12/21/2016: Comment period to re-open for Alternative Planning Criteria National Guidelines

The Coast Guard is temporarily suspending the promulgation of the Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) National Guidelines in order to re-open the public comment period for an additional 90 days. Existing APCs and related ACP acceptance policy will remain in effect over the course of this comment period. Existing APCs will be renewed such that the maritime industry is afforded an adequate and reasonable period of time to comply with the new policy, once released.