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U.S. Coast Guard Regulatory Development Program (RDP)

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The Coast Guard's Regulatory Development Program (RDP) is remarkable in the scope and diversity of its subject matter. The RDP supports all of the Coast Guard's 11 missions:

RDPs main product is rulemakings supporting these missions by issuing, updating, and in some cases withdrawing Coast Guard regulations in Titles 33, 46, and 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

To support these missions, a Regulatory Development Team (RDT) of dedicated professionals  conduct top-notch project management and economic and environmental analyses when regulatory changes are required to update policies and meet new political and economic focus.

A Regulatory Development Team (RDT) is typically composed of:

  • Economist, Technical Writer(s) (TW), and Environmental Specialist from CG-REG-1, Standards Evaluation and Analysis Division

  • Regulatory Development Manager (RDM) from CG-REG-2, Project Development Division

  • Project Counsel (PC) from CG-0943, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) from the various Coast Guard offices at Headquarters.

The number of personnel assigned to a project can vary but our goal is always the same: to provide outstanding support of the Coast Guard's maritime safety, security, and stewardship objectives.

To learn more about the Coast Guard's RDP click on the files below:

Preparation of Regulations RDP 101 Tutorial
Marine Safety & Security Council  


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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