Environmental Response Policy

6/26/2014: National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program- Cycle change

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The Coast Guard posted a Federal Register notice announcing that it is extending the area exercise cycle from a three-year to a four-year cycle for the National Preparedness for Response Exercise. The changes are intended to promote the Coast Guard’s maritime safety and stewardship missions.

This will ensure that exercises focus on quality, not quantity, by providing exercise coordinators sufficient time to process and implement area exercise lessons learned and best practices into the preparedness cycle.

See the full Federal Register notice for further details. Any comments on the change in the area exercise cycle must be submitted on or before September 5, 2014.

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