[Title 33 CFR L]
[Code of Federal Regulations (annual edition) - July 1, 2005 Edition]
[Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS]
[Chapter I - COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED)]
[Subchapter L - WATERFRONT FACILITIES]
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33NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS22005-07-012005-07-01falseWATERFRONT FACILITIESLSUBCHAPTER LNAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERSCOAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED)
                   SUBCHAPTER L_WATERFRONT FACILITIES





PART 125_IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIALS FOR PERSONS REQUIRING ACCESS TO 
WATERFRONT FACILITIES OR VESSELS--Table of Contents




Sec.
125.01 Commandant.
125.03 District Commander.
125.05 Captain of the Port.
125.06 Western rivers.
125.07 Waterfront facility.
125.08 Great Lakes.
125.09 Identification credentials.
125.11 Form of Coast Guard Port Security Card.
125.12 Period of validity of Coast Guard Port Security Cards.
125.13 Captain of the Port Identification Cards.
125.15 Access to waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, 
          including vessels and harbor craft therein.
125.17 Persons eligible for Coast Guard Port Security Cards.
125.19 Standards.
125.21 Applications.
125.23 United States citizens.
125.25 Aliens.
125.27 Sponsorship of applicant.
125.29 Insufficient information.
125.31 Approval of applicant by Commandant.
125.33 Holders of Coast Guard Port Security Cards.
125.35 Notice by Commandant.
125.37 Hearing Boards.
125.39 Notice by Hearing Board.
125.41 Challenges.
125.43 Hearing procedure.
125.45 Action by Commandant.
125.47 Appeals.
125.49 Action by Commandant after appeal.
125.51 Replacement of lost Coast Guard Port Security Card.
125.53 Requirements for credentials; certain vessels operating on 
          navigable waters of the United States (including the Great 
          Lakes and Western Rivers).
125.55 Outstanding Port Security Card Applications.
125.57 Applications previously denied.

    Authority: R.S. 4517, 4518, secs. 19, 2, 23 Stat. 58, 118, sec. 7, 
49 Stat. 1936, sec. 1, 40 Stat. 220; 46 U.S.C. 570-572, 2, 689, 50 
U.S.C. 191, EO 10173, EO 10277, EO 10352, 3 CFR, 1949-1953 Comp. pp. 
356, 778, 873.

    Source: CGFR 56-15, 21 FR 2940, May 3, 1956, unless otherwise noted.



Sec. 125.01  Commandant.

    The term Commandant means Commandant of the Coast Guard.



Sec. 125.03  District Commander.

    The term District Commander means the officer of the Coast Guard 
designated by the Commandant to command a Coast Guard District.



Sec. 125.05  Captain of the Port.

    The term Captain of the Port means the officer of the Coast Guard, 
under the command of a District Commander, so designated by the 
Commandant for the purpose of giving immediate direction to Coast Guard 
law enforcement activities within the general proximity of the port in 
which he is situated.



Sec. 125.06  Western rivers.

    The term western rivers as used in the regulations in this 
subchapter shall include only the Red River of the North, the 
Mississippi River and its tributaries above the Huey P. Long Bridge, and 
that part of the Atchafalaya River above its junction with the 
Plaquemine-Morgan City alternate waterway.

[CGFR 57-52, 22 FR 10301, Dec. 20, 1957]



Sec. 125.07  Waterfront facility.

    The term waterfront facility as used in this subchapter, means all 
piers, wharves, docks, and similar structures to which vessels may be 
secured, buildings on such structures or contiguous to them, and 
equipment and materials on such structures or in such buildings.



Sec. 125.08  Great Lakes.

    The term Great Lakes as used in the regulations in this subchapter 
shall include the Great Lakes and their connecting and tributary waters.

[CGFR 57-52, 22 FR 10301, Dec. 20, 1957]



Sec. 125.09  Identification credentials.

    The term Identification credentials as used in this subchapter, 
means any of the following:
    (a) Coast Guard Port Security Card (Form CG 2514).

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    (b) Merchant Mariner's Document.
    (c) Armed Forces Identification Card.
    (d) Identification credentials issued by Federal Law enforcement and 
intelligence agencies to their officers and employees (e. g., Department 
of the Treasury, Department of Justice, Federal Communications 
Commission).
    (e) Identification credentials issued to public safety officials (e. 
g., police, firemen) when acting within the scope of their employment.
    (f) Such other identification as may be approved by the Commandant 
from time to time.

[CGD 56-15, 21 FR 2940, May 3, 1956, as amended by CGD 77-228, 43 FR 
53427, Nov. 16, 1978]



Sec. 125.11  Form of Coast Guard Port Security Card.

    The Coast Guard Port Security Card issued by the Coast Guard under 
the provisions of this subchapter shall be a laminated card bearing 
photograph, signature, fingerprint, and personal description of the 
holder, and other pertinent data.



Sec. 125.12  Period of validity of Coast Guard Port Security Cards.

    (a) The Coast Guard Port Security Card (Form CG-2514) shall be valid 
for a period of eight years from the date of issuance thereof unless 
sooner suspended or revoked by proper authority. On the first day after 
eight years from the date of issuance, the Coast Guard Port Security 
Card (Form CG-2514) is hereby declared invalid and shall be considered 
null and void for all purposes.
    (b) The holder of a Coast Guard Port Security Card, which is about 
to expire or has expired, may apply for a new Coast Guard Port Security 
Card in accordance with the procedures set forth in Sec. 125.21. In the 
event the applicant's Coast Guard Port Security Card has expired, such 
card shall accompany the application for a new Coast Guard Port Security 
Card. In the event the applicant is holding a valid Coast Guard Port 
Security Card at the time he submits his application for a new card, 
such person shall surrender the old or expired Coast Guard Port Security 
Card at the time he is issued a new Coast Guard Port Security Card. In 
the event the old Coast Guard Port Security Card was lost, stolen, or 
destroyed, then the applicant shall comply with the provisions in Sec. 
125.51, regarding the replacement of a lost Coast Guard Port Security 
Card and the new card issued as a replacement for a lost card which has 
expired or is about to expire shall bear a current issuance date.

[CGFR 58-52, 23 FR 9751, Dec. 18, 1958]



Sec. 125.13  Captain of the Port Identification Cards.

    Captain of the Port Identification Cards issued under the form 
designation ``Form CG 2514'' prior to the revision of August 1950 were 
declared invalid by a notice published in the Federal Register on 
September 11, 1946 (11 FR 10103), which declaration is hereby 
reaffirmed.



Sec. 125.15  Access to waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, 
including vessels and harbor craft therein.

    (a) The Commandant will, from time to time, direct Captains of the 
Port of certain ports to prevent access of persons who do not possess 
one or more of the identification credentials listed in Sec. 125.09 to 
those waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, including 
vessels and harbor craft therein, where the following shipping 
activities are conducted:
    (1) Those vital to the Military Defense Assistance Program.
    (2) Those pertaining to the support of U.S. military operations.
    (3) Those pertaining to loading and unloading explosives and other 
dangerous cargo.
    (4) Those essential to the interests of national security and 
defense, to prevent loss, damage or injury, or to insure the observance 
of rights and obligations of the United States.
    (b) No person who does not possess one of the identification 
credentials aforesaid shall enter or remain in such facilities, or port 
or harbor areas, including vessels and harbor craft therein.
    (c) The Captain of the Port shall give local public notice of the 
restriction of access to waterfront facilities, and port and harbor 
areas, including vessels and harbor craft therein, as far in advance

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as practicable, and shall cause such facilities and areas to be suitably 
marked as to such restriction.

[CGFR 56-15, 21 FR 2940, May 3, 1956, as amended by CGFR 58-43, 23 FR 
8542, Nov. 1, 1958]



Sec. 125.17  Persons eligible for Coast Guard Port Security Cards.

    (a) Only the following persons may be issued Coast Guard Port 
Security Cards:
    (1) Persons regularly employed on vessels or on waterfront 
facilities.
    (2) Persons having regular public or private business connected with 
the operation, maintenance, or administration of vessels, their cargoes, 
or waterfront facilities.
    (b) A holder of a Merchant Mariner's Document shall not be issued a 
Port Security Card, unless his Merchant Mariner's Document is 
surrendered to the Coast Guard. In this connection, see Sec. 125.09.

[CGFR 62-39, 27 FR 11259, Nov. 15, 1962, as amended by CGD 77-228, 43 FR 
53427, Nov. 16, 1978]



Sec. 125.19  Standards.

    Information concerning an applicant for a Coast Guard Port Security 
Card, or a holder of such card, which may preclude a determination that 
his character and habits of life are such as to warrant the belief that 
his presence on waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, 
including vessels and harbor craft therein, would not be inimical to the 
security of the United States, shall relate to the following:
    (a) Advocacy of the overthrow or alteration of the Government of the 
United States by unconstitutional means.
    (b) Commission of, or attempts or preparations to commit, an act of 
espionage, sabotage, sedition or treason, or conspiring with, or aiding 
or abetting another to commit such an act.
    (c) Performing, or attempting to perform, duties or otherwise acting 
so as to serve the interests of another government to the detriment of 
the United States.
    (d) Deliberate unauthorized disclosure of classified defense 
information.
    (e) [Reserved]
    (f) Having been adjudged insane, having been legally committed to an 
insane asylum, or treated for serious mental or neurological disorder, 
without evidence of cure.
    (g) Having been convicted of any of the following offenses, 
indicative of a criminal tendency potentially dangerous to the security 
of such waterfront facilities and port and harbor areas, including 
vessels and harbor craft therein; arson, unlawful trafficking in drugs, 
espionage, sabotage, or treason.
    (h) Drunkenness on the job or addiction to the use of narcotic 
drugs, without adequate evidence of rehabilitation.
    (i) Illegal presence in the United States, its territories or 
possessions; having been found finally subject to deportation order by 
the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.

[CGFR 56-15, 21 FR 2940, May 3, 1956, as amended by 37 FR 23422, Nov. 3, 
1972]



Sec. 125.21  Applications.

    (a)(1) Application for a Coast Guard Port Security Card shall be 
made under oath in writing and shall include applicant's answers in full 
to inquiries with respect to such matters as are deemed by the 
Commandant to be pertinent to the standards set forth in Sec. 125.19, 
and to be necessary for a determination whether the character and habits 
of life of the applicant are such as to warrant the belief that his 
presence on waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, including 
vessels and harbor craft therein, would not be inimical to the security 
of the United States.
    (2) The application also shall include applicant's complete 
identification, citizenship record, personal description, military 
record, if any, and a statement of the applicant's sponsor certifying 
the applicant's employment or union membership and that applicant's 
statements are true and correct to the best of sponsor's knowledge.
    (3) The application shall be accompanied by two unmounted, dull 
finish photographs, 1 inchx1\15/16\ inches, of passport type, taken 
within one year of the date of application. The photograph shall show 
the full face with the head uncovered and shall be a clear and

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satisfactory likeness of the applicant. It shall portray the largest 
image of the head and upper shoulders possible within the dimensions 
specified.
    (4) Fingerprint records on each applicant shall be taken by the 
Coast Guard at the time application is submitted.
    (5) The applicant shall present satisfactory proof of his 
citizenship.
    (6) The applicant shall indicate the address to which his Coast 
Guard Port Security Card can be delivered to him by mail. Under special 
circumstances the applicant may arrange to call in person for the Coast 
Guard Port Security Card.
    (7) The applicant shall present his application, in person, to a 
Coast Guard Port Security Unit designated to receive such applications. 
Such units will be located in or near each port where Coast Guard Port 
Security Cards are required. Each Captain of the Port shall forward 
promptly to the Commandant each application for a Coast Guard Port 
Security Card received by him.
    (b) If an applicant fails or refuses to furnish the required 
information or to make full and complete answer with respect to all 
matters of inquiry, the Commandant shall hold in abeyance further 
consideration of the application, and shall notify the applicant that 
further action will not be taken unless and until the applicant 
furnishes the required information and fully and completely answers all 
inquiries directed to him.

[CGFR 59-63, 25 FR 1589, Feb. 24, 1960]



Sec. 125.23  United States citizens.

    Acceptable evidence of United States citizenship is described in 
this section in the order of its desirability; however, the Coast Guard 
will reject any evidence not believed to be authentic;
    (a) Birth certificate or certified copy thereof.
    (b) Certificate of naturalization. This shall be presented by all 
persons claiming citizenship through naturalization.
    (c) Baptismal certificate or parish record recorded within one year 
after birth.
    (d) Statement of a practicing physician certifying that he attended 
the birth and that he has a record in his possession showing the date 
and place of birth.
    (e) United States passport.
    (f) A commission in one of the armed forces of the United States, 
either regular or reserve; or satisfactory documentary evidence of 
having been commissioned in one of the armed forces subsequent to 
January 1, 1936, provided such commission or evidence shows the holder 
to be a citizen.
    (g) A continuous discharge book, or Merchant Mariner's Document 
issued by the Coast Guard which shows the holder to be a citizen of the 
United States.
    (h) If an applicant claiming to be a citizen of the United States 
submits a delayed certificate of birth issued under a State's seal, it 
may be accepted as prima facie evidence of citizenship if no one of the 
requirements in paragraphs (a) through (g) of this section can be met by 
the applicant and in the absence of any collateral facts indicating 
fraud in its procurement.
    (i) If no one of the requirements in paragraphs (a) through (h) of 
this section can be met by the applicant, he should make a statement to 
that effect, and in an attempt to establish citizenship, he may submit 
for consideration data of the following character:
    (1) Report of the Census Bureau showing the earliest record of age 
or birth available. Request for such information should be addressed to 
the Director of the Census, Suitland, Md. 20233. In making such request, 
definite information must be furnished the Census Bureau as to the place 
of residence when the first census was taken after the birth of the 
applicant, giving the name of the street and the number of the house, or 
other identification of place where living, etc.; also names of parents 
or the names of other persons with whom residing on the date specified.
    (2) School records, immigration rec ords, or insurance policies (the 
latter must be at least 10 years old).



Sec. 125.25  Aliens.

    Alien registration records together with other papers and documents 
which indicated the country of which

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the applicant is a citizen shall be accepted as evidence of citizenship 
in a foreign nation.



Sec. 125.27  Sponsorship of applicant.

    Applications for a Coast Guard Port Security Card shall not be 
accepted unless sponsored. The applicant shall be sponsored by an 
authorized official of applicant's employer or by an authorized official 
of applicant's labor union. Each company and each labor union concerned 
shall file with the appropriate Captain of the Port a list of officials 
of the company or union who are authorized to sponsor applicants. Other 
sponsorship may be accepted where the circumstances warrant.



Sec. 125.29  Insufficient information.

    (a)(1) If, in the judgment of the Commandant, an application does 
not contain sufficient information to enable him to satisfy himself that 
the character and habits of life of the applicant are such to warrant 
the belief that his presence on waterfront facilities, and port and 
harbor areas, including vessels and harbor craft herein, would not be 
inimical to the security of the United States, the Commandant may 
require the applicant to furnish, under oath in writing or orally, such 
further information as he deems pertinent to the standards set forth in 
Sec. 125.19 and necessary to enable him to make such a determination.
    (2) If an applicant fails or refuses to furnish such additional 
information, the Commandant shall hold in abeyance further consideration 
of the application, and shall notify the applicant that further action 
will not be taken unless and until the applicant furnishes such 
information.
    (b) Upon receipt, the application and such further information as 
the Commandant may have required shall be referred, except in those 
instances where action on an application is held in abeyance pursuant to 
Sec. 125.21(b) or to paragraph (a)(2) of this section, to a committee 
composed of a representative of the Legal Division, of the Merchant 
Vessel Personnel Division and of the Intelligence Division, Coast Guard 
Headquarters. The committee shall prepare an analysis of the available 
information and shall make recommendations for action by the Commandant.

[CGFR 59-63, 25 FR 1589, Feb. 24, 1960]



Sec. 125.31  Approval of applicant by Commandant.

    (a) If the Commandant is satisfied that the character and habits of 
life of the applicant are not such as to warrant the belief that his 
presence on waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, including 
vessels and harbor craft therein, would be inimical to the security of 
the United States, he will direct that a Coast Guard Port Security Card 
be issued to the applicant.
    (b) If the Commandant is not satisfied that the character and habits 
of life of the applicant are such as to warrant the belief that his 
presence on waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, including 
vessels and harbor craft therein, would not be inimical to the security 
of the United States, he will notify the applicant in writing as 
provided for in Sec. 125.35.



Sec. 125.33  Holders of Coast Guard Port Security Cards.

    (a) Whenever the Commandant is not satisfied that the character and 
habits of life of a holder of a Coast Guard Port Security Card are such 
as to warrant the belief that his presence on waterfront facilities and 
port and harbor areas, including vessels and harbor craft therein, would 
not be inimical to the security of the United States, he will request 
the holder to furnish, under oath in writing, such information as he 
deems pertinent and necessary for a determination on this issue.
    (b) If the holder fails or refuses to furnish such information 
within thirty (30) days after receipt of the Commandant's request, the 
Commandant may issue the written notice provided for in Sec. 125.35(a).
    (c) The holder's failure or refusal to furnish such information 
shall preclude a determination that the holder's character and habits of 
life are such as to warrant the belief that his presence on waterfront 
facilities, and port and harbor areas, including vessels and harbor 
craft therein, would not be inimical to the security of the United 
States.

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    (d) Upon receipt of such information as the Commandant may have 
required, the procedure prescribed in Sec. 125.29(b) shall be followed.
    (e) If the Commandant is satisfied that the character and habits of 
life of the holder are such as to warrant the belief that his presence 
on waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, including vessels 
and harbor craft therein, would not be inimical to the security of the 
United States, he shall notify the holder accordingly.
    (f) If the Commandant is not satisfied that the character and habits 
of life of the holder are such as to warrant the belief that his 
presence on waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, including 
vessels and harbor craft therein, would not be inimical to the security 
of the United States, he shall notify the holder in writing as provided 
for in Sec. 125.35.

[CGFR 59-63, 25 FR 1589, Feb. 24, 1960]



Sec. 125.35  Notice by Commandant.

    (a) The notice provided for in Sec. Sec. 125.31 and 125.33 shall 
contain a statement of the reasons why the Commandant is not satisfied 
that the character and habits of life of the applicant or holder are 
such as to warrant the belief that his presence on waterfront 
facilities, and port and harbor areas, including vessels and harbor 
craft therein, would not be inimical to the security of the United 
States. Such notice shall be as specific and detailed as the interests 
of national security shall permit and shall include pertinent 
information such as names, dates, and places in such detail as to permit 
reasonable answer.
    (b) The applicant or holder shall have 20 days from the date of 
receipt of the notice of reasons to file written answer thereto. Such 
answer may include statements or affidavits by third parties or such 
other documents or evidence as the applicant or holder deems pertinent 
to the matters in question.
    (c) Upon receipt of such answer the procedure prescribed in Sec. 
125.29(b) shall be followed.
    (d) If the Commandant is satisfied that the character and habits of 
life of the applicant or holder are such as to warrant the belief that 
his presence on waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, 
including vessels and harbor craft therein, would not be inimical to the 
security of the United States, he shall, in the case of an applicant, 
direct that a Coast Guard Port Security Card be issued to the applicant, 
or, in the case of a holder, notify him accordingly.
    (e) If the Commandant is not satisfied that the applicant's or 
holder's character and habits of life are such as to warrant the belief 
that his presence on waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, 
including vessels and harbor craft therein, would not be inimical to the 
security of the United States, the Commandant shall refer the matter to 
a Hearing Board for hearing and recommendation in accordance with the 
provisions of this part.



Sec. 125.37  Hearing Boards.

    The Commandant may establish a Hearing Board in each Coast Guard 
District. The Commandant shall designate for each Hearing Board a 
Chairman, who shall be, so far as practicable, an officer of the Coast 
Guard. The Commandant shall designate, so far as practicable, a second 
member from a panel of persons representing labor named by the Secretary 
of Labor, and a third member from a panel of persons representing 
management named by the Secretary of Labor.



Sec. 125.39  Notice by Hearing Board.

    Whenever the Commandant refers a matter to a Hearing Board, the 
Chairman shall:
    (a) Fix the time and place of the hearing;
    (b) Inform the applicant or holder of the names of the members of 
the Hearing Board, their occupations, and the businesses or 
organizations with which they are affiliated, of his privilege of 
challenge, and of the time and place of the hearing;
    (c) Inform the applicant or holder of his privilege to appear before 
the Hearing Board in person or by counsel or representative of his 
choice, and to present testimonial and documentary evidence in his 
behalf, and to cross-examine any witnesses appearing before the Board; 
and
    (d) Inform the applicant or holder that if within 10 days after 
receipt of

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the notice he does not request an opportunity to appear before the 
Hearing Board, either in person or by counsel or representative, the 
Hearing Board will proceed without further notice to him.



Sec. 125.41  Challenges.

    Within five days after receipt of the notice described in Sec. 
125.39 the applicant or holder may request disqualification of any 
member of the Hearing Board on the grounds of personal bias or other 
cause. The request shall be accompanied by an affidavit setting forth in 
detail the facts alleged to constitute grounds for disqualification. The 
affidavit may be supplemented by an oral presentation if desired. If 
after due consideration the Chairman believes a challenged member is 
qualified notwithstanding the challenge, he shall notify the person who 
made the challenge and arrange to proceed with the hearing. If the 
person who made the challenge takes exception to the ruling of the 
Chairman, the exception and data relating to the claim of 
disqualification shall be made a matter of record. If the Chairman finds 
that there is reasonable ground for disqualification he shall furnish 
the person who made the challenge with the name of an alternate in lieu 
of the challenged member and arrange to proceed with the hearing. In the 
event the Chairman is challenged, he shall forthwith notify the 
Commandant, furnishing the grounds for the claim of disqualification, 
and the Commandant shall act upon the challenge in accordance with the 
foregoing procedure. In addition to the right to challenge for cause, a 
person who has requested a hearing shall have two per emptory 
challenges, one challenge for the management member and one challenge 
for the labor member of the Hearing Board. Should the management member 
be so challenged, the person who made the challenge may elect to have 
the management member replaced by another management member or by a 
member not representing either management or labor; if the member 
peremptorily challenged represents labor, the person who made the 
challenge may elect to have the labor member replaced by another labor 
member or by a member not representing either management or labor.



Sec. 125.43  Hearing procedure.

    (a) Hearings shall be conducted in an orderly manner and in a 
serious, businesslike atmosphere of dignity and decorum and shall be 
expedited as much as possible.
    (b) The hearing shall be in open or closed session at the option of 
the applicant or holder.
    (c) Testimony before the Hearing Board shall be given under oath or 
affirmation.
    (d) The Chairman of the Hearing Board shall inform the applicant or 
holder of his right to:
    (1) Participate in the hearing;
    (2) Be represented by counsel of his choice;
    (3) Present witnesses and offer other evidence in his own behalf and 
in refutation of the reasons set forth in the Notice of the Commandant; 
and
    (4) Cross-examine any witnesses offered in support of such reasons.
    (e) Hearings shall be opened by the reading of the Notice of the 
Commandant and the answer thereto. Any statement and affidavits filed by 
the applicant or holder may be incorporated in the record by reference.
    (f) The Hearing Board may, in its discretion, invite any person to 
appear at the hearing and testify. However, the Board shall not be bound 
by the testimony of such witness by reason of having called him and 
shall have full right to cross-examine the witness. Every effort shall 
be made to produce material witnesses to testify in support of the 
reasons set forth in the Notice of the Commandant, in order that such 
witnesses may be confronted and cross-examined by the applicant or 
holder.
    (g) The applicant or holder may introduce such evidence as may be 
relevant and pertinent. Rules of evidence shall not be binding on the 
Hearing Board, but reasonable restrictions may be imposed as to the 
relevancy, competency and materiality of matters considered. If the 
applicant or holder is, or may be, handicapped by the non-disclosure to 
him of confidential sources, or by the failure of witnesses to appear, 
the Hearing Board shall take the fact into consideration.
    (h) The applicant or holder or his counsel or representative shall 
have

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the right to control the sequence of witnesses called by him.
    (i) The Hearing Board shall give due consideration to documentary 
evidence developed by investigation, including membership cards, 
petitions bearing the applicant's or holder's signature, books, 
treatises or articles written by the applicant or holder and testimony 
by the applicant or holder before duly constituted authority.
    (j) Complete verbatim stenographic transcription shall be made of 
the hearing by qualified reporters and the transcript shall constitute a 
permanent part of the record. Upon request, the applicant or holder or 
his counsel or representative shall be furnished, without cost, a copy 
of the transcript of the hearing.
    (k) The Board shall reach its conclusion and base its determination 
on information presented at the hearing, together with such other 
information as may have been developed through investigation and 
inquiries or made available by the applicant or holder.
    (l) If the applicant or holder fails, without good cause shown to 
the satisfaction of the chairman, to appear personally or to be 
represented before the Hearing Board, the Board shall proceed with 
consideration of the matter.
    (m) The recommendation of the Hearing Board shall be in writing and 
shall be signed by all members of the Board. The Board shall forward to 
the Commandant, with its recommendation, a memorandum of reasons in 
support thereof. Should any member be in disagreement with the majority 
a dissent should be noted setting forth the reasons therefor. The 
recommendation of the Board, together with the complete record of the 
case, shall be sent to the Commandant as expeditiously as possible.



Sec. 125.45  Action by Commandant.

    (a) If, upon receipt of the Board's recommendation, the Commandant 
is satisfied that the character and habits of life of the applicant or 
holder are such as to warrant the belief that his presence on waterfront 
facilities, and port and harbor areas, including vessels and harbor 
craft therein, would not be inimical to the security of the United 
States, he shall, in the case of an applicant, direct that a Coast Guard 
Port Security Card be issued to the applicant, or, in the case of a 
holder, notify him accordingly.
    (b) If, upon receipt of the Board's recommendation, the Commandant 
is not satisfied that the character and habits of life of the applicant 
or holder are such as to warrant the belief that his presence on 
waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, including vessels and 
harbor craft therein, would not be inimical to the security of the 
United States, the Commandant shall:
    (1) In the case of an applicant, notify him that a Coast Guard Port 
Security Card will not be issued to the applicant, or,
    (2) In the case of a holder, revoke and require the surrender of his 
Coast Guard Port Security Card.
    (c) Such applicant or holder shall be notified of his right, and 
shall have 20 days from the receipt of such notice within which, to 
appeal under this part.



Sec. 125.47  Appeals.

    (a) The Commandant shall establish at Coast Guard Headquarters, 
Washington, DC, an Appeal Board to hear appeals provided for in this 
part. The Commandant shall designate for the Appeal Board a Chairman, 
who shall be so far as practicable, an officer of the Coast Guard. The 
Commandant shall designate, so far as practicable, a member from a panel 
of persons representing management nominated by the Secretary of Labor, 
and a member from a panel of persons representing labor nominated by the 
Secretary of Labor. The Commandant shall insure that persons designated 
as Appeal Board members have suitable security clearance. The Chairman 
of the Appeal Board shall make all arrangements incident to the business 
of the Appeal Board.
    (b) If an applicant or holder appeals to the Appeal Board within 20 
days after receipt of notice of his right to appeal under this part, his 
appeal shall be handled under the same procedure as that specified in 
Sec. 125.39, and the privilege of challenge may be exercised through 
the same procedure as that specified in Sec. 125.41.

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    (c) Appeal Board proceedings shall be conducted in the same manner 
as that specified in Sec. 125.43.



Sec. 125.49  Action by Commandant after appeal.

    (a) If, upon receipt of the Appeal Board's recommendation, the 
Commandant is satisfied that the character and habits of life of the 
applicant or holder are such as to warrant the belief that his presence 
on waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, including vessels 
and harbor craft therein, would not be inimical to the security of the 
United States, he shall, in the case of an applicant, direct that a 
Coast Guard Port Security Card be issued to the applicant, or in the 
case of a holder, notify him accordingly.
    (b) If, upon receipt of the Appeal Board's recommendation, the 
Commandant is not satisfied that the character and habits of life of the 
applicant or holder are such as to warrant the belief that his presence 
on waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, including vessels 
and harbor craft therein, would not be inimical to the security of the 
United States, the Commandant shall notify the applicant or holder that 
his appeal is denied.



Sec. 125.51  Replacement of lost Coast Guard Port Security Card.

    (a) Any person whose Coast Guard Port Security Card has been stolen, 
lost, or destroyed shall report that fact to a Coast Guard Port Security 
Unit or Captain of the Port as soon thereafter as possible.
    (b) A person who has lost a Coast Guard Port Security Card may apply 
for a replacement card by submitting ``An Application for Replacement of 
Lost Port Security Card'' (Form CG 2685A) to a Coast Guard Port Security 
Unit. A replacement will be issued only after a full explanation of the 
loss of the Coast Guard Port Security Card is made in writing to the 
Coast Guard and after a full check is made and authorization is granted 
by the Commandant.
    (c) Any person to whom a Coast Guard Port Security Card has been 
issued as a replacement for a lost card, shall immediately surrender the 
original card to the nearest Coast Guard Port Security Unit or Captain 
of the Port if the original card should be recovered.



Sec. 125.53  Requirements for credentials; certain vessels operating 

on navigable waters of the United States (including the Great Lakes 
and Western Rivers).

    (a) Every person desiring access to vessels, except public vessels, 
falling within any of the categories listed below, as a master, person 
in charge, or member of the crew thereof, shall be required to be in 
possession of one of the identification credentials listed in Sec. 
125.09.
    (1) Towing vessels, barges, and lighters operating in the navigable 
waters of the continental United States other than the Great Lakes and 
Western Rivers.
    (2) Harbor craft, such as water taxis, junk boats, garbage disposal 
boats, bum boats, supply boats, repair boats, and ship cleaning boats, 
which in the course of their normal operations service or contact 
vessels, foreign or domestic, public or merchant, in the navigable 
waters of the continental United States other than the Great Lakes and 
Western Rivers.
    (b) The term ``master, person in charge, or member of the crew'' 
shall be deemed to include any person who serves on board in any 
capacity concerned with the operation, maintenance, or administration of 
the vessel or its cargo.
    (c) Where the Coast Guard Port Security Card (Form CG 2514) is to be 
used as the identification required by paragraph (a) of this section, 
application for such card may be made immediately by the persons 
concerned. The issuance of the Coast Guard Port Security Card shall be 
in the form and manner prescribed by Sec. 125.11.
    (d) At the discretion of the District Commander any person desiring 
access to vessels of the categories named in this section, who may be 
required by the provisions hereof to possess identification credentials, 
may be furnished a letter signed by the District Commander or the 
Captain of the Port and this letter shall serve in lieu of a Coast Guard 
Port Security Card and will authorize such access for a period not to 
exceed 60 days, and such a letter issued

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shall be deemed to be satisfactory identification within the meaning of 
Sec. 125.09. The issuance of the letter shall be subject to the 
following conditions:
    (1) The services of the person are necessary to avoid delay in the 
operation of the vessel;
    (2) The person does not possess one of the identification 
credentials listed in Sec. 125.09.
    (3) The person has filed his application for a Coast Guard Port 
Security Card or submits his application before the letter is issued; 
and,
    (4) The person has been screened by the District Commander or 
Captain of the Port and such officer is satisfied concerning the 
eligibility of the applicant to receive a temporary letter.

[CGFR 56-15, 21 FR 2940, May 3, 1956, as amended by CGFR 58-51, 21 FR 
9339, Nov. 30, 1956]



Sec. 125.55  Outstanding Port Security Card Applications.

    A person who has filed an application for a Coast Guard Port 
Security Card and who did not receive such a document prior to May 1, 
1956, shall submit a new application in accordance with the requirements 
of this part.

[CGFR 61-54, 26 FR 11862, Dec. 12, 1961]



Sec. 125.57  Applications previously denied.

    A person who has been denied a Coast Guard Port Security Card before 
May 1, 1956, may file a new application for such a document in 
accordance with the requirements of this part.



PART 126_HANDLING OF DANGEROUS CARGO AT WATERFRONT FACILITIES--Table 
of Contents




Sec.
126.1 What does this part apply to?
126.3 Definitions.
126.5 Incorporation by reference: Where can I get a copy of the 
          publications mentioned in this part?
126.11 Waiver authority based on local or unusual conditions.
126.12 How do I request the use of an alternative method of complying 
          with a requirement in this part?
126.13 Designation of waterfront facilities.
126.15 What conditions must a designated waterfront facility meet?
126.16 Conditions for designating a ``facility of particular hazard.''
126.17 Permits required for handling designated dangerous cargo.
126.19 Issuance of permits for handling designated dangerous cargo.
126.21 Permitted transactions.
126.23 Termination or suspension of permits.
126.25 Penalties for handling designated dangerous cargo without permit.
126.27 General permit for handling dangerous cargo.
126.28 Ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate fertilizers, fertilizer 
          mixtures, or nitro carbo nitrate; general provisions.
126.29 Supervision and control of dangerous cargo.
126.30 What are the conditions for conducting welding and hotwork?
126.31 Termination or suspension of general permit.
126.33 Penalties for handling dangerous cargo without permit.
126.35 Primary responsibility.
126.37 Separability.

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 49 CFR 1.46.



Sec. 126.1  What does this part apply to?

    This part applies to waterfront facilities handling packaged and 
bulk-solid dangerous cargo and to vessels at those facilities.

[USCG-1998-4302, 68 FR 55440, Sept. 26, 2003]



Sec. 126.3  Definitions.

    As used in this part--
    Break-bulk means packages that are handled individually, palletized, 
or unitized for purposes of transportation, as opposed to materials in 
bulk and containerized freight.
    Bulk means without mark or count and directly loaded or unloaded to 
or from a hold or tank on a vessel without the use of containers or 
break-bulk packaging.
    Captain of the port or COTP means the officer of the Coast Guard, 
under the command of a District Commander, is designated by the 
Commandant for the purpose of giving immediate direction to Coast Guard 
law enforcement activities within an assigned area.
    Cargo of particular hazard means any of the following:
    (1) Division 1.1 and 1.2 explosives, as defined in 49 CFR 173.50, 
for which a permit is required under 33 CFR 126.17.
    (2) Ammonium nitrate products, division 5.1 (oxidizing) materials 
listed in

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49 CFR 176.410, for which a permit is required under 49 CFR 176.415.
    (3) Division 4.3 dangerous when wet products as defined in 49 CFR 
173.124, in excess of 60 mt.
    (4) Division 2.3 and 6.1 poison inhalation hazard products as 
defined in 49 CFR 173.115 and 173.132, respectively.
    (5) Class 7 highway route controlled quantity radioactive material 
or fissile material, controlled shipment, as defined in 49 CER 173.403.
    Commandant means the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.
    Container means a reusable container that has a volume of 1.81 cubic 
meters (64 cubic feet) or more, is designed and constructed to permit 
being lifted with its contents intact, and is intended primarily for 
containment of packages (in unit form) during transportation.
    Dangerous cargo means all hazardous materials listed in 49 CFR parts 
170 through 179, except those materials preceded by an ``A'' in the 
Hazardous Materials Table in 49 CFR 172.101 and all cargo listed in 46 
CFR part 148.
    Designated dangerous cargo means Division 1.1 and 1.2 explosives as 
defined in 49 CFR 173.50.
    Designated waterfront facility means a waterfront facility 
designated under Sec. 126.13 for the handling, storing, loading, and 
discharging of any hazardous material(s) subject to the Dangerous 
Cargoes Regulations (49 CFR parts 170 through 179), except for those 
materials preceded by an ``A'' in the Hazardous Materials Table in 49 
CFR 172.101 and for those materials carried as bulk liquids.
    Facility of particular hazard means a designated waterfront facility 
that is authorized to handle a cargo of particular hazard.
    Facility operator means the person or company who owns, operates, or 
is responsible for the operation of a waterfront facility.
    Net tons means net weight in tons.
    Net weight, in reference to material in a package, tank, or 
container, means the weight of the contents of a package, tank, or 
container and does not include the weight of any packaging material or 
containing devices.
    Transport unit means a transport vehicle or a container.
    Waterfront facility means all piers, wharves, and similar structures 
to which a vessel may be secured; areas of land, water, or land and 
water under and in the immediate proximity to these structures; 
buildings on or contiguous to these structures; and the equipment and 
materials on or in these structures or buildings. The term does not 
include facilities directly operated by the Department of Defense.

[USCG-1998-4302, 68 FR 55440, Sept. 26, 2003]



Sec. 126.5  Incorporation by reference: Where can I get a copy of the 
publications mentioned in this part?

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 U.S.C. 
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To enforce any edition other than that 
specified in paragraph (b) of this section, we must publish a notice of 
change in the Federal Register and the material must be available to the 
public. All approved material is available for inspection at the U.S. 
Coast Guard, Vessel and Facility Operating Standards Division (G-MSO-2), 
room 1210, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001, and at the 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on 
the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: 
http://www.archives.gov/federal--register/code--of--federal--
regulations/ibr--locations.html. All approved material is available from 
the sources indicated in paragraph (b) of this section.
    (b) The materials approved for incorporation by reference in this 
part, and the sections affected, are as follows:

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), 100 Barr
 Harbor Drive, PO Box C700 West CONSHOHOCKEN, PA 19428-2959:
  ASTM F-1121, Standard Specification for International Shore     126.15
   Connections for Marine Fire Applications, 1987 Edition......
 
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), One Batterymarch
 Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269-9101:

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  NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 1998         126.15
   Edition.....................................................
  NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems,    126.15
   1996 Edition................................................
  NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose    126.15
   Systems, 1996 Edition.......................................
  NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 1996........   126.15
  NFPA 51B, Standard for Fire Prevention in Use of Cutting and    126.30
   Welding Processes, 1994 Edition.............................
  NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, 1996......................   126.15
  NFPA 307, Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection     126.15
   of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves, 1995 Edition.......
 


[USCG-1998-4302, 68 FR 55441, Sept. 26, 2003, as amended at 69 FR 18803, 
Apr. 9, 2004]



Sec. 126.11  Waiver authority based on local or unusual conditions.

    Whenever the Commandant, the District Commander, or the Captain of 
the Port finds that the application of any provisions contained in 
Sec. Sec. 126.15 and 126.16 is not necessary to the safety or security 
of the port and vessels and waterfront facilities therein, or that its 
application is not practical because of local conditions or because the 
materials or personnel required for compliance are not available, or 
because the requirements of the national defense justify a departure 
from such provision, the Commandant, the District Commander, or the 
Captain of the Port may waive compliance with such provision, to the 
extent and under such requirements as they determine.

[CGD 78-023, 44 FR 4643, Jan. 22, 1979]



Sec. 126.12  How do I request the use of an alternative method of 
complying with a requirement in this part?

    (a) An owner or operator of a waterfront facility may request that 
the COTP allow the use of an alternative method of complying with a 
requirement in this part.
    (b) The request must establish, to the COTP's satisfaction--
    (1) That compliance with the requirement is economically or 
physically impractical; and
    (2) That the alternative requested provides an equivalent or greater 
level of safety.
    (c) The COTP examines the request and provides an answer, in 
writing, within 30 days of receipt of the request.

[USCG-1998-4302, 68 FR 55441, Sept. 26, 2003]



Sec. 126.13  Designation of waterfront facilities.

    (a) Waterfront facilities which fulfill the conditions required in 
Sec. 126.15, unless waived under provisions of Sec. 126.11, and only 
such waterfront facilities are designated for the handling, storing, 
stowing, loading, discharging, or transporting of dangerous cargo, 
subject to compliance with other applicable requirements and provisions 
set forth in this part.
    (b) Handling, storing, stowing, loading, discharging, or 
transporting dangerous cargo at any waterfront facility other than one 
designated by this section is hereby prohibited, and violation of this 
prohibition will subject the violator to the civil or criminal penalties 
provided in section 13 of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 
1232).

[CGFR 57-52, 22 FR 10302, Dec. 20, 1957, as amended by CGD 78-023, 44 FR 
4643, Jan. 22, 1979]



Sec. 126.15  What conditions must a designated waterfront facility meet?

    (a) All designated waterfront facilities must meet the following:
    (1) Fire extinguishing equipment. Fire extinguishing equipment, such 
as automatic sprinklers, hydrants, hose connections, and firefighting 
water supplies must be available and maintained in adequate quantities 
and locations. Fire extinguishing equipment must meet State and local 
laws. In the absence of applicable State and local laws, fire 
extinguishing equipment must meet NFPA 10, 13, 14, and 307. 
(Incorporated by reference, see Sec. 126.5.)
    (2) Fire appliances. The location of all fire appliances, such as 
hydrants, standpipes, hose stations, fire extinguishers, and fire alarm 
boxes must be conspicuously marked and readily accessible according to 
NFPA 10, 13, 14, and 307.

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    (3) Warning signs. Warning signs must be constructed and installed 
according to NFPA 307, chapter 7-8.7.
    (4) Lighting. If the facility transfers dangerous cargo between 
sunset and sunrise, it must have outdoor lighting that adequately 
illuminates the transfer work area. The lighting must be installed and 
maintained according to NFPA 70 (Incorporated by reference, see Sec. 
126.5.) and must be located or shielded so that it cannot be mistaken 
for an aid to navigation and does not interfere with navigation on 
waterways.
    (5) International shore connection. If the facility conducts cargo 
operations involving foreign-flag vessels, the facility must have an 
international shore connection meeting ASTM F-1121. (Incorporated by 
reference, see Sec. 126.5.)
    (6) Access to the facility. Whenever dangerous cargo is transferred 
or stored on the facility, access to the facility must be limited to--
    (i) Personnel working on the facility or vessel;
    (ii) Delivery and service personnel authorized to conduct their 
business;
    (iii) Coast Guard and other Federal, State, and local officials;
    (iv) Local emergency personnel, such as police officers and firemen; 
and
    (v) Other persons authorized by the owner or operator of the 
facility.
    (7) Security measures. Guards must be stationed, or equivalent 
controls acceptable to the COTP must be used, to deter and detect 
unlawful entrance; to detect and report fire hazards, fires, and 
releases of dangerous cargoes and hazardous materials; to check the 
readiness of protective equipment; and to report other emergency 
situations at the facility.
    (8) Coast Guard personnel. At any time, Coast Guard personnel must 
be allowed to enter the facility to conduct inspections or board vessels 
moored at the facility.
    (9) Material handling equipment, trucks, and other motor vehicles. 
When dangerous cargo is being transferred or stored on the facility, 
material handling equipment, trucks, and other motor vehicles operated 
by internal combustion engines must meet the requirements of NFPA 307, 
chapter 9.
    (10) Smoking. Smoking is allowed on the facility where permitted 
under State or local law. Signs must be posted marking authorized 
smoking areas. ``No Smoking'' signs must be conspicuously posted 
elsewhere on the facility.
    (11) Rubbish and waste material. All rubbish, debris, and waste 
materials must be placed in adequate receptacles.
    (12) Adequacy of equipment, materials, and standards. The COTP may 
determine that any equipment, material, or standard is not reasonably 
adequate under the circumstances. If so, the COTP informs the owner or 
operator in writing and provides an opportunity for the owner or 
operator to have the deficiency corrected.
    (b) All designated waterfront facilities that handle dangerous 
cargo, not in transport units, must also meet the following:
    (1) Arrangement of cargo, freight, merchandise, or material. Cargo, 
freight, merchandise, and other items or material on the facility must 
be arranged to provide access for firefighting and clearance for fire 
prevention according to NFPA 307, chapter 8-5.
    (2) Portable fire extinguishers. Each facility must have and 
maintain, in adequate quantities and locations, portable fire 
extinguishers that meet the requirements of NFPA 10. These extinguishers 
must be inspected and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10.
    (3) Electrical systems. All new electrical equipment and wiring 
installed on the facility must be of the same type and installed as 
specified under NFPA 70. All defective or dangerous electrical equipment 
and wiring must be promptly repaired, replaced, or permanently 
disconnected.
    (4) Heating equipment and other sources of ignition. Open fires and 
open-flame lamps are prohibited on the facility. Heating equipment must 
meet NFPA 307, chapter 9-4.
    (5) Maintenance stores and supplies. Hazardous material(s) used in 
the operation or maintenance of the facility may be stored only in 
amounts necessary for normal operating conditions. These materials must 
be stored in compartments that are remote from combustible material; 
constructed to provide safe storage; and kept clean and

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free of scrap materials, empty containers, soiled wiping rags, waste, 
and other debris. Flammable liquids must be stored according to NFPA 30, 
chapter 4. (Incorporated by reference, see Sec. 126.5.)
    (c) All designated waterfront facilities that handle dangerous cargo 
in transport units must also meet the following:
    (1) Terminal yards. Terminal yards must conform to the standards in 
NFPA 307, chapter 5.
    (2) Containers. Containers packed with dangerous cargo that are 
vertically stacked must be stacked no more than four high.

[USCG-1998-4302, 68 FR 55441, Sept. 26, 2003]



Sec. 126.16  Conditions for designating a ``facility of particular 
hazard.''

    (a) Basic requirements. The facility shall comply with all the 
conditions in Sec. 126.15 except where specifically waived by Sec. 
126.11.
    (b) Warning alarms. Warning alarms shall be installed at the 
waterside of such a facility to warn approaching or transiting water 
traffic of immediate danger in the event of fire or cargo release. 
Warning alarms shall be of the siren type, or the emergency rotating 
flashing light type, and be of sufficient intensity to be heard, or 
seen, a distance of 1 mile during normal facility working conditions. 
The alarm signal shall not conflict with local municipal prescription.

[CGFR 67-93, 32 FR 20774, Dec. 23, 1967]



Sec. 126.17  Permits required for handling designated dangerous cargo.

    Designated dangerous cargo may be handled, loaded, discharged, or 
transported at any designated waterfront facility only if a permit 
therefor has been issued by the Captain of the Port. This permit 
requirement may be waived, at the discretion of the Captain of the Port, 
when such cargoes are contained within railroad cars or highway vehicles 
which are moved on or across a waterfront facility used primarily for 
the transfer of railroad cars or highway vehicles to or from a railroad 
or highway vehicle ferry or carfloat; provided such designated cargoes 
are not removed from, or placed in, the railroad car or highway vehicle 
while it is in or on such waterfront facility.

[CGFR 58-43, 23 FR 8542, Nov. 1, 1958]



Sec. 126.19  Issuance of permits for handling designated dangerous cargo.

    Upon the application of the owners or operators of a designated 
waterfront facility or of their authorized representatives, the Captain 
of the Port is authorized to issue a permit for each transaction of 
handling, loading, discharging, or transporting designated dangerous 
cargo at such waterfront facility provided the following requirements 
are met:
    (a) The facility shall comply in all respect with the regulations in 
this subchapter.
    (b) The quantity of designated dangerous cargo, except Class 1 
(explosive) materials shipped by or for the Armed Forces of the United 
States, on the waterfront facility and vessels moored thereto shall not 
exceed the limits as to maximum quantity, isolation and remoteness 
established by local, municipal, territorial, or State authorities. Each 
permit issued under these conditions shall specify that the limits so 
established shall not be exceeded.
    (c) The quantity of designated dangerous cargo consisting of Class 1 
(explosive) materials shipped by or for the Armed Forces of the United 
States on the waterfront facility and vessels moored thereto shall not 
exceed the limits as to maximum quantity, isolation and remoteness as 
established by the Captain of the Port. Each permit issued under these 
conditions shall specify that the limits so established shall not be 
exceeded.

[CGFR 53-27, 18 FR 5348, Sept. 3, 1953, as amended by CGD 92-050, 59 FR 
39965, Aug. 5, 1994]



Sec. 126.21  Permitted transactions.

    All permits issued pursuant to Sec. 126.19 are hereby conditioned 
upon the observance and fulfillment of the following:
    (a) The conditions set forth in Sec. 126.15 shall at all times be 
strictly observed.
    (b) No amount of designated dangerous cargo, except Class 1 
(explosive) materials shipped by or for the Armed Forces of the United 
States, in excess

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of the maximum quantity established by local, municipal, territorial, or 
State authorities shall be present on the waterfront facility and 
vessels moored thereto.
    (c) Designated dangerous cargo shall not be brought onto the 
waterfront facility from shore except when laden within a railroad car 
or highway vehicle and shall remain in such railroad car or highway 
vehicle except when removed as an incident of its prompt transshipment. 
Designated dangerous cargo shall not be brought onto the waterfront 
facility from a vessel except as an incident of its prompt transshipment 
by railroad car or highway vehicle.
    (d) No other dangerous cargo shall be on the waterfront facility 
during the period of transactions involving designated dangerous cargo, 
unless its presence is authorized by the Captain of the Port. This shall 
not apply to maintenance stores and supplies on the waterfront facility 
in conformity with Sec. 126.15(g).

[CGFR 53-27, 18 FR 5348, Sept. 3, 1953, as amended by CGD 92-050, 59 FR 
39965, Aug. 5, 1994]



Sec. 126.23  Termination or suspension of permits.

    Any permit issued pursuant to Sec. 126.19 shall terminate 
automatically at the conclusion of the transaction for which the permit 
has been issued and may be terminated, or suspended, prior thereto by 
the Captain of the Port whenever he deems that the security or safety of 
the port or vessels or waterfront facilities therein so requires. 
Confirmation of such termination or suspension by the Captain of the 
Port shall be given to the permittee in writing.

[CGFR 51-37, 16 FR 8679, Aug. 28, 1951]



Sec. 126.25  Penalties for handling designated dangerous cargo without 
permit.

    Handling, loading, discharging, or transporting any designated 
dangerous cargo without a permit, as provided under Sec. 126.17, being 
in force, will subject persons responsible therefore to the civil or 
criminal penalties provided in Section 13 of the Ports and Waterways 
Safety Act, as amended (33 U.S.C. 1232).

[CGD 78-023, 44 FR 4643, Jan. 22, 1979]



Sec. 126.27  General permit for handling dangerous cargo.

    A general permit is hereby issued for the handling, storing, 
stowing, loading, discharging or transporting of dangerous cargo (other 
than designated dangerous cargo) in bulk, portable tanks, containers, or 
packagings, at designated waterfront facilities, conditioned upon the 
observance and fulfillment of the following:
    (a) The conditions set forth in Sec. 126.15 shall at all times be 
strictly observed.
    (b) You must notify the COTP before you handle, store, stow, load, 
discharge, or transport, in the net weight amounts specified, the 
following dangerous cargo, except when contained within transport units 
or railroad or highway vehicles being transported across or on the 
waterfront facility solely for transfer to or from a railroad-car ferry, 
highway-vehicle ferry, or carfloat:
    (1) Class 1, Division 1.3 and Division 1.5 (Explosive) materials, 
with a net explosive quantity in excess of 36,400 kg (40 net tons) at 
any one time.
    (2) Class 2, Division 2.1 (Flammable Gas) materials in bulk 
packaging; or Division 2.3 (Poison Gas) materials in excess of 72,800 kg 
(80 net tons) at any one time.
    (3) A Class 7 (Radioactive) material in a highway route controlled 
quantity, as defined in 49 CFR 173.403.
    (4) Flammable solids or oxidizers, in excess of 100 net tons at any 
one time.
    (5) Flammable gases, in excess of 10 net tons at any one time.
    (6) Poisons (Class A).
    (7) A bulk shipment of a cargo of particular hazard.
    (c) No Class 1 (explosive) materials (as defined in 49 CFR 173.50) 
or other dangerous cargoes prohibited from, or not permitted for, 
transportation by 46 CFR part 148 or 49 CFR parts 171 through 179 may be 
present on the waterfront facility.
    (d) Break-bulk dangerous cargo must be segregated according to 49 
CFR 176.83(a) through (c). No separation is required for break-bulk 
dangerous cargo in limited-quantity packaging.

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    (e) Transport units and portable tanks containing dangerous cargo 
must be segregated according to 49 CFR 176.83(a), (b), and (f). The 
requirements for vertical segregation and for on-deck, horizontal 
segregation in 49 CFR 176.83(f) apply. No separation is required for 
transport units containing dangerous cargo only in limited quantity 
packaging.
    (f) Break-bulk dangerous cargo must be segregated from transport 
units containing dangerous cargo according to 49 CFR 176.83(e).
    (g) Solid dangerous bulk cargo must be separated to prevent the 
interaction of incompatible materials in the event of an accident. Cargo 
not required to be segregated, when in break-bulk form, is not required 
to be segregated, when in bulk form. Dangerous cargo in break-bulk form 
must be segregated from solid dangerous cargo in bulk according to 49 
CFR 176.83.
    (h) Materials that are dangerous when wet (Division 4.3), water-
soluble oxidizers (Division 5.1), and corrosive solids (Class 8) must be 
stored in a manner that prevents them from coming into contact with 
water.
    (i) Corrosive liquids (Class 8) and liquid oxidizers (Division 5.1) 
must be handled and stored so that, in the event of a leak from their 
packaging, they would not come in contact with organic materials.
    (j) Dangerous cargo stored on the facility must be arranged in a 
manner that retards the spread of fire, such as by interspersing 
dangerous cargo with inert or fire retardant material.
    (k) Dangerous cargo stored on the facility, but not intended for use 
on the facility, must be packaged, marked, and labeled according to 49 
CFR parts 171 through 180, as if the cargo was in transportation.
    (l) Class 7 (Radioactive) material must be stored as specified in 49 
CFR 173.447.

[CGD 78-023, 44 FR 4643, Jan. 22, 1979, as amended by CGD 75-238, 44 FR 
63676, Nov. 5, 1979; CGD 75-238, 45 FR 57394, Aug. 28, 1980; CGD 92-050, 
59 FR 39965, Aug. 5, 1994; USCG-1998-4302, 68 FR 55442, Sept. 26, 2003]



Sec. 126.28  Ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate fertilizers, fertilizer 
mixtures, or nitro carbo nitrate; general provisions.

    (a) When any item of ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate fertilizers, 
fertilizer mixtures, or nitro carbo nitrate, described and defined as an 
oxidizer by the regulations of 49 CFR part 173 is handled, stored, 
stowed, loaded, discharged or transported on a waterfront facility, the 
following provisions shall apply:
    (1) All outside containers shall be marked with the proper shipping 
name of the nitrate packed within the container.
    (2) The building on a waterfront facility used for storage of any of 
these materials shall be of such construction as to afford good 
ventilation.
    (3) Storage of any of these materials shall be at a safe distance 
from electric wiring, steam pipes, radiators or any heating mechanism.
    (4) These materials shall be separated by a fire resistant wall or 
by a distance of at least 30 feet from organic materials or other 
chemicals and substances which could cause contamination such as 
flammable liquids, combustible liquids, corrosive liquids, chlorates, 
permanganates, finely divided metals, caustic soda, charcoal, sulfur, 
cotton, coal, fats, fish oils or vegetable oils.
    (5) Storage of any of these materials shall be in a clean area upon 
clean wood dunnage, or on pallets over a clean floor. In the case of a 
concrete floor, storage may be made directly on the floor if it is first 
covered with a moisture barrier such as a polyethylene sheet or 
asphaltic laminated paper.
    (6) Any spilled material shall be promptly and thoroughly cleaned up 
and removed from the waterfront facility. If any spilled material has 
remained in contact with a wooden floor for any length of time the floor 
shall be scrubbed with water and all spilled material shall be 
thoroughly dissolved and flushed away.
    (7) An abundance of water for firefighting shall be readily 
available.
    (8) Open drains, traps, pits or pockets which could be filled with 
molten ammonium nitrate if a fire occurred (and thus become potential 
detonators for

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the storage piles) must be eliminated or plugged.
    Note: See 49 CFR 176.415 for permit requirements for nitro carbo 
nitrate and certain ammonium nitrates.

[CGD 78-023, 44 FR 4644, Jan. 22, 1979]



Sec. 126.29  Supervision and control of dangerous cargo.

    (a) Authority. The Captain of the Port is authorized to require that 
any transaction of handling, storing, stowing, loading, discharging, or 
transporting the dangerous cargo covered by this subchapter shall be 
undertaken and continued only under the immediate supervision and 
control of the Captain of the Port or his duly authorized 
representative. In case the Captain of the Port exercises such 
authority, all directions, instructions, and orders of the Captain of 
the Port or his representative, not inconsistent with this part, with 
respect to such handling, storing, stowing, loading, discharging, and 
transporting; with respect to the operation of the waterfront facility; 
with respect to vessels handling, stowing, loading, or discharging of 
dangerous cargo at anchorages when the operations are under the 
immediate control and supervision of the Captain of the Port or his duly 
authorized representative; with respect to the ingress and egress of 
persons, articles, and things and to their presence on the waterfront 
facilty or vessel; and with respect to vessels approaching, moored at, 
and departing from the waterfront facility, shall be promptly obeyed.
    (b) Reporting discharge of dangerous liquid commodities into the 
waters of the United States. To enhance the safety of the port and to 
protect vessels, their cargo, and waterfront facilities therein, the 
discharge into the navigable waters of the United States of petroleum 
products, petroleum byproducts or other dangerous liquid commodities 
which may create a hazard or toxic condition in the port area will be 
immediately reported to the Captain of the Port or District Commander by 
the owner or master of the vessel from which the discharge occurred, or 
the owner or operator of a waterfront facility from which the discharge 
occurred.

[CGFR 69-89, 34 FR 17478, Oct. 29, 1969]



Sec. 126.30  What are the conditions for conducting welding and hotwork?

    (a) The facility operator must ensure that all welding or hotwork 
conducted at the facility meets the requirements of this section. Each 
operator of a vessel moored to the facility must ensure that all welding 
or hotwork conducted on the vessel meets the requirements of this 
section.
    (b) The COTP may require an operator of a facility or of a vessel 
moored at the facility to notify the COTP before conducting welding or 
hotwork. Regardless of whether or not the COTP required notice, the 
facility operator must notify the COTP before conducting welding or 
hotwork on a vessel when containerized dangerous cargo is located within 
the distances listed in paragraph (f) of this section.
    (c) Before conducting welding or hotwork, flammable vapors, liquids, 
or solids must be completely removed from any container, pipe, or 
transfer line being worked on.
    (d) Before conducting welding or hotwork on tanks, tanks used for 
storage of flammable or combustible substances must be tested and 
certified gas free.
    (e) All welding and hotwork must be conducted according to NFPA 51B. 
(Incorporated by reference, see Sec. 126.5.)
    (f) Welding or hotwork is prohibited during gas freeing operations 
within 30.5 meters (100 feet) of bulk cargo operations involving 
flammable or combustible materials, within 30.5 meters (100 feet) of 
fueling operations, within 30.5 meters (100 feet) of explosives, or 
within 15.25 meters (50 feet) of other hazardous materials.
    (g) If the welding or hotwork is on the boundary of a compartment 
(i.e., bulkhead, wall, or deck), a fire watch, in addition to that 
called for in NFPA 51B, must be stationed in the adjoining compartment.
    (h) Personnel on fire watch must have no other duties except to 
watch for the presence of fire and to prevent the development of 
hazardous conditions.
    (i) All safety precautions in relation to purging, inerting, or 
venting for all hotwork on containers must be followed.

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    (j) All local laws and ordinances must be followed.
    (k) If a fire or other hazard occurs, all cutting, welding, or other 
hotwork equipment must be shut down.

[USCG-1998-4302, 68 FR 55442, Sept. 26, 2003]



Sec. 126.31  Termination or suspension of general permit.

    The Captain of the Port is hereby authorized to terminate or to 
suspend the general permit granted by Sec. 126.27 in respect to any 
particular designated waterfront facility whenever he deems that the 
security or safety of the port or vessels or waterfront facilities 
therein so requires. Confirmation of such termination or suspension 
shall be given to the permittee in writing. After such termination, the 
general permit may be revived by the District Commander with respect to 
such particular waterfront facility upon a finding by him that the cause 
of termination no longer exists and is unlikely to recur. After such 
suspension, the general permit shall be revived by the Captain of the 
Port with respect to such particular waterfront facility when the cause 
of suspension no longer exists, and he shall so advise the permittee in 
writing.

[CGFR 51-37, 16 FR 8680, Aug. 28, 1951, as amended by CGFR 69-89, 34 FR 
17479, Oct. 29, 1969]



Sec. 126.33  Penalties for handling dangerous cargo without permit.

    Handling, storing, stowing, loading, discharging, or transporting 
any dangerous cargo covered by Sec. 126.27 under circumstances not 
covered by the general permit granted in Sec. 126.27 or when such 
general permit is not in force will subject persons responsible therefor 
to the civil or criminal penalties provided in Section 13 of the Ports 
and Waterways Safety Act, as amended (33 U.S.C. sec. 1232).

[CGD 78-023, 44 FR 4644, Jan. 22, 1979]



Sec. 126.35  Primary responsibility.

    Nothing contained in the rules, regulations, conditions, and 
designations in this part shall be construed as relieving the masters, 
owners, operators, and agents of vessels, docks, piers, wharves, or 
other waterfront facilities from their primary responsibility for the 
security of such vessels, docks, piers, wharves, or waterfront 
facilities.

[CGFR 51-37, 16 FR 8680, Aug. 28, 1951]



Sec. 126.37  Separability.

    If any provision of the rules, regulations, conditions, or 
designations contained in this part or the application of such provision 
to any person, waterfront facility, or circumstances shall be held 
invalid, the validity of the remainder of the rules, regulations, 
conditions, or designations contained in this part and applicability of 
such provision to other persons, waterfront facilities, or 
circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.

[CGFR 51-37, 16 FR 8680, Aug. 28, 1951]



PART 127_WATERFRONT FACILITIES HANDLING LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS AND 
LIQUEFIED HAZARDOUS GAS--Table of Contents




                            Subpart A_General

Sec.
127.001 Applicability.
127.003 Incorporation by reference.
127.005 Definitions.
127.007 Letter of intent.
127.009 Letter of recommendation.
127.011 Inspections of waterfront facilities.
127.013 Suspension of transfer operations.
127.015 Appeals.
127.017 Alternatives.
127.019 Operations Manual and Emergency Manual: Procedures for 
          examination.

     Subpart B_Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas

127.101 Design and construction: General.
127.103 Piers and wharves.
127.105 Layout and spacing of marine transfer area for LNG.
127.107 Electrical power systems.
127.109 Lighting systems.
127.111 Communications systems.
127.113 Warning signs.

                                Equipment

127.201 Sensing and alarm systems.
127.203 Portable gas detectors.
127.205 Emergency shutdown.
127.207 Warning alarms.

                               Operations

127.301 Persons in charge of shoreside transfer operations: 
          Qualifications and certification.

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127.303 Compliance with suspension order.
127.305 Operations Manual.
127.307 Emergency Manual.
127.309 Operations Manual and Emergency Manual: Use.
127.311 Motor vehicles.
127.313 Bulk storage.
127.315 Preliminary transfer inspection.
127.317 Declaration of inspection.
127.319 LNG transfer.
127.321 Release of LNG.

                               Maintenance

127.401 Maintenance: General.
127.403 Inspections.
127.405 Repairs.
127.407 Testing.
127.409 Records.

                           Personnel Training

127.501 Applicability.
127.503 Training: General.

                              Firefighting

127.601 Fire equipment: General.
127.603 Portable fire extinguishers.
127.605 Emergency outfits.
127.607 Fire main systems.
127.609 Dry chemical systems.
127.611 International shore connection.
127.613 Smoking.
127.615 Fires.
127.617 Hotwork.

                                Security

127.701 Security on existing facilities.
127.703 Access to the marine transfer area for LNG.
127.705 Security systems.
127.707 Security personnel.
127.709 Protective enclosures.
127.711 Communications.

    Subpart C_Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Hazardous Gas

                         Design and Construction

127.1101 Piping systems.
127.1102 Transfer hoses and loading arms.
127.1103 Piers and wharves.
127.1105 Layout and spacing of marine transfer area for LHG.
127.1107 Electrical systems.
127.1109 Lighting systems.
127.1111 Communication systems.
127.1113 Warning signs.

                                Equipment

127.1203 Gas detection.
127.1205 Emergency shutdown.
127.1207 Warning alarms.
127.1209 Respiratory protection.

                               Operations

127.1301 Persons in charge of transfers for the facility: Qualifications 
          and certification.
127.1302 Training.
127.1303 Compliance with suspension order.
127.1305 Operations Manual.
127.1307 Emergency Manual.
127.1309 Operations Manual and Emergency Manual: Use.
127.1311 Motor vehicles.
127.1313 Storage of hazardous materials.
127.1315 Preliminary transfer inspection.
127.1317 Declaration of Inspection.
127.1319 Transfer of LHG.
127.1321 Release of LHG.
127.1325 Access to marine transfer area for LHG.

                               Maintenance

127.1401 General.
127.1403 Inspections.
127.1405 Repairs.
127.1407 Tests.
127.1409 Records.

                         Firefighting Equipment

127.1501 General.
127.1503 Portable fire extinguishers.
127.1505 Emergency response and rescue.
127.1507 Water systems for fire protection.
127.1509 Equipment for controlling and extinguishing fires.
127.1511 International shore connection.

                             Fire Protection

127.1601 Smoking.
127.1603 Hotwork.
127.1605 Other sources of ignition.

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.

    Source: CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, unless otherwise 
noted.



                            Subpart A_General



Sec. 127.001  Applicability.

    (a) Subparts A and B of this part apply to the marine transfer area 
for LNG of each new waterfront facility handling LNG and to new 
construction in the marine transfer area for LNG of each existing 
waterfront facility handling LNG.
    (b) Subpart A of this part and Sec. Sec. 127.301 through 127.617 
apply to the marine transfer area for LNG of each active existing 
waterfront facility handling LNG.
    (c) Sections 127.007 (c), (d), and (e); 127.019(b); and 127.701 of 
subparts A and B of this part apply to the marine

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transfer area for LNG of each inactive existing facility.
    (d) Subparts A and C of this part apply to the marine transfer area 
for LHG of each active waterfront facility handling LHG.
    (e) Sections 127.007 (c), (d), and (e); 127.019(b); and 127.1325(c) 
of subparts A

and C of this part apply to the marine transfer area for LHG of each 
inactive facility.

[CGD 88-049, 60 FR 39794, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.003  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register in accordance 
with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To enforce any edition other 
than that specified in paragraph (b) of this section, the Coast Guard 
must publish notice of change in the Federal Register and make the 
material available to the public. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, (G-MOC), Room 1108, 2100 Second 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001, and at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://
www.archives.gov/federal--register/code--of--federal--regulations/ibr--
locations.html. All approved material is available from the sources 
indicated in paragraph (b) of this section.
    (b) The material approved for incorporation by reference in this 
part, and the sections affected, are:

            The American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018:
    ANSI B16.5, Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings 1988,         127.1102
     including 1992 Addenda and Errata..................
    ANSI S12.13, Part I, Performance Requirements,              127.1203
     Combustible Gas Detectors, 1986....................
                   American Petroleum Institute (API)
1220 L Street NW., Washington, DC 20005:
    API RP 2003, Protection Against Ignitions Arising           127.1101
     Out of Static, Lightning and Stray Currents, 1991..
             American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016-5990:
    ASME B31.3, Chemical Plant and Petroleum Refinery           127.1101
     Piping, 1993.......................................
            American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959.
    ASTM F 1121-87 (1993), Standard Specification for           127.611;
     International Shore Connections for Marine Fire            127.1511
     Applications.......................................
               National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269:
    NFPA 10, Portland Fire Extinguishers, 1994..........        127.603;
                                                                127.1503
    NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code,            127.313;
     1993...............................................        127.1313
    NFPA 51B, Fire Prevention in Use of Cutting and             127.405;
     Welding Processes, 1994............................        127.1405
    NFPA 59A, Production, Storage, and Handling of              127.101;
     Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), 1994..................        127.201;
                                                                127.405;
                                                                 127.603
    NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, 1993.............        127.107;
                                                                127.201;
                                                                127.1107
    NFPA 251, Fire Tests of Building Construction and            127.005
     Materials, 1990....................................
 


[CGD 88-049, 60 FR 39794, Aug. 3, 1995; 60 FR 49509, Sept. 26, 1995, as 
amended by CGD 96-026, 61 FR 33665, June 28, 1996; 61 FR 36629, July 12, 
1996; USCG-1999-5832, 64 FR 34714, June 29, 1999; USCG-1999-5151, 64 FR 
67175, Dec. 1, 1999; 69 FR 18803, Apr. 9, 2004; USCG-2004-18057, 69 FR 
34926, June 23, 2004]

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Sec. 127.005  Definitions.

    As used in this part:
    Active means accomplishing the transfer of LHG or LNG, or scheduling 
one to occur, within 12 months of the current date.
    Captain of the Port (COTP) means the Coast Guard officer designated 
by the Commandant to command a Captain of the Port Zone as described in 
Part 3 of this chapter, or an authorized representative.
    Commandant means the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard or an 
authorized representative.
    Control room means a space within the LNG waterfront facility from 
which facility operations are controlled.
    District Commander means the Coast Guard officer designated by the 
Commandant to command a Coast Guard District as described in Part 3 of 
this chapter, or an authorized representative.
    Environmentally sensitive areas include public parks and recreation 
areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, fishing grounds, wetlands, other 
areas deemed to be of high value to fish and wildlife resources, 
historic sites, and other protected areas.
    Existing as applied to a waterfront facility means a facility 
handling LNG constructed or being constructed under a contract awarded 
before June 2, 1988, or a facility handling LHG constructed or being 
constructed under a contract awarded before January 30, 1996.
    Facility means either a waterfront facility handling LHG or a 
waterfront facility handling LNG.
    Fire endurance rating means the duration for which an assembly or 
structural unit will contain a fire or retain structural integrity when 
exposed to the temperatures specified in the standard time-temperature 
curve in NFPA 251.
    Flammable product means a product indicated by the letter ``F'' or 
by the letters ``F + T'' in Table 127.005.
    Inactive means not active.
    Impounding space means a space formed by dikes and floors that 
confines a spill of LHG or LNG.
    LHG means liquefied hazardous gas.
    LHG vessel means a vessel constructed or converted to carry LHG, in 
bulk.
    Liquefied hazardous gas (LHG) means a liquid containing one or more 
of the products listed in Table 127.005.
    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) means a liquid or semisolid consisting 
mostly of methane and small quantities of ethane, propane, nitrogen, or 
other natural gases.
    Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) means a liquid consisting mostly of 
propane or butane or both.
    LNG means liquefied natural gas.
    LNG vessel means a vessel constructed or converted to carry LNG, in 
bulk.
    Loading flange means the connection or group of connections in the 
cargo transfer pipeline on the facility that connects the facility 
pipeline to the vessel pipeline.
    Marine transfer area for LHG means that part of a waterfront 
facility handling LHG between the vessel, or where the vessel moors, and 
the first shutoff valve on the pipeline immediately inland of the 
terminal manifold or loading arm, including the entire part of a pier or 
wharf used to serve LHG vessels.
    Marine transfer area for LNG means that part of a waterfront 
facility handling LNG between the vessel, or where the vessel moors, and 
the last manifold or valve immediately before the receiving tanks.
    Mating flange means that flange in the product-transfer pipeline on 
a waterfront facility handling LHG or a waterfront facility handling LNG 
that connects this pipeline to the pipeline or transfer hose of the 
vessel.
    MAWP means maximum allowable working pressure.
    Maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) means the maximum gauge 
pressure permissible at the top of equipment, containers, or pressure 
vessels while operating at design temperature.
    New as applied to a waterfront facility means a facility handling 
LNG constructed or being constructed under a contract awarded on or 
after June 2, 1988, or a facility handling LHG constructed or being 
constructed under a

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contract awarded on or after January 30, 1996.
    Person in charge of transfer operations on the vessel is the person 
designated the person in charge of cargo transfer under 46 CFR 154.1831.
    Release means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, 
emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or 
disposing into the environment, except a minor release of LHG or its 
vapor, that may occur during the routine handling of LHG. No release is 
minor if it creates an atmosphere that exceeds the Lower Flammable Limit 
(LFL) for a flammable product or any Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) 
listed in 29 CFR 1910.1000, Table Z-1 or Z-2, for a toxic product.
    Substructure means the deck of a pier or wharf and the structural 
components below that deck.
    Toxic product means a product indicated by the letter ``T'' or by 
the letters ``F+T'' in Table 127.005.
    Waterfront facility handling LHG means any structure on, in, or 
under the navigable waters of the United States, or any structure on 
land or any area on shore immediately adjacent to such waters, used or 
capable of being used to transfer liquefied hazardous gas, in bulk, to 
or from a vessel.
    Waterfront facility handling LNG means any structure on, in, or 
under the navigable waters of the United States, or any structure on 
land or any area on shore immediately adjacent to such waters, used or 
capable of being used to transfer liquefied natural gas, in bulk, to or 
from a vessel.

               Table 127.005--List of Products and Hazards
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Product                               Hazard
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Acetaldehyde...............................  F+T
Ammonia, anhydrous.........................  T
Butadiene..................................  F
Butanes....................................  F
Butane and propane (mixtures)..............  F
Butylenes..................................  F
Chlorine...................................  T
Dimethylamine..............................  F+T
Ethane.....................................  F
Ethyl chloride.............................  F+T
Ethylene...................................  F
Ethylene oxide.............................  F+T
Methyl-acetylene and propadiene (mixtures).  F
Methyl bromide.............................  F+T
Methyl chloride............................  F+T
Propane....................................  F
Propylene..................................  F
Sulphur dioxide............................  T
Vinyl chloride.............................  F+T
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Note: ``F'' indicates a flammable product. ``T'' indicates a toxic
  product. ``F+T'' indicates a product both flammable and toxic.


[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39795, Aug. 3, 1995; CGD 97-023, 62 FR 33363, June 19, 1997]



Sec. 127.007  Letter of intent.

    (a) An owner who intends to build a new facility or the owner or 
operator who plans new construction on an existing facility, must submit 
a letter of intent that meets paragraph (d) of this section to the COTP 
of the zone in which the facility is or will be located, at least 60 
days before construction begins.
    (b) The owner or operator of an active existing facility shall 
submit a letter of intent that meets paragraph (d) of this section to 
the COTP of the zone in which the facility is located.
    (c) An owner or operator of an inactive existing facility shall 
submit a letter of intent that meets paragraph (d) of this section to 
the COTP of the zone in which the facility is located, at least 60 days 
before transferring LHG or LNG.
    (d) Each letter of intent must contain--
    (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the owner and 
operator;
    (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the facility;
    (3) The physical location of the facility;
    (4) A description of the facility;
    (5) The LHG or LNG vessels' characteristics and the frequency of LHG 
or LNG shipments to or from the facility; and
    (6) Charts showing waterway channels and identifying commercial, 
industrial, environmentally sensitive, and residential areas in and 
adjacent to the waterway used by the LHG or LNG vessels en route to the 
facility, within 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) of the facility.
    (e) The owner or operator who submits a letter of intent under 
paragraph

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(a), (b), or (c), shall notify the COTP in writing within 15 days if--
    (1) There is any change in the information submitted under 
paragraphs (d)(1) through (d)(5) of this section; or
    (2) No LHG or LNG transfer operations are scheduled within the next 
12 months.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39795, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.009  Letter of recommendation.

    After the COTP receives the letter of intent under Sec. 127.007 (a) 
or (c), the COTP issues a letter of recommendation to the owner or 
operator of the facility and to the state and local government agencies 
having jurisdiction, as to the suitability of the waterway for LHG or 
LNG marine traffic, based on the--
    (a) Information submitted under Sec. Sec. 127.007 (d)(3) through 
(d)(6);
    (b) Density and character of marine traffic in the waterway;
    (c) Locks, bridges, or other man-made obstructions in the waterway; 
and
    (d) Following factors adjacent to the facility:
    (1) Depths of the water.
    (2) Tidal range.
    (3) Protection from high seas.
    (4) Natural hazards, including reefs, rocks, and sandbars.
    (5) Underwater pipelines and cables.
    (6) Distance of berthed vessel from the channel and the width of the 
channel.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39795, Aug. 3, 1995]
    Note: The Coast Guard is authorized by law to establish water or 
waterfront safety zones, or other measures for limited, controlled, or 
conditional access and activity, when necessary for the protection of 
any vessel, structure, waters, or shore area.



Sec. 127.011  Inspections of waterfront facilities.

    The operator shall ensure that the COTP or his representative is 
allowed to make reasonable examinations and inspections to determine 
whether the facility meets this part.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39795, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.013  Suspension of transfer operations.

    (a) The COTP may issue an order to the operator to suspend LHG or 
LNG transfer operations if the COTP finds any condition requiring 
immediate action to--
    (1) Prevent damage to, or the destruction of, any bridge or other 
structure on or in the navigable waters of the United States, or any 
land structure or shore area immediately adjacent to such waters; and
    (2) Protect the navigable waters and the resources therein from harm 
resulting from vessel or structure damage, destruction, or loss.
    (b) Each order to suspend transfer operations issued under paragraph 
(a) of this section--
    (1) Is effective immediately;
    (2) Contains a statement of each condition requiring immediate 
action; and
    (3) Is withdrawn by the COTP whenever each condition is corrected or 
no longer exists.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39795, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.015  Appeals.

    (a) Any person directly affected by an action taken under this part 
may request reconsideration by the Coast Guard officer responsible for 
that action.
    (b) Except as provided under paragraph (e) of this section, any 
person not satisfied with a ruling made under the procedure contained in 
paragraph (a) of this section may--
    (1) Appeal that ruling in writing to the District Commander of the 
district in which the action was taken; and
    (2) Supply supporting documentation and evidence that the appellant 
wishes to have considered.
    (c) The District Commander issues a ruling after reviewing the 
appeal submitted under paragraph (b) of this section. Except as provided 
under paragraph (e) of this section, any person not satisfied with this 
ruling may--

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    (1) Appeal that ruling in writing to the Assistant Commandant for 
Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection, U.S. Coast Guard, 
Washington, DC 20593-0001; and
    (2) Supply supporting documentation and evidence that the appellant 
wishes to have considered.
    (d) The Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and 
Environmental Protection issues a ruling after reviewing the appeal 
submitted under paragraph (c) of this section, which is final agency 
action.
    (e) If the delay in presenting a written appeal has an adverse 
impact on the operations of the appellant, the appeal under paragraph 
(b) or (c) of this section--
    (1) May be presented orally; and
    (2) Must be submitted in writing within five days after the oral 
presentation--
    (i) With the basis for the appeal and a summary of the material 
presented orally; and
    (ii) To the same Coast Guard official who heard the oral 
presentation.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 96-026, 61 FR 
33665, June 28, 1996; CGD 97-023, 62 FR 33363, June 19, 1997; USCG-2002-
12471, 67 FR 41332, June 18, 2002]



Sec. 127.017  Alternatives.

    (a) The COTP may allow alternative procedures, methods, or equipment 
standards to be used by an operator instead of any requirements in this 
part if--
    (1) The operator submits a written request for the alternative at 
least 30 days before facility operations under the alternative would 
begin, unless the COTP authorizes a shorter time; and
    (2) The alternative provides at least the same degree of safety 
provided by the regulations in this part.
    (b) The COTP approves or disapproves any alternative requested under 
paragraph (a) of this section--
    (1) In writing; or
    (2) Orally, with subsequent written confirmation.



Sec. 127.019  Operations Manual and Emergency Manual: Procedures for 
examination.

    (a) The owner or operator of an active existing facility shall 
submit two copies of the Operations Manual and of the Emergency Manual 
to the Captain of the Port of the zone in which the facility is located.
    (b) At least 30 days before transferring LHG or LNG, the owner or 
operator of a new or an inactive existing facility shall submit two 
copies of the Operations Manual and of the Emergency Manual to the 
Captain of the Port of the zone in which the facility is located, unless 
the manuals have been examined and there have been no changes since that 
examination.
    (c) If the COTP finds that the Operations Manual meets Sec. 127.305 
or Sec. 127.1305 and that the Emergency Manual meets Sec. 127.307 or 
Sec. 127.1307, the Captain of the Port returns a copy to the owner or 
operator marked ``Examined by the Coast Guard''.
    (d) If the COTP finds that the Operations Manual or the Emergency 
Manual does not meet this part, the Captain of the Port returns the 
manual with an explanation of why it does not meet this part.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39795, Aug. 3, 1995]



     Subpart B_Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas



Sec. 127.101  Design and construction: General.

    The marine transfer area for LNG must meet the following criteria in 
NFPA 59A:
    (a) Chapter 2, Sections 2-1.2 and 2-3.
    (b) Chapter 4, Section 4-1.3.
    (c) Chapter 6.
    (d) Chapter 7, Sections 7-6 and 7-7.
    (e) Chapter 8, except Sections 8-3, 8-5 and 8-7.2.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39795, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.103  Piers and wharves.

    (a) If the waterfront facility handling LNG is in a region subject 
to earthquakes, the piers and wharves must be designed to resist 
earthquake forces.
    (b) Substructures, except moorings and breasting dolphins, that 
support or are within 5 meters (16.4 feet) of any pipe or equipment 
containing LNG, or

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are within 15 meters (49.2 feet) of a loading flange, must--
    (1) Be made of concrete or steel; and
    (2) Have a fire endurance rating of not less than two hours.
    (c) LNG or LPG storage tanks must have the minimum volume necessary 
for--
    (1) Surge protection;
    (2) Pump suction supply; or
    (3) Other process needs.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended at CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.105  Layout and spacing of marine transfer area for LNG.

    (a) LNG impounding spaces must be located so that the heat flux from 
a fire over the impounding spaces does not cause structural damage to an 
LNG vessel moored or berthed at the waterfront facility handling LNG.
    (b) Each LNG loading flange must be located at least 300 meters 
(984.3 feet) from the following which are primarily intended for the use 
of the general public or railways:
    (1) Each bridge crossing a navigable waterway.
    (2) Each entrance to any tunnel under a navigable waterway.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.107  Electrical power systems.

    (a) The electrical power system must have a power source and a 
separate emergency power source, so that failure of one source does not 
affect the capability of the other source. The system must meet the 
National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.
    (b) The emergency power source must provide enough power for the 
operation of the--
    (1) Emergency shutdown system;
    (2) Communications equipment;
    (3) Firefighting equipment; and
    (4) Emergency lighting.
    (c) If an auxiliary generator is used as an emergency power source, 
it must meet Section 700-12 of NFPA 70.



Sec. 127.109  Lighting systems.

    (a) The marine transfer area for LNG must have a lighting system and 
separate emergency lighting.
    (b) All outdoor lighting must be located or shielded so that it is 
not confused with any aids to navigation and does not interfere with 
navigation on the adjacent waterways.
    (c) The lighting system must provide an average illumination on a 
horizontal plane one meter (3.3 feet) above the deck that is--
    (1) 54 lux (five foot-candles) at any loading flange; and
    (2) 11 lux (one foot-candle) at each work area.
    (d) The emergency lighting must provide lighting for the operation 
of the--
    (1) Emergency shutdown system;
    (2) Communications equipment; and
    (3) Firefighting equipment.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39795, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.111  Communications systems.

    (a) The marine transfer area for LNG must have a ship-to-shore 
communication system and a separate emergency ship-to-shore 
communication system.
    (b) Each ship-to-shore communication system must be a dedicated 
system that allows voice communication between the person in charge of 
transfer operations on the vessel, the person in charge of shoreside 
transfer operations, and personnel in the control room.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39795, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.113  Warning signs.

    (a) The marine transfer area for LNG must have warning signs that--
    (1) Meet paragraph (b) of this section;
    (2) Can be seen from the shore and the water; and
    (3) Have the following text:

Warning
Dangerous Cargo
No Visitors
No Smoking
No Open Lights

    (b) Each letter in the words on the sign must be--
    (1) Block style;
    (2) Black on a white background; and

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    (3) 7.6 centimeters (3 inches) high.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]

                                Equipment



Sec. 127.201  Sensing and alarm systems.

    (a) Fixed sensors must have audio and visual alarms in the control 
room and audio alarms nearby.
    (b) Fixed sensors that continuously monitor for LNG vapors must--
    (1) Be in each enclosed area where vapor or gas may accumulate; and
    (2) Meet Section 9-4 of NFPA 59A.
    (c) Fixed sensors that continuously monitor for flame, heat, or 
products of combustion must--
    (1) Be in each enclosed or covered Class I, Division 1, hazardous 
location defined in Section 500-5(a) of NFPA 70 and each area in which 
flammable or combustible material is stored; and
    (2) Meet Section 9-4 of NFPA 59A.



Sec. 127.203  Portable gas detectors.

    The marine transfer area for LNG must have at least two portable gas 
detectors capable of measuring 0-100% of the lower flammable limit of 
methane.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.205  Emergency shutdown.

    Each transfer system must have an emergency shutdown system that--
    (a) Can be activated manually; and
    (b) Is activated automatically when the fixed sensors under Sec. 
127.201(b) measure LNG concentrations exceeding 40% of the lower 
flammable limit.



Sec. 127.207  Warning alarms.

    (a) The marine transfer area for LNG must have a rotating or 
flashing amber light with a minimum effective flash intensity, in the 
horizontal plane, of 5000 candelas. At least 50% of the required 
effective flash intensity must be maintained in all directions from 1.0 
degree above to 1.0 degree below the horizontal plane.
    (b) The marine transfer area for LNG must have a siren with a 
minimum \1/3\-octave band sound pressure level at l meter of 125 
decibels referenced to 0.0002 microbars. The siren must be located so 
that the sound signal produced is audible over 360 degrees in a 
horizontal plane.
    (c) Each light and siren must be located so that the warning alarm 
is not obstructed for a distance of 1.6 km (1 mile) in all directions.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]

                               Operations



Sec. 127.301  Persons in charge of shoreside transfer operations: 
Qualifications and certification.

    (a) No person may serve, and the operator of the waterfront facility 
handling LNG may not use the services of any person, as a person in 
charge of shoreside transfer operations, unless that person--
    (1) Has at least 48 hours of LNG transfer experience;
    (2) Knows the hazards of LNG;
    (3) Knows the rules of this subpart; and
    (4) Knows the procedures in the examined Operations Manual and the 
examined Emergency Manual.
    (b) Before a person in charge of shoreside transfer operations 
supervises a transfer, the operator shall certify in writing that the 
criteria in paragraph (a) of this section are met. The operator shall 
maintain a copy of each current certification available for inspection 
at the waterfront facility handling LNG.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.303  Compliance with suspension order.

    If an order to suspend is given to the operator or owner of the 
waterfront facility handling LNG, no LNG transfer operations may be 
conducted at the facility until the order is withdrawn by the COTP.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.305  Operations Manual.

    Each Operations Manual must contain--

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    (a) A description of the transfer system including mooring areas, 
transfer connections, control rooms, and diagrams of the piping and 
electrical systems;
    (b) The duties of each person assigned for transfer operations;
    (c) The maximum relief valve setting or maximum allowable working 
pressure of the transfer system;
    (d) The facility telephone numbers of facility supervisors, persons 
in charge of shoreside transfer operations, personnel on watch in the 
marine transfer area for LNG, and security personnel;
    (e) A description of the security systems for the marine transfer 
area for LNG;
    (f) The procedures for--
    (1) Transfer operations including gauging, cool down, pumping, 
venting, and shutdown;
    (2) Transfer operations start-up and shutdown;
    (3) Security violations; and
    (4) The communications systems; and
    (g) A description of the training programs established under Sec. 
127.503.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.307  Emergency Manual.

    Each Emergency Manual must contain--
    (a) LNG release response procedures, including contacting local 
response organizations;
    (b) Emergency shutdown procedures;
    (c) A description of the fire equipment and systems and their 
operating procedures;
    (d) A description of the emergency lighting and emergency power 
systems;
    (e) The telephone numbers of local Coast Guard units, hospitals, 
fire departments, police departments, and other emergency response 
organizations;
    (f) If the waterfront facility handling LNG has personnel shelters, 
the location of and provisions in each shelter;
    (g) First aid procedures and if there are first aid stations, the 
locations of each station; and
    (h) Emergency procedures for mooring and unmooring a vessel.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.309  Operations Manual and Emergency Manual: Use.

    The operator shall ensure that--
    (a) LNG transfer operations are not conducted unless the waterfront 
facility handling LNG has an examined Operations Manual and examined 
Emergency Manual;
    (b) Each transfer operation is conducted in accordance with the 
examined Operations Manual; and
    (c) Each emergency response is in accordance with the examined 
Emergency Manual.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.311  Motor vehicles.

    (a) The operator shall designate and mark parking spaces that--
    (1) Do not block fire lanes;
    (2) Do not impede any exits;
    (3) Are not located in any impounding space; and
    (4) Are not within 15 meters (49.2 feet) of any storage tank or 
loading flange.
    (b) During transfer operations, no person may--
    (1) Stop or park a motor vehicle in a space that is not designated a 
parking space; or
    (2) Refuel any motor vehicle.



Sec. 127.313  Bulk storage.

    (a) The operator shall ensure that only the following flammable 
materials are stored in the marine transfer area for LNG:
    (1) LNG.
    (2) LPG.
    (3) Vessel fuel.
    (4) Oily waste from vessels.
    (5) Solvents, lubricants, paints, and other fuels in the amount used 
for one day's operations and maintenance.
    (b) Flammable liquids must be stored in accordance with Chapter 4 of 
NFPA 30.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]

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Sec. 127.315  Preliminary transfer inspection.

    Before transferring LNG, the person in charge of shoreside transfer 
operations shall--
    (a) Inspect the transfer piping and equipment to be used during the 
transfer and replace any worn or inoperable parts;
    (b) For each of the vessel's cargo tanks from which cargo will be 
transferred, note the pressure, temperature, and volume to ensure they 
are safe for transfer;
    (c) Review and agree with the person in charge of cargo transfer on 
the vessel to--
    (1) The sequence of transfer operations;
    (2) The transfer rate;
    (3) The duties, location, and watches of each person assigned for 
transfer operations; and
    (4) Emergency procedures from the examined Emergency Manual;
    (d) Ensure that transfer connections allow the vessel to move to the 
limits of its moorings without placing strain on the loading arm or 
transfer piping system;
    (e) Ensure that each part of the transfer system is aligned to allow 
the flow of LNG to the desired location;
    (f) Ensure that warning signs that warn that LNG is being 
transferred, are displayed;
    (g) Eliminate all ignition sources in the marine transfer area for 
LNG;
    (h) Ensure that personnel are on duty in accordance with the 
examined Operations Manual; and
    (i) Test the following to determine that they are operable:
    (1) The sensing and alarm systems.
    (2) The emergency shutdown system.
    (3) The communication systems.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.317  Declaration of inspection.

    (a) After the preliminary transfer inspection under Sec. 127.315 
has been satisfactorily completed, the person in charge of shoreside 
transfer operations shall ensure that no person transfers LNG until a 
Declaration of Inspection that meets paragraph (c) of this section is 
executed and signed in duplicate.
    (b) The person in charge of shoreside transfer operations shall give 
one signed copy of the Declaration of Inspection to the person in charge 
of transfer operations on the vessel, and shall retain one signed copy 
at the waterfront facility handling LNG for 30 days after completion of 
the transfer.
    (c) Each Declaration of Inspection must contain--
    (1) The name of the vessel and the waterfront facility handling LNG;
    (2) The date and time that transfer operations begin;
    (3) A list of the requirements in Sec. 127.315 with the initials of 
the person in charge of shoreside transfer operations after each 
requirement, indicating that the requirement is met;
    (4) The signature of the person in charge of shoreside transfer 
operations and the date and time of signing, indicating that he or she 
is ready to begin transfer operations; and
    (5) The signature of each relief person in charge and the date and 
time of each relief.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.319  LNG transfer.

    During LNG transfer operations, the following must be met:
    (a) The operator of the waterfront facility handling LNG shall 
ensure that--
    (1) The marine transfer area for LNG is under the supervision of a 
person in charge, who has no other assigned duties during the transfer 
operation;
    (2) Personnel transferring fuel or oily waste are not involved in 
LNG transfer; and
    (3) No vessels are moored outboard of any LNG vessel without the 
permission of the COTP.
    (b) The person in charge of shoreside transfer operations shall--
    (1) Be in continuous communication with the person in charge of 
transfer operations on the vessel;
    (2) Ensure that an inspection of the transfer piping and equipment 
for leaks, frost, defects, and other symptoms of safety and operational 
problems is conducted at least once every transfer;
    (3) Ensure that transfer operations are discontinued--

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    (i) Before electrical storms or uncontrolled fires are adjacent to 
the marine transfer area for LNG; and
    (ii) As soon as a fire is detected; and
    (4) Ensure that the lighting systems are turned on between sunset 
and sunrise.
    Note: Vessel transfer requirements are published in 46 CFR Part 154.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.321  Release of LNG.

    (a) The operator of the waterfront facility handling LNG shall 
ensure that--
    (1) No person releases LNG into the navigable waters of the United 
States; and
    (2) If there is a release of LNG, vessels near the facility are 
notified of the release by the activation of the warning alarm.
    (b) If there is a release of LNG, the person in charge of shoreside 
transfer operations shall--
    (1) Immediately notify the person in charge of cargo transfer on the 
vessel of the intent to shutdown;
    (2) Shutdown transfer operations;
    (3) Notify the COTP of the release; and
    (4) Not resume transfer operations until authorized by the COTP.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]

                               Maintenance



Sec. 127.401  Maintenance: General.

    The operator of the waterfront facility handling LNG shall ensure 
that the equipment required under this part is maintained in a safe 
condition so that it does not cause a release or ignition of LNG.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.403  Inspections.

    The operator shall conduct a visual inspection for defects of each 
pressure-relief device not capable of being tested, at least once each 
calendar year, with intervals between inspections not exceeding 15 
months, and make all repairs in accordance with Sec. 127.405.



Sec. 127.405  Repairs.

    The operator shall ensure that--
    (a) Equipment repairs are made so that--
    (1) The equipment continues to meet the applicable requirements in 
this subpart and in NFPA 59A; and
    (2) Safety is not compromised; and
    (b) Welding is done in accordance with NFPA 51B and NFPA 59A, 
Chapter 6, Section 6-3.4.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.407  Testing.

    (a) The operator shall pressure test under paragraph (b) of this 
section the transfer system, including piping, hoses, and loading arms, 
and verify the set pressure of the safety and relief valves--
    (1) After the system or the valves are altered;
    (2) After the system or the valves are repaired;
    (3) After any increase in the MAWP; or
    (4) For those components that are not continuously kept at cryogenic 
temperature, at least once each calendar year, with intervals between 
testing not exceeding 15 months.
    (b) The pressure for the transfer system test under paragraph (a) of 
this section must be at 1.1 times the MAWP and be held for a minimum of 
30 minutes.



Sec. 127.409  Records.

    (a) The operator shall keep on file the following information:
    (1) A description of the components tested under Sec. 127.407.
    (2) The date and results of the test under Sec. 127.407.
    (3) A description of any corrective action taken after the test.
    (b) The information required by this section must be retained for 24 
months.

                           Personnel Training



Sec. 127.501  Applicability.

    The training required by this subpart must be completed before LNG 
is transferred.

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Sec. 127.503  Training: General.

    The operator shall ensure that each of the following is met:
    (a) All full-time employees have training in the following subjects:
    (1) Basic LNG firefighting procedures.
    (2) LNG properties and hazards.
    (b) In addition to the training under paragraph (a) of this section, 
each person assigned for transfer operations has training in the 
following subjects:
    (1) The examined Operations Manual and examined Emergency Manual.
    (2) Advanced LNG firefighting procedures.
    (3) Security violations.
    (4) LNG vessel design and cargo transfer operations.
    (5) LNG release response procedures.
    (6) First aid procedures for--
    (i) Frostbite;
    (ii) Burns;
    (iii) Cardio-pulminary resuscitation; and
    (iv) Transporting injured personnel.
    (c) The personnel who received training under paragraphs (a) and (b) 
of this section receive refresher training in the same subjects at least 
once every five years.

                              Firefighting



Sec. 127.601  Fire equipment: General.

    (a) Fire equipment and systems provided in addition to the 
requirements in this subpart must meet the requirements of this subpart.
    (b) The following must be red or some other conspicuous color and be 
in locations that are readily accessible:
    (1) Hydrants and standpipes.
    (2) Hose stations.
    (3) Portable fire extinguishers.
    (4) Fire monitors.
    (c) Fire equipment, if applicable, must bear the approval of 
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., the Factory Mutual Research Corp., or 
the Coast Guard.



Sec. 127.603  Portable fire extinguishers.

    Each marine transfer area for LNG must have--
    (a) Portable fire extinguishers that meet 9-6.1 of NFPA 59A and 
Chapter 3 of NFPA 10; and
    (b) At least one portable fire extinguisher in each designated 
parking area.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.605  Emergency outfits.

    (a) There must be an emergency outfit for each person whose duties 
include fighting fires, but there must be at least two emergency 
outfits. Each emergency outfit must include--
    (1) One explosion-proof flashlight;
    (2) Boots and gloves of rubber or other electrically nonconducting 
material;
    (3) A rigid helmet that protects the head against impact;
    (4) Water resistant clothing that also protects the body against 
fire; and
    (5) U.S. Bureau of Mines approved self-contained breathing 
apparatus.
    (b) Emergency outfits under paragraph (a) of this section must be in 
locations that are readily accessible and marked for easy recognition.



Sec. 127.607  Fire main systems.

    (a) Each marine transfer area for LNG must have a fire main system 
that provides at least two water streams to each part of the LNG 
transfer piping and connections, one of which must be from a single 
length of hose or from a fire monitor.
    (b) The fire main must have at least one isolation valve at each 
branch connection and at least one isolation valve downstream of each 
branch connection to isolate damaged sections.
    (c) The fire main system must have the capacity to supply--
    (1) Simultaneously all fire hydrants, standpipes, and fire monitors 
in the system; and
    (2) At a Pitot tube pressure of 618 kilonewtons per square meter (75 
p.s.i.), the two outlets having the greatest pressure drop between the 
source of water and the hose or monitor nozzle, when only those two 
outlets are open.
    (d) If the source of water for the fire main system is capable of 
supplying a pressure greater than the system's design working pressure, 
the system must have at least one pressure relief device.

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    (e) Each fire hydrant or standpipe must have at least one length of 
hose of sufficient length to meet paragraph (a) of this section.
    (f) Each length of hose must--
    (1) Be 1\1/2\ inches or more in diameter and 30.5 meters (100 feet) 
or less in length;
    (2) Be on a hose rack or reel;
    (3) Be connected to the hydrant or standpipe at all times; and
    (4) Have a Coast Guard approved combination solid stream and water 
spray fire hose nozzle.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended at CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.609  Dry chemical systems.

    (a) Each marine transfer area for LNG must have a dry chemical 
system that provides at least two dry chemical discharges to the area 
surrounding the loading arms, one of which must be--
    (1) From a monitor; and
    (2) Actuated and, except for pre-aimed monitors, controlled from a 
location other than the monitor location.
    (b) The dry chemical system must have the capacity to supply 
simultaneously or sequentially each hose or monitor in the system for 45 
seconds.
    (c) Each dry chemical hose station must have at least one length of 
hose that--
    (1) Is on a hose rack or reel; and
    (2) Has a nozzle with a valve that starts and stops the flow of dry 
chemical.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended at CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.611  International shore connection.

    The marine transfer area for LNG must have an international shore 
connection that is in accordance with ASTM F 1121 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec. 127.003), a 2\1/2\ inch fire hydrant, and 2\1/2\ 
inch fire hose of sufficient length to connect the fire hydrant to the 
international shore connection on the vessel.

[CGD 88-032, 56 FR 35819, July 29, 1991, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995; USCG-2000-7223, 65 FR 40057, June 29, 2000]



Sec. 127.613  Smoking.

    In the marine transfer area for LNG, the operator shall ensure that 
no person smokes when there is LNG present.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended at CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.615  Fires.

    In the marine transfer area for LNG, the operator shall ensure that 
there are no fires when there is LNG present.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended at CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.617  Hotwork.

    The operator shall ensure that no person conducts welding, torch 
cutting, or other hotwork unless that person has a permit from the COTP.

                                Security



Sec. 127.701  Security on existing facilities.

    The operator shall ensure that any security procedure and 
arrangement on existing facilities, that were in use when LNG transfer 
operations were last conducted, be continued and maintained, or 
upgraded, whenever LNG transfer operations are conducted.



Sec. 127.703  Access to the marine transfer area for LNG.

    The operator shall ensure that--
    (a) Access to the marine transfer area for LNG from the shoreside 
and the waterside is limited to--
    (1) Personnel who work at the waterfront facility handling LNG 
including persons assigned for transfer operations, vessel personnel, 
and delivery and service personnel in the course of their business;
    (2) Coast Guard personnel; and
    (3) Other persons authorized by the operator; and
    (b) No person is allowed into the marine transfer area for LNG 
unless that person is identified by a waterfront facility handling LNG-
issued identification card or other identification card displaying his 
or her photograph, or is

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an escorted visitor displaying an identifying badge.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.705  Security systems.

    The operator shall ensure that security patrols of the marine 
transfer area for LNG are conducted once every hour, or that a manned 
television monitoring system is used, to detect--
    (a) Unauthorized personnel;
    (b) Fires; and
    (c) LNG releases.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



Sec. 127.707  Security personnel.

    The operator shall ensure that no person is assigned security patrol 
duty unless that person has been instructed on security violation 
procedures.



Sec. 127.709  Protective enclosures.

    The following must be within a fence or wall that prevents 
trespassing:
    (a) Impounding spaces.
    (b) Control rooms and stations.
    (c) Electrical power sources.



Sec. 127.711  Communications.

    The marine transfer area for LNG must have a means of direct 
communications between the security patrol and other operating or 
security personnel on duty on the waterfront facility handling LNG.

[CGD 78-038, 53 FR 3376, Feb. 7, 1988, as amended by CGD 88-049, 60 FR 
39796, Aug. 3, 1995]



    Subpart C_Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Hazardous Gas

    Source: CGD 88-049, 60 FR 39796, Aug. 3, 1995, unless otherwise 
noted.

                         Design and Construction



Sec. 127.1101  Piping systems.

    Each piping system within the marine transfer area for LHG used for 
the transfer of LHG must meet the following criteria:
    (a) Each system must be designed and constructed in accordance with 
ASME B31.3.
    (b) Each pipeline on a pier or wharf must be located so that it is 
not exposed to physical damage from vehicular traffic or cargo-handling 
equipment. Each pipeline under navigable waters must be covered or 
protected to meet 49 CFR 195.248.
    (c) The transfer manifold of each liquid transfer line and of each 
vapor return line must have an isolation valve with a bleed connection, 
such that transfer hoses and loading arms can be blocked off, drained or 
pumped out, and depressurized before disconnecting. Bleeds or vents must 
discharge to a safe area such as a tank or flare.
    (d) In addition to the isolation valve at the transfer manifold, 
each liquid-transfer line and each vapor return line must have a readily 
accessible isolation valve located near the edge of the marine transfer 
area for LHG.
    (e) Each power-operated isolation valve must be timed to close so 
that it will not produce a hydraulic shock capable of causing failure of 
the line or equipment. Unless the layout of the piping allows the 
isolation valve at the transfer manifold to close within 30 seconds 
without creating excessive stresses on the system, the layout must be 
reconfigured to reduce the stresses to a safe level.
    (f) Each waterfront facility handling LHG that transfers to or from 
a vessel requiring vapor return during transfer must be equipped with a 
vapor return line designed to attach to the vessel's vapor connection.
    (g) Where two or more LHGs are loaded or unloaded at the same 
facility, each manifold must be identified or marked to indicate each 
LHG it handles.
    (h) Each pipeline used to transfer flammable liquids or vapors must 
be provided with precautions against static, lightning, and stray 
current in accordance with API RP 2003.



Sec. 127.1102  Transfer hoses and loading arms.

    (a) Each hose within the marine transfer area for LHG used for the 
transfer of LHG or its vapors to or from a vessel must--

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    (1) Be made of materials resistant to each LHG transferred, in both 
the liquid and vapor state (if wire braid is used for reinforcement, the 
wire must be of corrosion-resistant material, such as stainless steel);
    (2) Be constructed to withstand the temperature and pressure 
foreseeable during transfer, with a MAWP not less than the maximum 
pressure to which it may be subjected and at least 1030 kPa gauge (149.4 
psig);
    (3) Be designed for a minimum bursting pressure of a least five 
times the MAWP;
    (4) Have--
    (i) Full-threaded connections;
    (ii) Flanges that meet ANSI B16.5; or
    (iii) Quick connect couplings that are acceptable to the Commandant;
    (5) Be adequately supported against the weight of its constituent 
parts, the LHG, and any ice formed on it;
    (6) Have no kinks, bulges, soft spots, or other defects that will 
let it leak or burst under normal working pressure; and
    (7) Have a permanently attached nameplate that indicates, or 
otherwise be permanently marked to indicate--
    (i) Each LHG for which it is suitable;
    (ii) Its MAWP at the corresponding service temperature; and
    (iii) If used for service at other than ambient temperature, its 
minimum service temperature.
    (b) Each loading arm used for the transfer of LHG or its vapor 
must--
    (1) Be made of materials resistant to each LHG transferred, in both 
the liquid and vapor state;
    (2) Be constructed to withstand the temperature and pressure 
foreseeable during transfer;
    (3) Be adequately supported against the weight of its constituent 
parts, the LHG, and any ice formed on it;
    (4) Be provided with an alarm to indicate when it is approaching the 
limits of its extension, unless the examined Operations Manual requires 
a person to perform the same function; and
    (5) Have a permanently attached nameplate that indicates, or 
otherwise be permanently marked to indicate--
    (i) Each LHG it may handle;
    (ii) Its MAWP at the corresponding service temperature; and,
    (iii) If it is used for service at other than ambient temperature, 
its minimum service temperature.



Sec. 127.1103  Piers and wharves.

    (a) Each new waterfront facility handling LHG, and all new 
construction in the marine transfer area for LHG of each existing 
facility, must comply with the standards for seismic design and 
construction in 49 CFR part 41.
    (b) Each substructure on a new waterfront facility handling LHG, and 
all new construction in the marine transfer area for LHG of each 
existing facility, except moorings and breasting dolphins, that supports 
or is within 4.5 meters (14.8 feet) of any pipe or equipment containing 
a flammable LHG, or that is within 15 meters (49.2 feet) of a loading 
flange used to transfer a flammable LHG, must have a fire-endurance 
rating of not less than two hours.



Sec. 127.1105  Layout and spacing of marine transfer area for LHG.

    Each new waterfront facility handling LHG, and all new construction 
in the marine transfer area for LHG of each existing facility, must 
comply with the following:
    (a) Each building, shed, and other structure within each marine 
transfer area for LHG must be located, constructed, or ventilated to 
prevent the accumulation of flammable or toxic gases within the 
structure.
    (b) Each impounding space for flammable LHGs located within the area 
must be designed and located so that the heat flux from a fire over the 
impounding space does not cause, to a vessel, damage that could prevent 
the vessel's movement.
    (c) Each manifold, loading arm, or independent mating flange must be 
located at least 60 meters (197 feet) from each of the following 
structures, if that structure is intended primarily for the use of the 
general public or of railways:
    (1) A bridge crossing a navigable waterway.
    (2) The entrance to, or the superstructure of, a tunnel under a 
navigable waterway.
    (d) Each manifold, loading arm, or independent mating flange must be 
located at least 30 meters (98.5 feet) from each public roadway or 
railway.

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Sec. 127.1107  Electrical systems.

    Electrical equipment and wiring must be of the kind specified by, 
and must be installed in accordance with, NFPA 70.



Sec. 127.1109  Lighting systems.

    (a) Each waterfront facility handling LHG, at which transfers of LHG 
take place between sunset and sunrise, must have outdoor lighting that 
illuminates the marine transfer area for LHG.
    (b) All outdoor lighting must be located or shielded so that it 
cannot be mistaken for any aids to navigation and does not interfere 
with navigation on the adjacent waterways.
    (c) The outdoor lighting must provide a minimum average illumination 
on a horizontal plane 1 meter (3.3 feet) above the walking surface of 
the marine transfer area that is--
    (1) 54 lux (5 foot-candles) at any loading flange; and
    (2) 11 lux (1 foot-candle) for the remainder of the marine transfer 
area for LHG.



Sec. 127.1111  Communication systems.

    (a) The marine transfer area for LHG must possess a communication 
system that enables continuous two way voice communication between the 
person in charge of transfer aboard the vessel and the person in charge 
of transfer for the facility.
    (b) The communication system required by paragraph (a) of this 
section may consist either of fixed or portable telephones or of 
portable radios. The system must be usable and effective in all phases 
of the transfer and all weather at the facility.
    (c) Devices used to comply with paragraph (a) of this section during 
the transfer of a flammable LHG must be listed as intrinsically safe by 
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., Factory Mutual Research Corporation, or 
other independent laboratory recognized by NFPA, for use in the 
hazardous location in which it is used.



Sec. 127.1113  Warning signs.

    (a) The marine transfer area for LHG must have warning signs that--
    (1) Meet paragraph (b) of this section;
    (2) Can be seen from the shore and the water; and,
    (3) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, bear the 
following text:

Warning
Dangerous Cargo
No visitors
No Smoking
No Open Lights

    (b) Each letter on the sign must be--
    (1) In block style;
    (2) Black on a white background; and
    (3) At least 7.6 centimeters (3 inches) high.
    (c) The words ``No Smoking'' and ``No Open Lights'' may be omitted 
when the product being transferred is not flammable.

                                Equipment



Sec. 127.1203  Gas detection.

    (a) Each waterfront facility handling LHG that transfers a flammable 
LHG must have at least two portable gas detectors, or a fixed gas 
detector, in the marine transfer area for LHG. Each detector must be 
capable of indicating whether the concentration of flammable vapors 
exceeds 30% of the Lower Flammable Limit for each flammable product 
being transferred and must meet ANSI S12.13, Part I.
    (b) Each waterfront facility handling LHG that transfers a toxic 
LHG, other than anhydrous ammonia, must have at least two portable gas 
detectors, or a fixed gas detector, available in the area. The detectors 
must be capable of showing whether the concentration of each toxic LHG 
being transferred is above, at, or below any Permissible Exposure Limit 
listed in 29 CFR 1910.1000, Table Z-1 or Z-2.
    (c) Each gas detector required by paragraph (a) or (b) of this 
section must serve to detect leaks, check structures for gas 
accumulations, and indicate workers' exposure to toxic gases in the 
area.

[CGD 88-049, 60 FR 39797, Aug. 3, 1995; 60 FR 49509, Sept. 26, 1995]



Sec. 127.1205  Emergency shutdown.

    (a) Each piping system used to transfer LHG or its vapors to or from 
a vessel must have a quick-closing shutoff valve to stop the flow of 
liquid and vapor from the waterfront facility handling LHG if a transfer 
hose or loading

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arm fails. This valve may be the isolation valve with a bleed connection 
required by Sec. 127.1101(c).
    (b) The valve required by paragraph (a) of this section must be 
located as near as practicable to the terminal manifold or loading-arm 
connection and must--
    (1) Close on loss of power;
    (2) Close from the time of activation in 30 seconds or less;
    (3) Be capable of local manual closing and remotely controlled 
closing; and,
    (4) If the piping system is used to transfer a flammable LHG, either 
have fusible elements that melt at less than 105 [deg]C (221 [deg]F) and 
activate the emergency shutdown, or have a sensor that performs the same 
function.
    (c) A remote actuator for each valve must be located in a place 
accessible in an emergency, at least 15 meters (49.2 feet) from the 
terminal manifold or loading arm, and conspicuously marked with its 
designated function. When activated, the actuator must also 
automatically shut down any terminal pumps or compressors used to 
transfer LHG, or its vapors, to or from the vessel.

[CGD 88-049, 60 FR 39797, Aug. 3, 1995; 60 FR 49509, Sept. 26, 1995]



Sec. 127.1207  Warning alarms.

    (a) Each marine transfer area for LHG must have a rotating or 
flashing amber light that is visible for at least 1,600 meters (1 mile) 
from the transfer connection in all directions.
    (b) Each marine transfer area for LHG must also have a siren that is 
audible for at least 1,600 meters (1 mile) from the transfer connection 
in all directions.
    (c) Each light and siren required by this section must be located so 
as to minimize obstructions. If any obstruction will prevent any of 
these alarms from meeting paragraph (a) or (b) of this section, the 
operator of the waterfront facility handling LHG shall propose for 
approval by the local COTP additional or alternative warning devices 
that provide an equivalent level of safety.

[CGD 88-049, 60 FR 39798, Aug. 3, 1995; 60 FR 49509, Sept. 26, 1995]



Sec. 127.1209  Respiratory protection.

    Each waterfront facility handling LHG must provide equipment for 
respiratory protection for each employee of the facility in the marine 
transfer area for LHG during the transfer of one or more of the 
following toxic LHGs; anhydrous ammonia, chlorine, dimethylamine, 
ethylene oxide, methyl bromide, sulphur dioxide, or vinyl chloride. The 
equipment must protect the wearer from the LHG's vapor for at least 5 
minutes.

                               Operations



Sec. 127.1301  Persons in charge of transfers for the facility: 
Qualifications and certification.

    (a) No person may serve, or use the services of any person, as a 
person in charge of transfers for the facility regulated under this 
subpart, unless that person--
    (1) Has at least 48 hours' transfer experience with each LHG being 
transferred;
    (2) Knows the hazards of each LHG being transferred;
    (3) Knows the rules of this subpart; and
    (4) Knows the procedures in the examined Operations Manual and the 
examined Emergency Manual.
    (b) Before a person in charge of transfers for a waterfront facility 
handling LHG supervises a transfer of LHG, the operator of the facility 
shall certify in writing that that person has met the requirements in 
paragraph (a) of this section. The operator shall ensure that a copy of 
each current certification is available for inspection at the facility.

[CGD 88-049, 60 FR 39798, Aug. 3, 1995; 60 FR 49509, Sept. 26, 1995]



Sec. 127.1302  Training.

    (a) Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall ensure 
that each person assigned to act as a person in charge of transfers for 
the facility has training in the following subjects:
    (1) Properties and hazards of each LHG being transferred to or from 
the facility.
    (2) Use of the gas detectors required by Sec. 127.1203.

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    (3) Use of the equipment for respiratory protection required by 
Sec. 127.1209.
    (4) Basic firefighting procedures, including the use of the portable 
fire extinguishers required by Sec. 127.1503.
    (5) Content and use of the examined Operations Manual and examined 
Emergency Manual.
    (6) The configuration and limitations of cargo systems of LHG 
vessels.
    (7) Procedures for transferring LHG to and from LHG vessels.
    (8) Procedures for response to a release of the LHG handled by the 
facility.
    (9) First aid for persons--
    (i) With burns;
    (ii) Needing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation;
    (iii) Exposed to toxic liquid or toxic vapors (if a toxic LHG is 
handled by the facility); and
    (iv) Needing transport to a medical facility.
    (10) Restrictions on access to the marine transfer area for LHG.
    (b) Each person that receives training under paragraph (a) of this 
section shall receive refresher training in the same subjects at least 
once every 5 years.
    (c) The operator shall maintain, for each person trained, a record 
of all training provided under paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section. 
The operator shall retain these records for the duration of the person's 
employment on the waterfront facility plus 12 months.
    (d) Training conducted to comply with the hazard communication 
programs required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
(OSHA) of the Department of Labor [29 CFR 1910.120] or the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) [40 CFR 311.1] may be used to satisfy the 
requirements in paragraph (a) of this section, so far as the training 
addresses the requirements in paragraph (a) of this section.



Sec. 127.1303  Compliance with suspension order.

    If the COTP issues to the owner or operator of a waterfront facility 
handling LHG an order to suspend a transfer, no transfer may take place 
at the facility until the COTP withdraws the order.



Sec. 127.1305  Operations Manual.

    Each Operations Manual must contain--
    (a) A description of each liquid-transfer system and vapor transfer 
system, including each mooring area, transfer connection, and (where 
installed) control room, and a diagram of the piping and electrical 
systems;
    (b) The duties of each person assigned to transfers;
    (c) The maximum relief-valve setting or MAWP of the transfer system;
    (d) The telephone numbers of supervisors, persons in charge of 
transfers for the facility, persons on watch in the marine transfer area 
for LHG, and security personnel of the facility;
    (e) A description for each security system provided for the transfer 
area;
    (f) A description of the training programs established under Sec. 
127.1302;
    (g) The procedures to follow for security violations; and
    (h) For each LHG handled, the procedures for transfer that include--
    (1) Requirements for each aspect of the transfer (start-up, gauging, 
cooldown, pumping, venting, and shutdown);
    (2) The maximum transfer rate;
    (3) The minimum transfer temperature;
    (4) Requirements for firefighting equipment; and
    (5) Communication procedures.



Sec. 127.1307  Emergency Manual.

    (a) Each Emergency Manual must contain--
    (1) For each LHG handled--
    (i) A physical description of the LHG;
    (ii) A description of the hazards of the LHG;
    (iii) First-aid procedures for persons exposed to the LHG or its 
vapors;
    (iv) The procedures for response to a release of the LHG; and,
    (v) If the LHG is flammable, the procedures for fighting a fire 
involving the LHG or its vapors;
    (2) A description of the emergency shutdown required by Sec. 
127.1205;
    (3) The procedures for emergency shutdown;

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    (4) A description of the number, kind, place, and use of the fire 
equipment required by Sec. 127.1501(a) and of the portable fire 
extinguishers required by Sec. 127.1503;
    (5) The telephone numbers of local Coast Guard units, hospitals, 
fire departments, police departments, and other emergency-response 
organizations;
    (6) If the facility has personnel shelters, the place of and 
provisions in each shelter;
    (7) If the facility has first-aid stations, the location of each 
station;
    (8) Emergency procedures for mooring and unmooring a vessel; and,
    (9) If an off-site organization is to furnish emergency response, a 
copy of the written agreement required by Sec. 127.1505(a)(2).
    (b) The employee-emergency plan and fire-prevention plan required by 
OSHA in 29 CFR 1910.38 may be used to comply with this section to the 
extent that they address the requirements specified in paragraphs (a) 
(1) through (9) of this section.

[CGD 88-049, 60 FR 39799, Aug. 3, 1995; 60 FR 49509, Sept. 26, 1995]



Sec. 127.1309  Operations Manual and Emergency Manual: Use.

    Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall ensure 
that--
    (a) No transfer is conducted unless the facility has an examined 
Operations Manual and an examined Emergency Manual;
    (b) Each transfer is conducted in accordance with the examined 
Operations Manual; and
    (c) Each emergency response is conducted in accordance with the 
examined Emergency Manual.



Sec. 127.1311  Motor vehicles.

    (a) When LHG is being transferred or stored in the marine transfer 
area of a waterfront facility handling LHG, the operator shall ensure 
that no person--
    (1) Stops or parks a motor vehicle in a space other than a 
designated parking space;
    (2) Refuels a motor vehicle within the area; or
    (3) Operates a vehicle or other mobile equipment that constitutes a 
potential source of ignition within 15 meters (49.2 feet) of any storage 
container, manifold, loading arm, or independent mating flange 
containing a flammable liquid or vapor.
    (b) If motor vehicles are permitted to stop in the marine transfer 
area for LHG, the operator shall designate and mark parking spaces 
that--
    (1) Do not block fire lanes;
    (2) Do not impede any entrances or exits; and
    (3) Are not located within 15 meters (49.2 feet) of any storage 
container, manifold, loading arm, or independent mating flange 
containing a flammable liquid or vapor.



Sec. 127.1313  Storage of hazardous materials.

    (a) Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall ensure 
that no materials listed in the table of hazardous materials under 49 
CFR 172.101, except for the following, are stored in the marine transfer 
area for LHG:
    (1) The LHG being transferred.
    (2) Fuel required by the vessel, or by emergency equipment in the 
area.
    (3) Oily wastes received from vessels.
    (4) Solvents, lubricants, paints and similar materials in the amount 
required for one day's operations and maintenance.
    (b) The operator shall ensure that flammable liquids not stored in 
bulk are stored in accordance with Chapter 4 of NFPA 30.



Sec. 127.1315  Preliminary transfer inspection.

    Before each transfer, the person in charge of transfer for the 
facility shall--
    (a) Inspect piping and equipment within the marine transfer area for 
LHG to be used for transfer and ensure that it meets the requirements in 
this part;
    (b) Determine the contents, pressure, temperature, and capacity of 
each storage tank to or from which LHG will be transferred, to ensure 
that it is safe for transfer;
    (c) Confer with the person in charge of transfer aboard the vessel, 
to review and agree on--
    (1) The sequence of acts required for transfer;

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    (2) The rate, maximum working pressure, and minimum working 
temperature of transfer;
    (3) The duties, stations, and watches of each person assigned for 
transfer; and
    (4) The emergency procedures in the examined Emergency Manual;
    (d) Ensure that the vessel is securely moored and that the transfer 
connections allow it to move to the limits of its moorings without 
placing a strain on the piping, hose, or loading arm used for transfer;
    (e) Ensure that each part of the transfer system is aligned to allow 
the flow of LHG to the desired place;
    (f) Ensure the display of the warning signs required by Sec. 
127.1113;
    (g) Ensure that the requirements of this part concerning smoking and 
fire protection are met;
    (h) Ensure that qualified personnel are on duty in accordance with 
the examined Operations Manual and Sec. Sec. 127.1301 and 127.1302; and
    (i) Test the following to determine that they are operable:
    (1) The communication system required by Sec. 127.1111.
    (2) The gas detectors required by Sec. 127.1203.



Sec. 127.1317  Declaration of Inspection.

    (a) Each person in charge of transfer for the facility shall ensure 
that no person transfers LHG to or from a vessel until a Declaration of 
Inspection that meets paragraph (c) of this section is executed and 
signed by both the person in charge aboard the vessel and the person in 
charge for the facility.
    (b) No person in charge of transfer for the facility may sign the 
Declaration unless that person has fulfilled the requirements of Sec. 
127.1315 and has indicated fulfillment of each requirement by writing 
his or her initials in the appropriate space on the Declaration.
    (c) Each Declaration must contain--
    (1) The name of the vessel and that of the facility;
    (2) The date and time that the transfer begins;
    (3) A list of the requirements in Sec. 127.1315 with the initials 
of both the person in charge aboard the vessel and the person in charge 
for the facility after each requirement, indicating the fulfillment of 
the requirement;
    (4) The signatures of both the person in charge aboard the vessel 
and the person in charge for the facility, and the date and time of 
signing, indicating that they are both ready to begin transfer; and
    (5) The signature of each relief person in charge and the date and 
time of each relief.
    (d) The person in charge of transfer for the facility shall give one 
signed copy of the Declaration to the person in charge of transfer 
aboard the vessel and retain the other.
    (e) Each operator of a facility shall retain a signed copy of the 
Declaration at the facility for 30 days after the transfer.



Sec. 127.1319  Transfer of LHG.

    (a) The operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall notify 
the COTP of the time and place of each transfer of LHG in bulk at least 
4 hours before it begins.
    (b) During transfer, each operator of a waterfront facility handling 
LHG shall ensure that--
    (1) The marine transfer area for LHG is under the supervision of a 
person in charge certified for transfers of LHG, who has no other 
assigned duties during the transfer;
    (2) The person in charge supervises transfers only to or from one 
vessel at a time unless authorized by the COTP.
    (3) No person transferring fuel or oily waste is involved in the 
transfer; and
    (4) No vessel is moored outboard of any LHG vessel unless allowed by 
the COTP or the examined Operations Manual of the facility.
    (c) During transfer, each person in charge of transfer for the 
facility shall--
    (1) Maintain communication with the person in charge of transfer 
aboard the LHG vessel;
    (2) Ensure that an inspection of the transfer piping and equipment 
for leaks, frost, defects, and other threats to safety takes place at 
least once every transfer;
    (3) Ensure that--
    (i) Transfer of LHG is discontinued as soon as a release or fire is 
detected in the area or aboard the vessel; and

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    (ii) Transfer of flammable LHG is discontinued when electrical 
storms or uncontrolled fires approach near the area; and
    (4) Ensure that the outdoor lighting required by Sec. 127.1109 is 
turned on between sunset and sunrise.
    (d) Upon completion of transfer of LHG, each operator of a 
waterfront facility handling LHG shall ensure that hoses and loading 
arms used for transfer are drained of LHG residue and depressurized 
before disconnecting from the vessel.

    Note to Sec. 127.1319: Corresponding standards for vessels appear 
at 46 CFR part 154.



Sec. 127.1321  Release of LHG.

    (a) Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall ensure 
that--
    (1) No person intentionally releases LHG into the environment; and
    (2) If a release of LHG or its vapor threatens vessels or persons 
outside the marine transfer area for LHG, they are notified by the 
warning devices.
    (b) If LHG or its vapor is released, the person in charge of 
transfer for the facility shall--
    (1) Immediately notify the person in charge of transfer aboard the 
vessel that transfer must be shut down;
    (2) Shut down transfer in coordination with the person aboard the 
vessel;
    (3) Notify the COTP of the release; and
    (4) Not resume transfer until authorized by the COTP.



Sec. 127.1325  Access to marine transfer area for LHG.

    Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall ensure 
that--
    (a) Access to the marine transfer area for LHG from shoreside and 
waterside is limited to--
    (1) Personnel who work in the area, transfer personnel, vessel 
personnel, and delivery and service personnel in the course of their 
business;
    (2) Federal, State, and local officials; and
    (3) Other persons authorized by the operator;
    (b) Each person allowed into the area is positively identified as 
someone authorized to enter and that each person other than an employee 
of the facility displays an identifying badge;
    (c) Guards are stationed, and fences or other devices are installed, 
to prevent, detect, and respond to unauthorized access, fires, and 
releases of LHG in the area, except that alternative measures approved 
by the COTP (such as electronic monitoring or random patrols) will be 
sufficient where the stationing of guards is impracticable; and
    (d) Coast Guard personnel are allowed access to the facility, at any 
time, to make any examination or to board any vessel moored at the 
facility.

                               Maintenance



Sec. 127.1401  General.

    Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall ensure 
that all cargo handling equipment is operable, and that no equipment 
that may cause the release or ignition of LHG is used in the marine 
transfer area for LHG.



Sec. 127.1403  Inspections.

    (a) Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall 
conduct a visual inspection for defects of each pressure relief device 
not capable of being tested.
    (b) The operator shall conduct the inspection required by paragraph 
(a) of this section at least once each calendar year, with intervals 
between inspections not exceeding 15 months.



Sec. 127.1405  Repairs.

    Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall ensure 
that--
    (a) Equipment is repaired so that--
    (1) The equipment continues to meet the applicable requirements in 
this subpart; and
    (2) Safety is not compromised; and
    (b) Welding and cutting meet NFPA 51B.



Sec. 127.1407  Tests.

    (a) Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall 
conduct a static liquid-pressure test of the piping, hoses, and loading 
arms of the LHG-transfer system located in the marine transfer area for 
LHG, and shall verify the set pressure of the safety and relief valves--
    (1) After the system or the valves are altered;

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    (2) After major repairs to the system or the valves;
    (3) After any increase in the MAWP of the system; and
    (4) At least once each calendar year, with intervals between tests 
not exceeding 15 months.
    (b) The pressure for the test under paragraph (a) of this section 
must be at least 1.1 times the MAWP and last for at least 30 minutes.
    (c) The operator shall conduct a test of each pressure gauge, to 
ensure that the displayed pressure is within 10 percent of the actual 
pressure, at least once each calendar year, with intervals between tests 
not exceeding 15 months.
    (d) The operator shall conduct a test of each item of remote 
operating or indicating equipment, such as a remotely operated valve, at 
least once each calendar year, with intervals between tests not 
exceeding 15 months.
    (e) The operator shall conduct a test of the emergency shutdown 
required by Sec. 127.1205 at least once every two months, to ensure 
that it will perform as intended. If transfers of LHG occur less often 
than every two months, the operator may conduct this test before each 
transfer instead of every two months.
    (f) The operator shall conduct a test of the warning alarm required 
by Sec. 127.1207 at least once every six months, to ensure that it will 
perform as intended. If transfers of LHG occur less often than every six 
months, the operator may conduct this test before each transfer instead 
of every six months.



Sec. 127.1409  Records.

    (a) Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall keep 
on file:
    (1) A description of the components inspected or tested under Sec. 
127.1403 or 127.1407.
    (2) The date and results of each inspection or test under Sec. 
127.1403 or 127.1407.
    (3) A description of any repair made after the inspection or test.
    (4) The date and a description of each alteration or major repair to 
the LHG transfer system or its valves.
    (b) The operator shall keep this information on file for at least 24 
months after the inspection, test, alteration, or major repair.

                         Firefighting Equipment



Sec. 127.1501  General.

    (a) The number, kind, and place of equipment for fire detection, 
protection, control, and extinguishment must be determined by an 
evaluation based upon sound principles of fire-protection engineering, 
analysis of local conditions, hazards within the waterfront facility 
handling LHG, and exposure to other property. A description of the 
number, kind, place, and use of fire equipment determined by this 
evaluation must appear in the Emergency Manual for each facility. The 
evaluation for each new facility and for all new construction on each 
existing facility must be submitted to the COTP for review when the 
emergency manual is submitted under Sec. 127.1307.
    (b) All fire equipment for each facility must be adequately 
maintained, and periodically inspected and tested, so it will perform as 
intended.
    (c) The following must be red or some other conspicuous color and be 
in places that are readily accessible:
    (1) Hydrants and standpipes.
    (2) Hose stations.
    (3) Portable fire extinguishers.
    (4) Fire monitors.
    (d) Fire equipment must bear the approval, if applicable, of 
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., Factory Mutual Research Corporation, or 
other independent laboratory recognized by NFPA.

[CGD 88-049, 60 FR 39796, Aug. 3, 1995, as amended by USCG-1999-5832, 64 
FR 34714, June 29, 1999]



Sec. 127.1503  Portable fire extinguishers.

    Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG must provide 
portable fire extinguishers of appropriate, number, size, and kind in 
the marine transfer area for LHG in accordance with NFPA 10.



Sec. 127.1505  Emergency response and rescue.

    (a) Each waterfront facility handling LHG must arrange for emergency 
response and rescue pending the arrival

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of resources for firefighting or pollution control. Response and rescue 
may be performed by facility personnel or by an off-site organization.
    (1) If response and rescue are performed by facility personnel, 
appropriate training and equipment for personnel protection must be 
furnished to those personnel. Training and equipment that meets 29 CFR 
1910.120, hazardous-waste operations and emergency response, will be 
appropriate.
    (2) If response and rescue are performed by an off-site 
organization, the organization must enter into a written agreement with 
the facility indicating the services it will perform and the time within 
which it will perform them to injured or trapped personnel.
    (b) [Reserved]



Sec. 127.1507  Water systems for fire protection.

    (a) Each waterfront facility handling LHG must have a supply of 
water and a means for distributing and applying the water to protect 
personnel; to cool storage tanks, equipment, piping, and vessels; and to 
control unignited leaks and spills in the marine transfer area for LHG 
except when the evaluation required by Sec. 127.1501(a) indicates 
otherwise. The evaluation must address fire protection for structures, 
cargo, and vessels. Each water system must include on the pier or wharf 
at least one 2\1/2\-inch supply line, one 2\1/2\-inch fire hydrant, and 
enough 2\1/2\-inch hose to connect the hydrant to the vessel.
    (b) Each water system must fully and simultaneously supply, for at 
least 2 hours, all fixed fire-protection systems, including monitor 
nozzles, at their designed flow and pressure for the worst single 
incident foreseeable, plus 63 L/s (1000 gpm) for streams from hand-held 
hoses.



Sec. 127.1509  Equipment for controlling and extinguishing fires.

    (a) Within each marine transfer area for LHG of each waterfront 
facility handling LHG that transfers a flammable LHG, portable or 
wheeled fire extinguishers suitable for gas fires, preferably dry 
chemical extinguishers, must be available at strategic sites, as 
determined by the evaluation required by Sec. 127.1501(a).
    (b) Fixed systems for extinguishing or controlling fires may be 
appropriate for protection against particular hazards. The evaluation 
required by Sec. 127.1501(a) may specify the use of one or more of the 
following fixed systems:
    (1) Low-, medium-, or high-expansion foam.
    (2) Dry chemicals.
    (3) Water applied as deluge, spray, or sprinkle.
    (4) Carbon dioxide.
    (5) Other NFPA approved fire extinguishing media.



Sec. 127.1511  International shore connection.

    Each marine transfer area for LHG that receives foreign flag vessels 
must have an international shore connection meeting the requirements of 
ASTM F 1121 (incorporated by reference, see Sec. 127.003).

[CGD 88-049, 60 FR 39796, Aug. 3, 1995, as amended by USCG-2000-7223, 65 
FR 40057, June 29, 2000]

                             Fire Protection



Sec. 127.1601  Smoking.

    Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall ensure 
that no person smokes in the marine transfer area for LHG unless--
    (a) Neither flammable LHG nor its vapors are present in the area; 
and
    (b) The person is in a place designated and marked in accordance 
with local law.



Sec. 127.1603  Hotwork.

    Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall ensure 
that no person conducts welding, torch cutting, or other hotwork on the 
facility, or on a vessel moored to the facility, unless--
    (a) The COTP has issued a permit for that hotwork; and
    (b) The conditions of the permit are met.



Sec. 127.1605  Other sources of ignition.

    Each operator of a waterfront facility handling LHG shall ensure 
that in the marine transfer area for LHG--
    (a) There are no open fires or open flame lamps;

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    (b) Heating equipment will not ignite combustible material;
    (c) Each chimney and appliance has a spark arrestor if it uses solid 
fuel or is located where sparks may ignite combustible material; and
    (d) All rubbish, debris, and waste go into appropriate receptacles.

[CGD 88-049, 60 FR 39796, Aug. 3, 1995, as amended by CGD 97-023, 62 FR 
33363, June 19, 1997]



PART 128_SECURITY OF PASSENGER TERMINALS--Table of Contents




                            Subpart A_General

Sec.
128.100 Does this part apply to me?
128.110 Definitions.
128.120 Incorporation by reference.

                       Subpart B_Security Program

128.200 What must my Terminal Security Plan cover?
128.210 What are the responsibilities of my terminal security officer?
128.220 What must I do to report an unlawful act and related activity?

          Subpart C_Plans and Procedures for Terminal Security

128.300 What is required to be in a Terminal Security Plan?
128.305 Who must submit a Terminal Security Plan?
128.307 What is the procedure for examination?
128.309 What do I do if I need to amend my Terminal Security Plan?
128.311 What is my right of appeal?

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 49 CFR 1.46.

    Source: CGD 91-012, 61 FR 37654, July 18, 1996, unless otherwise 
noted.

    Editorial Note: For a document relating to clarification of part 
128, see 61 FR 51597, Oct. 3, 1996.



                            Subpart A_General



Sec. 128.100  Does this part apply to me?

    This part applies to all passenger terminals in the United States or 
its territories when being used for the assembling, processing, 
embarking, or disembarking of passengers or baggage for passenger 
vessels over 100 gross tons, carrying more than 12 passengers for hire; 
making a voyage lasting more than 24 hours, any part of which is on the 
high seas. It does not apply to terminals when serving ferries that hold 
Coast Guard Certificates of Inspection endorsed for ``Lakes, Bays, and 
Sounds'', and that transit international waters for only short periods 
of time, on frequent schedules.



Sec. 128.110  Definitions.

    The definitions in part 120 of this chapter apply to this part, 
except for the definition of You. As used in this part:
    You means the owner or operator of a passenger terminal.

[CGD 91-012, 63 FR 53591, Oct. 6, 1998]



Sec. 128.120  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register in accordance 
with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR Part 51. To enforce any edition other 
than that specified in paragraph (b) of this section, the Coast Guard 
must publish notice of change in the Federal Register and must make the 
material available to the public. All approved material may be inspected 
at the U.S. Coast Guard, (G-MSE), 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, 
DC, and at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 
information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-
6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal--register/code--of--
federal--regulations/ibr--locations.html. Copies may be obtained from 
IMO, 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7 SR.
    (b) The materials approved for incorporation by reference in this 
part and the sections affected are:

                International Maritime Organization (IMO)

4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR
MSC Circular 443, Measures to Prevent Unlawful Acts Against Passengers 
    and Crews on Board Ships September 26, 1986--128.220, 128.300

[CGD 91-012, 61 FR 37654, July 18, 1996, as amended by USCG-2002-12471, 
67 FR 41332, June 18, 2002; 69 FR 18803, Apr. 9, 2004]

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                       Subpart B_Security Program



Sec. 128.200  What must my Terminal Security Plan cover?

    (a) If this part applies to your passenger terminal, you must 
implement for that terminal a program that--
    (1) Provides for the safety and security of persons and property in 
the terminal and aboard each passenger vessel subject to part 120 of 
this chapter moored at the terminal, against unlawful acts;
    (2) Prevents or deters the carriage aboard any such vessel moored at 
the terminal of any prohibited weapon, incendiary, or explosive on or 
about any person or within his or her personal articles or baggage, and 
the carriage of any prohibited weapon, incendiary, or explosive in 
stowed baggage, cargo, or stores;
    (3) Prevents or deters unauthorized access to any such vessel and to 
restricted areas in the terminal;
    (4) Provides appropriate security measures for Security Levels I, 
II, and III that allow for increases in security when the Commandant or 
Captain of the Port (COTP) advises you that a threat of an unlawful act 
exists and may affect the terminal, a vessel, or any person aboard the 
vessel or terminal;
    (5) Designates, by name, a security officer for the terminal;
    (6) Provides for the evaluation of all security personnel of the 
terminal, before hiring, to determine suitability for employment; and
    (7) Provides for coordination with vessel security while any 
passenger vessel subject to part 120 of this chapter is moored at the 
terminal.
    (b) If this part applies to your passenger terminal, you must work 
with the operator of each passenger vessel subject to part 120 of this 
chapter, to provide security for the passengers, the terminal, and the 
vessel. You need not duplicate any provisions fulfilled by the vessel 
unless directed to by the COTP. When a provision is fulfilled by a 
vessel, the applicable section of the Terminal Security Plan required by 
Sec. 128.300 must refer to that fact.

[CGD 91-012, 63 FR 53591, Oct. 6, 1998]



Sec. 128.210  What are the responsibilities of my terminal security 
officer?

    (a) If this part applies to your passenger terminal, you must 
designate a security officer for the terminal.
    (b) This officer must ensure that--
    (1) An initial comprehensive security survey is conducted and 
updated;
    (2) The Terminal Security Plan required by Sec. 128.300 is 
implemented and maintained, and that amendments to correct its 
deficiencies and satisfy the security requirements of the terminal are 
proposed;
    (3) Adequate training for personnel responsible for security is 
provided;
    (4) Regular security inspections of the terminal are conducted;
    (5) Vigilance is encouraged, as well as is general awareness of 
security, at the terminal;
    (6) All occurrences or suspected occurrences of unlawful acts and 
related activities are reported under Sec. 128.220 and records of the 
incident are maintained; and
    (7) Coordination, for implementation of the Terminal Security Plan 
required by Sec. 128.300, takes place with the vessel security officer 
of each vessel that embarks or disembarks passengers at the terminal.

[CGD 91-012, 63 FR 53592, Oct. 6, 1998]



Sec. 128.220  What must I do to report an unlawful act and related 
activity?

    (a) Either you or the terminal security officer must report each 
breach of security, unlawful act, or threat of an unlawful act against 
the terminal, a passenger vessel subject to part 120 of this chapter 
destined for or moored at that terminal, or any person aboard the 
terminal or vessel, to the COTP, to the local office of the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and to the local police agency having 
jurisdiction over the terminal.
    (b) Either you or the terminal security officer must file a written 
report of the incident using the form ``Report on an Unlawful Act,'' 
contained in IMO MSC Circular 443, as soon as possible, to the local 
COTP.

[CGD 91-012, 63 FR 53592, Oct. 6, 1998]

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          Subpart C_Plans and Procedures for Terminal Security



Sec. 128.300  What is required to be in a Terminal Security Plan?

    (a) If your passenger terminal is subject to this part, you must 
develop and maintain, in writing, for that terminal, an appropriate 
Terminal Security Plan that articulates the program required by Sec. 
128.200.
    (b) The Terminal Security Plan must be developed and maintained 
under the guidance in IMO MSC Circular 443 and must address the security 
of passengers aboard passenger vessels subject to part 120 of this 
chapter, of members of crews of such vessels, and of employees of the 
terminal, by establishing security measures to take for Security Levels 
I, II, and III, to--
    (1) Deter unauthorized access to the terminal and its restricted 
areas and to any passenger vessel moored at the terminal;
    (2) Deter the introduction of prohibited weapons, incendiaries, and 
explosives into the terminal and its restricted areas and onto any 
passenger vessel moored at the terminal;
    (3) Encourage vigilance, as well as general awareness of security, 
at the terminal;
    (4) Provide adequate security training to employees of the terminal;
    (5) Coordinate responsibilities for security with the operator of 
each vessel that embarks or disembarks passengers at the terminal; and
    (6) Provide information to employees of the terminal and to law-
enforcement personnel, in case of an incident affecting security.
    (c) You must amend the Terminal Security Plan to address any known 
deficiencies.
    (d) You must restrict the distribution, disclosure, and availability 
of information contained in the Terminal Security Plan to those persons 
with an operational need to know.

[CGD 91-012, 63 FR 53592, Oct. 6, 1998]



Sec. 128.305  Who must submit a Terminal Security Plan?

    (a) The owner or operator of the vessel must submit a Terminal 
Security Plan whenever--
    (1) There is an agreement with you that the owner or operator of the 
vessel will submit the Plan;
    (2) The owner or operator of the vessel has exclusive use of the 
pier and terminal building immediately adjacent to the pier and has 
complete control of that area;
    (3) There is no terminal; or
    (4) Passengers embark or disembark but no baggage or stores are 
loaded or offloaded.
    (b) In the situations described in paragraphs (a)(3) and (4) of this 
section, the owner or operator of the vessel may, with the permission of 
the cognizant COTP, use an annex to the vessel's security plan instead 
of a Terminal Security Plan.
    (c) You must submit a Terminal Security Plan whenever--
    (1) There is an agreement with the owner or operator of the vessel 
that you will submit the Plan;
    (2) No security agreement exists; or
    (3)(i) At least one vessel other than a passenger vessel uses the 
terminal;
    (ii) More than one passenger vessel line uses the terminal; or
    (iii) The terminal loads or offloads baggage or stores.

[CGD 91-012, 63 FR 53592, Oct. 6, 1998]



Sec. 128.307  What is the procedure for examination?

    (a) Unless a plan for your passenger terminal will be submitted by 
an entity other than yourself under Sec. 128.305 or Sec. 120.303 of 
this chapter, you must submit two copies of each Terminal Security Plan 
required by Sec. 128.300 to the COTP for examination at least 60 days 
before transferring passengers to or from a vessel subject to part 120 
of this chapter.
    (b) If the COTP finds that the Terminal Security Plan meets the 
requirements of Sec. 128.300, he or she will return a copy to you 
marked ``Examined by the Coast Guard.''
    (c) If the COTP finds that the Terminal Security Plan does not meet 
the requirements of Sec. 128.300, he or she will return the Plan with 
an explanation of why it does not meet them.
    (d) No terminal subject to this part may transfer passengers to or 
from a passenger vessel subject to part 120 of this chapter, unless it 
holds either a

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Terminal Security Plan that we have examined or a letter from the COTP 
stating that we are currently reviewing the Plan and that normal 
operations may continue until the COTP has determined whether the Plan 
meets the requirements of Sec. 128.300.

[CGD 91-012, 63 FR 53592, Oct. 6, 1998]



Sec. 128.309  What do I do if I need to amend my Terminal Security Plan?

    (a) If your passenger terminal is subject to this part, you must 
amend your Terminal Security Plan when directed by the COTP, and may 
amend it on your own initiative.
    (b) You must submit each proposed amendment to the Terminal Security 
Plan you initiate to the COTP for review at least 30 days before the 
amendment is to take effect, unless he or she allows a shorter period. 
The COTP will examine the amendment and respond according to Sec. 
128.307.
    (c) The COTP may direct you to amend your Terminal Security Plan if 
he or she determines that implementation of the Plan is not providing 
effective security. Except in an emergency, he or she will issue you a 
written notice of matters to address and will allow you at least 60 days 
to submit proposed amendments.
    (d) If there is an emergency or other circumstance that makes the 
procedures in paragraph (c) of this section impracticable, the COTP may 
give you an order to implement increases in security immediately. The 
order will incorporate a statement of the reasons for it.

[CGD 91-012, 63 FR 53593, Oct. 6, 1998]



Sec. 128.311  What is my right of appeal?

    Any person directly affected by a decision or action taken by the 
COTP under this part, may appeal that action or decision to the 
cognizant District Commander according to the procedures in 46 CFR 1.03-
15; the District Commander's decision on appeal may be further appealed 
to the Commandant according to the procedures in 46 CFR 1.03-25.

[CGD 91-012, 61 FR 37654, July 18, 1996. Redesignated by CGD 91-012, 63 
FR 53592, Oct. 6, 1998]

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                                  INDEX

                     SUBCHAPTER L_WATERFRONT FACILITIES

  Editorial Note: This listing is provided for informational purposes 
only. It is compiled and kept up-to-date by the Coast Guard, Department 
of Homeland Security, and is revised through July 1, 2005.

                                                                 Section

                                 A

Access to waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, 
including vessels and harbor craft therein
                                                                  125.15
Action by the Commandant
                                                                  125.45
Action by the Commandant, after appeal
                                                                  125.49
Alternatives
                                                                 127.017
Appeal(s)
                                                         125.47, 127.015
Appeal, right to
                                                                 128.309
Applicability
                                                        127.001, 128.100
Applications
                                                                  125.21
Applications, aliens
                                                                  125.25
Applications, challenges to
                                                                  125.41
Applications, insufficient information
                                                                  125.29
Applications, previously denied
                                                                  125.57
Applications, sponsorship
                                                                  125.27
Applications, United States citizens
                                                                 125.230
Approval of applicant by Commandant
                                                                  125.31

                                 B

Bulk storage
                                                                 127.313

                                 C

Captain of the Port
                                                                  125.05
Identification Cards..............................................125.13
Cargoes
Ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate fertilizers, fertilizer 
mixtures, or nitro carbo nitrate; general provisions..............126.28
Cargoes of particular hazard......................................126.10
Dangerous.........................................................126.07
Designated dangerous cargo........................................126.09
Supervision and control...........................................126.29
Challenges
                                                                  125.41
Coast Guard Port Security Card
Form of...........................................................125.11
Holders of........................................................125.33
Outstanding applications..........................................125.55
Period of validity................................................125.12
Persons eligible..................................................125.17
Replacement of lost card..........................................125.51
Standards.........................................................125.19
Commandant, action by the.........................................125.45

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After appeal......................................................125.49
Approval of applicant.............................................125.31
Commandant,.......................................................125.01
Notice by.........................................................125.35
Communications systems
                                                                 127.111

                                 D

Definitions
                                                 126.3, 127.005, 128.110
Design and construction
                                                                 127.101
Design and Construction
Communications systems..........................................127.1111
Electrical systems..............................................127.1107
Layout and spacing of marine transfer area for LHG..............127.1105
Lighting systems................................................127.1109
Piers and wharves...............................................127.1103
Piping systems..................................................127.1101
Transfer hoses and loading arms.................................127.1102
Warning signs...................................................127.1113
District Commander
                                                                  125.03

                                 E

Electrical power systems
                                                                 127.107
Equipment
Emergency shutdown.....................................127.205, 127.1205
Gas detectors, portable................................127.203, 127.1203
Respiratory protection..........................................127.1209
Sensing and alarm systems........................................127.201
Warning alarms.........................................127.207, 127.1207

                                 F

Facilities
Arrangement of...................................................126.15m
Automotive equipment.............................................126.15e
Designated waterfront facility....................................126.05
Designated waterfront facility, conditions for....................126.15
Designation of....................................................126.13
Electrical wiring................................................126.15h
``Facility of particular hazard'', conditions for designating.....126.16
Fire extinguishing equipment.....................................126.15j
Guards...........................................................126.15a
Heating equipment and open fires.................................126.15I
Lighting.........................................................126.15l
Maintenance stores and supplies..................................126.15g
Rubbish and waste material.......................................126.15f
Smoking..........................................................126.15b
Truck or other motor vehicles....................................126.15d
Warning alarms...................................................126.16b
Welding or hot work..............................................126.15c
Firefighting/Firefighting Equipment
Dry chemical systems.............................................127.609
Emergency outfits................................................127.605
Emergency response and rescue...................................127.1505
Equipment for controlling and extinguishing fires...............127.1509
Fire equipment; general..........................................127.601
Fire main systems................................................127.607
Fires............................................................127.615

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General.........................................................127.1501
Hotwork..........................................................127.617
International shore connection.........................127.611, 127.1511
Portable fire extinguishers............................127.603, 127.1503
Smoking..........................................................127.613
Water systems for fire protection...............................127.1507
Fire Protection
Hotwork.........................................................127.1603
Other sources of ignition.......................................127.1605
Smoking.........................................................127.1601

                                 G

Great Lakes
                                                                  125.08

                                 H

Handling of class 1 (explosive) materials or other dangerous 
cargoes within or contiguous to waterfront facilities
                                                                Part 126
Hearing(s)
Boards............................................................125.37
Procedure.........................................................125.43
Notice by.........................................................125.39

                                 I

Identification Cards, Captain of the Port
                                                                  125.13
Identification Credentials
                                                                  125.09
Identification credentials for persons requiring access to 
waterfront facilities or vessels
                                                                Part 125
Incorporation by reference
                                                 126.5, 127.003, 128.120
Inspections of waterfront facilities
                                                                 127.011
International Maritime Organization
                                                                128.120a

                                 L

Layout and spacing of marine transfer area for LNG
                                                                 127.105
Letter of intent
                                                                 127.007
Letter of recommendation
                                                                 127.009
Lighting systems
                                                                 127.109

                                 M

Maintenance
General................................................127.401, 127.1401
Inspections............................................127.403, 127.1403
Records................................................127.409, 127.1409
Repairs................................................127.405, 127.1405
Testing................................................127.407, 127.1407

                                 N

Notice by Commandant
                                                                  125.11

                                 O

Operations
Bulk storage.....................................................127.313
Declaration of Inspection........................................127.317
Emergency Manual.......................................127.307, 127.1307
LNG release......................................................127.321

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LNG transfer.....................................................127.319
Motor vehicles...................................................127.311
Operations Manual and Emergency Manual; use of...................127.309
Operations Manual......................................127.305, 127.1305
Qualifications and certification of persons in charge of shoreside 
transfer operations....................................127.301, 127.1301
Suspension order, compliance with................................127.303
Suspension order, compliance with...............................127.1303
Training........................................................127.1302
Transfer inspection, preliminary.................................127.315
Operations Manual and Emergency Manual; Examination procedures
                                                                 127.019

                                 P

Penalties
Handling dangerous cargo without a permit.........................126.33
Handling designated dangerous cargo without a permit..............126.25
Permits
For handling dangerous cargo......................................126.27
For handling designated dangerous cargo...........................126.19
Termination of general permits....................................126.31
Termination or suspension of permits..............................126.23
Transactions......................................................126.21
Personnel Training
Applicability....................................................127.501
Training, general................................................127.503
Piers and wharves
                                                                 127.103
Plan
Amendment........................................................128.307
Examination procedure............................................128.305
General..........................................................128.300
Port Security Card, form of
                                                                  125.11
Port Security Card, period of validity
                                                                  125.12
Port Security Card, Replacement of lost
                                                                  125.51
Primary Responsibility
                                                                  126.35

                                 R

Reporting of unlawful acts and related activities
                                                                 128.220

                                 S

Security
Access to the marine transfer area for LNG.......................127.703
Communications...................................................127.711
On existing facilities...........................................127.701
Personnel........................................................127.707
Protective enclosures............................................127.709
Systems..........................................................127.705
Security of passenger terminals
                                                                Part 128
Separability
                                                                  126.37
Standards
                                                                  125.19
Suspension of transfer operations
                                                                 127.013

                                 T

Terminal security officer
                                                                 128.210

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                                 U

United States citizens
                                                                  125.23

                                 V

Vessel credential requirements
                                                                  125.53

                                 W

Warning signs
                                                                 127.113
Waterfront facility
                                                                  125.07
Waterfront Facilities handling Liquefied Hazardous Gas
                                                               Subpart C
Waterfront Facilities handling Liquefied Natural Gas
                                                               Subpart B
Waterfront facilities handling liquefied natural gas and liquefied 
hazardous gas
                                                                Part 127
Applicability....................................................127.001
Western Rivers
                                                                  125.06

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