The new rule listed under the Coast Guard will be called “Top Screen Information Collection from MTSA-Regulated Facilities Handling Chemicals” (RIN: 1625-AB64). According to the OIRA web site:
“The Coast Guard proposes to require facilities regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-295) (MTSA) that transport or handle certain chemicals of interest to submit a "Top-Screen" to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS developed Top-Screen under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 109-295), section 550) (CFATS). This rulemaking would not subject MTSA-regulated facilities to CFATS requirements.”Presumably this new rule would be a result of a memorandum of understanding between DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection (OIP) and the Coast Guard. I have been hearing about the imminent release of such a MOU since last fall.
DHS is expecting to release a notice of proposed rule making (NRPM) for this rule in December. Of course those dates have been known to slip on occasion (Sarcasm Alert).