The Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR) is pleased to announce the release of the 2022-2027 Oil Pollution Research and Technology Plan (OPRTP).
MSIB: FRP-ACP Relationships in Pacific Northwest Region – Changes to Area Contingency Planning Construct
The Office of Marine Environmental Response has published MSIB 22-20 to alert all facility response plan (FRP) holders with facilities operating within the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Columbia River and Sector Puget Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zones of structural changes to the area contingency planning construct and physical location of applicable Area Contingency Plans (ACPs).
Maritime Commons virtually attended the 2020 Spill of National Significance Executive Seminar and is providing a summary of the discussions among federal executives in attendance in order to inform our readers what to expect about how the government operates under the various response regulations and frameworks in play during a SONS.
The IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment held its 7th session at IMO headquarters in London on March 2-6, 2020. A list of key topics discussed at SSE 7 is provided.
The Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy has released Marine Safety Information Bulletin 12-20 as a reminder to facility owners or operators to ensure their facility response plans remain effective.