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USCG Lifesaving & Fire Safety - 2018 LJA Annual Conference

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USCG Lifesaving & Fire Safety - 2018 LJA Annual Conference

  1. 1. USCG Update Jacqi Yurkovich U.S. Coast Guard Design and Engineering Standards Lifesaving & Fire Safety
  2. 2. 2008 Harmonization effort began 2015 ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-5 and -9 published 2018 First approvals issued using UL 12402 2017 MOU between the U.S. and Canada signed FUTURE Policy to partially adopt UL 12402-5 FUTURE Rulemaking to fully adopt UL 12402-5 and UL 12402-4 Major Milestones
  3. 3. Rulemaking Process NPRM • Proposed rule is published in the FR • Includes economic analysis Public Comment • Usually 30 or 60 days • Coast Guard considers all comments before publishing a final rule Final Rule • Regulation is printed in the FR • Regulation is included in the CFR • Subject matter expert, economist, attorney, technical writer • Robust review processDrafting
  4. 4. 2008 Harmonization effort began 2015 ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-5 and -9 published 2018 First approvals issued using UL 12402 2017 MOU between the U.S. and Canada signed FUTURE Policy to partially adopt UL 12402-5 FUTURE Rulemaking to fully adopt UL 12402-5 and UL 12402-4 Current Work
  5. 5. As members of the STP… • UL 12402-5 and -9 improvement • Label harmonization • UL 9595 (follow-up procedures) • UL 12402-4 (lifejackets)
  6. 6. As a regulatory body… • Approvals to UL 12402-5 on a case-by-case basis • Policy • Regulation • Wearitlifejacket.org • Continued development of partnership with TC
  7. 7. Questions? TypeApproval@uscg.mil Thank you!

Editor's Notes

  • Rulemaking is needed for Level 50 and youth inflatables.
  • Equivalency determination
    Lab accreditation
    Governance plan for wearitlifejacket
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