Equivalent Reporting Methods for vessels other than those entering the Great Lakes or Hudson River after operating outside the EEZ or Canadian equivalent.
For ships required to report under § 151.2041 the Chief, Environmental Standards Division (CG-5224), acting for the Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security, and Stewardship (CG-5) may, upon receipt of a written request, consider and approve alternative methods of reporting if:
Such methods are at least as effective as that required by § 151.2041; and
Compliance with the requirement is economically or physically impractical.
The Chief, Environmental Standards Division (CG-5224) will take approval or disapproval action on the request submitted in accordance with paragraph (a) of this section within 30 days of receipt of the request.
[USCG-1998-3423, 66 FR 58391, Nov. 21, 2001, as amended by USCG-2002-12471, 67 FR 41332, June 18, 2002. Redesignated and amended by USCG-2002-13147, 69 FR 32870, June 14, 2004; USCG-2008-0179, 73 FR 35014, June 19, 2008]