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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter HPart 106 → Subpart A


Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters
PART 106—MARINE SECURITY: OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF (OCS) FACILITIES


Subpart A—General


Contents
§106.100   Definitions.
§106.105   Applicability.
§106.110   Compliance dates.
§106.115   Compliance documentation.
§106.120   Noncompliance.
§106.125   Waivers.
§106.130   Equivalents.
§106.135   Alternative Security Program.
§106.140   Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive.
§106.145   Right to appeal.

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§106.100   Definitions.

Except as specifically stated in this subpart, the definitions in part 101 of this subchapter apply to this part.

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§106.105   Applicability.

(a) The requirements in this part apply to owners and operators of any fixed or floating facility, including MODUs not subject to part 104 of this subchapter, operating on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) of the United States for the purposes of engaging in the exploration, development, or production of oil, natural gas, or mineral resources that are regulated by 33 CFR subchapter N, that meet the following operating conditions:

(1) Hosts more than 150 persons for 12 hours or more in each 24-hour period continuously for 30 days or more;

(2) Produces greater than 100,000 barrels of oil per day; or

(3) Produces greater than 200 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

(b) The TWIC requirements found in this part do not apply to mariners employed aboard vessels moored at U.S. OCS facilities only when they are working immediately adjacent to their vessels in the conduct of vessel activities.

[USCG-2003-14759, 68 FR 39345, July 1, 2003, as amended by USCG-2006-24196, 72 FR 55048, Sept. 28, 2007]

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§106.110   Compliance dates.

(a) OCS facility owners or operators must submit to the cognizant District Commander for each OCS facility—

(1) The Facility Security Plan described in subpart D of this part for review and approval; or

(2) If intending to operate under an approved Alternative Security Program, a letter signed by the OCS facility owner or operator stating which approved Alternative Security Program the owner or operator intends to use.

(b) OCS facilities built on or after July 1, 2004 must submit a Facility Security Plan for approval 60 days prior to beginning operations.

[USCG-2007-28915, 81 FR 57713, Aug. 23, 2016]

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§106.115   Compliance documentation.

Each OCS facility owner or operator subject to this part must ensure that copies of the following documentation are available at the OCS facility and are made available to the Coast Guard upon request:

(a) The approved Facility Security Plan (FSP) and any approved revisions or amendments thereto, and a letter of approval from the cognizant District Commander dated within the last 5 years;

(b) The FSP submitted for approval and current written acknowledgment from the cognizant District Commander, stating that the Coast Guard is currently reviewing the FSP submitted for approval and that the OCS facility may continue to operate so long as the OCS facility remains in compliance with the submitted FSP; or

(c) For OCS facilities operating under a Coast Guard-approved Alternative Security Program as provided in §106.135, a copy of the Alternative Security Program the OCS facility is using, including a facility specific security assessment report generated under the Alternative Security Program, as specified in §101.120(b)(3) of this subchapter, and a letter signed by the OCS facility owner or operator, stating which Alternative Security Program the OCS facility is using and certifying that the OCS facility is in full compliance with that program.

[USCG-2003-14759, 68 FR 39345, July 1, 2003, as amended at 68 FR 60558, Oct. 22, 2003; USCG-2007-28915, 81 FR 57713, Aug. 23, 2016]

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§106.120   Noncompliance.

When an OCS facility must temporarily deviate from the requirements of this part, the OCS facility owner or operator must notify the cognizant District Commander, and either suspend operations or request and receive permission from the District Commander to continue operating.

[USCG-2003-14759, 68 FR 60558, Oct. 22, 2003]

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§106.125   Waivers.

Any OCS facility owner or operator may apply for a waiver of any requirement of this part that the OCS facility owner or operator considers unnecessary in light of the nature or operating conditions of the OCS facility. A request for a waiver must be submitted in writing with justification to the cognizant District Commander. The cognizant District Commander may require the OCS facility owner or operator to provide additional data for use in determining the validity of the requested waiver. The cognizant District Commander may grant a waiver, in writing, with or without conditions only if the waiver will not reduce the overall security of the OCS facility, its personnel, or visiting vessels.

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§106.130   Equivalents.

For any measure required by this part, the OCS facility owner or operator may propose an equivalent, as provided in §101.130 of this subchapter.

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§106.135   Alternative Security Program.

An OCS facility owner or operator may use an Alternative Security Program approved under §101.120 of this subchapter if:

(a) The Alternative Security Program is appropriate to that OCS facility;

(b) The OCS facility does not serve vessels on international voyages; and

(c) The Alternative Security Program is implemented in its entirety.

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§106.140   Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive.

All OCS facility owners or operators subject to this part must comply with any instructions contained in a MARSEC Directive issued under §101.405 of this subchapter.

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§106.145   Right to appeal.

Any person directly affected by a decision or action taken under this part, by or on behalf of the Coast Guard, may appeal as described in §101.420 of this subchapter.

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