(b). Moved to §§ 5.32(c), 5.34(c) and 5.36(c). Moved to § 5.30(b)(3) ............................ Moved to § 5.36(a). Moved to § 5.42(b). Moved to § 5.42(a). Moved to § 5.41(a). Moved to § 5.40(c)(2). Moved to § 5.46(a). Moved to § 5.30(c)(1) ............................ § 5.43 ...................... § 5.45 ...................... § 5.47(a) .................. § 5.47(b) .................. § 5.47(c) .................. § 5.48(a) .................. § 5.48(b) .................. § 5.49 ...................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Added ‘‘uniformed.’’ Revised. Added new provisions. Revised. Eliminated minimum age requirement and 25 percent ownership requirement. Added eligibility for U.S. nationals and aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Revised. Revised. Revised. Revised. Revised. Revised. Revised. Revised. Revised. Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\10MYP1.SGM 10MYP1 27324 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules TABLE 1A—DISTRIBUTION TABLE—Continued Existing (old) section § 5.55 § 5.57 § 5.59 § 5.61 § 5.63 § 5.65 § 5.69 ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... Proposed (new) section Moved to § 5.16(a). Moved to § 5.16(b). Moved to § 5.18(b) and (c) .................... Moved to § 5.14. Moved to § 5.14. Removed. Removed. Summary of proposed changes to existing section Revised. TABLE 1B—DERIVATION TABLE Proposed (new) section Existing (old) section Proposed change § 5.1 ........................ § 5.01 ..................................................... § 5.3 ........................ § 5.5 ........................ § 5.7 ........................ § 5.9 ........................ § 5.10 ...................... Paragraph (a) imported from § 5.05 ...... § 5.05 ..................................................... § 5.07 ..................................................... ................................................................ Imported language from §§ 5.09, 5.13, and 5.15. Imported language from § 5.25. Imported language from § 5.21 ............. Imported language from § 5.23. Imported language from §§ 5.61 and 5.63. ................................................................ Imported language from §§ 5.55 and 5.57. ................................................................ Paragraphs (b) and (c) imported language from § 5.59. Imported language from § 5.17. Imported and amended language from § 5.31. Imported language from §§ 5.27 and 5.29. ................................................................ Paragraph (a) imported from § 5.33. Paragraph (b) imported from § 5.19. Imported language from § 5.43 ............. Imported and amended language from § 5.41. Imported language from § 5.41 ............. Imported and amended provisions from §§ 5.35, 5.37, 5.39, 5.41, and 5.45. Paragraph (c)(2) imported from §§ 5.47 and 5.48. ................................................................ Imported language from 5.47(a) and (b) ................................................................ ................................................................ ................................................................ Imported language from § 5.48 ............. ................................................................ ................................................................ Added definitions for ‘‘Auxiliary Act’’, ‘‘Direct law enforcement’’, ‘‘Personal property of the Auxiliary’’. Amended the definitions for ‘‘Facility or facilities’’, ‘‘Radio station’’ and ‘‘Secretary’’. Added new provisions. Added new provisions. Added new provisions. Added new provisions. New section. § 5.11 § 5.12 § 5.13 § 5.14 ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... § 5.15 ...................... § 5.16 ...................... § 5.17 ...................... § 5.18 ...................... § 5.19 ...................... § 5.20 ...................... § 5.22 ...................... § 5.24 ...................... § 5.26 ...................... § 5.30 ...................... § 5.32 ...................... § 5.34 ...................... § 5.36 ...................... § 5.40 ...................... § 5.41 § 5.42 § 5.43 § 5.44 § 5.45 § 5.46 § 5.47 § 5.48 ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Subpart A—General § 5.1—Definitions: We propose to revise this section to update several definitions. The definition of ‘‘Act,’’ which currently includes only ‘‘the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941, as amended and recodified by [the] Act of August 4, 1949’’ would be VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 New section. New section. Reserved for future use. New section. Added new provisions. New section. Added new provisions. New section. New section. New section. Added new provisions. New section. New section. New section. New section. New section. New section. Added new provisions. Added new provisions. New section. Added new provisions. New section. New provisions. Added new provisions. New section. Added new provisions. Added new provisions. deleted and replaced by a new definition, ‘‘Auxiliary Act’’, which includes the provisions of the U.S. Code dealing most directly with the Auxiliary (14 U.S.C. 821–894), including the legislative changes set out in section III, Background. The definition of ‘‘facility’’ would be amended to add motorized vehicles, PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 trailers, and other equipment accepted for use by the Coast Guard. The definition of ‘‘radio station’’ would be amended to clarify that it includes any equipment used for radio communications or direction finding as well as a building or vehicle housing such equipment. The definition of ‘‘Secretary’’ would be amended to reflect the nature of the E:\FR\FM\10MYP1.SGM 10MYP1 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules Coast Guard’s service. Most of the time, the Coast Guard is a part of the Department of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard’s Secretary is the Secretary of DHS. In time of war, the Coast Guard may be transferred to the Department of the Navy, and the Coast Guard’s Secretary is the Secretary of the Navy. The proposed language is standard language for Coast Guard regulations in which the term Secretary is defined. The proposed definitions section would also include a definition of ‘‘direct law enforcement.’’ Direct law enforcement is described in Chapter 4.E. of the Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual, COMDTINST 16798.3E (series), and is used in other Auxiliary publications and section 5.20(b) of the proposed rule. Finally, we propose to define a new term, ‘‘Personal property of the Auxiliary,’’ to cover motor boats, yachts, aircraft, radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, or other equipment owned by or under the administrative jurisdiction of the Auxiliary and used solely for Auxiliary purposes, as provided by section 226 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–293, codified at 14 U.S.C. 821(d)(2)). § 5.3—Purpose: We propose to clarify the purpose of the Auxiliary to conform to current statutory language. The new language is broader than the existing regulation, in keeping with the current language of 14 U.S.C. 822. Proposed paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section review basic information about the Auxiliary. Paragraph (c) of this section would specify that Auxiliary units may act as caretakers, docents, or tour guides for Coast Guard and other Federal- or State-owned property, a customary role which many Coast Guard units may not be aware is an authorized mission of the Auxiliary. Paragraph (d) of this section would be a new provision supporting the Commandant’s commitment to strengthening partnerships with other Federal, State and local agencies. § 5.5—Organization, officers, and leadership: We propose to revise this section to explain the organization and composition of the Auxiliary. Because of the Auxiliary’s unique nature as a Congressionally-chartered volunteer organization, its units are sometimes not recognized as distinct from the Coast Guard. This explanation would also assist Auxiliary units in their dealings with commercial institutions (e.g. banks and insurance companies). § 5.7—Administration, specific authorizations: This section would address the Commandant’s ability to VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 delegate authority, and provide examples of specific actions that the Commandant has delegated to the Auxiliary. It would also clarify that the Auxiliary national board and Auxiliary districts or regions may incorporate under State law and pursuant to Coast Guard policy, and establish basic functions of the Auxiliary’s national corporation. § 5.9—References: We propose to move the contents of existing § 5.09 to new § 5.10. We propose to add a new section § 5.9 to establish various Coast Guard directives and publications as appropriate references for the Coast Guard and the public. Those directives and publications can be found online at http://www.uscg.mil/auxiliary/ publications/comdtinst/. Subpart B—Membership This proposed new subpart would contain regulations relating to members and membership eligibility, discipline and compensation. § 5.10—Eligibility for membership: We propose to add this section to consolidate and revise existing §§ 5.09, 5.11, 5.13, and 5.15. Paragraph (a) would identify the basic eligibility criteria for Auxiliary membership and eliminate the minimum age requirement and the 25percent ownership requirement in § 5.09 of the current regulations. This paragraph also incorporates the 2012 legislative change that authorizes eligibility for Auxiliary membership to include nationals of the United States 1 and aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence. The minimum age is not set by statute. Current Auxiliary policy does not require any portion of ownership in any vessel or other equipment as a precondition for membership. The 25percent ownership requirement in the current regulations was founded on an ownership requirement in the Act of Aug 4, 1949 (63 Stat. 555) which required that members either have an ownership interest in a motorboat, yacht, aircraft, or radio station, or possess special training or experience which qualifies them for duty. Current Auxiliary policy and practice is to consider all prospective members under the ‘‘special training or experience’’ provision, including applicants who are willing to undergo training in order to qualify. Although owners of vessels or other equipment would still be eligible 1 ‘‘Nationals of the United States’’ includes all U.S. citizens as well as individuals who, though not citizens, owe permanent allegiance to the United States. 8 U.S.C. 1101(a) (22). Non-citizen nationals currently are primarily American Samoans and Swain Islanders. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 27325 for membership, removing the ownership requirement from the CFR will emphasize the importance of training and experience for prospective auxiliary members and reduce the chance of a prospective member mistakenly believing that not being a vessel owner precludes him or her from membership. Paragraph (b) incorporates the provisions of the current § 5.15— Admission for membership, without substantive change. § 5.11—Honorary members: Provisions of the existing § 5.11, ‘‘Membership in military organizations’’, would be removed, as they are unnecessarily duplicative of law (14 U.S.C. 825) and policy. We propose to revise this section to incorporate existing § 5.25 ‘‘Honorary members.’’ § 5.12—Ranks, titles, designations, or grades: This new section contains language, without substantive change, from existing § 5.21. § 5.13—Advancement: Provisions of existing § 5.13 would be moved to § 5.10. Proposed § 5.13 states that the Commandant will prescribe policy on advancement, which will be described in Auxiliary policy manuals. This language was moved with minor edits from § 5.23. § 5.14—Uniforms and insignia: We propose to add this section to incorporate provisions of existing §§ 5.61 and 5.63. § 5.15: We propose to remove and reserve this section. The provisions of existing § 5.15 would be consolidated in § 5.10. § 5.16—Compensation and travel expenses: This section would specify that Auxiliarists are not authorized to receive compensation for their services, but may be paid actual necessary travel expenses. This section combines existing §§ 5.55 and 5.57. § 5.17—Status of members as Federal employees: Provisions of existing § 5.17 would be moved to § 5.19. We propose to add new language in this section to clarify that Auxiliarists are not considered Federal employees, except as provided by 14 U.S.C. 823a. § 5.18—Injury or death in the line of duty: We propose to add this section to clarify the compensation an Auxiliarist is entitled to receive if injured or killed in the performance of duty; codify Coast Guard policy on what is ‘‘performance of duty’’ in the context of Auxiliary activity, describe Auxiliarists’ access to medical and dental care; and summarize compensation provisions for the beneficiaries of Auxiliarists who are injured or die in the performance of duty. E:\FR\FM\10MYP1.SGM 10MYP1 27326 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Paragraph (a) of this section would codify Coast Guard policy and practice relating to the definition of ‘‘performance of duty’’ in the context of Auxiliary activity. The Coast Guard compensates members for injuries sustained in the performance of duty under 14 U.S.C. 707 and 832 and the Federal Employees Compensation Act, 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq. Existing Coast Guard policy extends this coverage to include travel to and from the Auxiliarists’ permanent residence to a place of duty (see paragraph 7.O.2.c. of the Administrative Investigation Manual COMDTINST M5830.1). This proposed rule would codify the Coast Guard’s practice of including stops en route and incidental to duty, and travel between duty locations, as ‘‘performance of duty.’’ Paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section would specify Auxiliarists’ entitlement to hospitalization, medical care, and compensation for injury or death in the performance of duty. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section were imported from existing § 5.59. These entitlements are taken from three different statutory provisions: • 14 U.S.C. 832 provides that Auxiliarists are entitled to hospitalization and medical care as if they were members of the Temporary Reserve. • 14 U.S.C. 707 provides that temporary members of the reserve who are injured or die while performing active duty will be compensated as if they were civilian employees with basic pay equivalent to grade GS–9. • The note to 5 U.S.C. 8133 provides additional compensation eligibility for civilian employees killed in the performance of duty. § 5.19—Disenrollment: The provisions of existing § 5.19 would be incorporated into new § 5.28. We propose to revise this section to incorporate provisions from existing § 5.17 without substantive change. Subpart C—Activities, Operations and Training § 5.20—Authority: We propose to add this section to clarify the limits on Auxiliarists’ authority in the performance of their duties. Paragraph (a) would incorporate the provisions of existing § 5.31. Paragraph (b) would state the prohibition on Auxiliarists engaging in direct law enforcement or military operations. Paragraph (c) would clarify that Auxiliarists’ authority in supporting enforcement of limited access areas, regulated navigation areas, and special local regulations is limited to advising the public of such restrictions. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 § 5.21: We propose to move this section to § 5.12. § 5.22—Assignment to duties: We propose to consolidate the provisions of existing §§ 5.27 and 5.29 regarding assignment to duty in this section. § 5.23: We propose to remove this section, as its provisions would be consolidated in new § 5.13. § 5.24—Procedure for assignment to duty: We propose to add this section to include information about procedures for assignment to duty of Auxiliarists and their facilities. § 5.25: We propose to remove this section, as its provisions would be consolidated in new § 5.11. § 5.27: We propose to remove this section, as its provisions would be consolidated in new § 5.22. § 5.26—Training, examination, and assignment: We propose to consolidate existing §§ 5.19 and 5.33 into this new section to explain that the Commandant will set the training, qualification and examination requirements for Auxiliarists and may authorize Auxiliarists to take correspondence and distance-learning courses from Coast Guard providers. § 5.29: We propose to consolidate this section into new § 5.22. Subpart D—Facilities and Equipment Subpart D would contain the regulations dealing with vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motor vehicles, or other equipment used by the Auxiliary, the treatment of such facilities as United States property, and the procedures for transferring administrative jurisdiction of such property to and from the Auxiliary. § 5.30—Facilities and other equipment: We propose to add this section to codify Coast Guard policy regarding duty status, liability protection, and status as a public vessel of facilities and other equipment used by the Auxiliary, and to revise provisions for reimbursement of facility operating expenses. Paragraph (b)(1) ‘‘Duty status’’ would clarify that personal property of the Auxiliary (typically unit-owned property) is considered assigned to authorized Coast Guard duty at all times. This is consistent with Coast Guard policy, established by paragraph D.2. of ALCOAST 600/05, ‘‘Changes to Auxiliary Administrative Policies.’’ Paragraph (b)(2) would clarify the scope of liability protection for personal property of the Auxiliary. The Commandant has directed that personal property of the Auxiliary be treated as property of the United States for the purposes of the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Military Claims Act, the Public PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Vessels Act, the Suits in Admiralty Act, the Admiralty Extension Act, and other matters related to non-contractual civil liability, in accordance with provisions of 14 U.S.C. 821(d)(2), as amended by the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 (Pub L. 108– 293). Paragraph (b)(3), ‘‘Public vessels,’’ will clarify that facilities loaned or given to the Auxiliary by the Coast Guard or other Federal agencies retain their public status. Paragraph (c), ‘‘Expenses,’’ codifies Coast Guard policy for reimbursement of expenses incurred by Auxiliarists for the use, operation, maintenance, damage, or loss of their facilities. § 5.31: We propose to consolidate this section into new § 5.20. § 5.32—Offer of member-owned vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, and other equipment for use as a facility: We propose to add this section to update the terms of existing § 5.37. This proposed section would apply when Auxiliary members want to offer member-owned vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, and other equipment for use as a facility. Specific procedures for these offers are in the Auxiliary Policy Manual. § 5.34—Offers of personal property of the Auxiliary as a facility: We propose to add this section to describe Coast Guard policy for personal property of the Auxiliary to be accepted as a facility. This proposed section would apply when an Auxiliary unit has ownership or administrative jurisdiction over a vessel, aircraft, radio station, motorized vehicle, trailer, or other equipment and wants to offer it for use as a facility. Specific procedures for these offers are in the Auxiliary Policy Manual. § 5.37 Offer of facilities: We propose to remove this section as its provisions would be consolidated in new § 5.32. § 5.35: We propose to remove this section because it restates language contained in 14 U.S.C. 826. § 5.36—Loan of vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, or other equipment to the Coast Guard: This section would apply when a person wants to loan a vessel, aircraft, radio station, motorized vehicle, trailer, or other equipment to the Coast Guard for Coast Guard use. This section would consolidate and update provisions of existing §§ 5.35, 5.37, 5.39, 5.41, and 5.45 and would add motorized vehicles, trailers, and other equipment owned by members or Auxiliary units to the list of property which may be loaned to the Coast Guard. In addition, this section E:\FR\FM\10MYP1.SGM 10MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 would specify procedures for the return of facilities at the expiration of the loan period, clarify that facilities will not be considered loaned until accepted by a person authorized by the Commandant, and provide for waiver of loan procedures in an emergency. § 5.39—Acceptance of facilities: We propose to remove this section. Provisions of the existing § 5.39 would be consolidated in new § 5.30. Subpart E—Auxiliary Markings This new subpart will describe the distinctive marks, decals and ensigns (flags) the public is likely to see on Auxiliary facilities. Sections of the current 33 CFR part 5 will be moved into this subpart. The proposed regulations would not change the design or display of any marks, decals, or ensigns. Marks which were previously described only in the Auxiliary Manual COMDTINST M16790.1 (series) or the Coast Guard Heraldry Manual COMDTINST M5200.18A would be described here, which would help the public more easily identify Auxiliary facilities. Auxiliary markings distinguish Auxiliary boats, aircraft, and other equipment. Ensigns are flags flown by or at an asset (e.g., flown on a flag staff at a building) to signify that the asset is associated with the Auxiliary or Coast Guard. Decals are markings adhesively applied to the asset to denote its status as an Auxiliary facility that has been accepted for use by the Coast Guard. Patrol signs are placards, normally removable and of a proportionate size for the vessel on which they are displayed, which indicate to nearby vessels that the vessel is engaged in Auxiliary activities. The Auxiliary mark is a permanent marking signifying that the asset belongs to the Auxiliary in terms of custody, ownership, or as personal property. § 5.40—Distinctive markings for vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, trailers, radio stations, and other equipment: This section incorporates provisions of the current §§ 5.47 and 5.48. We propose to add this section on facility markings to clarify for both Auxiliarists and the public the identification of Auxiliary vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, trailers, radio stations, and other equipment, and advise the public of the penalties for unauthorized display of Auxiliary markings. § 5.41—Auxiliary emblem: We propose to revise this section. Provisions of the existing § 5.41 would be distributed to §§ 5.32(c), 5.34(c), and 5.36(c). The proposed section would incorporate provisions of existing VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 § 5.47(c) describing the Auxiliary emblem and explain the use of the emblem as identification. § 5.42—Auxiliary ensign: The provisions of this proposed new section would be imported from existing § 5.47 and would describe the Auxiliary ensign and its display. § 5.43—Auxiliary mark: We propose to revise this section. Provisions of the existing § 5.43 would be moved to § 5.30(b)(3) or removed. The proposed revised section would describe the Auxiliary mark and its display. § 5.44—Auxiliary facility decal: We propose to add this section to describe the Auxiliary facility decal and its display. § 5.45—Patrol signs: We propose to revise this section. The provisions of the current section would move to § 5.36(a). The revised section would describe the Auxiliary patrol sign and its display. § 5.46—Auxiliary patrol boat ensign: This proposed new section would describe the Auxiliary patrol boat ensign and its display. These provisions would be imported from the current § 5.48. § 5.47—Coast Guard ensign: We propose to revise this section. Provisions of the existing § 5.47 would be moved to § 5.46. The revised section would describe the correct display of the Coast Guard ensign and crossreference to the official description of the Coast Guard ensign at 33 CFR 23.15. § 5.48—Auxiliary patrol boat ensign: We propose to revise this section. Provisions of the existing § 5.48 would be moved to § 5.46. The revised section would describe markings that may be displayed on Auxiliary aircraft. § 5.49—Reimbursement for expenses: We propose to remove this section; its provisions would be moved to § 5.30(c). § 5.55: We propose to remove this section; its provisions would be consolidated in § 5.16. § 5.57: We propose to remove this section; its provisions would be consolidated in § 5.16. § 5.59: We propose to remove this section because its provisions would be consolidated in § 5.18. § 5.61: We propose to remove this section because its provisions would be consolidated in § 5.14. § 5.63: We propose to remove this section because its provisions would be consolidated in § 5.14. § 5.65: We propose to remove this section because its provisions (dealing with the eligibility of Auxiliary members for Coast Guard medals and awards) are more appropriately covered in the primary Auxiliary policy reference, the Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual (COMDTINST M16790.1 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 27327 (series)). Medals and awards are a matter of agency management and agency personnel, and therefore exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). § 5.69: We propose to remove this section because it restates, verbatim, language contained in 14 U.S.C. 893. V. Regulatory Analysis We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 14 of these statutes or executive orders. A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 (‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’) and 13563 (‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review’’) direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. The Coast Guard has determined that this NPRM is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. A draft regulatory assessment follows. The proposed rule would conform regulatory language to statutes, codify many existing practices, clarify procedures, increase procedural flexibility for Coast Guard and Auxiliarists, increase overall efficiency in the process, and re-organize content to improve clarity. There are no costs to either the federal government or the private sector associated with these proposed changes. This notice of proposed rulemaking applies to members and prospective members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and people and companies that interact with the Auxiliary. The Auxiliary is a Congressionally-chartered component of the Coast Guard made up of civilian volunteers. Auxiliary units (‘‘flotillas’’) are neither corporations nor charities and often encounter administrative trouble with banks, insurance companies, and businesses. This rulemaking would clarify for the public the nature, organization, and purpose of the Auxiliary, and conform the regulatory language to the Auxiliary statutes, as amended by legislative E:\FR\FM\10MYP1.SGM 10MYP1 27328 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules changes. Many of these changes are already reflected in Coast Guard policies and manuals. For example, the financial aspects of these regulations, such as reimbursement of expenses, including the Standard Auxiliary Maintenance Allowance (SAMA), incorporate already existing practices and authorities, as detailed in Auxiliary Manual COMDTINST M16790.1 (series), chapter 9 and Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual COMDTINST M16798.3 (series), chapter 3 and section B–2. These proposed changes would update our regulations to capture our current practices regarding reimbursement of Auxiliary facility expenses and maintenance costs. The payment of death gratuities to the representatives of Auxiliarists who die in the performance of duty while assigned to duty is currently funded pursuant to legislative authorization and supported by Commandant policy (COMDTINST 12550.21A, CG Death Gratuity Payment), enabling Auxiliarists to be regarded equally as Coast Guard employees for the purpose of death gratuity payments. The primary benefit of this proposed rule would be to conform regulatory language to the legislative changes described in section III, Background. This would result in increased efficiencies in Auxiliary interactions with the Coast Guard and with the public, including Auxiliarists’ interaction with banks and insurance agents. Banks help provide reimbursement (via direct deposit) for operations and other missions requiring Auxiliarists to incur an initial expense from their personal funds. Insurance agents’ relationships are also important, as Auxiliarists may be reimbursed for damages to their vessels when those vessels are engaged in waterborne or airborne operational patrols. We have classified the proposed changes into categories, as listed in Table 2. There are no costs associated with the changes. TABLE 2—33 CFR PART 5 CATEGORIES AND DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES Category of change Cost impact Discussion of proposed changes § 5.1 ........ Revise section ......... None—Administrative revisions made consistent with statutory changes. § 5.3 ........ Revise section ......... § 5.5 ........ Revise and expand section. Revise section ......... Revise section ......... None—Administrative revisions made consistent with statutory changes. None—Clarification of existing law ............ § 5.7 ........ § 5.9 ........ § 5.10 ...... Add section .............. None—Removes Barrier to Entry .............. § 5.11 ...... Revise section ......... None—Reorganization .............................. § 5.12 ...... § 5.13 ...... Add section .............. Revise section ......... None—Reorganization .............................. None—Reorganization .............................. § 5.14 ...... rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Proposed section Add section .............. None—Reorganization .............................. § 5.15 ...... § 5.16 ...... Reserved ................. Add section .............. None—Reorganization and Clarification ... None—Reorganization .............................. § 5.17 ...... Revise section ......... None—Reorganization and Clarification of Current Practice consistent with statute. Revises the definition of ‘‘Act’’ to ‘‘Auxiliary Act’’ and to include recent statutory amendments, including Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996 amendments, the 2002 amendment contained in the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–295), the 2004 amendment contained in the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–293), the 2006 amendments contained in the Coast Guard and Maritime Security Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–241) and the 2012 amendments contained the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–213). Added definitions for ‘‘Personal property of the Auxiliary’’ and ‘‘Direct law enforcement’’. Amended definition for ‘‘Facility or facilities’’, ‘‘radio station’’ and ‘‘Secretary’’. Discusses Auxiliary purpose and scope of activities to conform to language in 14 U.S.C. 822, as amended in 1996. Added to clarify non-military nature of Auxiliary and composition of elected and appointed officers. Defines the nature and authority of Auxiliary. Existing contents covered in new section § 5.10. New content establishes various Coast Guard directives and publications as appropriate references. Provides details of Auxiliary activities through Source 1: Auxiliary Manual COMDTINST M16790.1 (series) and Source 2: Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual COMDTINST M16798.3 (series). New content moved from 5.09 and revised. Eliminates minimum age and ownership requirements to remove unnecessary barriers to entry into Auxiliary. Reflects recent legislative change that authorizes eligibility for Auxiliary members to include United States nationals and aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Existing content removed as redundant of 14 U.S.C. 825; new content moved with minor edits from § 5.25. New content moved with minor edits from § 5.21. Existing content covered by § 5.10 and published in the Auxiliary manual COMDT INSTM16790.1 (series), Chapter 3A. New content moved with minor edits from § 5.23. New content moved from § 5.61— Uniforms and § 5.63—Insignia and combined. See Source 1 for additional background. Existing content moved to § 5.10 and revised for clarity. New content moved from § 5.55—Compensation and § 5.57— Traveling expenses and per diem and combined with minor edit. Existing content moved to § 5.19. New content added to clarify the status of Auxiliarists as Federal employees only as provided for by 14 U.S.C. 823a. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 None .......................................................... None—Reorganization and revision to reflect current practice. Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\10MYP1.SGM 10MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules 27329 TABLE 2—33 CFR PART 5 CATEGORIES AND DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES—Continued Proposed section Category of change Cost impact Discussion of proposed changes § 5.18 ...... Add section .............. None—Clarification of Current Practice .... § 5.19 ...... Revise section ......... None—Reorganization .............................. § 5.20 ...... Add section .............. None—Reorganization, revisions to reflect current practice. § 5.22 ...... Remove § 5.21 ........ Add section .............. None—Reorganization .............................. None—Reorganization .............................. § 5.24 ...... Remove § 5.23 ........ Add section .............. None—Reorganization .............................. None—Current practice ............................. § 5.26 ...... Remove § 5.25 ........ Add section .............. None—Reorganization .............................. None—Reorganization .............................. § 5.30 ...... Remove § 5.27 ........ Remove § 5.29 ........ Add section .............. None—Reorganization .............................. None—Reorganization .............................. None—Reorganization .............................. § 5.34 ...... Remove § 5.31 ........ Add section .............. Remove § 5.33 ........ Add section .............. None—Reorganization .............................. None—Reorganization .............................. None—Reorganization .............................. None—Clarification of current practice consistent with statute. § 5.36 ...... Remove § 5.35 ........ Add section .............. None—Reorganization .............................. None—Clarification of current practice ...... § 5.40 ...... Remove § 5.37 ........ Remove § 5.39 ........ Add section .............. None—Reorganization .............................. None—Reorganization .............................. None—Clarification of current practice ...... § 5.41 ...... Revise section ......... None—Clarification of current practice ..... § 5.42 ...... Add section .............. None—Clarification of current practice ...... § 5.43 ...... Revise section ......... None—Current practice ............................. § 5.44 ...... Add section .............. None—Clarification of current practice ...... § 5.45 ...... Revise section ......... None—Reorganization and clarification of current practice. § 5.46 ...... Add section .............. None—Clarification of current practice ...... Added to clarify the benefits paid in case of injury or death while assigned to duty. In general, these benefits are currently covered in AFC–08 account for civilian pay. Procedures already in place. See Source One, Chapter 5 Section K: Claims, Injury, or Death while Assigned to Duty and K.6.: Death of an Auxiliarist while Assigned to Duty. No net cost to the Coast Guard or Auxiliary. Existing content moved to § 5.26(b); new content moved from current § 5.17. Moved from § 5.31. The Coast Guard would amend this section to remove the word ‘‘specific’’. It would also implement current policy on exclusion from law enforcement power and authority of Auxiliarists and recognition that status and authority of Auxiliarists in various duty assignments may be limited beyond that of their regular Coast Guard counterparts. Moved to § 5.12. Existing content moved to § 5.12. New content moved from §§ 5.27 and 5.29 with minimal edits. Moved to § 5.13. Added to include information about procedures for assignment to duty of Auxiliarists and their facilities. This section would codify the language in the Auxiliary Manual, based on the 1996 Act. Moved to § 5.11. New content moved from § 5.33. Added minor edited item from § 5.19. Moved to § 5.22. Moved to § 5.22. New section with clarification of facilities’ duty status. Clarification of facilities’ liability status, in accordance with 14 U.S.C. 821(d)(2). New section to clarify expense reimbursement using concepts from current § 5.49. Moved to § 5.20. Incorporates provisions of § 5.41. Moved to § 5.26. This section would be added to address offers of use personal property of the Auxiliary, pursuant to 14 U.S.C. 821. Incorporates provisions of § 5.41. Incorporated into § 5.36. New provision on how member-owned or unit-owned property can be loaned to the Coast Guard (no Auxiliarists onboard). Incorporates provisions from current §§ 5.35, 5.37, 5.39, 5.41, and 5.45. Incorporated into § 5.36. Moved without change to § 5.36(b). Added this new section on facility markings to ensure clarity for both the Auxiliary and public regarding the identification of Auxiliary vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, trailers, radio stations, and other equipment when assigned to Coast Guard duty. Concept of existing section moved to §§ 5.32(c), 5.34(c), and 5.36(c). Added language to describe the Auxiliary emblem and discuss when it can be worn and used. Paragraph (b) moved from section § 5.47(c). Content moved from 5.47. Prescribes the use of the Auxiliary ensign in accordance with Auxiliary policy. Existing content moved to § 5.30. New content would codify the description of the Auxiliary mark from the Auxiliary Manual. Added to prescribe the use of the Auxiliary facility decal as a distinctive marking for vessels, aircraft, and radio stations that have been offered, inspected, and accepted for Coast Guard use. Concept of existing section moved to § 5.36(a). Added new content to describe the use of Auxiliary patrol signs as distinctive markings for vessels, motorized vehicles, and trailers when assigned to duty. Added to address the proper use of the Auxiliary patrol boat ensign. Moved part of § 5.48 to this location. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 § 5.32 ...... 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None—Current Practice ............................ Remove § 5.69 ........ None—Duplicative ..................................... Existing content moved to §§ 5.40, 5.41, and 5.42. New content would codify the display of the Coast Guard ensign as described in Auxiliary policy. Existing content moved to §§ 5.40 and 5.46. New content added to address the additional markings of Auxiliary aircraft. Would reflect the allowance for Auxiliary aircraft to display the Auxiliary facility decal. Concept moved to § 5.30. Moved to § 5.16. Moved to § 5.16. Moved to § 5.18 (b) and (c) and revised. Moved to § 5.14. Moved to § 5.14. Internal policy in Auxiliary Manual COMDTINST M16790.1 (series) Chapter 11, and in Coast Guard Medals and Awards Manual, COMDTINST M1650.25. See also 14 U.S.C. 502. Duplicative of 14 U.S.C. 893. § 5.49 § 5.55 § 5.57 § 5.59 § 5.61 § 5.63 § 5.65 Source 1 Auxiliary Manual COMDTINST M16790.1 (series). Source 2 Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual COMDTINST M16798.3 (series). B. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this proposed rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. This rule imposes no direct costs; consequently, there are no impacts on small entities to consider. Therefore, the Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 C. Assistance for Small Entities If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment to the Docket Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES. In your comment, explain why you think your business or organization qualifies, how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. D. Collection of Information This proposed rule would call for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). E. Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this proposed rule under E.O. 13132 and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism under that Order. F. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. G. Taking of Private Property This proposed rule would not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. H. Civil Justice Reform This proposed rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 I. Protection of Children We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. J. Indian Tribal Governments This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. K. Energy Effects We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under that order because it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant regulatory action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. E:\FR\FM\10MYP1.SGM 10MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules L. Technical Standards The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 M. Environment Title 33—Navigation and Navigable Waters PART 5—COAST GUARD AUXILIARY ■ 1. Revise part 5 to read as follows: Subpart A—General Sec. 5.1 5.3 5.5 5.7 5.9 Definitions. Purpose. Organization, officers, and leadership. Administration, specific authorizations. References. Subpart B—Membership 5.10 Eligibility for membership. 5.11 Honorary members. 5.12 Ranks, titles, designations, or grades. 5.13 Advancement. 5.14 Uniforms and insignia. 5.15 [Reserved] 5.16 Compensation and travel expenses. 5.17 Status of members as Federal employees. 5.18 Injury or death in the line of duty. 5.19 Disenrollment. We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination is available in the docket where indicated under the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ section of this preamble. This proposed rule involves the operation and administration of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and falls under section 2.B.2, figure 2–1, paragraphs (34)(a), (b), (c), and (d) of the Instruction. These paragraphs exempt regulations which are editorial or procedural, concern internal agency functions or organization, concern the training and qualifying of maritime personnel, and concern the inspection of vessels, respectively. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. Subpart C—Activities, Operations, and Training 5.20 Authority. 5.22 Assignment to duties. 5.24 Procedure for assignment to duty. 5.26 Training, examination, and assignment. List of subjects in 33 CFR Part 5 § 5.1 Volunteers. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 5 as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 Subpart D—Facilities and other equipment 5.30 Facilities and other equipment. 5.32 Offer of member-owned vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, and other equipment for use as a facility. 5.34 Offers of personal property of the Auxiliary as a facility. 5.36 Loan of vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, or other equipment to the Coast Guard. Subpart E—Auxiliary Markings 5.40 Distinctive markings for vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, trailers, radio stations, and other equipment. 5.41 Auxiliary emblem. 5.42 Auxiliary ensign. 5.43 Auxiliary mark. 5.44 Auxiliary facility decal. 5.45 Patrol signs. 5.46 Auxiliary patrol boat ensign. 5.47 Coast Guard Ensign. 5.48 Marking of aircraft. Authority: 14 U.S.C. 633, 821, 822, 823, 823a, 824, 825, 826, 827, 828, 829, 830, 831, 832, 892; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1 Subpart A—General Definitions. Certain terms used in this part are defined as follows: Aircraft means any contrivance now known or hereafter invented, used, or designed for navigation of or flight in the air. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 27331 Auxiliary means the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary established pursuant to the Auxiliary Act. Auxiliary Act means the laws governing the Coast Guard Auxiliary, codified in chapters 23 and 25 of Title 14, United States Code (14 U.S.C. 821– 894). Commandant means the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Direct Law Enforcement is described in Chapter 4.E. of the Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual, COMDTINST M16798.3E, and includes boarding a vessel for law enforcement purposes, carrying on their person firearms or law enforcement equipment (handcuffs, pepper spray, etc.), investigating complains of negligent operations, serving subpoenas, and covert operations. Facility or facilities means a vessel, aircraft, radio station, motorized vehicle, trailer, or other equipment accepted for use by the Coast Guard. Member means any person who is a member of the Auxiliary. Motorboat means any documented or numbered vessel propelled by machinery, not more than 65 feet in length, measured end-to-end over the deck, excluding sheer. Personal property of the Auxiliary means a vessel, aircraft, radio station, motorized vehicle, trailer, or other equipment owned by, or under the administrative jurisdiction of, the Coast Guard Auxiliary or an Auxiliary unit, and that is used solely for Auxiliary purposes and in accordance with the Auxiliary Act. Radio station means any equipment (including a building, recreational vehicle, trailer, or other motorized vehicle which houses such equipment) used for radio communication or direction finding. Secretary means the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating. Vessel means a motorboat or yacht. Yacht means either— (1) Any documented or numbered vessel used exclusively for pleasure; or (2) Any sailboat used exclusively for pleasure more than 16 feet in length measured end-to-end over the deck, excluding sheer. § 5.3 Purpose. (a) The Auxiliary is a uniformed, volunteer, non-military organization administered by the Commandant under the direction of the Secretary. (b) The purpose of the Auxiliary is to assist the Coast Guard, as authorized by the Commandant, in performing any Coast Guard function, power, duty, role, mission, or operation authorized by law. E:\FR\FM\10MYP1.SGM 10MYP1 27332 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules (c) Auxiliary units may assist the Coast Guard in maintenance and upkeep, and in conducting tours of Coast Guard and other Federal- or Stateowned structures and property. (d) The Auxiliary may assist Federal, State, and municipal agencies, as authorized by the Commandant. § 5.5 Organization, officers, and leadership. (a) The Coast Guard Auxiliary is organized pursuant to the Auxiliary Act and Coast Guard regulations. Organizational elements include a national board and staff, national leadership, areas, districts, regions, divisions, and flotillas. A flotilla is the basic organizational unit of the Auxiliary. (b) The Auxiliary has elected and appointed officers. (1) Elected officers are in charge of Auxiliary units and elements at both the national and local levels of the Auxiliary organization. The Unit Leader is the senior elected officer at each level of the Auxiliary organization: Flotilla Commanders, Division Commanders, District Commodores, and the National Commodore are unit leaders. (2) Appointed officers are appointed by elected officers and hold staff positions in Auxiliary units at both the national and local levels of the Auxiliary organization. (c) For all Auxiliary units, the Unit Leader is the person authorized to exercise the authority set forth in § 5.07 of this part on behalf of his or her unit, and may delegate that authority. (d) For all Auxiliary units, the Finance Officer is the person authorized to handle, transfer and disburse bank accounts, monies, stocks, bonds, and other items of intangible personal property on behalf of his or her Auxiliary Unit. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 § 5.7 Administration, specific authorizations. (a) The Commandant may delegate any authority vested in him by the Auxiliary Act or by this part to personnel of the Coast Guard and members of the Auxiliary in the manner and to the extent as the Commandant deems necessary or appropriate for the functioning, organization, and internal administration of the Auxiliary. (b) The Commandant has authorized Auxiliary Unit Leaders to take the following actions in furtherance of the authorized missions of the Auxiliary. This is not an exclusive list— (1) Acquire, own, hold, use, and dispose of vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, trailers, radio stations, and electronic equipment and other items of tangible, personal property; VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 (2) Accept ownership, custody, or use of vessels, boats, aircraft, radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, electronic equipment, and other tangible property from the Coast Guard, from other Federal, State, or municipal agencies, or from private or non-profit groups; (3) Create and manage bank accounts, monies, stocks, bonds, and other financial instruments; (4) Accept and use gifts, grants, legacies, and bequests; (5) Accept funds, materials, services, and the use of facilities from public and private entities and Federal, State, or municipal agencies; (6) Enter into licenses, leases, contracts, memoranda of agreement, or understanding, and other agreements; and (7) Enter into cooperative agreements and grant agreements with the Coast Guard and other Federal, State, or municipal agencies. (c) The national board of the Auxiliary may form a corporation under State law and Coast Guard policy to manage the Auxiliary’s fiscal affairs. The national corporation may— (1) Hold copyrights, trademarks, and titles to Auxiliary property; (2) Contract with the Coast Guard and other Federal, State, and municipal agencies to procure such goods and services; (3) Receive grants, gifts, and other items on behalf of the Auxiliary; and (4) Conduct other activities as may be authorized by the Commandant. (d) An Auxiliary district or region may form a corporation under State law and Coast Guard policy. § 5.9 References. Further guidance on Auxiliary missions and activities may be found in Coast Guard directives and publications, including the Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual (Commandant Instruction M16790.1 (series)) and the Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual (Commandant Instruction M16798.3 (series)). Those directives and publications can be found online at http://www.uscg.mil/auxiliary/ publications/comdtinst/. (b) An applicant who is accepted for membership will be enrolled in the Auxiliary and will be issued a membership certificate and identification card. Possession of a membership certificate or identification card does not entitle a person to any rights or privileges of the Coast Guard or the Coast Guard Reserve except as authorized by the Commandant. § 5.11 Honorary members. The Commandant may grant any person honorary membership in the Auxiliary. An honorary member of the Auxiliary, solely by reason of such honorary membership, is not entitled to any of the rights, benefits, privileges, duties, or obligations of Auxiliary membership. § 5.12 Ranks, titles, designations, or grades. The members of the Auxiliary will have such ranks, titles, designations, or grades, pursuant to their qualifications, as the Commandant considers necessary. § 5.13 Advancement. The Commandant will prescribe the circumstances and qualifications under which members of the Auxiliary may be advanced in offices and programs. § 5.14 Uniforms and insignia. Members of the Auxiliary may purchase from the Coast Guard such uniforms and insignia as may be authorized by the Secretary. Such uniforms and insignia may be worn by members of the Auxiliary under such circumstances and upon such occasions as may be authorized by the Commandant. § 5.15 [Reserved] § 5.16 Compensation and travel expenses. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no member of the Auxiliary will receive any compensation for services as a member of the Auxiliary. (b) A member of the Auxiliary may be paid actual necessary travelling expenses, including a per diem allowance. Subpart B—Membership § 5.10 § 5.17 Status of members as Federal Employees. Members of the Auxiliary are not considered Federal employees except as provided by 14 U.S.C. 823a or other provisions of law. Eligibility for membership. (a) To be eligible for membership in the Auxiliary, a person must be a United States citizen, a national of the United States or of its Territories and possessions, or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence; and must meet the standards for enrollment, retention, and conduct established by the Commandant. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 § 5.18 Injury or death in the line of duty. (a) The performance of duty, as the term is used in this part, includes time spent in the performance of duty, travel between duty locations, and travel to E:\FR\FM\10MYP1.SGM 10MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules and from a place of assigned duty and the permanent residence or other appropriate non-duty destination. (b) A member of the Auxiliary who incurs physical injury or contracts sickness or disease in the performance of duty is entitled to medical and dental care until the resulting impairment cannot be materially improved by further hospitalization or treatment. A member of the Auxiliary who incurs physical injury or contracts sickness or disease in the performance of duty is entitled to obtain medical care from the Coast Guard, including through Coast Guard arrangements with a contract provider, the Public Health Service, the Department of Defense, or a Veterans’ Administration facility. (c) If a member of the Auxiliary is physically injured or dies as a result of physical injury, and the injury is incurred in the performance of duty, the member or the member’s beneficiaries are authorized to receive compensation in accordance with 14 U.S.C. 707, 5 U.S.C. 8133 and 8134 and section 651 of Pub. L. 104–208 (5 U.S.C. 8133 Note). § 5.19 Disenrollment. A member of the Auxiliary will be disenrolled on request, upon ceasing to possess the qualifications for membership, for cause, upon direction of the Commandant, or upon death. Subpart C—Activities, Operations and Training rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 § 5.20 Authority. (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, or otherwise limited by the Commandant, members of the Auxiliary assigned to duty will have the same authority in its execution as a member of the regular Coast Guard who is assigned to a similar duty. (b) Members of the Auxiliary are not authorized to engage in direct law enforcement or military missions. (c) Members of the Auxiliary are not authorized to enforce limited access areas, regulated navigation areas, or special local regulations. Members of the Auxiliary assigned to patrol limited access areas, regulated navigation areas, or areas regulated under special local regulations may advise the public regarding compliance with the limited access area, regulated navigation area, or areas regulated by special local regulations. § 5.22 Assignment to duties. Members of the Auxiliary will not be assigned duties until they have been found to be competent to perform such duties and have been designated by authority of the Commandant to perform such duties. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 § 5.24 Procedure for assignment to duty. Members and facilities may be assigned to duty by any of the following procedures: (a) Verbal or written orders issued by competent Coast Guard authority; (b) The actual performance of an authorized activity or mission by a qualified member of the Auxiliary; or (c) Other procedures, as designated by the Commandant. § 5.26 Training, examination, and assignment. (a) The Commandant will prescribe, through the Coast Guard Auxiliary references described in § 5.09 of this part, the type of training, qualifications, and examinations required before a member of the Auxiliary will be deemed qualified to perform certain duties, and will prescribe the circumstances and manner in which members of the Auxiliary will be authorized to perform regular and emergency duties. (b) The Commandant may authorize members of the Auxiliary to pursue correspondence courses and distancelearning courses conducted by the Coast Guard Institute or other authorized Coast Guard providers and to attend other courses and training available to members of the Coast Guard or Reserve. Subpart D—Facilities and Equipment § 5.30 Facilities and Other Equipment. (a) This subpart contains regulations related to the facilities and other equipment used by the Auxiliary or loaned by the Auxiliary to the Coast Guard. (b) Status. (1) Duty. Personal property of the Auxiliary, except when used for other than Auxiliary purposes in accordance with 14 U.S.C. 822, will be considered assigned to authorized Coast Guard duty at all times. (2) Liability. Personal property of the Auxiliary, except when used for other than Auxiliary purposes in accordance with 14 U.S.C. 822, will be treated as property of the United States for the purposes of the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Military Claims Act, the Public Vessels Act, the Suits in Admiralty Act, the Admiralty Extension Act, and other matters related to non-contractual civil liability. Personal property of the Auxiliary is not normally covered for damage to the property itself. (3) Public vessels. Vessels, aircraft, and radio stations loaned to, or whose custody has been given to, the Auxiliary by the Coast Guard or other Federal agencies remain public vessels of the United States, vessels of the Coast Guard, public aircraft, Coast Guard aircraft, or government stations, as applicable. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 27333 (c) Expenses. (1) The Coast Guard may reimburse expenses related to the use, operation, or maintenance of a facility. (2) The Coast Guard may reimburse expenses for damage or loss to or by a facility, including remediation, restoration, repair, replacement, or salvage costs. (3) The Coast Guard may provide an allowance for the maintenance of a facility. § 5.32 Offers of member-owned vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, and other equipment for use as a facility. (a) Members of the Auxiliary wishing to offer vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, or other equipment for use as a facility must follow the procedures set forth in the Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual described in § 5.09 of this part. (b) Upon acceptance of the vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, or other equipment as a facility, the Coast Guard will issue to the member the appropriate numbers and decals identifying the facility as a Coast Guard Auxiliary facility. (c) In an emergency, vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, or other equipment may be accepted by the Coast Guard without an inventory or the use of the prescribed forms. § 5.34 Offers of personal property of the Auxiliary for use as a facility. (a) Auxiliary units wishing to offer personal property of the Auxiliary (usually unit-owned property) for use as a facility must follow the procedures set forth in the Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual described in § 5.09 of this part. (b) Upon acceptance of the personal property of the Auxiliary as a facility, the Coast Guard will issue to the Auxiliary unit the appropriate numbers and decals identifying the facility as a Coast Guard Auxiliary facility. (c) In an emergency, personal property of the Auxiliary may be accepted by the Coast Guard without an inventory or the use of prescribed forms. § 5.36 Loan of vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, or other equipment to the Coast Guard. (a) A vessel, aircraft, radio station, motorized vehicle, trailer, or other equipment may be loaned to the Coast Guard for a specific period, and must be returned at the expiration of that period, unless circumstances or an emergency make the return impracticable at that time. The Commandant will determine the method, time, and documents to be exchanged upon the return to the owner of any facility. The property will be re- E:\FR\FM\10MYP1.SGM 10MYP1 27334 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules inventoried as of the time, date, and place of re-delivery, and mutually settled by the owner and the Coast Guard representative. If the vessel was accepted during an emergency, any claim for lost equipment or stores must be supported by invoices showing the date of purchase and the cost thereof by the person submitting the claim. The Coast Guard representative will take all proper precautions to protect the owner’s interest, as well as that of the United States. (b) Except as permitted in paragraph (c) of this section, no vessel, aircraft, radio station, motorized vehicle, trailer, or other equipment will be deemed loaned to the Coast Guard until an acceptance, on the prescribed form, has been signed on behalf of the Coast Guard by a person authorized by the Commandant to sign such an acceptance and a complete inventory of consumable and expendable stores and equipment has been made and mutually settled by the owner and the Coast Guard representative. (c) In an emergency, a vessel, aircraft, radio station, motorized vehicle, trailer, or other equipment may be loaned to Coast Guard without an inventory or the use of the prescribed form. Subpart E—Auxiliary Markings rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 § 5.40 Distinctive markings for vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, trailers, radio stations, and other equipment. (a) This subpart establishes regulations for the display of distinctive markings of vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, trailers, radio stations, and other equipment used by the Auxiliary. (b) Auxiliary markings on vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, trailers, radio stations and other equipment. (1) Vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, trailers, and radio stations or other equipment which are owned by Auxiliary members, or are personal property of the Auxiliary, or are otherwise affiliated with the Auxiliary may display the Auxiliary Emblem (§ 5.41), the Auxiliary Ensign (§ 5.42), and/or the Auxiliary Mark (§ 5.43). (2) Vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, trailers, radio stations or other equipment which have been accepted as Auxiliary facilities shall display the Auxiliary Facility Decal (§ 5.44). (3) Facilities which are assigned to Coast Guard duty shall display the National Ensign, the Patrol Sign (§ 5.45) and either the Patrol Boat Ensign (§ 5.46) or the Coast Guard Ensign (§ 5.47) as appropriate and able. (4) Facilities which are assigned to Coast Guard duty and have a Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or non- VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 commissioned officer onboard may display the Coast Guard Ensign in place of the Patrol Boat Ensign. (c)(1) Any person who desires to reproduce Coast Guard Auxiliary markings for non-Coast Guard Auxiliary use must obtain approval from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division (CG– BSX–1), 2100 2nd St. SW., Stop 7581, Washington, DC 20593–7581.) (2) Unauthorized use of Auxiliary markings is subject to the penalties of 14 U.S.C. 638, 639 and 892. shield with a medium blue (Coast Guard blue) Coast Guard Auxiliary emblem centered on a broad diagonal red (Coast Guard red) slash which is at a 70 degree angle, rising toward the hoist. The red (Coast Guard red) slash is followed, away from the hoist, by two narrow, parallel stripes—first a white stripe, and then a medium blue (Coast Guard blue) stripe. The entire design is centered on the shield. The lower part displays two laterally radiating wreath branches centered immediately beneath the shield. A broad diagonal red (Coast § 5.41 Auxiliary emblem. Guard red) slash, which is at a 70 degree (a) Description. The Auxiliary emblem angle, rising toward the hoist and consists of a disk with the shield of the followed, away from the hoist, by two Coat of Arms of the United States narrow, parallel stripes, first a white circumscribed by an annulet edged and stripe and then a medium blue (Coast inscribed ‘‘U.S. COAST GUARD Guard blue) stripe, is displayed on the AUXILIARY’’, all in front of two crossed wreath’s right-hand branch. anchors. (b) Display. Vessels, aircraft, and (b) Display. The Auxiliary emblem is radio stations that are accepted for use used as identification on Auxiliary by the Coast Guard must display the ensigns, flags, pennants, decals, and Auxiliary facility decal as authorized in patrol signs. The emblem is used on the Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual Auxiliary insignia, such as the member described in § 5.09 of this part. collar device, cap device, and Auxiliary (1) On vessels, the decal must be aviator, coxswain, and Auxiliary displayed on the port side of the vessel Operator (AUXOP) devices, and on so as to be visible by another vessel publications, stationery, clothing, and when meeting such vessel in a port-tojewelry. port situation. (2) On aircraft, the decal must be § 5.42 Auxiliary ensign. displayed on the pilot’s side of the (a) Description. The field of the forward half of the aircraft. Auxiliary ensign is medium blue (Coast (3) On radio facilities, the miniature Guard blue) with a broad diagonal white decal must be displayed on the radio, on slash upon which a matching blue Coast the exterior or interior of the building or Guard Auxiliary emblem is centered. trailer in which the radio is housed, or, The white slash must be at a 70 degree in the case of mobile radios, on any angle, rising away from the hoist. legal place on the motor vehicle in (b) Display. The Coast Guard which the radio is contained. Auxiliary ensign may be displayed by § 5.45 Patrol sign. any member of the Auxiliary on a (a) Description. The Auxiliary facility vessel, aircraft, radio station, building, patrol sign has the words ‘‘Coast Guard or other location at any time, under Auxiliary Patrol’’ in black or dark blue such conditions as the Commandant lettering and must contain the Auxiliary may direct. emblem, as described in this subpart, § 5.43 Auxiliary mark. centered within the confines of a broad (a) Description. The Auxiliary mark diagonal red (Coast Guard red) stripe consists of a broad diagonal blue stripe which is at a 70 degree angle rising followed (to the left or aft) by two toward the bow of the vessel. The red narrow stripes—first a white stripe, and (Coast Guard red) stripe is followed, then a red stripe. The Auxiliary away from the bow, by two narrow, emblem, as described in § 5.41 of this parallel stripes—first a white stripe, and subpart, is centered in the diagonal blue then a medium blue (Coast Guard blue) stripe. stripe. The background of the sign must (b) Display. The Auxiliary identifying be white. (b) Display. (1) The patrol sign must mark is used to identify personal be displayed by vessels while assigned property of the Auxiliary and on Coast to Coast Guard duty. Guard Auxiliary authorized (2) The patrol sign must be displayed publications, stationery, jewelry, and on the forward half of each side and similar items. may be displayed on the stern of the § 5.44 Auxiliary facility decal. vessel. (3) The patrol sign may be displayed (a) Description. The Auxiliary facility on each side of a motorized vehicle or decal is composed of two parts. The trailer containing a mobile radio or upper part is a conventional white PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\10MYP1.SGM 10MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2013 / Proposed Rules radio direction finding unit while assigned to Coast Guard duty. Normally, they will be placed in any legal position on the upper half of both sides of the vehicle. § 5.46 Auxiliary Patrol Boat ensign. Coast Guard Ensign (a) Description. The Coast Guard ensign is described in 33 CFR 23.15. (b) Display. The Coast Guard ensign may be displayed in place of the Auxiliary patrol boat ensign on a vessel while it is assigned to Coast Guard duty and has a Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or non-commissioned officer onboard. The Coast Guard ensign must be displayed at the mast head or from the most conspicuous hoist. § 5.48 Marking of aircraft. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 (a) Aircraft owned by members of the Auxiliary or that are personal property of the Auxiliary may also display the Auxiliary emblem on both sides of the vertical stabilizer (outside of the stabilizer for twin tail aircraft) or on both sides of the fuselage aft of the wing. (b) Aircraft which have been accepted as facilities may be marked with the Auxiliary Mark (§ 5.43) and/or the word ‘‘RESCUE’’ on the underside of the wing or fuselage for easier identification from the ground. Dated: April 30, 2013. Paul F. Thomas, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–10882 Filed 5–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 May 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 Coast Guard 33 CFR Parts 101, 104, 105, and 106 [Docket No. USCG–2007–28915] (a) Description. The field of the Auxiliary Patrol Boat ensign is white. A medium blue (Coast Guard blue) Coast Guard Auxiliary emblem is centered on a broad diagonal red (Coast Guard red) slash which is at a 70 degree angle, rising toward the hoist. The red (Coast Guard red) slash is followed, away from the hoist, by two narrow, parallel stripes—first a white stripe, and then a medium blue (Coast Guard blue) stripe. The entire design is centered on the ensign. (b) Display. The Auxiliary Patrol Boat Ensign is flown on vessel facilities when assigned to Coast Guard duty. The Auxiliary patrol boat ensign must be displayed at the mast head or from the most conspicuous hoist. § 5.47 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY RIN 1625–AB21 Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)—Reader Requirements Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published March 22, 2013, entitled ‘‘Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)—Reader Requirements’’ for 30 days. This extension of the comment period is designed to accommodate requests from the public for more time to review the proposed rule and associated analysis. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published March 22, 2013, at 78 FR 17781, is extended. Comments and related material must be submitted to the docket by June 20, 2013. SUMMARY: You may submit comments identified by docket number using any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Deliveries accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The telephone number is 202– 366–9329. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for further instructions on submitting comments. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these three methods. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Lieutenant Commander Loan T. O’Brien, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 202–372–1133, email Loan.T.O’Brien@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 27335 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. 1. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online at http:// www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG–2007–28915) in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ on the line associated with this rulemaking. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 5

[Docket No. USCG-1999-6712]
RIN 1625-AB66


Revision of Auxiliary Regulations

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to revise and reorganize the 
regulations that govern the operation and administration of the Coast 
Guard Auxiliary, a uniformed, volunteer, non-military organization 
chartered by Congress. The proposed changes would conform the 
regulatory language to changes in the laws governing the Coast Guard 
Auxiliary, clarify the Auxiliary's organization, status, and role in 
Coast Guard operations, and update provisions on liability protection 
for Auxiliary members assigned to Coast Guard duty.

DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our 
online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before August 8, 
2013 or reach the Docket Management facility by that date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
1999-6712 using any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion of 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section

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below for instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed 
rule, call Mr. Stephen Minutolo, CG-BSX-11, U.S. Coast Guard 
Headquarters, 2100 2nd St. SW., Stop 7581, Washington, DC 20593-7581; 
telephone 202 372-1267; email hqs-dg-m-cgauxregs@uscg.mil. If you have 
questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara 
Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Contents for Preamble

I. Public Participation and Request for Comments
    A. Submitting Comments
    B. Viewing Comments and Documents
    C. Privacy Act
    D. Public Meeting
II. Abbreviations
III. Background
IV. Discussion of Proposed Rule
V. Regulatory Analyses
    A. Regulatory Planning and Review
    B. Small Entities
    C. Assistance for Small Entities
    D. Collection of Information
    E. Federalism
    F. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
    G. Taking of Private Property
    H. Civil Justice Reform
    I. Protection of Children
    J. Indian Tribal Governments
    K. Energy Effects
    L. Technical Standards
    M. Environment

I. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting 
comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted, 
without change, to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided.

A. Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking (USCG-1999-6712), indicate the specific section of this 
document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each 
suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material 
online, or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only one of 
these means. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing 
address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your 
document so that the Coast Guard can contact you if the Coast Guard has 
questions regarding your submission.
    To submit your comments online, go to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Insert ``USCG-1999-6712'' in the Search box and click ``Search.'' Click 
on the ``Comment Now'' button next on the line with this document.
    If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them 
in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for 
copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would 
like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, 
self-addressed postcard or envelope.
    We will consider all comments and material received during the 
comment period. The Coast Guard may change this proposed rule in view 
of your comments.

B. Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
insert ``USCG-1999-6712'' in the Search box and click ``Search.'' Click 
on the ``Open Docket Folder'' link and click on each comment or 
document you would like to view. If you do not have access to the 
Internet, you may view the docket by visiting the Docket Management 
Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the Department of 
Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, 
DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of 
Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility.

C. Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received into 
any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment 
(or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice 
regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the 
Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

D. Public Meeting

    We do not now plan to hold a public meeting, but you may submit a 
request for one to the docket using one of the methods specified under 
ADDRESSES. In your request, explain why you believe a public meeting 
would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this 
rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later 
notice in the Federal Register.

II. Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
Pub. L. Public Law
Sec.  Section symbol
SAMA Standard Auxiliary Maintenance Allowance
U.S.C. United States Code
USCG United States Coast Guard
1996 Act The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996

III. Background

    This proposed rule would revise and reorganize the regulations 
governing the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Coast Guard Auxiliary 
regulations were last updated in 2003 (68 FR 9534, Feb 28, 2003) and 
1996 (61 FR 33662, June 28, 1996), but these changes did not address 
all of the legislative changes being addressed in this proposed rule. 
Through this proposed rule, the Coast Guard would update the 
regulations in accordance with recent legislation; clarify Auxiliary 
powers, duties, and organization; amend provisions regarding Auxiliary 
membership; and address other administrative matters. These changes 
would address several problems common to Auxiliary units.
    First, this proposed rule is necessary to conform Coast Guard 
regulations to current law. The following changes to the Auxiliary's 
governing statutes, codified at Title 14, Chapter 23 of the U.S. Code 
(collectively referred to in this document as ``legislative changes'') 
are addressed by this rulemaking:
     The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012 
(Pub. L. 112-213) section 215, extending eligibility for Auxiliary 
membership to nationals of the United States and aliens lawfully 
admitted for permanent residence.
     The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 
(Pub. L. 109-241) section 208, authorizing the Auxiliary to use motor 
vehicles in support of Auxiliary functions and duties.
     The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 
(Pub. L. 108-293), section 226, allowing personal property of the 
Auxiliary to be treated as United States property for liability 
purposes.
     The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 
107-295), section 415, authorizing payment of a death gratuity to 
Auxiliary members who died in the line of duty.
     The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-
324) (``The 1996 Act'') authorizing the Auxiliary organizational 
structure, extending civil liability protection to Auxiliary units and 
members, and authorizing the Auxiliary to form a corporation. The 1996 
Act also redefined the purpose of

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the Auxiliary, ``to assist the Coast Guard . . . in performing any 
Coast Guard function. . . . '' The previous definition enumerated 
specific missions (promoting safety, effecting rescues, promoting 
efficiency in the operation of motorboats and yachts, and fostering 
wider knowledge of boating laws), along with a catch-all provision 
(``facilitate other operations of the Coast Guard.'').
     The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1986 (Pub L. 99-640) 
authorized the payment of interest on reimbursement claims.
     In 2006, conforming amendments to 14 U.S.C. 821(b) and 
823a(b) in The Act to Complete the Codification of Title 46, United 
States Code, ``Shipping,'' as Positive Law (Pub. L. 109-304) made non-
substantive, editorial changes to 14 U.S.C. 821(b) and 823a(b).
    Second, this proposed rule would clarify the organization of the 
Auxiliary and the authority given to Auxiliary units and officers to 
conduct Auxiliary business. This change is necessary to help Auxiliary 
units interact with commercial service providers, such as banks and 
insurance companies, who may be reluctant to enter into a business 
relationship with an Auxiliary unit without a better understanding of 
the nature of the Auxiliary and its relationship with the regular Coast 
Guard.
    Third, the proposed rule would clarify for operational commanders 
the Auxiliary's ability to participate in Coast Guard operations and to 
work with other federal, state and local agencies.
    Finally, this proposed rule would reorganize the Auxiliary 
regulations by eliminating unnecessary sections and organizing 33 CFR 
part 5 into five subject-oriented subparts, making it easier to find 
regulations about particular topics.
    Consistent with these objectives, the Coast Guard proposes to 
revise and reorganize the regulations at 33 CFR part 5.

IV. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    This discussion provides both a summary and a section-by-section 
analysis of proposed changes to regulations in 33 CFR part 5. 
Generally, existing sections are removed entirely, revised, or moved to 
another section (where they may be revised or combined with other 
provisions). Added sections are entirely new numbers and headings; 
these sections do not exist in the current 33 CFR part 5. Removed 
sections exist in the current 33 CFR part 5 but not in the proposed 
rule. Provisions that are merely restatements of existing law will be 
removed from the regulations. Revised sections exist in the current 33 
CFR part 5, but are being changed in the proposed rule. Often some or 
all of the contents of the section are exported to another section; 
these are identified as moved.
    Tables 1A and 1B describe the proposed distribution and deletion of 
existing sections and the derivation of proposed new sections.
    Table 1A is a distribution table. Table 1A describes what will 
happen to each section of the current regulations under the proposed 
rule. For example, the third row of Table 1A tells the reader that, in 
the proposed rule, Sec.  5.05 will be moved to Sec.  5.3(a) and how the 
text will change.
    Table 1B is a derivation table. Table 1B describes where the 
provisions of the proposed regulations came from. For example, the 
sixth row of Table 1B tells the reader the language of Sec.  5.10 came 
from Sec. Sec.  5.09, 5.13 and 5.15. If, for any section there is no 
text in the second column, that means the proposed text is new and 
unrelated to the contents of the existing section. To see where the 
content of the existing section moved, see Table 1A.

                      Table 1A--Distribution Table
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                                                    Summary of proposed
    Existing (old) section        Proposed (new)    changes to existing
                                     section              section
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Sec.   5.01...................  Sec.   5.1.......  Added definitions for
                                                    ``Auxiliary Act'',
                                                    ``Direct law
                                                    enforcement'',
                                                    ``Personal property
                                                    of the Auxiliary''.
                                                    Amended the
                                                    definitions for
                                                    ``Facility or
                                                    facilities'',
                                                    ``Radio station'',
                                                    and ``Secretary''.
Sec.   5.03...................  Revised.
Sec.   5.05...................  Moved to Sec.      Added ``uniformed.''
                                 5.3(a).
Sec.   5.07...................  Sec.   5.7.......  Revised. Added new
                                                    provisions.
Sec.   5.09...................  Moved to Sec.      Revised. Eliminated
                                 5.10.              minimum age
                                                    requirement and 25
                                                    percent ownership
                                                    requirement. Added
                                                    eligibility for U.S.
                                                    nationals and aliens
                                                    lawfully admitted
                                                    for permanent
                                                    residence.
Sec.   5.11...................  Removed.
Sec.   5.13...................  Removed.
Sec.   5.15...................  Moved to Sec.      Revised.
                                 5.10(b).
Sec.   5.17...................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.19.
Sec.   5.19...................  Moved to Sec.      Revised.
                                 5.26(b).
Sec.   5.21...................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.12.
Sec.   5.23...................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.13.
Sec.   5.25...................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.11.
Sec.   5.27...................  Moved to Sec.      Revised.
                                 5.22.
Sec.   5.29...................  Removed.
Sec.   5.31...................  Moved to Sec.      Revised.
                                 5.20(a).
Sec.   5.33...................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.26(a).
Sec.   5.35...................  Moved to Sec.      Revised.
                                 5.36.
Sec.   5.37...................  Moved to Sec.      Revised.
                                 5.36.
Sec.   5.39...................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.36(b).
Sec.   5.41...................  Moved to Sec.      Revised.
                                 Sec.   5.32(c),
                                 5.34(c) and
                                 5.36(c).
Sec.   5.43...................  Moved to Sec.      Revised.
                                 5.30(b)(3).
Sec.   5.45...................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.36(a).
Sec.   5.47(a)................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.42(b).
Sec.   5.47(b)................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.42(a).
Sec.   5.47(c)................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.41(a).
Sec.   5.48(a)................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.40(c)(2).
Sec.   5.48(b)................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.46(a).
Sec.   5.49...................  Moved to Sec.      Revised.
                                 5.30(c)(1).

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Sec.   5.55...................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.16(a).
Sec.   5.57...................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.16(b).
Sec.   5.59...................  Moved to Sec.      Revised.
                                 5.18(b) and (c).
Sec.   5.61...................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.14.
Sec.   5.63...................  Moved to Sec.
                                 5.14.
Sec.   5.65...................  Removed.
Sec.   5.69...................  Removed.
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                       Table 1B--Derivation Table
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                                  Existing (old)
    Proposed (new)  section          section          Proposed change
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Sec.   5.1....................  Sec.   5.01......  Added definitions for
                                                    ``Auxiliary Act'',
                                                    ``Direct law
                                                    enforcement'',
                                                    ``Personal property
                                                    of the Auxiliary''.
                                                    Amended the
                                                    definitions for
                                                    ``Facility or
                                                    facilities'',
                                                    ``Radio station''
                                                    and ``Secretary''.
Sec.   5.3....................  Paragraph (a)      Added new provisions.
                                 imported from
                                 Sec.   5.05.
Sec.   5.5....................  Sec.   5.05......  Added new provisions.
Sec.   5.7....................  Sec.   5.07......  Added new provisions.
Sec.   5.9....................  .................  Added new provisions.
Sec.   5.10...................  Imported language  New section.
                                 from Sec.  Sec.
                                  5.09, 5.13, and
                                 5.15.
Sec.   5.11...................  Imported language
                                 from Sec.
                                 5.25.
Sec.   5.12...................  Imported language  New section.
                                 from Sec.   5.21.
Sec.   5.13...................  Imported language
                                 from Sec.
                                 5.23.
Sec.   5.14...................  Imported language  New section.
                                 from Sec.  Sec.
                                  5.61 and 5.63.
Sec.   5.15...................  .................  Reserved for future
                                                    use.
Sec.   5.16...................  Imported language  New section.
                                 from Sec.  Sec.
                                  5.55 and 5.57.
Sec.   5.17...................  .................  Added new provisions.
Sec.   5.18...................  Paragraphs (b)     New section. Added
                                 and (c) imported   new provisions.
                                 language from
                                 Sec.   5.59.
Sec.   5.19...................  Imported language
                                 from Sec.
                                 5.17.
Sec.   5.20...................  Imported and       New section.
                                 amended language
                                 from Sec.   5.31.
Sec.   5.22...................  Imported language  New section.
                                 from Sec.  Sec.
                                  5.27 and 5.29.
Sec.   5.24...................  .................  New section. Added
                                                    new provisions.
Sec.   5.26...................  Paragraph (a)      New section.
                                 imported from
                                 Sec.   5.33.
                                 Paragraph (b)
                                 imported from
                                 Sec.   5.19.
Sec.   5.30...................  Imported language  New section.
                                 from Sec.   5.43.
Sec.   5.32...................  Imported and       New section.
                                 amended language
                                 from Sec.   5.41.
Sec.   5.34...................  Imported language  New section.
                                 from Sec.   5.41.
Sec.   5.36...................  Imported and       New section.
                                 amended
                                 provisions from
                                 Sec.  Sec.
                                 5.35, 5.37,
                                 5.39, 5.41, and
                                 5.45.
Sec.   5.40...................  Paragraph (c)(2)   New section. Added
                                 imported from      new provisions.
                                 Sec.  Sec.
                                 5.47 and 5.48.
Sec.   5.41...................  .................  Added new provisions.
Sec.   5.42...................  Imported language  New section.
                                 from 5.47(a) and
                                 (b).
Sec.   5.43...................  .................  Added new provisions.
Sec.   5.44...................  .................  New section. New
                                                    provisions.
Sec.   5.45...................  .................  Added new provisions.
Sec.   5.46...................  Imported language  New section.
                                 from Sec.   5.48.
Sec.   5.47...................  .................  Added new provisions.
Sec.   5.48...................  .................  Added new provisions.
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Subpart A--General

    Sec.   5.1--Definitions: We propose to revise this section to 
update several definitions.
    The definition of ``Act,'' which currently includes only ``the 
Coast Guard Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941, as amended and 
recodified by [the] Act of August 4, 1949'' would be deleted and 
replaced by a new definition, ``Auxiliary Act'', which includes the 
provisions of the U.S. Code dealing most directly with the Auxiliary 
(14 U.S.C. 821-894), including the legislative changes set out in 
section III, Background.
    The definition of ``facility'' would be amended to add motorized 
vehicles, trailers, and other equipment accepted for use by the Coast 
Guard.
    The definition of ``radio station'' would be amended to clarify 
that it includes any equipment used for radio communications or 
direction finding as well as a building or vehicle housing such 
equipment.
    The definition of ``Secretary'' would be amended to reflect the 
nature of the

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Coast Guard's service. Most of the time, the Coast Guard is a part of 
the Department of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard's Secretary is 
the Secretary of DHS. In time of war, the Coast Guard may be 
transferred to the Department of the Navy, and the Coast Guard's 
Secretary is the Secretary of the Navy. The proposed language is 
standard language for Coast Guard regulations in which the term 
Secretary is defined.
    The proposed definitions section would also include a definition of 
``direct law enforcement.'' Direct law enforcement is described in 
Chapter 4.E. of the Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual, COMDTINST 
16798.3E (series), and is used in other Auxiliary publications and 
section 5.20(b) of the proposed rule.
    Finally, we propose to define a new term, ``Personal property of 
the Auxiliary,'' to cover motor boats, yachts, aircraft, radio 
stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, or other equipment owned by or 
under the administrative jurisdiction of the Auxiliary and used solely 
for Auxiliary purposes, as provided by section 226 of the Coast Guard 
and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-293, codified at 
14 U.S.C. 821(d)(2)).
    Sec.   5.3--Purpose: We propose to clarify the purpose of the 
Auxiliary to conform to current statutory language. The new language is 
broader than the existing regulation, in keeping with the current 
language of 14 U.S.C. 822.
    Proposed paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section review basic 
information about the Auxiliary. Paragraph (c) of this section would 
specify that Auxiliary units may act as caretakers, docents, or tour 
guides for Coast Guard and other Federal- or State-owned property, a 
customary role which many Coast Guard units may not be aware is an 
authorized mission of the Auxiliary. Paragraph (d) of this section 
would be a new provision supporting the Commandant's commitment to 
strengthening partnerships with other Federal, State and local 
agencies.
    Sec.   5.5--Organization, officers, and leadership: We propose to 
revise this section to explain the organization and composition of the 
Auxiliary. Because of the Auxiliary's unique nature as a 
Congressionally-chartered volunteer organization, its units are 
sometimes not recognized as distinct from the Coast Guard. This 
explanation would also assist Auxiliary units in their dealings with 
commercial institutions (e.g. banks and insurance companies).
    Sec.   5.7--Administration, specific authorizations: This section 
would address the Commandant's ability to delegate authority, and 
provide examples of specific actions that the Commandant has delegated 
to the Auxiliary. It would also clarify that the Auxiliary national 
board and Auxiliary districts or regions may incorporate under State 
law and pursuant to Coast Guard policy, and establish basic functions 
of the Auxiliary's national corporation.
    Sec.   5.9--References: We propose to move the contents of existing 
Sec.  5.09 to new Sec.  5.10. We propose to add a new section Sec.  5.9 
to establish various Coast Guard directives and publications as 
appropriate references for the Coast Guard and the public. Those 
directives and publications can be found online at http://www.uscg.mil/auxiliary/publications/comdtinst/.

Subpart B--Membership

    This proposed new subpart would contain regulations relating to 
members and membership eligibility, discipline and compensation.
    Sec.   5.10--Eligibility for membership: We propose to add this 
section to consolidate and revise existing Sec. Sec.  5.09, 5.11, 5.13, 
and 5.15.
    Paragraph (a) would identify the basic eligibility criteria for 
Auxiliary membership and eliminate the minimum age requirement and the 
25-percent ownership requirement in Sec.  5.09 of the current 
regulations. This paragraph also incorporates the 2012 legislative 
change that authorizes eligibility for Auxiliary membership to include 
nationals of the United States \1\ and aliens lawfully admitted for 
permanent residence. The minimum age is not set by statute.
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    \1\ ``Nationals of the United States'' includes all U.S. 
citizens as well as individuals who, though not citizens, owe 
permanent allegiance to the United States. 8 U.S.C. 1101(a) (22). 
Non-citizen nationals currently are primarily American Samoans and 
Swain Islanders.
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    Current Auxiliary policy does not require any portion of ownership 
in any vessel or other equipment as a pre-condition for membership. The 
25-percent ownership requirement in the current regulations was founded 
on an ownership requirement in the Act of Aug 4, 1949 (63 Stat. 555) 
which required that members either have an ownership interest in a 
motorboat, yacht, aircraft, or radio station, or possess special 
training or experience which qualifies them for duty. Current Auxiliary 
policy and practice is to consider all prospective members under the 
``special training or experience'' provision, including applicants who 
are willing to undergo training in order to qualify. Although owners of 
vessels or other equipment would still be eligible for membership, 
removing the ownership requirement from the CFR will emphasize the 
importance of training and experience for prospective auxiliary members 
and reduce the chance of a prospective member mistakenly believing that 
not being a vessel owner precludes him or her from membership.
    Paragraph (b) incorporates the provisions of the current Sec.  
5.15--Admission for membership, without substantive change.
    Sec.   5.11--Honorary members: Provisions of the existing Sec.  
5.11, ``Membership in military organizations'', would be removed, as 
they are unnecessarily duplicative of law (14 U.S.C. 825) and policy. 
We propose to revise this section to incorporate existing Sec.  5.25 
``Honorary members.''
    Sec.   5.12--Ranks, titles, designations, or grades: This new 
section contains language, without substantive change, from existing 
Sec.  5.21.
    Sec.   5.13--Advancement: Provisions of existing Sec.  5.13 would 
be moved to Sec.  5.10. Proposed Sec.  5.13 states that the Commandant 
will prescribe policy on advancement, which will be described in 
Auxiliary policy manuals. This language was moved with minor edits from 
Sec.  5.23.
    Sec.  5.14--Uniforms and insignia: We propose to add this section 
to incorporate provisions of existing Sec. Sec.  5.61 and 5.63.
    Sec.   5.15: We propose to remove and reserve this section. The 
provisions of existing Sec.  5.15 would be consolidated in Sec.  5.10.
    Sec.   5.16--Compensation and travel expenses: This section would 
specify that Auxiliarists are not authorized to receive compensation 
for their services, but may be paid actual necessary travel expenses. 
This section combines existing Sec. Sec.  5.55 and 5.57.
    Sec.   5.17--Status of members as Federal employees: Provisions of 
existing Sec.  5.17 would be moved to Sec.  5.19. We propose to add new 
language in this section to clarify that Auxiliarists are not 
considered Federal employees, except as provided by 14 U.S.C. 823a.
    Sec.   5.18--Injury or death in the line of duty: We propose to add 
this section to clarify the compensation an Auxiliarist is entitled to 
receive if injured or killed in the performance of duty; codify Coast 
Guard policy on what is ``performance of duty'' in the context of 
Auxiliary activity, describe Auxiliarists' access to medical and dental 
care; and summarize compensation provisions for the beneficiaries of 
Auxiliarists who are injured or die in the performance of duty.

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    Paragraph (a) of this section would codify Coast Guard policy and 
practice relating to the definition of ``performance of duty'' in the 
context of Auxiliary activity. The Coast Guard compensates members for 
injuries sustained in the performance of duty under 14 U.S.C. 707 and 
832 and the Federal Employees Compensation Act, 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq. 
Existing Coast Guard policy extends this coverage to include travel to 
and from the Auxiliarists' permanent residence to a place of duty (see 
paragraph 7.O.2.c. of the Administrative Investigation Manual COMDTINST 
M5830.1). This proposed rule would codify the Coast Guard's practice of 
including stops en route and incidental to duty, and travel between 
duty locations, as ``performance of duty.''
    Paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section would specify Auxiliarists' 
entitlement to hospitalization, medical care, and compensation for 
injury or death in the performance of duty. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of 
this section were imported from existing Sec.  5.59. These entitlements 
are taken from three different statutory provisions:
     14 U.S.C. 832 provides that Auxiliarists are entitled to 
hospitalization and medical care as if they were members of the 
Temporary Reserve.
     14 U.S.C. 707 provides that temporary members of the 
reserve who are injured or die while performing active duty will be 
compensated as if they were civilian employees with basic pay 
equivalent to grade GS-9.
     The note to 5 U.S.C. 8133 provides additional compensation 
eligibility for civilian employees killed in the performance of duty.
    Sec.   5.19--Disenrollment: The provisions of existing Sec.  5.19 
would be incorporated into new Sec.  5.28. We propose to revise this 
section to incorporate provisions from existing Sec.  5.17 without 
substantive change.

Subpart C--Activities, Operations and Training

    Sec.   5.20--Authority: We propose to add this section to clarify 
the limits on Auxiliarists' authority in the performance of their 
duties. Paragraph (a) would incorporate the provisions of existing 
Sec.  5.31. Paragraph (b) would state the prohibition on Auxiliarists 
engaging in direct law enforcement or military operations. Paragraph 
(c) would clarify that Auxiliarists' authority in supporting 
enforcement of limited access areas, regulated navigation areas, and 
special local regulations is limited to advising the public of such 
restrictions.
    Sec.   5.21: We propose to move this section to Sec.  5.12.
    Sec.   5.22--Assignment to duties: We propose to consolidate the 
provisions of existing Sec. Sec.  5.27 and 5.29 regarding assignment to 
duty in this section.
    Sec.   5.23: We propose to remove this section, as its provisions 
would be consolidated in new Sec.  5.13.
    Sec.   5.24--Procedure for assignment to duty: We propose to add 
this section to include information about procedures for assignment to 
duty of Auxiliarists and their facilities.
    Sec.   5.25: We propose to remove this section, as its provisions 
would be consolidated in new Sec.  5.11.
    Sec.   5.27: We propose to remove this section, as its provisions 
would be consolidated in new Sec.  5.22.
    Sec.   5.26--Training, examination, and assignment: We propose to 
consolidate existing Sec. Sec.  5.19 and 5.33 into this new section to 
explain that the Commandant will set the training, qualification and 
examination requirements for Auxiliarists and may authorize 
Auxiliarists to take correspondence and distance-learning courses from 
Coast Guard providers.
    Sec.   5.29: We propose to consolidate this section into new Sec.  
5.22.

Subpart D--Facilities and Equipment

    Subpart D would contain the regulations dealing with vessels, 
aircraft, radio stations, motor vehicles, or other equipment used by 
the Auxiliary, the treatment of such facilities as United States 
property, and the procedures for transferring administrative 
jurisdiction of such property to and from the Auxiliary.
    Sec.   5.30--Facilities and other equipment: We propose to add this 
section to codify Coast Guard policy regarding duty status, liability 
protection, and status as a public vessel of facilities and other 
equipment used by the Auxiliary, and to revise provisions for 
reimbursement of facility operating expenses.
    Paragraph (b)(1) ``Duty status'' would clarify that personal 
property of the Auxiliary (typically unit-owned property) is considered 
assigned to authorized Coast Guard duty at all times. This is 
consistent with Coast Guard policy, established by paragraph D.2. of 
ALCOAST 600/05, ``Changes to Auxiliary Administrative Policies.''
    Paragraph (b)(2) would clarify the scope of liability protection 
for personal property of the Auxiliary. The Commandant has directed 
that personal property of the Auxiliary be treated as property of the 
United States for the purposes of the Federal Tort Claims Act, the 
Military Claims Act, the Public Vessels Act, the Suits in Admiralty 
Act, the Admiralty Extension Act, and other matters related to non-
contractual civil liability, in accordance with provisions of 14 U.S.C. 
821(d)(2), as amended by the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation 
Act of 2004 (Pub L. 108-293).
    Paragraph (b)(3), ``Public vessels,'' will clarify that facilities 
loaned or given to the Auxiliary by the Coast Guard or other Federal 
agencies retain their public status.
    Paragraph (c), ``Expenses,'' codifies Coast Guard policy for 
reimbursement of expenses incurred by Auxiliarists for the use, 
operation, maintenance, damage, or loss of their facilities.
    Sec.   5.31: We propose to consolidate this section into new Sec.  
5.20.
    Sec.   5.32--Offer of member-owned vessels, aircraft, radio 
stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, and other equipment for use as 
a facility: We propose to add this section to update the terms of 
existing Sec.  5.37. This proposed section would apply when Auxiliary 
members want to offer member-owned vessels, aircraft, radio stations, 
motorized vehicles, trailers, and other equipment for use as a 
facility. Specific procedures for these offers are in the Auxiliary 
Policy Manual.
    Sec.   5.34--Offers of personal property of the Auxiliary as a 
facility: We propose to add this section to describe Coast Guard policy 
for personal property of the Auxiliary to be accepted as a facility. 
This proposed section would apply when an Auxiliary unit has ownership 
or administrative jurisdiction over a vessel, aircraft, radio station, 
motorized vehicle, trailer, or other equipment and wants to offer it 
for use as a facility. Specific procedures for these offers are in the 
Auxiliary Policy Manual.
    Sec.   5.37 Offer of facilities: We propose to remove this section 
as its provisions would be consolidated in new Sec.  5.32.
    Sec.  5.35: We propose to remove this section because it restates 
language contained in 14 U.S.C. 826.
    Sec.  5.36--Loan of vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized 
vehicles, trailers, or other equipment to the Coast Guard: This section 
would apply when a person wants to loan a vessel, aircraft, radio 
station, motorized vehicle, trailer, or other equipment to the Coast 
Guard for Coast Guard use. This section would consolidate and update 
provisions of existing Sec. Sec.  5.35, 5.37, 5.39, 5.41, and 5.45 and 
would add motorized vehicles, trailers, and other equipment owned by 
members or Auxiliary units to the list of property which may be loaned 
to the Coast Guard. In addition, this section

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would specify procedures for the return of facilities at the expiration 
of the loan period, clarify that facilities will not be considered 
loaned until accepted by a person authorized by the Commandant, and 
provide for waiver of loan procedures in an emergency.
    Sec.  5.39--Acceptance of facilities: We propose to remove this 
section. Provisions of the existing Sec.  5.39 would be consolidated in 
new Sec.  5.30.

Subpart E--Auxiliary Markings

    This new subpart will describe the distinctive marks, decals and 
ensigns (flags) the public is likely to see on Auxiliary facilities. 
Sections of the current 33 CFR part 5 will be moved into this subpart. 
The proposed regulations would not change the design or display of any 
marks, decals, or ensigns. Marks which were previously described only 
in the Auxiliary Manual COMDTINST M16790.1 (series) or the Coast Guard 
Heraldry Manual COMDTINST M5200.18A would be described here, which 
would help the public more easily identify Auxiliary facilities.
    Auxiliary markings distinguish Auxiliary boats, aircraft, and other 
equipment. Ensigns are flags flown by or at an asset (e.g., flown on a 
flag staff at a building) to signify that the asset is associated with 
the Auxiliary or Coast Guard. Decals are markings adhesively applied to 
the asset to denote its status as an Auxiliary facility that has been 
accepted for use by the Coast Guard. Patrol signs are placards, 
normally removable and of a proportionate size for the vessel on which 
they are displayed, which indicate to nearby vessels that the vessel is 
engaged in Auxiliary activities. The Auxiliary mark is a permanent 
marking signifying that the asset belongs to the Auxiliary in terms of 
custody, ownership, or as personal property.
    Sec.  5.40--Distinctive markings for vessels, aircraft, motorized 
vehicles, trailers, radio stations, and other equipment: This section 
incorporates provisions of the current Sec. Sec.  5.47 and 5.48. We 
propose to add this section on facility markings to clarify for both 
Auxiliarists and the public the identification of Auxiliary vessels, 
aircraft, motorized vehicles, trailers, radio stations, and other 
equipment, and advise the public of the penalties for unauthorized 
display of Auxiliary markings.
    Sec.  5.41--Auxiliary emblem: We propose to revise this section. 
Provisions of the existing Sec.  5.41 would be distributed to 
Sec. Sec.  5.32(c), 5.34(c), and 5.36(c). The proposed section would 
incorporate provisions of existing Sec.  5.47(c) describing the 
Auxiliary emblem and explain the use of the emblem as identification.
    Sec.  5.42--Auxiliary ensign: The provisions of this proposed new 
section would be imported from existing Sec.  5.47 and would describe 
the Auxiliary ensign and its display.
    Sec.  5.43--Auxiliary mark: We propose to revise this section. 
Provisions of the existing Sec.  5.43 would be moved to Sec.  
5.30(b)(3) or removed. The proposed revised section would describe the 
Auxiliary mark and its display.
    Sec.  5.44--Auxiliary facility decal: We propose to add this 
section to describe the Auxiliary facility decal and its display.
    Sec.  5.45--Patrol signs: We propose to revise this section. The 
provisions of the current section would move to Sec.  5.36(a). The 
revised section would describe the Auxiliary patrol sign and its 
display.
    Sec.  5.46--Auxiliary patrol boat ensign: This proposed new section 
would describe the Auxiliary patrol boat ensign and its display. These 
provisions would be imported from the current Sec.  5.48.
    Sec.  5.47--Coast Guard ensign: We propose to revise this section. 
Provisions of the existing Sec.  5.47 would be moved to Sec.  5.46. The 
revised section would describe the correct display of the Coast Guard 
ensign and cross-reference to the official description of the Coast 
Guard ensign at 33 CFR 23.15.
    Sec.  5.48--Auxiliary patrol boat ensign: We propose to revise this 
section. Provisions of the existing Sec.  5.48 would be moved to Sec.  
5.46. The revised section would describe markings that may be displayed 
on Auxiliary aircraft.
    Sec.  5.49--Reimbursement for expenses: We propose to remove this 
section; its provisions would be moved to Sec.  5.30(c).
    Sec.  5.55: We propose to remove this section; its provisions would 
be consolidated in Sec.  5.16.
    Sec.  5.57: We propose to remove this section; its provisions would 
be consolidated in Sec.  5.16.
    Sec.  5.59: We propose to remove this section because its 
provisions would be consolidated in Sec.  5.18.
    Sec.  5.61: We propose to remove this section because its 
provisions would be consolidated in Sec.  5.14.
    Sec.  5.63: We propose to remove this section because its 
provisions would be consolidated in Sec.  5.14.
    Sec.  5.65: We propose to remove this section because its 
provisions (dealing with the eligibility of Auxiliary members for Coast 
Guard medals and awards) are more appropriately covered in the primary 
Auxiliary policy reference, the Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual (COMDTINST 
M16790.1 (series)). Medals and awards are a matter of agency management 
and agency personnel, and therefore exempt from the Administrative 
Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2)).
    Sec.  5.69: We propose to remove this section because it restates, 
verbatim, language contained in 14 U.S.C. 893.

V. Regulatory Analysis

    We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes 
and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our 
analyses based on 14 of these statutes or executive orders.

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 12866 (``Regulatory Planning and Review'') and 
13563 (``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review'') direct agencies 
to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives 
and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that 
maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, 
public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). 
Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both 
costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of 
promoting flexibility. The Coast Guard has determined that this NPRM is 
not a ``significant regulatory action'' under section 3(f) of Executive 
Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office 
of Management and Budget. A draft regulatory assessment follows.
    The proposed rule would conform regulatory language to statutes, 
codify many existing practices, clarify procedures, increase procedural 
flexibility for Coast Guard and Auxiliarists, increase overall 
efficiency in the process, and re-organize content to improve clarity. 
There are no costs to either the federal government or the private 
sector associated with these proposed changes. This notice of proposed 
rulemaking applies to members and prospective members of the Coast 
Guard Auxiliary and people and companies that interact with the 
Auxiliary. The Auxiliary is a Congressionally-chartered component of 
the Coast Guard made up of civilian volunteers. Auxiliary units 
(``flotillas'') are neither corporations nor charities and often 
encounter administrative trouble with banks, insurance companies, and 
businesses. This rulemaking would clarify for the public the nature, 
organization, and purpose of the Auxiliary, and conform the regulatory 
language to the Auxiliary statutes, as amended by legislative

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changes. Many of these changes are already reflected in Coast Guard 
policies and manuals. For example, the financial aspects of these 
regulations, such as reimbursement of expenses, including the Standard 
Auxiliary Maintenance Allowance (SAMA), incorporate already existing 
practices and authorities, as detailed in Auxiliary Manual COMDTINST 
M16790.1 (series), chapter 9 and Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual 
COMDTINST M16798.3 (series), chapter 3 and section B-2.
    These proposed changes would update our regulations to capture our 
current practices regarding reimbursement of Auxiliary facility 
expenses and maintenance costs. The payment of death gratuities to the 
representatives of Auxiliarists who die in the performance of duty 
while assigned to duty is currently funded pursuant to legislative 
authorization and supported by Commandant policy (COMDTINST 12550.21A, 
CG Death Gratuity Payment), enabling Auxiliarists to be regarded 
equally as Coast Guard employees for the purpose of death gratuity 
payments.
    The primary benefit of this proposed rule would be to conform 
regulatory language to the legislative changes described in section 
III, Background. This would result in increased efficiencies in 
Auxiliary interactions with the Coast Guard and with the public, 
including Auxiliarists' interaction with banks and insurance agents. 
Banks help provide reimbursement (via direct deposit) for operations 
and other missions requiring Auxiliarists to incur an initial expense 
from their personal funds. Insurance agents' relationships are also 
important, as Auxiliarists may be reimbursed for damages to their 
vessels when those vessels are engaged in waterborne or airborne 
operational patrols.
    We have classified the proposed changes into categories, as listed 
in Table 2. There are no costs associated with the changes.

                      Table 2--33 CFR Part 5 Categories and Discussion of Proposed Changes
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Proposed section          Category of change        Cost impact          Discussion of proposed changes
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sec.   5.1......................  Revise section....  None--Administrative     Revises the definition of ``Act''
                                                       revisions made           to ``Auxiliary Act'' and to
                                                       consistent with          include recent statutory
                                                       statutory changes.       amendments, including Coast
                                                                                Guard Authorization Act of 1996
                                                                                amendments, the 2002 amendment
                                                                                contained in the Maritime
                                                                                Transportation Security Act of
                                                                                2002 (Pub. L. 107-295), the 2004
                                                                                amendment contained in the Coast
                                                                                Guard and Maritime
                                                                                Transportation Security Act of
                                                                                2004 (Pub. L. 108-293), the 2006
                                                                                amendments contained in the
                                                                                Coast Guard and Maritime
                                                                                Security Act of 2006 (Pub. L.
                                                                                109-241) and the 2012 amendments
                                                                                contained the Coast Guard and
                                                                                Maritime Transportation Act of
                                                                                2012 (Pub. L. 112-213). Added
                                                                                definitions for ``Personal
                                                                                property of the Auxiliary'' and
                                                                                ``Direct law enforcement''.
                                                                                Amended definition for
                                                                                ``Facility or facilities'',
                                                                                ``radio station'' and
                                                                                ``Secretary''.
Sec.   5.3......................  Revise section....  None--Administrative     Discusses Auxiliary purpose and
                                                       revisions made           scope of activities to conform
                                                       consistent with          to language in 14 U.S.C. 822, as
                                                       statutory changes.       amended in 1996.
Sec.   5.5......................  Revise and expand   None--Clarification of   Added to clarify non-military
                                   section.            existing law.            nature of Auxiliary and
                                                                                composition of elected and
                                                                                appointed officers.
Sec.   5.7......................  Revise section....  None...................  Defines the nature and authority
                                                                                of Auxiliary.
Sec.   5.9......................  Revise section....  None--Reorganization     Existing contents covered in new
                                                       and revision to          section Sec.   5.10. New content
                                                       reflect current          establishes various Coast Guard
                                                       practice.                directives and publications as
                                                                                appropriate references. Provides
                                                                                details of Auxiliary activities
                                                                                through Source 1: Auxiliary
                                                                                Manual COMDTINST M16790.1
                                                                                (series) and Source 2: Auxiliary
                                                                                Operations Policy Manual
                                                                                COMDTINST M16798.3 (series).
Sec.   5.10.....................  Add section.......  None--Removes Barrier    New content moved from 5.09 and
                                                       to Entry.                revised. Eliminates minimum age
                                                                                and ownership requirements to
                                                                                remove unnecessary barriers to
                                                                                entry into Auxiliary. Reflects
                                                                                recent legislative change that
                                                                                authorizes eligibility for
                                                                                Auxiliary members to include
                                                                                United States nationals and
                                                                                aliens lawfully admitted for
                                                                                permanent residence.
Sec.   5.11.....................  Revise section....  None--Reorganization...  Existing content removed as
                                                                                redundant of 14 U.S.C. 825; new
                                                                                content moved with minor edits
                                                                                from Sec.   5.25.
Sec.   5.12.....................  Add section.......  None--Reorganization...  New content moved with minor
                                                                                edits from Sec.   5.21.
Sec.   5.13.....................  Revise section....  None--Reorganization...  Existing content covered by Sec.
                                                                                 5.10 and published in the
                                                                                Auxiliary manual COMDT
                                                                                INSTM16790.1 (series), Chapter
                                                                                3A. New content moved with minor
                                                                                edits from Sec.   5.23.
Sec.   5.14.....................  Add section.......  None--Reorganization...  New content moved from Sec.
                                                                                5.61-- Uniforms and Sec.   5.63--
                                                                                Insignia and combined. See
                                                                                Source 1 for additional
                                                                                background.
Sec.   5.15.....................  Reserved..........  None--Reorganization     Existing content moved to Sec.
                                                       and Clarification.       5.10 and revised for clarity.
Sec.   5.16.....................  Add section.......  None--Reorganization...  New content moved from Sec.
                                                                                5.55--Compensation and Sec.
                                                                                5.57--Traveling expenses and per
                                                                                diem and combined with minor
                                                                                edit.
Sec.   5.17.....................  Revise section....  None--Reorganization     Existing content moved to Sec.
                                                       and Clarification of     5.19. New content added to
                                                       Current Practice         clarify the status of
                                                       consistent with          Auxiliarists as Federal
                                                       statute.                 employees only as provided for
                                                                                by 14 U.S.C. 823a.

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Sec.   5.18.....................  Add section.......  None--Clarification of   Added to clarify the benefits
                                                       Current Practice.        paid in case of injury or death
                                                                                while assigned to duty. In
                                                                                general, these benefits are
                                                                                currently covered in AFC-08
                                                                                account for civilian pay.
                                                                                Procedures already in place. See
                                                                                Source One, Chapter 5 Section K:
                                                                                Claims, Injury, or Death while
                                                                                Assigned to Duty and K.6.: Death
                                                                                of an Auxiliarist while Assigned
                                                                                to Duty. No net cost to the
                                                                                Coast Guard or Auxiliary.
Sec.   5.19.....................  Revise section....  None--Reorganization...  Existing content moved to Sec.
                                                                                5.26(b); new content moved from
                                                                                current Sec.   5.17.
Sec.   5.20.....................  Add section.......  None--Reorganization,    Moved from Sec.   5.31. The Coast
                                                       revisions to reflect     Guard would amend this section
                                                       current practice.        to remove the word ``specific''.
                                                                                It would also implement current
                                                                                policy on exclusion from law
                                                                                enforcement power and authority
                                                                                of Auxiliarists and recognition
                                                                                that status and authority of
                                                                                Auxiliarists in various duty
                                                                                assignments may be limited
                                                                                beyond that of their regular
                                                                                Coast Guard counterparts.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.21  None--Reorganization...  Moved to Sec.   5.12.
Sec.   5.22.....................  Add section.......  None--Reorganization...  Existing content moved to Sec.
                                                                                5.12. New content moved from
                                                                                Sec.  Sec.   5.27 and 5.29 with
                                                                                minimal edits.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.23  None--Reorganization...  Moved to Sec.   5.13.
Sec.   5.24.....................  Add section.......  None--Current practice.  Added to include information
                                                                                about procedures for assignment
                                                                                to duty of Auxiliarists and
                                                                                their facilities. This section
                                                                                would codify the language in the
                                                                                Auxiliary Manual, based on the
                                                                                1996 Act.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.25  None--Reorganization...  Moved to Sec.   5.11.
Sec.   5.26.....................  Add section.......  None--Reorganization...  New content moved from Sec.
                                                                                5.33. Added minor edited item
                                                                                from Sec.   5.19.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.27  None--Reorganization...  Moved to Sec.   5.22.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.29  None--Reorganization...  Moved to Sec.   5.22.
Sec.   5.30.....................  Add section.......  None--Reorganization...  New section with clarification of
                                                                                facilities' duty status.
                                                                               Clarification of facilities'
                                                                                liability status, in accordance
                                                                                with 14 U.S.C. 821(d)(2).
                                                                               New section to clarify expense
                                                                                reimbursement using concepts
                                                                                from current Sec.   5.49.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.31  None--Reorganization...  Moved to Sec.   5.20.
Sec.   5.32.....................  Add section.......  None--Reorganization...  Incorporates provisions of Sec.
                                                                                5.41.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.33  None--Reorganization...  Moved to Sec.   5.26.
Sec.   5.34.....................  Add section.......  None--Clarification of   This section would be added to
                                                       current practice         address offers of use personal
                                                       consistent with          property of the Auxiliary,
                                                       statute.                 pursuant to 14 U.S.C. 821.
                                                                                Incorporates provisions of Sec.
                                                                                 5.41.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.35  None--Reorganization...  Incorporated into Sec.   5.36.
Sec.   5.36.....................  Add section.......  None--Clarification of   New provision on how member-owned
                                                       current practice.        or unit-owned property can be
                                                                                loaned to the Coast Guard (no
                                                                                Auxiliarists onboard).
                                                                                Incorporates provisions from
                                                                                current Sec.  Sec.   5.35, 5.37,
                                                                                5.39, 5.41, and 5.45.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.37  None--Reorganization...  Incorporated into Sec.   5.36.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.39  None--Reorganization...  Moved without change to Sec.
                                                                                5.36(b).
Sec.   5.40.....................  Add section.......  None--Clarification of   Added this new section on
                                                       current practice.        facility markings to ensure
                                                                                clarity for both the Auxiliary
                                                                                and public regarding the
                                                                                identification of Auxiliary
                                                                                vessels, aircraft, motorized
                                                                                vehicles, trailers, radio
                                                                                stations, and other equipment
                                                                                when assigned to Coast Guard
                                                                                duty.
Sec.   5.41.....................  Revise section....  None--Clarification of   Concept of existing section moved
                                                       current practice.        to Sec.  Sec.   5.32(c),
                                                                                5.34(c), and 5.36(c). Added
                                                                                language to describe the
                                                                                Auxiliary emblem and discuss
                                                                                when it can be worn and used.
                                                                                Paragraph (b) moved from section
                                                                                Sec.   5.47(c).
Sec.   5.42.....................  Add section.......  None--Clarification of   Content moved from 5.47.
                                                       current practice.        Prescribes the use of the
                                                                                Auxiliary ensign in accordance
                                                                                with Auxiliary policy.
Sec.   5.43.....................  Revise section....  None--Current practice.  Existing content moved to Sec.
                                                                                5.30. New content would codify
                                                                                the description of the Auxiliary
                                                                                mark from the Auxiliary Manual.
Sec.   5.44.....................  Add section.......  None--Clarification of   Added to prescribe the use of the
                                                       current practice.        Auxiliary facility decal as a
                                                                                distinctive marking for vessels,
                                                                                aircraft, and radio stations
                                                                                that have been offered,
                                                                                inspected, and accepted for
                                                                                Coast Guard use.
Sec.   5.45.....................  Revise section....  None--Reorganization     Concept of existing section moved
                                                       and clarification of     to Sec.   5.36(a). Added new
                                                       current practice.        content to describe the use of
                                                                                Auxiliary patrol signs as
                                                                                distinctive markings for
                                                                                vessels, motorized vehicles, and
                                                                                trailers when assigned to duty.
Sec.   5.46.....................  Add section.......  None--Clarification of   Added to address the proper use
                                                       current practice.        of the Auxiliary patrol boat
                                                                                ensign. Moved part of Sec.
                                                                                5.48 to this location.

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Sec.   5.47.....................  Revise section....  None--Reorganization     Existing content moved to Sec.
                                                       and Current practice.    Sec.   5.40, 5.41, and 5.42. New
                                                                                content would codify the display
                                                                                of the Coast Guard ensign as
                                                                                described in Auxiliary policy.
Sec.   5.48.....................  Revise section....  None--Reorganization     Existing content moved to Sec.
                                                       and clarification of     Sec.   5.40 and 5.46. New
                                                       current practice.        content added to address the
                                                                                additional markings of Auxiliary
                                                                                aircraft. Would reflect the
                                                                                allowance for Auxiliary aircraft
                                                                                to display the Auxiliary
                                                                                facility decal.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.49  None--Reorganization...  Concept moved to Sec.   5.30.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.55  None--Reorganization...  Moved to Sec.   5.16.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.57  None--Reorganization...  Moved to Sec.   5.16.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.59  None--Reorganization...  Moved to Sec.   5.18 (b) and (c)
                                                                                and revised.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.61  None--Reorganization...  Moved to Sec.   5.14.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.63  None--Reorganization...  Moved to Sec.   5.14.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.65  None--Current Practice.  Internal policy in Auxiliary
                                                                                Manual COMDTINST M16790.1
                                                                                (series) Chapter 11, and in
                                                                                Coast Guard Medals and Awards
                                                                                Manual, COMDTINST M1650.25. See
                                                                                also 14 U.S.C. 502.
                                  Remove Sec.   5.69  None--Duplicative......  Duplicative of 14 U.S.C. 893.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Source 1 Auxiliary Manual COMDTINST M16790.1 (series).
Source 2 Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual COMDTINST M16798.3 (series).

B. Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this proposed rule would have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000.
    This rule imposes no direct costs; consequently, there are no 
impacts on small entities to consider.
    Therefore, the Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that 
this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.

C. Assistance for Small Entities

    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment to the 
Docket Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES. In your 
comment, explain why you think your business or organization qualifies, 
how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it.

D. Collection of Information

    This proposed rule would call for no new collection of information 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

E. Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of 
government. We have analyzed this proposed rule under E.O. 13132 and 
have determined that it does not have implications for federalism under 
that Order.

F. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their regulatory 
actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in 
the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the 
aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for 
inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule would not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule 
elsewhere in this preamble.

G. Taking of Private Property

    This proposed rule would not cause a taking of private property or 
otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, 
Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected 
Property Rights.

H. Civil Justice Reform

    This proposed rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 
3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize 
litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

I. Protection of Children

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, 
Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety 
Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not 
create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may 
disproportionately affect children.

J. Indian Tribal Governments

    This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under 
Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on 
one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal 
Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes.

K. Energy Effects

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13211, 
Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, 
Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ``significant 
energy action'' under that order because it is not a ``significant 
regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to 
have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use 
of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant regulatory 
action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects 
under Executive Order 13211.

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L. Technical Standards

    The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 
U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards 
in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, 
through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why 
using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or 
otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical 
standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or 
operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management 
systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus 
standards bodies. This proposed rule does not use technical standards. 
Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus 
standards.

M. Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland 
Security Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction 
M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and 
have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a 
category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a 
significant effect on the human environment. A preliminary 
environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination is 
available in the docket where indicated under the ``Public 
Participation and Request for Comments'' section of this preamble. This 
proposed rule involves the operation and administration of the Coast 
Guard Auxiliary and falls under section 2.B.2, figure 2-1, paragraphs 
(34)(a), (b), (c), and (d) of the Instruction. These paragraphs exempt 
regulations which are editorial or procedural, concern internal agency 
functions or organization, concern the training and qualifying of 
maritime personnel, and concern the inspection of vessels, 
respectively. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the 
discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed 
rule.

List of subjects in 33 CFR Part 5

    Volunteers.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes 
to amend 33 CFR part 5 as follows:

Title 33--Navigation and Navigable Waters

PART 5--COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

0
1. Revise part 5 to read as follows:

Subpart A--General

Sec.
5.1 Definitions.
5.3 Purpose.
5.5 Organization, officers, and leadership.
5.7 Administration, specific authorizations.
5.9 References.
Subpart B--Membership
5.10 Eligibility for membership.
5.11 Honorary members.
5.12 Ranks, titles, designations, or grades.
5.13 Advancement.
5.14 Uniforms and insignia.
5.15 [Reserved]
5.16 Compensation and travel expenses.
5.17 Status of members as Federal employees.
5.18 Injury or death in the line of duty.
5.19 Disenrollment.
Subpart C--Activities, Operations, and Training
5.20 Authority.
5.22 Assignment to duties.
5.24 Procedure for assignment to duty.
5.26 Training, examination, and assignment.
Subpart D--Facilities and other equipment
5.30 Facilities and other equipment.
5.32 Offer of member-owned vessels, aircraft, radio stations, 
motorized vehicles, trailers, and other equipment for use as a 
facility.
5.34 Offers of personal property of the Auxiliary as a facility.
5.36 Loan of vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized vehicles, 
trailers, or other equipment to the Coast Guard.
Subpart E--Auxiliary Markings
5.40 Distinctive markings for vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, 
trailers, radio stations, and other equipment.
5.41 Auxiliary emblem.
5.42 Auxiliary ensign.
5.43 Auxiliary mark.
5.44 Auxiliary facility decal.
5.45 Patrol signs.
5.46 Auxiliary patrol boat ensign.
5.47 Coast Guard Ensign.
5.48 Marking of aircraft.

    Authority:  14 U.S.C. 633, 821, 822, 823, 823a, 824, 825, 826, 
827, 828, 829, 830, 831, 832, 892; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1

Subpart A--General


Sec.  5.1  Definitions.

    Certain terms used in this part are defined as follows:
    Aircraft means any contrivance now known or hereafter invented, 
used, or designed for navigation of or flight in the air.
    Auxiliary means the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary established 
pursuant to the Auxiliary Act.
    Auxiliary Act means the laws governing the Coast Guard Auxiliary, 
codified in chapters 23 and 25 of Title 14, United States Code (14 
U.S.C. 821-894).
    Commandant means the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.
    Direct Law Enforcement is described in Chapter 4.E. of the 
Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual, COMDTINST M16798.3E, and includes 
boarding a vessel for law enforcement purposes, carrying on their 
person firearms or law enforcement equipment (handcuffs, pepper spray, 
etc.), investigating complains of negligent operations, serving 
subpoenas, and covert operations.
    Facility or facilities means a vessel, aircraft, radio station, 
motorized vehicle, trailer, or other equipment accepted for use by the 
Coast Guard.
    Member means any person who is a member of the Auxiliary.
    Motorboat means any documented or numbered vessel propelled by 
machinery, not more than 65 feet in length, measured end-to-end over 
the deck, excluding sheer.
    Personal property of the Auxiliary means a vessel, aircraft, radio 
station, motorized vehicle, trailer, or other equipment owned by, or 
under the administrative jurisdiction of, the Coast Guard Auxiliary or 
an Auxiliary unit, and that is used solely for Auxiliary purposes and 
in accordance with the Auxiliary Act.
    Radio station means any equipment (including a building, 
recreational vehicle, trailer, or other motorized vehicle which houses 
such equipment) used for radio communication or direction finding.
    Secretary means the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast 
Guard is operating.
    Vessel means a motorboat or yacht.
    Yacht means either--
    (1) Any documented or numbered vessel used exclusively for 
pleasure; or
    (2) Any sailboat used exclusively for pleasure more than 16 feet in 
length measured end-to-end over the deck, excluding sheer.


Sec.  5.3  Purpose.

    (a) The Auxiliary is a uniformed, volunteer, non-military 
organization administered by the Commandant under the direction of the 
Secretary.
    (b) The purpose of the Auxiliary is to assist the Coast Guard, as 
authorized by the Commandant, in performing any Coast Guard function, 
power, duty, role, mission, or operation authorized by law.

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    (c) Auxiliary units may assist the Coast Guard in maintenance and 
upkeep, and in conducting tours of Coast Guard and other Federal- or 
State-owned structures and property.
    (d) The Auxiliary may assist Federal, State, and municipal 
agencies, as authorized by the Commandant.


Sec.  5.5  Organization, officers, and leadership.

    (a) The Coast Guard Auxiliary is organized pursuant to the 
Auxiliary Act and Coast Guard regulations. Organizational elements 
include a national board and staff, national leadership, areas, 
districts, regions, divisions, and flotillas. A flotilla is the basic 
organizational unit of the Auxiliary.
    (b) The Auxiliary has elected and appointed officers.
    (1) Elected officers are in charge of Auxiliary units and elements 
at both the national and local levels of the Auxiliary organization. 
The Unit Leader is the senior elected officer at each level of the 
Auxiliary organization: Flotilla Commanders, Division Commanders, 
District Commodores, and the National Commodore are unit leaders.
    (2) Appointed officers are appointed by elected officers and hold 
staff positions in Auxiliary units at both the national and local 
levels of the Auxiliary organization.
    (c) For all Auxiliary units, the Unit Leader is the person 
authorized to exercise the authority set forth in Sec.  5.07 of this 
part on behalf of his or her unit, and may delegate that authority.
    (d) For all Auxiliary units, the Finance Officer is the person 
authorized to handle, transfer and disburse bank accounts, monies, 
stocks, bonds, and other items of intangible personal property on 
behalf of his or her Auxiliary Unit.


Sec.  5.7  Administration, specific authorizations.

    (a) The Commandant may delegate any authority vested in him by the 
Auxiliary Act or by this part to personnel of the Coast Guard and 
members of the Auxiliary in the manner and to the extent as the 
Commandant deems necessary or appropriate for the functioning, 
organization, and internal administration of the Auxiliary.
    (b) The Commandant has authorized Auxiliary Unit Leaders to take 
the following actions in furtherance of the authorized missions of the 
Auxiliary. This is not an exclusive list--
    (1) Acquire, own, hold, use, and dispose of vessels, aircraft, 
motorized vehicles, trailers, radio stations, and electronic equipment 
and other items of tangible, personal property;
    (2) Accept ownership, custody, or use of vessels, boats, aircraft, 
radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, electronic equipment, and 
other tangible property from the Coast Guard, from other Federal, 
State, or municipal agencies, or from private or non-profit groups;
    (3) Create and manage bank accounts, monies, stocks, bonds, and 
other financial instruments;
    (4) Accept and use gifts, grants, legacies, and bequests;
    (5) Accept funds, materials, services, and the use of facilities 
from public and private entities and Federal, State, or municipal 
agencies;
    (6) Enter into licenses, leases, contracts, memoranda of agreement, 
or understanding, and other agreements; and
    (7) Enter into cooperative agreements and grant agreements with the 
Coast Guard and other Federal, State, or municipal agencies.
    (c) The national board of the Auxiliary may form a corporation 
under State law and Coast Guard policy to manage the Auxiliary's fiscal 
affairs. The national corporation may--
    (1) Hold copyrights, trademarks, and titles to Auxiliary property;
    (2) Contract with the Coast Guard and other Federal, State, and 
municipal agencies to procure such goods and services;
    (3) Receive grants, gifts, and other items on behalf of the 
Auxiliary; and
    (4) Conduct other activities as may be authorized by the 
Commandant.
    (d) An Auxiliary district or region may form a corporation under 
State law and Coast Guard policy.


Sec.  5.9  References.

    Further guidance on Auxiliary missions and activities may be found 
in Coast Guard directives and publications, including the Coast Guard 
Auxiliary Manual (Commandant Instruction M16790.1 (series)) and the 
Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual (Commandant Instruction 
M16798.3 (series)). Those directives and publications can be found 
online at http://www.uscg.mil/auxiliary/publications/comdtinst/.

Subpart B--Membership


Sec.  5.10  Eligibility for membership.

    (a) To be eligible for membership in the Auxiliary, a person must 
be a United States citizen, a national of the United States or of its 
Territories and possessions, or an alien lawfully admitted for 
permanent residence; and must meet the standards for enrollment, 
retention, and conduct established by the Commandant.
    (b) An applicant who is accepted for membership will be enrolled in 
the Auxiliary and will be issued a membership certificate and 
identification card. Possession of a membership certificate or 
identification card does not entitle a person to any rights or 
privileges of the Coast Guard or the Coast Guard Reserve except as 
authorized by the Commandant.


Sec.  5.11  Honorary members.

    The Commandant may grant any person honorary membership in the 
Auxiliary. An honorary member of the Auxiliary, solely by reason of 
such honorary membership, is not entitled to any of the rights, 
benefits, privileges, duties, or obligations of Auxiliary membership.


Sec.  5.12  Ranks, titles, designations, or grades.

    The members of the Auxiliary will have such ranks, titles, 
designations, or grades, pursuant to their qualifications, as the 
Commandant considers necessary.


Sec.  5.13  Advancement.

    The Commandant will prescribe the circumstances and qualifications 
under which members of the Auxiliary may be advanced in offices and 
programs.


Sec.  5.14  Uniforms and insignia.

    Members of the Auxiliary may purchase from the Coast Guard such 
uniforms and insignia as may be authorized by the Secretary. Such 
uniforms and insignia may be worn by members of the Auxiliary under 
such circumstances and upon such occasions as may be authorized by the 
Commandant.


Sec.  5.15  [Reserved]


Sec.  5.16  Compensation and travel expenses.

    (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no member 
of the Auxiliary will receive any compensation for services as a member 
of the Auxiliary.
    (b) A member of the Auxiliary may be paid actual necessary 
travelling expenses, including a per diem allowance.


Sec.  5.17  Status of members as Federal Employees.

    Members of the Auxiliary are not considered Federal employees 
except as provided by 14 U.S.C. 823a or other provisions of law.


Sec.  5.18  Injury or death in the line of duty.

    (a) The performance of duty, as the term is used in this part, 
includes time spent in the performance of duty, travel between duty 
locations, and travel to

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and from a place of assigned duty and the permanent residence or other 
appropriate non-duty destination.
    (b) A member of the Auxiliary who incurs physical injury or 
contracts sickness or disease in the performance of duty is entitled to 
medical and dental care until the resulting impairment cannot be 
materially improved by further hospitalization or treatment. A member 
of the Auxiliary who incurs physical injury or contracts sickness or 
disease in the performance of duty is entitled to obtain medical care 
from the Coast Guard, including through Coast Guard arrangements with a 
contract provider, the Public Health Service, the Department of 
Defense, or a Veterans' Administration facility.
    (c) If a member of the Auxiliary is physically injured or dies as a 
result of physical injury, and the injury is incurred in the 
performance of duty, the member or the member's beneficiaries are 
authorized to receive compensation in accordance with 14 U.S.C. 707, 5 
U.S.C. 8133 and 8134 and section 651 of Pub. L. 104-208 (5 U.S.C. 8133 
Note).


Sec.  5.19  Disenrollment.

    A member of the Auxiliary will be disenrolled on request, upon 
ceasing to possess the qualifications for membership, for cause, upon 
direction of the Commandant, or upon death.

Subpart C--Activities, Operations and Training


Sec.  5.20  Authority.

    (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, 
or otherwise limited by the Commandant, members of the Auxiliary 
assigned to duty will have the same authority in its execution as a 
member of the regular Coast Guard who is assigned to a similar duty.
    (b) Members of the Auxiliary are not authorized to engage in direct 
law enforcement or military missions.
    (c) Members of the Auxiliary are not authorized to enforce limited 
access areas, regulated navigation areas, or special local regulations. 
Members of the Auxiliary assigned to patrol limited access areas, 
regulated navigation areas, or areas regulated under special local 
regulations may advise the public regarding compliance with the limited 
access area, regulated navigation area, or areas regulated by special 
local regulations.


Sec.  5.22  Assignment to duties.

    Members of the Auxiliary will not be assigned duties until they 
have been found to be competent to perform such duties and have been 
designated by authority of the Commandant to perform such duties.


Sec.  5.24  Procedure for assignment to duty.

    Members and facilities may be assigned to duty by any of the 
following procedures:
    (a) Verbal or written orders issued by competent Coast Guard 
authority;
    (b) The actual performance of an authorized activity or mission by 
a qualified member of the Auxiliary; or
    (c) Other procedures, as designated by the Commandant.


Sec.  5.26  Training, examination, and assignment.

    (a) The Commandant will prescribe, through the Coast Guard 
Auxiliary references described in Sec.  5.09 of this part, the type of 
training, qualifications, and examinations required before a member of 
the Auxiliary will be deemed qualified to perform certain duties, and 
will prescribe the circumstances and manner in which members of the 
Auxiliary will be authorized to perform regular and emergency duties.
    (b) The Commandant may authorize members of the Auxiliary to pursue 
correspondence courses and distance-learning courses conducted by the 
Coast Guard Institute or other authorized Coast Guard providers and to 
attend other courses and training available to members of the Coast 
Guard or Reserve.

Subpart D--Facilities and Equipment


Sec.  5.30  Facilities and Other Equipment.

    (a) This subpart contains regulations related to the facilities and 
other equipment used by the Auxiliary or loaned by the Auxiliary to the 
Coast Guard.
    (b) Status. (1) Duty. Personal property of the Auxiliary, except 
when used for other than Auxiliary purposes in accordance with 14 
U.S.C. 822, will be considered assigned to authorized Coast Guard duty 
at all times.
    (2) Liability. Personal property of the Auxiliary, except when used 
for other than Auxiliary purposes in accordance with 14 U.S.C. 822, 
will be treated as property of the United States for the purposes of 
the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Military Claims Act, the Public 
Vessels Act, the Suits in Admiralty Act, the Admiralty Extension Act, 
and other matters related to non-contractual civil liability. Personal 
property of the Auxiliary is not normally covered for damage to the 
property itself.
    (3) Public vessels. Vessels, aircraft, and radio stations loaned 
to, or whose custody has been given to, the Auxiliary by the Coast 
Guard or other Federal agencies remain public vessels of the United 
States, vessels of the Coast Guard, public aircraft, Coast Guard 
aircraft, or government stations, as applicable.
    (c) Expenses. (1) The Coast Guard may reimburse expenses related to 
the use, operation, or maintenance of a facility.
    (2) The Coast Guard may reimburse expenses for damage or loss to or 
by a facility, including remediation, restoration, repair, replacement, 
or salvage costs.
    (3) The Coast Guard may provide an allowance for the maintenance of 
a facility.


Sec.  5.32  Offers of member-owned vessels, aircraft, radio stations, 
motorized vehicles, trailers, and other equipment for use as a 
facility.

    (a) Members of the Auxiliary wishing to offer vessels, aircraft, 
radio stations, motorized vehicles, trailers, or other equipment for 
use as a facility must follow the procedures set forth in the Auxiliary 
Operations Policy Manual described in Sec.  5.09 of this part.
    (b) Upon acceptance of the vessels, aircraft, radio stations, 
motorized vehicles, trailers, or other equipment as a facility, the 
Coast Guard will issue to the member the appropriate numbers and decals 
identifying the facility as a Coast Guard Auxiliary facility.
    (c) In an emergency, vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized 
vehicles, trailers, or other equipment may be accepted by the Coast 
Guard without an inventory or the use of the prescribed forms.


Sec.  5.34  Offers of personal property of the Auxiliary for use as a 
facility.

    (a) Auxiliary units wishing to offer personal property of the 
Auxiliary (usually unit-owned property) for use as a facility must 
follow the procedures set forth in the Auxiliary Operations Policy 
Manual described in Sec.  5.09 of this part.
    (b) Upon acceptance of the personal property of the Auxiliary as a 
facility, the Coast Guard will issue to the Auxiliary unit the 
appropriate numbers and decals identifying the facility as a Coast 
Guard Auxiliary facility.
    (c) In an emergency, personal property of the Auxiliary may be 
accepted by the Coast Guard without an inventory or the use of 
prescribed forms.


Sec.  5.36  Loan of vessels, aircraft, radio stations, motorized 
vehicles, trailers, or other equipment to the Coast Guard.

    (a) A vessel, aircraft, radio station, motorized vehicle, trailer, 
or other equipment may be loaned to the Coast Guard for a specific 
period, and must be returned at the expiration of that period, unless 
circumstances or an emergency make the return impracticable at that 
time. The Commandant will determine the method, time, and documents to 
be exchanged upon the return to the owner of any facility. The property 
will be re-

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inventoried as of the time, date, and place of re-delivery, and 
mutually settled by the owner and the Coast Guard representative. If 
the vessel was accepted during an emergency, any claim for lost 
equipment or stores must be supported by invoices showing the date of 
purchase and the cost thereof by the person submitting the claim. The 
Coast Guard representative will take all proper precautions to protect 
the owner's interest, as well as that of the United States.
    (b) Except as permitted in paragraph (c) of this section, no 
vessel, aircraft, radio station, motorized vehicle, trailer, or other 
equipment will be deemed loaned to the Coast Guard until an acceptance, 
on the prescribed form, has been signed on behalf of the Coast Guard by 
a person authorized by the Commandant to sign such an acceptance and a 
complete inventory of consumable and expendable stores and equipment 
has been made and mutually settled by the owner and the Coast Guard 
representative.
    (c) In an emergency, a vessel, aircraft, radio station, motorized 
vehicle, trailer, or other equipment may be loaned to Coast Guard 
without an inventory or the use of the prescribed form.

Subpart E--Auxiliary Markings


Sec.  5.40  Distinctive markings for vessels, aircraft, motorized 
vehicles, trailers, radio stations, and other equipment.

    (a) This subpart establishes regulations for the display of 
distinctive markings of vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, 
trailers, radio stations, and other equipment used by the Auxiliary.
    (b) Auxiliary markings on vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, 
trailers, radio stations and other equipment. (1) Vessels, aircraft, 
motorized vehicles, trailers, and radio stations or other equipment 
which are owned by Auxiliary members, or are personal property of the 
Auxiliary, or are otherwise affiliated with the Auxiliary may display 
the Auxiliary Emblem (Sec.  5.41), the Auxiliary Ensign (Sec.  5.42), 
and/or the Auxiliary Mark (Sec.  5.43).
    (2) Vessels, aircraft, motorized vehicles, trailers, radio stations 
or other equipment which have been accepted as Auxiliary facilities 
shall display the Auxiliary Facility Decal (Sec.  5.44).
    (3) Facilities which are assigned to Coast Guard duty shall display 
the National Ensign, the Patrol Sign (Sec.  5.45) and either the Patrol 
Boat Ensign (Sec.  5.46) or the Coast Guard Ensign (Sec.  5.47) as 
appropriate and able.
    (4) Facilities which are assigned to Coast Guard duty and have a 
Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or non-commissioned officer onboard 
may display the Coast Guard Ensign in place of the Patrol Boat Ensign.
    (c)(1) Any person who desires to reproduce Coast Guard Auxiliary 
markings for non-Coast Guard Auxiliary use must obtain approval from 
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division (CG-BSX-1), 2100 2nd St. SW., 
Stop 7581, Washington, DC 20593-7581.)
    (2) Unauthorized use of Auxiliary markings is subject to the 
penalties of 14 U.S.C. 638, 639 and 892.


Sec.  5.41  Auxiliary emblem.

    (a) Description. The Auxiliary emblem consists of a disk with the 
shield of the Coat of Arms of the United States circumscribed by an 
annulet edged and inscribed ``U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY'', all in 
front of two crossed anchors.
    (b) Display. The Auxiliary emblem is used as identification on 
Auxiliary ensigns, flags, pennants, decals, and patrol signs. The 
emblem is used on Auxiliary insignia, such as the member collar device, 
cap device, and Auxiliary aviator, coxswain, and Auxiliary Operator 
(AUXOP) devices, and on publications, stationery, clothing, and 
jewelry.


Sec.  5.42  Auxiliary ensign.

    (a) Description. The field of the Auxiliary ensign is medium blue 
(Coast Guard blue) with a broad diagonal white slash upon which a 
matching blue Coast Guard Auxiliary emblem is centered. The white slash 
must be at a 70 degree angle, rising away from the hoist.
    (b) Display. The Coast Guard Auxiliary ensign may be displayed by 
any member of the Auxiliary on a vessel, aircraft, radio station, 
building, or other location at any time, under such conditions as the 
Commandant may direct.


Sec.  5.43  Auxiliary mark.

    (a) Description. The Auxiliary mark consists of a broad diagonal 
blue stripe followed (to the left or aft) by two narrow stripes--first 
a white stripe, and then a red stripe. The Auxiliary emblem, as 
described in Sec.  5.41 of this subpart, is centered in the diagonal 
blue stripe.
    (b) Display. The Auxiliary identifying mark is used to identify 
personal property of the Auxiliary and on Coast Guard Auxiliary 
authorized publications, stationery, jewelry, and similar items.


Sec.  5.44  Auxiliary facility decal.

    (a) Description. The Auxiliary facility decal is composed of two 
parts. The upper part is a conventional white shield with a medium blue 
(Coast Guard blue) Coast Guard Auxiliary emblem centered on a broad 
diagonal red (Coast Guard red) slash which is at a 70 degree angle, 
rising toward the hoist. The red (Coast Guard red) slash is followed, 
away from the hoist, by two narrow, parallel stripes--first a white 
stripe, and then a medium blue (Coast Guard blue) stripe. The entire 
design is centered on the shield. The lower part displays two laterally 
radiating wreath branches centered immediately beneath the shield. A 
broad diagonal red (Coast Guard red) slash, which is at a 70 degree 
angle, rising toward the hoist and followed, away from the hoist, by 
two narrow, parallel stripes, first a white stripe and then a medium 
blue (Coast Guard blue) stripe, is displayed on the wreath's right-hand 
branch.
    (b) Display. Vessels, aircraft, and radio stations that are 
accepted for use by the Coast Guard must display the Auxiliary facility 
decal as authorized in the Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual described 
in Sec.  5.09 of this part.
    (1) On vessels, the decal must be displayed on the port side of the 
vessel so as to be visible by another vessel when meeting such vessel 
in a port-to-port situation.
    (2) On aircraft, the decal must be displayed on the pilot's side of 
the forward half of the aircraft.
    (3) On radio facilities, the miniature decal must be displayed on 
the radio, on the exterior or interior of the building or trailer in 
which the radio is housed, or, in the case of mobile radios, on any 
legal place on the motor vehicle in which the radio is contained.


Sec.  5.45  Patrol sign.

    (a) Description. The Auxiliary facility patrol sign has the words 
``Coast Guard Auxiliary Patrol'' in black or dark blue lettering and 
must contain the Auxiliary emblem, as described in this subpart, 
centered within the confines of a broad diagonal red (Coast Guard red) 
stripe which is at a 70 degree angle rising toward the bow of the 
vessel. The red (Coast Guard red) stripe is followed, away from the 
bow, by two narrow, parallel stripes--first a white stripe, and then a 
medium blue (Coast Guard blue) stripe. The background of the sign must 
be white.
    (b) Display. (1) The patrol sign must be displayed by vessels while 
assigned to Coast Guard duty.
    (2) The patrol sign must be displayed on the forward half of each 
side and may be displayed on the stern of the vessel.
    (3) The patrol sign may be displayed on each side of a motorized 
vehicle or trailer containing a mobile radio or

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radio direction finding unit while assigned to Coast Guard duty. 
Normally, they will be placed in any legal position on the upper half 
of both sides of the vehicle.


Sec.  5.46  Auxiliary Patrol Boat ensign.

    (a) Description. The field of the Auxiliary Patrol Boat ensign is 
white. A medium blue (Coast Guard blue) Coast Guard Auxiliary emblem is 
centered on a broad diagonal red (Coast Guard red) slash which is at a 
70 degree angle, rising toward the hoist. The red (Coast Guard red) 
slash is followed, away from the hoist, by two narrow, parallel 
stripes--first a white stripe, and then a medium blue (Coast Guard 
blue) stripe. The entire design is centered on the ensign.
    (b) Display. The Auxiliary Patrol Boat Ensign is flown on vessel 
facilities when assigned to Coast Guard duty. The Auxiliary patrol boat 
ensign must be displayed at the mast head or from the most conspicuous 
hoist.


Sec.  5.47  Coast Guard Ensign

    (a) Description. The Coast Guard ensign is described in 33 CFR 
23.15.
    (b) Display. The Coast Guard ensign may be displayed in place of 
the Auxiliary patrol boat ensign on a vessel while it is assigned to 
Coast Guard duty and has a Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or non-
commissioned officer onboard. The Coast Guard ensign must be displayed 
at the mast head or from the most conspicuous hoist.


Sec.  5.48  Marking of aircraft.

    (a) Aircraft owned by members of the Auxiliary or that are personal 
property of the Auxiliary may also display the Auxiliary emblem on both 
sides of the vertical stabilizer (outside of the stabilizer for twin 
tail aircraft) or on both sides of the fuselage aft of the wing.
    (b) Aircraft which have been accepted as facilities may be marked 
with the Auxiliary Mark (Sec.  5.43) and/or the word ``RESCUE'' on the 
underside of the wing or fuselage for easier identification from the 
ground.

    Dated: April 30, 2013.
Paul F. Thomas,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2013-10882 Filed 5-9-13; 8:45 am]
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