Encl. (2) to COMDTINST 5860.2A
CY__/FY__ LEGISLATIVE CHANGE PROPOSAL
LCP IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: ___-__-___ [see previous page for LCP number format]
[see previous page]
PROJECT OFFICER: [Name, Office, Phone Number]
a) Problem Statement: Provide a concise statement of the problem created by existing
b) Desired Result/Recommended Legislative Action: Provide a concise statement of the
proposed legislative action. (Draft legislative text should not be developed at this stage.)
c) Policy/Resource Implications of Proposed Change: Provide a brief summary of any
significant policy or resource implications of the proposed change, and indicate whether
any resource requirements are reflected in the program's budget request.
a) History Briefly discuss how the need for legislative action was identified (e.g.,
authority gap found during casualty investigation) and any previous attempts to obtain or
exercise the desired authority. If previously submitted as an LCP, discuss why the
proposal was not successful.
b) Existing Authority Identify the Coast Guard's existing authority, if any, and any risks
associated with continuing to rely on the existing authority. Identify other executive
agencies or departments that have similar or related authority, and, if so, provide
justification for granting duplicate authority to the Coast Guard. Any proposal that
would modify another agency's authority must have strong justification and be
coordinated with that agency.
a) Description Provide a clear, detailed description of the problem and goal of the
proposal. This description should be more detailed than the problem statement and
desired result in the executive summary. If the proposal would amend existing authority,
provide a cite to the existing law (e.g., OPA 90, 14 USC 93).
b) Implementation Describe how the desired authority would be used, including the
number of persons or vessels to which it would apply, projected costs and benefits to the
Coast Guard and the public, and any regulatory changes that would be needed. A well-
developed implementation strategy will be of significant assistance in persuading
Congress to enact the desired provision.
FEDERAL BUDGETARY IMPACT AND PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS
Under OMB Circular A-19 (reference (a)), all legislative proposals must include one of the
a) Estimated Additional Costs Estimate additional resource requirements (personnel and