(Formerly CG-5222, G-PSO-2, and G-MSO-2)
Under the direction and supervision of the Chief, Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES), the Chief, Vessel and Facility Operating Standards Division (CG-OES-2) shall:
Develop and maintain standards and regulations for inspected and uninspected vessels, facilities, and offshore platforms.
Develop and maintain standards, regulations, and industry guidance for vessel, facility, and platform operations.
Develop and maintain regulations and guidance concerning operational pollution prevention, response, and removal.
Prepare national positions and participate as a United States representative to national and international fora, including the International Maritime Organization, to integrate U.S. and international standards with respect to vessel, facility, and platform operations.
Support and coordinate with classification societies, national professional and industry organizations to foster sound industry standards.
Recommend, guide, and conduct research and development as a basis for regulations, policy, and guidance toward safe and environmentally sound operating practices by maritime industry.
Administer the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) and a container certification program involving designation of approval authorities.
Serve as the Executive Director for the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC).
Vessel and Facility Operating
Standards Division (CG-OES-2)
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
2100 Second Street, SW Stop 7126
Washington, DC 20593-7126