Environmental Response Policy

10/2/2018: Update to the 2016 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Guidelines

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The Coast Guard announced in Federal Register notice the availability of the final 2016.1 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines.

The Coast Guard publishes 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.

The 2016.1 PREP Guidelines are effective on October 1, 2018. To view the guidelines, visit docket USCG-2017-0894 and click the “Open Docket Folder.” Additionally, these guidelines are currently posted on Homeport.

Agency points of contact for information about the 2016.1 PREP Guidelines follow:

Mr. Jonathan Smith
Coast Guard
Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy

Mr. Troy Swackhammer
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Emergency Management
Regulations Implementation Division

Mr. John Caplis
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Oil Spill Preparedness Division

Mr. Eddie Murphy
Department of Transportation
Office of Pipeline Safety

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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