Environmental Response Policy

2/26/2018: Notice of availability, request for comments on proposed changes to 2016 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Guidelines

As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons will provide a daily compilation of nationally-relevant Federal Register Notices. To provide comments for the public record, follow the Federal Register link for each individual notice. Please note, the Coast Guard cannot respond to comments on these notices outside of the Federal Register.

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is soliciting public comment on the regulatory analysis of the potential deregulatory savings that may result from the revisions proposed in the 2016.1 PREP Guidelines. The Coast Guard also continues to seek public comment on the revisions proposed in the 2016.1 PREP Guidelines. The Coast Guard is publishing this 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 under the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration under the Department of Transportation, and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement under the Department of the Interior.

Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before March 26, 2018. You may submit comments, identified by docket number USCG-2017-0894, using the Federal eRulemaking Portal.

View the full Federal Register Notice.

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

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.

Leave a Reply