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The Environment: Stewardship & Compliance

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StatsSTATISTICS Status of ClassiÞ cation Society Recognition, ACP Participation, and Authorizations Delegated by the U.S. Coast Guard SThe U.S. Coast Guard has entered into formal agreements ? covering the delegation of certain statutory survey and certi ca-tion functions for U.S.  agged vessels ? with classi cation societies under the authority of Title 46, United States Code (3316). Delegated functions, relating to Coast Guard commercial vessel inspection, may include the authorization to issue international convention certi cates and participation in the Alternate Compliance Program (ACP). These functions performed by, and statu- tory certi cates issued by, authorized classi cation societies will be accepted by the Coast Guard. The wide range of tasks being performed by ?class? on behalf of the Coast Guard has a wide-reaching impact on shipping. The partnership ? and shared trust ? between the U.S. Government and these organizations is therefore important. All of the classi cation societies listed enjoy membership in the International Association of Classi cation Societies (IACS). IACS makes a contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance veri cation and research and develop- ment. The vast majority of commercial ships are built to and surveyed for compliance with the standards ? issued as published Rules ? laid down by Classi cation Societies. More than 90% of the world?s cargo carrying tonnage is covered by the classi -cation design, construction and through-life compliance Rules and standards set by the 13 Member Societies of IACS. Class Society StatusABSDNVLRGLBVRINAClassNK Recognized (46 CFR part 8, subpart B) 9999999 Alternate Compliance Program (46 CFR part 8, subpart D) 9+9+9+9+AuthorizationsABSDNVLRGLBVRINAClassNK Tonnage ITC (46 CFR 69, subpart B) 9999999 U.S. Regulatory (46 CFR 69, subparts C & D) 9999999 International Load Line CertiÞ cate (LL Protocol) 9999999 Cargo Ship Safety Construction CertiÞ cate (SOLAS) 99999 Cargo Ship Safety Equipment CertiÞ cate (SOLAS) 99999 Passenger Ship Safety CertiÞ cate (SOLAS) 9High-Speed Craft Code Cert., Permit to Operate High-Speed Craft IntÕl Oil Pollution Prevention CertiÞ cate (MARPOL 73/78, Annex I) 99999 International CertiÞ cate of Fitness for the Carriage of Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)999 IntÕl Cert. of Fitness for Carriage of LiqueÞ ed Gasses in Bulk (IGC Code)999 International Pollution Prevention CertiÞ cate for the Carriage of Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk (NLS CertiÞ cate) (MARPOL 73/78 Annex II)999 CertiÞ cate of Fitness for Transport & Handling Hazardous & Nox- ious Liquid Substances in Bulk on OSVs (resolution A.673(18), as amended)999 Compliance w/MARPOL 73/78 Annex III (Packaged Harmful Sub- stances)9+9+9+9+VeriÞ cation of Compliance with MARPOL 73/78 Annex V (Garbage) 9+9+9+9+IntnÕl Air Pollution Prevention CertiÞ cate (MARPOL 73/78, Annex VI) 999 Safety Management Certificate and Document of Compliance (ISM Code) 99Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Safety CertiÞ cate (resolution A.649) 999 Compliance for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods (SOLAS reg. II-2/19) 9999 Cargo Gear Certificates and Registers (46 CFR Parts 31.10-16 & 91.25-25) 99999 9- denotes authorized9+ - denotes ACP vessels onlyRevised: 10/9/12, by LT A. J. Giordano (source USCG) MP #4 50-63.indd 61MP #4 50-63.indd 6111/12/2012 10:13:21 AM11/12/2012 10:13:21 AM

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