This document was published on December 28th, 2022 and as a result, the Commandant Instruction 16477.5, published on March 16th, 1994, was canceled.
This Commandant Instruction establishes the Coast Guard policy, responsibilities, and reporting requirements for establishing a Qualified Recycling Program (QRP) at any Coast Guard unit. This is a non-mandatory program but it is strongly encouraged.
This guidance is not a substitute for any legal requirements, nor is it a rule. The purpose is to provide administrative guidance for Coast Guard personnel and it doesn't impose legally binding requirements on any party outside the Coast Guard.
The significant changes made in this document are realigning organizational responsibilities on financial management and recordkeeping, clarifying procedures on units’ requests to become an authorized QRP unit, and new reporting dates to align with other fiscal year reporting requirements.