Environmental Response Policy

12/22/2017: Submit comments on proposed changes to 2016 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Guidelines

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The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register proposed changes to the 2016 Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines and solicits public comment to the proposed changes.

The Coast Guard published the notice on behalf of the Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Compliance, Coordination, and Consistency Committee (PREP 4C). The PREP 4C includes representatives from the Coast Guard; the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

Comments to the proposed changes and related material must reach the Coast Guard by January 22, 2018.

To view the proposed revisions to the 2016 PREP Guidelines, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type “USCG-2017-0894” and click “Search.” Then click “Open Docket Folder.”

For further information, contact:

USCG: Mr. Jonathan Smith, Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy, 202-372-2675
EPA: Mr. Troy Swackhammer, Office of Emergency Management, Regulations Implementation Division, 202-564-1966
BSEE: Mr. John Caplis, Oil Spill Preparedness Division, 703-787-1364
PHMSA: Mr. Eddie Murphy, Office of Pipeline Safety, 202-366-4595

View the Federal Register Notice for full details.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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