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Unified Agenda 1625-AB60

Inflatable Personal Flotation Devices


The Coast Guard is harmonizing structural and performance standards for inflatable recreational personal flotation devices (PFDs) with industry consensus standards. This rulemaking will also slightly modify regulatory text in anticipation of a potential rulemaking addressing the population for which PFDs are approved, but this rulemaking does not change the scope of that current population.


7 actions from March 30th, 2011

  • March 30th, 2011
  • May 31st, 2011
    • Direct Final Rule Comment Period End
  • September 13th, 2011
  • September 13th, 2011
    • Direct Final Rule Withdrawal Effective
  • December 2011
    • NPRM
  • February 2012
    • NPRM Comment Period End
    • Final Rule


  • Brandi Baldwin
    Office of Design and Engineering Standards Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division (CG-5214)
    Phone 202 372-1394
    2100 Second Street SW., STOP 7126,
    Washington DC 20593-7126

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