Guidance on Voluntary Compliance With Training Requirements for Personnel Serving on U.S.-Flagged Passenger Ships That Carry More Than 12 Passengers on International Voyages., 44378 [2021-17139]

Download as PDF 44378 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 153 / Thursday, August 12, 2021 / Notices Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 117– 2). This authorizes the HRSA Administrator, on behalf of the Secretary, to make payments to rural providers and suppliers for health care related expenses and lost revenues that are attributable to COVID–19. This delegation does not confer authority to issue regulations. These authorities may be redelegated. This delegation of authority is effective upon date of signature. Dated: August 9, 2021. Xavier Becerra, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. 2021–17212 Filed 8–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2021–0406] Guidance on Voluntary Compliance With Training Requirements for Personnel Serving on U.S.-Flagged Passenger Ships That Carry More Than 12 Passengers on International Voyages. Coast Guard, Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice of policy. AGENCY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of CG–MMC Policy Letter 02–21, titled ‘‘Guidance on Voluntary Compliance with Training Requirements for Personnel Serving on U.S.-flagged Passenger Ships that Carry More than 12 Passengers on International Voyages.’’ This policy provides guidance to passenger vessel owners and operators on voluntary compliance with the 2016 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW Convention) and the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code). Vessels may be subject to detentions in foreign ports if personnel have not received appropriate training in accordance with the STCW Convention and the STCW Code. DATES: CG–MMC Policy Letter 02–21 was issued August 05, 2021. ADDRESSES: Policy Letter 02–21 is available in docket number USCG– 2021–0406 on http:// www.regulations.gov. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: For information about this policy, contact FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:11 Aug 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 Megan Johns Henry, U.S. Coast Guard Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing Maritime Personnel Qualifications Division (CG–MMC–1); telephone (202) 372–1255, email Megan.C.Johns@uscg.mil. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) establishes the minimum international standards of competence including training requirements for mariners and maritime personnel through the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW Convention) and the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code). In 2016, the IMO adopted amendments to the STCW Convention and the STCW Code expanding the existing training requirements for personnel on passenger vessels. These amendments entered into force on July 1, 2018. These amendments have not been codified into national regulations at this time. However, because the United States is signatory to the STCW Convention, vessel owners and operators should be aware that their vessels are subject to foreign port state control actions, including detention, if mariners are not compliant with the STCW Convention and the STCW Code. The Coast Guard has issued CG–MMC Policy Letter 02–21 to provide guidance to passenger vessel owners and operators on voluntary compliance with the 2016 amendments to the STCW Convention and the STCW Code. The Coast Guard will not issue endorsements related to the training of personnel on passenger vessels. CG–MMC Policy Letter 02–21 is not a substitute for applicable legal requirements, nor is it itself a rule. The Coast Guard does not currently require any mariner to meet the training requirements in CG–MMC Policy Letter 02–21, paragraphs 4. a. (i) and (ii), in other words, it is possible to comply with U.S. domestic legal obligations without undertaking the specific trainings. Before creating any such requirement, the Coast Guard would undertake a separate rulemaking. We issue this notice of availability in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 7101 and 7313. If you have questions about the policy letter, or believe that changes are necessary, please contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Dated: August 6, 2021. Jeffrey G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2021-0406]


Guidance on Voluntary Compliance With Training Requirements for 
Personnel Serving on U.S.-Flagged Passenger Ships That Carry More Than 
12 Passengers on International Voyages.

AGENCY: Coast Guard, Homeland Security (DHS).

ACTION: Notice of policy.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of CG-MMC Policy 
Letter 02-21, titled ``Guidance on Voluntary Compliance with Training 
Requirements for Personnel Serving on U.S.-flagged Passenger Ships that 
Carry More than 12 Passengers on International Voyages.'' This policy 
provides guidance to passenger vessel owners and operators on voluntary 
compliance with the 2016 amendments to the International Convention on 
Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 
1978, as amended (STCW Convention) and the Seafarers' Training, 
Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code). Vessels may be subject 
to detentions in foreign ports if personnel have not received 
appropriate training in accordance with the STCW Convention and the 
STCW Code.

DATES: CG-MMC Policy Letter 02-21 was issued August 05, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Policy Letter 02-21 is available in docket number USCG-2021-
0406 on http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about this policy, 
contact Megan Johns Henry, U.S. Coast Guard Office of Merchant Mariner 
Credentialing Maritime Personnel Qualifications Division (CG-MMC-1); 
telephone (202) 372-1255, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The International Maritime Organization 
(IMO) establishes the minimum international standards of competence 
including training requirements for mariners and maritime personnel 
through the International Convention on Standards of Training, 
Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW 
Convention) and the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping 
Code (STCW Code).
    In 2016, the IMO adopted amendments to the STCW Convention and the 
STCW Code expanding the existing training requirements for personnel on 
passenger vessels. These amendments entered into force on July 1, 2018. 
These amendments have not been codified into national regulations at 
this time. However, because the United States is signatory to the STCW 
Convention, vessel owners and operators should be aware that their 
vessels are subject to foreign port state control actions, including 
detention, if mariners are not compliant with the STCW Convention and 
the STCW Code.
    The Coast Guard has issued CG-MMC Policy Letter 02-21 to provide 
guidance to passenger vessel owners and operators on voluntary 
compliance with the 2016 amendments to the STCW Convention and the STCW 
Code. The Coast Guard will not issue endorsements related to the 
training of personnel on passenger vessels.
    CG-MMC Policy Letter 02-21 is not a substitute for applicable legal 
requirements, nor is it itself a rule. The Coast Guard does not 
currently require any mariner to meet the training requirements in CG-
MMC Policy Letter 02-21, paragraphs 4. a. (i) and (ii), in other words, 
it is possible to comply with U.S. domestic legal obligations without 
undertaking the specific trainings. Before creating any such 
requirement, the Coast Guard would undertake a separate rulemaking.
    We issue this notice of availability in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 
552(a) and under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 7101 and 7313. If you have 
questions about the policy letter, or believe that changes are 
necessary, please contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this notice.

    Dated: August 6, 2021.
Jeffrey G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2021-17139 Filed 8-11-21; 8:45 am]
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