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Office of Regulations and Administrative Law (CG-0943)

The Office of Regulations and Administrative Law         (CG-0943) is responsible for the legal sufficiency, format, style and placement in the Code of Federal Regulations of all Coast Guard public regulatory documents and related rulemaking matters under the statutory authority of the Commandant. The office provides legal counsel, review, drafting assistance and other support services for all rulemaking activities by Coast Guard Headquarters and field offices. CG-0943 also serves as Legal Counsel to the Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Council and provides Executive Secretary and administrative services to the council. Logo for the Judge Advocate General

Maritime Safety and Security Council (MSSC)

The Marine Safety and Security Council (MSSC) has an important oversight role in the Coast Guard regulatory development program. As the Commandant’s advisory body for all Coast Guard regulatory initiatives, the council approves all new rulemaking projects, amendments to active rulemaking projects, and suspension or termination of inactive rulemaking projects.   Click here to find out more about the MSSC.

  Current MSSC Members:

RDML Frederick J. Kenney Judge Advocate General (CG-094) / Chairman
RDML Cari Thomas Assistant Commandant for Response Policy (CG-5R)
RDML Joseph Servidio Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy (CG-5P)
RDML Steven Metruck  Assistant Commandant for Resources, Chief Financial Officer (CG-DCO-8)
RDML Steven Poulin

Director of Governmental & Public Affairs (CG-092) 

Mr. Jeff Lantz Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards                  (CG-5PS)
Mr. Dana Goward Director of Marine Transportation System Management
Mr. Craig Bennett Director of National Pollution Fund Center (NPFC)
Ms. Mary Landry

Director of Incident Management & Preparedness Policy      (CG-5RI)

CAPT Paul Thomas

Director of Inspections and Compliance (CG-5PC)

   Proceedings Magazine


Proceedings of the Marine Safety & Security Council, the Coast Guard Journal of Safety at Sea is the official magazine of the Marine Safety and Security Council. The  Proceedings publishes quarterly and features a specific theme. Click on the logo above to access the latest publication.

   For more information contact:

Office of Regulations and Administrative Law (CG-0943)
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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