Formerly CG-5225, G-MSO-5
Under the direction and supervision of the Chief, Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES), the Chief, Deepwater Ports Standards Division (CG-OES-4) shall:
Develop and maintain regulations and standards for deepwater ports, and processing deepwater port license applications. The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) amended the Deepwater Port Act (DWPA) of 1974, 33 United States Code 1501, et seq., to include natural gas. This allowed for the construction and operation of offshore facilities to import and process natural gas for distribution through the country’s pipeline infrastructure
Coordinates agency and public review and participation in the deepwater port licensing process.
Manages the development of a single Environmental Impact Statements for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) for deepwater port license applications and associated federal permits.
Develops guidance for oversight of post-licensing activities associated with the development of deepwater ports including the design, construction, and activation phases, environmental monitoring programs, operational procedures, risk assessments, security plans, safety and inspections.
Maintains and updates the regulations for deepwater ports, 33 Code of Federal Regulations Subchapter NN.
Participates in national and international conferences to discuss the application license review process, technological advances in the transportation of liquefied natural gas and operation of deepwater port facilities, and environmental concerns related to deepwater ports.
Deepwater Ports Standards
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters (Room 1210)
2100 Second Street, SW
Washington, DC 20593