Environmental Response Policy

11/28/2016: Response Resource Inventory, Oil Spill Removal Organization guidelines update – MSIB 07-16

From the desk of Dana S. Tulis, director of incident management and preparedness policy

The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 13-16 to announce an update to the Response Resource Inventory (RRI) and Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) guidelines.

RRI functions related to the non-floating oil classification are in the process of being updated. Coast Guard MSIB 07-16 originally set November 30, 2016, as the response plan review compliance date for plan holders. That date is extended to ease and facilitate the transition for plan holders, OSROs and other stakeholders.

Effective July 1, 2017, facility and vessel response plan holders who may handle, store, or transport Group V oils shall only list non-floating oil classified OSROs or provide all required information within their response plan in accordance with the regulations.

For full details, please view the entire MSIB 13-16.

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