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 per COMDTINST M16000.14A (9/26/18) [https://media.defense.gov/2018/Oct/01/2002046527/-1/-1/0/CIM_16000_14A.PDF].