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Coast Guard Authorities Briefing CDR Scott Rogers, USCG 09 March 2010.

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1 Coast Guard Authorities Briefing CDR Scott Rogers, USCG 09 March 2010

2 Coast Guard Roles and Missions 1.Maritime Safety 2.Maritime Security 3.Maritime Stewardship

3 Coast Guard Mission Areas Search and Rescue Marine Safety Marine Environmental Protection Other Law Enforcement Defense Readiness Living Marine Resources Enforcement Ice Operations Aids to Navigation Migrant Interdiction Ports, Waterways & Coastal Security U.S. Coast Guard capabilities can be applied to promote the full range of maritime priorities within the National Military Strategy Drug Interdiction Maritime Safety Protection of Natural Resources Maritime Mobility Maritime Security National Defense 3

4 Coast Guard Snapshot 54 Airplanes 1,660 Small Boats142 Helicopters 40,903 Active Duty 7,709 Reservists 7,695 Civilians 28,500 Auxiliarists 251 Cutters Responsible for: Coastline: 12,000+ Mi Inland waters: 25,000 Mi EEZ: 7,053,000+ Mi 2 4

5 Coast Guard Organization

6 “The Coast Guard may make inquiries, examinations, inspections, searches, seizures, and arrests upon the high seas and waters over which the U.S. has jurisdiction.” 14 U.S.C. 89 An armed service:  Title 10 (Armed Services)  Title 50 (War & National Def) A unique agency:  Title 6 (Homeland Security)  Title 14 (Coast Guard) Bureaucratically agile:  Title 19 (Customs)  Title 33 (Navigable Waters, Environment)  Title 46 (Shipping)  Title 49 (Transportation) Coast Guard Authorities

7 Missions Law Analytical Framework “Salt away the facts, the law will keep!” Desired Endgame/Outcomes ACCP Authorities Capabilities, Competencies, Partnership Command & Control (App. D, MLEM) Int’l Law Conventional Customary Domestic Law Doctrine/Policy Operational Investigation/Intel Prosecution Statutes Regulations Executive Instruments Judge-made law

8 For Off icia l Us e Onl y (F OU O) Key Organic Authorities They Put The “A” in ACCP  14 U.S.C 1 – Congress Says Who We Are (see also 10 U.S.C. 101)  14 U.S.C. 2 – Congress Defines The Missions  14 U.S.C. 89 – Congress Grants Us Authority To Accomplish The LE Mission  14 U.S.C. 88 – SAR Authority  14 U.S.C. 141 – Congress Says Who We Can Play With (and vice versa)  14 U.S.C. 143 (and 19 U.S.C. 1401) – USCG Has Customs Authority Too  33 C.F.R. Part 6 (COTP Authority – Security Boardings)  Title 46 – LE Ashore Authority (Facilities)

9 The Ebb & Flow of CG Authority 9 Maximum Authority On navigable waterways & territorial sea of the U.S., and aboard U.S. and stateless vessels on the high seas Facilities adjacent to U.S. Waters Maritime access & movement control in U.S. waters Least Authority Law enforcement ashore beyond facilities Foreign Flag Vessel W/O Flag State Consent Intermediate Authority Foreign flag vessels on the high seas with Flag State Consent Foreign territorial sea with Coastal State Consent

10 Location, Location, Location! Maritime Zones & Authorities: Where You Stand Depends On Where You Sit

11 All Threats. All Hazards. Always Ready. 11

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