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2 10, 2018

USCG – 2016.1 NPREP Guidelines

2018-10-05T10:12:36+00:00October 2nd, 2018|News, News & Articles|

The US Coast Guard has issued a notice announcing the availability of the 2016.1 National Preparedness for Exercise Response (NPREP) Guidelines. The revised guidelines entered into effect on 1 October 2018. 83 Fed. Reg. 49563 (10/2/18) [https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-10-02/pdf/2018-21450.pdf].

2 10, 2018

USCG – Marine Environmental Response & Preparedness Manual

2018-10-05T10:11:24+00:00October 2nd, 2018|News, News & Articles|

The United States Coast Guard has promulgated the first change to its Marine Environmental Response and Preparedness Manual. The two key elements that Change 1 includes are as follows: Area Contingency Plan (ACP) policy verification tiers of Geographic Response Strategies (GRS) review and verification requirements; Facility Response Plan (FRP) approvals; and Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) responsibilities [...]

5 08, 2018

Mexico Region Training and Exercise

2018-10-05T10:22:16+00:00August 5th, 2018|Projects|

NJ Resources, Inc. (NJR) recently designed and facilitated a customized training and exercise program for a two-day event in Mexico City, Mexico.  Day one consisted of interactive classroom ICS training and was followed by a Worst-Case Discharge exercise based on a gas release from a transmission line scenario on the second day.  The training [...]

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 [...]

22 03, 2018

NJ RESOURCES, INC. PRESENTS AT INTERSPILL 2018

2018-04-20T19:58:08+00:00March 22nd, 2018|News & Articles|

Interspill 2018 (www.interspill.org) just concluded in London  after three very busy days.  NJ Resources, Inc. is honored to have been part of a panel discussing “Effective Exercising 2: Working with Governments”.  Shell, NJR and the U. S. Coast Guard co-authored a paper discussing why some collaborative endeavors work, and others do not, how trust is [...]

6 03, 2018

The Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook

2018-03-06T19:18:17+00:00March 6th, 2018|News & Articles|

The Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook (IMH) is the go-to source when participating in an Incident  Command System response. For years, responders have tabbed their most-used sections to ease the tedious task of locating what they need. Well, now there’s an app for that! The mobile app Incident Management Handbook (mIMH) is an electronic enhancement to the paper or [...]

24 01, 2018

The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF)

2018-01-24T19:24:48+00:00January 24th, 2018|News & Articles|

History of the Fund In August 1990, when President George H. W. Bush signed the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) into law and authorized use of the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF), the Fund was already four years old. Congress created the Fund in 1986, but did not pass legislation to authorize the use of the money [...]

17 11, 2017

Simulation at airport mimics real crash, fire

2018-10-05T10:39:00+00:00November 17th, 2017|News, News & Articles|

Simulation at airport mimics real crash, fire Rick Kelley | Staff Writer | Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 9:31 pm HARLINGEN — It isn't easy simulating disaster and a response, but every three years, Valley International Airport is mandated by federal law to do just that. Yesterday was one of those days. With a Fedex Airbus [...]