Accepting internationally and nationally agreed standards as equivalent to
regulations where feasible.
Promoting performance based standards rather than detailed specifications as the
means of compliance.
Maximize effective use of Coast Guard resources by creating a force multiplier;
and increase our knowledge base through cooperative endeavors and exchanges of
information with industry leaders, by:
Determining organizations we should participate in and the appropriate level of
participation, keeping in mind compliance with OMB A119.
PROCEDURES. The Office of Marine Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection, will
support the goals and objectives of this program as detailed below:
Commandant (G-M) will:
Develop and use national and international standards as a major element of the
G-M regulatory requirements and provide the necessary resources to execute an
Establish national and international standards development priorities; (3) Create
Enhance or establish an effective international and national presence; (5)
Develop and implement a five-year action plan; and (6) Measure the
effectiveness of the Standards Program.
District Commanders, Commanding Officers of Marine Safety Officers, Captains of the
Port, Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection and Commanding Officer, Marine Safety