Alternative Safety Compliance Program Put on Hold

The USCG has put the Alternative Safety Compliance Program (ASCP) on hold and instead are developing and Enhanced Oversight Program (EOP) for commercial fishing vessels by January 1, 2017.  Whereas the ASCP would have been subject to federal rule-making the Enhanced Oversight Program will only  implement requirements that will draw upon existing Captain of the Port Authorities and be prescribed by policy.

Also, The Coast Guard will develop Voluntary Safety Guidelines for older CFV’s by January 1, 2017.  These voluntary guidelines and recommended best practices will be based on analysis of casualty data from the past 10 years by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Enahnced Oversight Program and Safety Guidelines for Commercial Fishing Vessels – MSIB 11-16 7.21.16

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