THE NATIONAL STRIKE FORCE CONCEPT IN HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE DISCHARGE RESPONSE ACTIVITIES

The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, in Section 311, among other things called for a National Contingency Plan for removal of oil and hazardous substances. The 1972 amendments also called for the establishment of a strike force, "consisting of personnel who shall be trained, prepared, and available to provide necessary services to carry out the (National Contingency) Plan." The purpose of this paper is to describe the missions, organization, training, equipment, activities and other features of the Coast Guard's National Strike Force (NSF). Additionally, the problems unique to hazardous substances other than oil are stressed in describing response activities and equipment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Proceedings consisting of about 45 papers (about 570 pages) will be available in a bound volume from NTIS about mid-February 1976. Papers from the Fourth International Symposium on Transport of Hazardous Cargoes by Sea & Inland Waterways, Jacksonville, Florida, October 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

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  • Authors:
    • Williams, H D
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM