A National Response Center has been established at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C. to receive notifications of actual or potential pollution incidents and relay these reports to proper authorities for response action. The Center, which is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, may be reached by calling the Toll Free Number (800) 424-8802. Capabilities of the Response Center include: staffing by Coast Guard officers of the Marine Environmental Protection Division trained in the methods and procedures of pollution response, a continuously manned communication center, access to environmental and safety information on chemicals, and contact points with other government agencies for access to response to pollution emergencies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Waterways Operators, Incorporated

    1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1101
    Arlington, VA  United States  22209
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • AWO Weekly Letter
    • Volume: 33
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: American Waterways Operators, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129693
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Waterways Operators, Incorporated
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM