united states coast guard

R 231507Z MAR 21
ACN 032/21
SSIC 11240
A. Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Infrastructure Act,
Public Law 114-94
B. Guidance for Federal Agency Implementation of Workplace Charging
Pursuant to the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act:
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, October 2016
C. Motor Vehicle Manual, COMDTINST M11240.9 (series)
D. Coast Guard Housing Manual, COMDTINST M11101.13 (series)
1. This ACN authorizes and details the requirements of charging
Privately-Owned Electric Vehicles (PEV) with CG-Owned Electric
Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) on CG owned facilities and
housing sites. PEV charging is authorized when CG missions
are not compromised and as detailed in paragraph (3).
2. REFs (A), (B), and (C) authorize Government-Owned EVSE to
charge PEV provided users reimburse the Government for all
costs incurred to include electricity consumed and direct
billing costs. Reimbursement is accomplished by either making
a direct payment at the charging pedestal from a personal credit
card or prepayment to the website described in paragraph (3).
3. Two types of EVSEs currently exist at CG facilities: Level I and
Level II. Level I EVSEs are standard 110 volt outlets and are not
authorized except in CG-Owned housing as authorized in paragraph (5).
Level II charging stations are dedicated wall or pedestal mounted
charging infrastructure with cords designed to use 208 volt or 240
volt AC input. If the charging station accepts direct billing with
a personal credit card, the PEV users will pay for the quantity of
electricity consumed. If the charging station does not accept direct
billing, PEV users must arrange prepayment through the "Coast Guard
Electric Vehicle Reimbursement" page at and arrange
charging station access with the local EVSE manager. The
reimbursement page activation is scheduled for calendar year 2021.
4. The use of Government Travel Charge Cards (GTCC) is prohibited
to charge PEV unless authorized in connection with official travel.
5. Level I charging is allowed at CG owned housing sites when
authorized by the Local Housing Office and reimbursement is
established per paragraph (3). This message serves as a waiver to
paragraph 3.E.7.j of REF (D), which prohibits the use of government
provided utilities to charge personal vehicles.
6. Units with EVSE should designate an EVSE Manager. EVSE Managers
are responsible for overseeing the equipment, establishing PEV
charging protocols, and validating use by only authorized users.
Forward EVSE Manager contact information to CG SILC at Commanding Officers may limit or
prohibit workplace charging when necessary to minimize conflict
between CG missions and PEV charging. Appropriate safeguards should
be implemented to prevent unauthorized PEV charging. Units that
elect to implement PEV charging must contact their local COMDT
(CG-124) specialist to determine if there are any local bargaining
7. Units must not execute electric vehicle infrastructure projects
without approval from CG SILC. This ensures that EVSE projects are
justified, meet configuration standards, and are funded
appropriately. All charging stations must be recapitalized to accept
direct billing as soon as feasible.
8. PEV charging reimbursement will be redirected back to CG SILC to
fund service fees and reimburse the cost of electrical utilities.
COMDTs (CG-83), (CG-84) and CG SILC will establish guidelines for
establishing reimbursement rates, collection of the fees and payment
for expenses. FINCEN shall process funds received from the United
States Treasury, transfer funding quarterly to CG SILC, coordinate
Change in Financial Plan (CIFPs) and payment of utilities.
9. These changes will be incorporated into the next revision of REFs
(C) and (D), which will be released within the next year.
10. This message will be cancelled on 22 MAR 2022.
11. POC: Mr. Michael Duren, COMDT (CG-435), 202-475-5678.
12. Released by RDML N. A. Moore, Assistant Commandant for
Engineering and Logistics (CG-4).
13. Internet release is authorized.