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20 04, 2018

ALASKA OIL SPILL RESPONSE EXERCISE GUIDANCE

2018-04-20T19:14:45+00:00April 20th, 2018|News & Articles|

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has published the Oil Spill Response Exercise Guidance: A manual for planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Exercises. The guidance manual is part of a dedicated effort to improve DEC’s Oil Spill Response Exercise Program to better serve the needs of regulated oil operators, response action contractors, state and [...]

12 04, 2018

Alternative Planning Criteria (Alternatives) in Vessel Response Plans Expiring June 30, 2018

2018-04-20T19:17:39+00:00April 12th, 2018|News & Articles|

Most accepted alternatives in vessel response plans will expire on June 30, 2018. This will affect approved vessel response plans that are using an accepted alternative when the national planning criteria are inappropriate.  The Coast Guard recommends that new alternatives, or those submitted for renewal, follow the updated alternative planning criteria national guidelines, MER Policy [...]