Enclosure (1) to COMDTINST 5420.32
EXCERPTS FROM OVERALL STRATEGY & POLICY STATEMENTS
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Statement of National Transportation Policy:
"Work to improve and gain wider implementation on international standards to enhance
transportation security, including standards covering cruise ships and ports worldwide."
"Implement Federal ... standards ... compatible with international standards, in order to facilitate
foreign trade & maintain the competitiveness of U.S. goods." "Maintain a knowledge base & active
cooperative exchanges covering int'l research & innovation in transportation."
The Commandant's Strategic Agenda:
"Assess the impact of regulations and remove regulatory and other barriers that impede
productivity and a free flow of interstate commerce" "Act as the lead agency representing the U.S.
at the International Maritime Organization and other international maritime forums." "Propose
construction standards to increase vessel operating and navigation safety capabilities and minimize
cargo loss if hull integrity is violated (mindful of the current American fleet).
COMMANDANT'S INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN
"Enhance our leadership role as representatives of the United States in international fora, such as ...
the International Maritime Organization, in order to establish effective internationally agreed
OFFICE OF MARINE SAFETY SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
MARITIME REGULATORY REFORM PROGRAM GOALS (1993) "Harmonize U.S. Rules and
Regulations with International Convention Requirements and Standards". "Maintain USCG
program control and staff expertise through ... professional training."