Category: Environmental Response Policy

April 9, 2024

4th Annual USCG, Flag State and Classification Society Surveyor Workshop

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) in partnership with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) classification society hosted the 4th Annual USCG, Flag State, and Classification Society Surveyor Workshop on February 27 – 29, 2024 in Katy, Texas.

Dec. 5, 2023

Federal Register: Request for information on the Coast Guard Implementation of a Western Alaska Oil Spill Planning Criteria Program

The Coast Guard’s Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy (CG-MER) is seeking input from the public on the Coast Guard Implementation of a Western Alaska Oil Spill Planning Criteria Program.  Input will assist in potentially developing a regulatory proposal to support the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022 requiring planning criteria for vessel response plans distinct to Western Alaska and Prince William Sound Captain of the Port Zones in the Federal Register (Docket No. USCG-2023-0824). 

Oct. 10, 2023

MSIB 12-23 Release of New Coastal Zone Area Contingency Plan Architecture

The U.S. Coast Guard announced the release of a new Area Continency Plan (ACP) architecture for ACPs covering the coastal zones of the United States and its territories. This new architecture represents the first major overhaul of ACP structure in over 25 years.

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