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Leadership During a Time of Change “LNG Bunkering Facilities and Bunkering Operations ” Sector Motto: “ALL MISSIONS, HUMBLE SERVICE, BUILDING LEADERS.”

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1 Leadership During a Time of Change “LNG Bunkering Facilities and Bunkering Operations ” Sector Motto: “ALL MISSIONS, HUMBLE SERVICE, BUILDING LEADERS.” LT WILLIAM J. HICKEY

2 LNG as a Marine Fuel Drivers Reduces Air Pollution Energy Independence Job Creation Reduce Fuel Costs

3 Challenges Facility Conversions/Construction Infrastructure Training Regulations Shipyard Repair Procedures and Resources

4 Recent Interest White House Honors “Champions of Change” for Transportation to TOTE

5 Vessel Supply Options Courtesy of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers

6 US Federal Regulations  LNG Supply by Shore (Fixed)  LNG Supply by Shore (Mobile)  LNG Supply by sea (Ship/Barge)  33 CFR 127  33 CFR Part 127, 49 CFR Parts 172, 177, and 178  46 CFR Subchapter D, 46 CFR Parts 11, 12, 15, and 154, 33 CFR Parts 155 and 156.

7 LNG Quantity Comparison

8 U.S. Coast Guard Policy Letters  LNG as Fuel VESSEL: CG-521 Policy Letter "Equivalency Determination - Design Criteria for Natural Gas Fuel Systems.”  BARGE: Coast Guard Office of Hazardous Materials Division (CG-ENG-5) is currently developing policy regarding the design of LNG barges. The starting point for design is regulations in the International Gas Carrier Code (IGC) and Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 154 -Safety Standards for Self Propelled Vessels Carrying Bulk Liquefied Gases  TRANSFER OPERATIONS: DRAFT CG-OES Policy Letter No , Guidelines for Liquefied Natural Gas Fuel Transfer Operations and Training of Personnel on Vessels Using Natural Gas as Fuel  FACILITIES: DRAFT CG-OES Policy Letter No , Guidance Related to Vessels and Waterfront Facilities Conducting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Marine Fuel Transfer (Bunkering) Operations  LOCAL POLICY: Drafting Local Guidelines that will dovetail with the HQ Guidance.

9 Industry Partnership Standards Development  IMO - International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code)  IMO - International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)  ISO - International Guidelines for Bunkering LNG as a Marine Fuel (TC67 WG10)  NFPA 52 - Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code (updates to Chapter on Marine Vessels)  NFPA 59A - Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Advisory Committees / Interagency & Industry Workgroups  CGHQ Internal Natural Gas Workgroup  Federal LNG Interagency Roundtable (Washington, DC)  CTAC, MERPAC, TSAC Subcommittees (Federal Advisory Committee)  SIGTTO – LNG Fuel Safety Advisory Group (London, UK)  LNG Fuel Advisory Council (chaired by DNV, Houston)

10 Waterway Impacts The Coast Guard is responsible for safety, security and environmental stewardship in our regions navigable inland and coastal waters. The Captain of the Port must review a Waterway Suitability Assessment prior to LNG Transfer operations.

11 Marine Chemist Role  Responses  Shipyard Safety Procedures  Construction  Alteration  Repair  Lay ‐ up

12 Sector Puget Sound LNG Outlook Review LOI & WSA from industry Build on Sweden experience from VIKING GRACE visit Develop local policy Train CG Marine & Facility Inspectors Leadership by Partnership (Teamwork)

13 Questions? LT WILLIAM J HICKEY USCG SECTOR PUGET SOUND (206)


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