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US Coast Guard PREP Guidelines Update Notice

[Docket No. USCG-2011-1178]

The National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) is designed to facilitate the periodic testing of oil spill response plans of certain vessels and facilities. The Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) are working to revise the PREP Guidelines to reflect changes to regulations, agency reorganizations, and lessons learned from past preparedness activities and recent response activities. The PREP Guidelines were last revised in 2002.

The USCG is requesting comments and suggestions for updating the PREP Guidelines. Comments can be submitted online using the Federal eRulemaking Portal> before April 23, 2012. Include docket number USCG-2011-1178. If you have questions regarding this notice, contact LTJC Nicole Tourot, Office of Incident Management & Preparedness, Oil and Hazardous Substances Division at 202-372-2230, or email.