The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it published Policy Letter 11-03 entitled “Implementation of Revised Passenger Weight Standards for Existing Passenger Vessels”. The policy letter provides guidance on how the Coast Guard will amend Certificates of Inspection prior to a change in the assumed average weight per person standard that will become effective in December 2011. The policy letter is effective immediately. 76 Fed. Reg. 28998 (May 19, 2011).

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