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Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)

Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVICs)


Agencies Participating in the Deepwater Ports Program:

  Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE)
  Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
  Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
       National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
  Department of Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
  Department of Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
  Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  Department of State (DOS)
  Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD)
  Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
      (PHMSA) Office of Pipeline Safety
  California State Lands Commission (CSLC)

Class Societies, Standards, and Advisory Committees:

International Association of Classification Societies
American Society for Testing and Materials International
Global Engineering Documents (standards and specifications)
National Fire Protection Association
American Boat and Yacht Council


Contact the Deepwater Ports Standards staff:


Commandant (CG-OES-2)
ATTN (Job Title/Function/Office)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington DC 20593-7509
Tel: 202-372-1401

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