4.1 Development of a Pool of Names
The Director General, Operations will develop and maintain a pool of potential names for each class of vessel as described in Annex A.
Verification of suitability, brevity, clarity and commemoration standards will be done prior to consultation and before names are entered in the pool of each class of vessels.
4.1.1 For vessels greater than 25 meters in length
The pool of names shall be developed and maintained at Headquarters (HQ).
In developing the pool, the Director General, Operations will consult with appropriate regional, industry, community, aboriginal, law enforcement and other government department/agency representatives to refine the pool of proposed names.
The Director General, Operations shall forward a request to all Assistant Commissioners to review the pool of potential vessel names conforming to that class of vessel.
4.1.2 For vessels of 25 meters or less in length
A request will be sent to the relevant Regional Director(s), Fleet seeking a pool of proposed names (at least three  for each vessel to be named) to be provided, in order of preference, along with a short biography and rationale for each.
4.2 Selection of Names
The procedure to be followed for the selection of names for CCG vessels shall be as follows:
4.2.1 For vessels greater than 25 meters in length
The Director General, Operations shall forward a request to the Assistant Commissioner(s) and other relevant partners to review the pool of potential vessel names conforming to that class of vessel. If there are no suitable names in the pool, alternates are to be provided as necessary, with a short biography and rationale for each.
The Director General, Operations, in consultation with the Assistant Commissioner(s) and other relevant partners, shall select names to recommend for approval by the Minister.
4.2.2 For vessels of 25 meters or less in length
The pool of proposed names from the Region(s) is reviewed and vetted by HQ to verify that they conform to the naming criteria outlined in Annex A.
The Senior Director, Operational Support, shall obtain confirmation from the Vessel Registrar at Transport Canada, that the proposed name(s) and alternates are available. If not available, then other names are to be chosen and verified with the Vessel Registrar.
The Director General, Operations submits proposed names to the Commissioner, CCG to recommend to the Deputy Minister for ministerial selection and approval.
4.4 Certification and Registration
The Senior Director, Operational Support reserves the proposed name(s) with Transport Canada.
Depending on the responsibility for project management, either the Director General, Major Projects or the Director General, Integrated Technical Services obtains the necessary surveyor's and builder's certificates and arranges for the placement of names on the vessels.
The Senior Director, Operational Support completes the relevant registration activities, seeks consent from family members in support of proposed names of individuals, and obtains necessary documents (see CGOO [CGFO] 105.00).
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