Environmental Response Policy

8/17/2016: Marine Safety Information Bulletin – Vessel response plan exercises

The Coast Guard issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 12-16 to provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding the new 2016 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (NPREP) guidelines as they pertain to Salvage and Marine Fire Fighting (SMFF) exercises and Government Initiated Unannounced Exercises (GIUEs).

For more information, please view the entire bulletin.

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