Changes to SNS, VIS & BARD


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Proposed regulatory changes to the Standard Numbering System, Vessel Identification System and Boat Accident Reporting Database.

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Changes to SNS, VIS & BARD

  1. 1. NPRM on SNS, VIS and BARD Rick Barrera Tammy Terry
  2. 2. USCG-2003-14963 <ul><li>Notice of Proposed Rulemaking </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Numbering System (SNS), Vessel Identification System (VIS) and Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. Proposed changes would… <ul><li>Align, modernize terms used across three data systems (SNS, VIS, BARD) </li></ul><ul><li>Require validation of vessel HINs </li></ul><ul><li>Require collection of personally identifiable information from SNS applicants </li></ul><ul><li>Provide administrative flexibility to states to designate agencies other than BLAs to assign HINs </li></ul><ul><li>Modify information required on boating accident report, and authorize terms </li></ul>
  4. 4. Intent of Proposed Changes… <ul><li>Improve Safety Efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance Enforcement Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Advance Maritime Security </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify Requirements </li></ul>
  5. 5. Timeline/History <ul><li>Notice posted May 7, 2010, with Aug. 5, 2010 deadline </li></ul><ul><li>VIRT/ERAC workgroup formed to review notice </li></ul><ul><li>90-day extension requested by NASBLA, NMMA, Marine Financial Commission (Maritime Law Assn.) </li></ul><ul><li>USCG re-opened public comment period Aug. 9, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>New deadline, Oct. 15, 2010 </li></ul>
  6. 6. SNS/VIS Proposals <ul><li>33 CFR 174.16 – </li></ul><ul><li>Verification of Hull Identification Numbers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New section </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Require owner to make vessel available to a representative of issuing authority’s State for permanent affixing of HIN to vessel (when a new HIN is assigned) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. SNS/VIS Proposals <ul><li>33 CFR 174.3 </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create or amend definitions for Vessel Type, Engine Drive Type, and other terms </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. SNS/VIS Proposals <ul><li>33 CFR 174.17 – Contents of Application for Certificate of Number </li></ul><ul><li>33 CFR 174.19 – Contents of a Certificate of Number </li></ul><ul><li>CFR 187.103 – What information must be collected to identify a vessel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Require owner identifier for SNS records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add “charter fishing” to list of authorized terms for Primary Operation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Require vessel model in addition to the make </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply terms defined in 33 CFR with regard to Vessel Type, Propulsion Type, and Engine Drive Types </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. BARD Proposals <ul><li>33 CFR 173.3 </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create or amend definitions for Vessel Type, Engine Drive Type, and Activity at the time of incident </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create definition for “Permitted Event” </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. BARD Proposals <ul><li>33 CFR 173.57 </li></ul><ul><li>Contents of (Accident) Report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revise “Operation of vessel at time of incident” to include only three authorized terms--maintaining course and speed, changing course, changing speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move terms previously associated with “Operation” to list of authorized terms for “Activity at time of incident,” and make adjustments/additions to list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request information as to whether incident took place during a “Permitted Event” </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. BARD Proposals <ul><li>33 CFR 173 </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout Section </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Substitute “operate”, “operating”, and “operated” for “use”, “using”, and “used” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Substitute “incident” for “accident” or “casualty” in describing requirements for content of accident report </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Next Steps <ul><li>VIRT/ERAC workgroup continues to review impact of proposals and formulate briefing documents for upload at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact NASBLA/VIRT/ERAC representatives for more information </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline is October 15, 2010 </li></ul>