A Sticky Situation

The authors profile United States Coast Guard (USCG) government-initiated unannounced exercises (GIUEs) designed for marine environmental incident response. Initial GIUE focus was on planned response implementation for "average most-probable discharges," as documented in 33 CFR 154 and 155, by the USCG and the Environmental Protection Agency. These directives resulted from the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). Noticeably more GIUEs have been conducted by the USCG in the last few years than previously. GUIE team members fulfill two to three different roles: stewards of OPA 90 regulations; observers of response protocols; and/or sensitive responders to industry. USCG regulatory history and authority and recent GIUE frequency, implementation, and application are reviewed. A table outlines the roles and responsibilities of each party involved in a GIUE.

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  • Authors:
    • Dietrich, Kelly
    • Marineau, Jason
  • Publication Date: 2009


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01153620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 2010 1:43PM