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Office of Standards Evaluation and Development (CG-REG)

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The Office of Standards Evaluation and Development (CG-REG) is a key enabler for the Coast Guard’s Regulatory Development Program (RDP).


CG-REG provides project management and economic and environmental analyses in coordination with other RDP partners and in support of program offices which oversees the relevancy of regulations for their respective Coast Guard mission. CG-REG's main RDP partner is the Office of Regulations and Administrative Law (CG-0943), which provides legal expertise and project counsels for all Coast Guard regulatory and related actions. CG-REG also leads Coast Guard efforts at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Facilitation Committee (FAL) and coordinates Coast Guard efforts in industry consensus standards development and integration into our regulations.

CG-REG contains two divisions. CG-REG-1, Standards Evaluation & Analysis Division, is responsible for evaluating the economic and environmental impact of a rulemaking action initiated by the Coast Guard. CG-REG-2, the Project Management Division, is responsible for managing regulatory development projects from inception to finalization, and the development of performance measurement, processes and tools to advance the regulations for publication.


Timely development of quality, proactive rulemakings and policies, efficiently developed and with a high positive impact, by providing project management, technical writing and analytic leadership.

The USCG Regulatory Development program recognized as the benchmark for all US government entities to aspire.

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While the Coast Guard has always been sensitive to the impacts of our regulations and policies, balancing between burden and benefit, these efforts have redoubled in the current economic environment and under Executive Order 13563 and related directives.  This is not just domestically focused on our regulations- given the international nature of the maritime industry, we have also focused on international aspects as well.

In one example of international efforts to minimize burden, the Coast Guard has led U.S. delegations to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Facilitation Committee (FAL), which seeks to streamline the arrival, clearance and departure of vessels by reducing associated administrative burdens, among other measures.  One measure recently completed at the 38th session of FAL (FAL 38) was the development and adoption of Guidelines on Measures towards Enhancing Maritime Trade Recovery related to the Global Supply Chain System and Maritime Conveyances (Guidelines).  These Guidelines are intended to minimize disruption to the industry by providing capabilities for government and industry information sharing, collaboration and partnership before, during and after disruptions, be they natural or man-caused.  It is the Coast Guard’s experience (including experiences following Hurricane SANDY) that such measures greatly reduce the amount of time that commerce is disrupted, allowing for return to normal business operations (and thereby reduced costs and increased revenues) far sooner than would otherwise be obtained.  Again, this is just one of many ways the Coast Guard seeks to ensure burden on industry is minimized to the extent possible.

For more information contact:


Office of Standards Evaluation and Development (CG-REG)
US Coast Guard Stop 7418
2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC 20593-7418
HQ: 1-866-664-6245
Fax:(202) 372-1928

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