About CG-612 Directives and Publications Division

Washington, DC



General Information


The online US Coast Guard Directives site contains all unclassified and non-for-official-use-only (non-FOUO) Coast Guard Instructions, Manuals, and Notices that are cleared for public release. The files are in Portable Document Format (PDF), and can be accessed using Adobe Acrobat Reader software version 6.0 or higher.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines for the implementation of The Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) require federal agencies to allow individuals or entities the option of transacting business electronically when practicable. The act specifically states that electronic records and their related signatures are not to be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability merely because they are in electronic form. Adobe Acrobat meets GPEA requirements. Special attention is directed in an attempt to make all documents compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, http://www.section508.gov.
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