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Federal Register Notice: Notice of Publication of Vessel Traffic Services National Standards for Operating COMDTINST 16630.3B

March 7, 2023

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The Coast Guard announces the publication of the Vessel Traffic Services National Standards of Operating Commandant Instruction (COMDTINST) 16630.3B. This instruction replaces the Vessel Traffic Services National Standards of Operating Procedures COMDTINST M16630.3A. This instruction provides programmatic guidance to all Coast Guard Sectors and Vessel Traffic Services.

You can find a copy of the COMDTINST 16630.3B posted in the docket by searching docket number USCG-2023-0098 at

For information about this document call or email Darin Mathis, Coast Guard; telephone 202-372-1559, email

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