Federal Plan Citation

MSRC may be cited in vessel and facility response plans as a resource to help meet U.S. Coast Guard, EPA and BSEE planning requirements and in the following situations:

  • Aerial Observation
  • Average Most Probable Discharge (AMPD)
  • Maximum Most Probable Discharge (MMPD)
  • Worst Case Discharge (WCD) W1, W2, W3
  • Shallow water cleanup
  • Shoreline protection and cleanup
  • Dispersants

MSRC's primary Operational Area includes:

  • U.S. East, Gulf, and West Coasts
  • U.S. Caribbean
  • Hawaiian Islands

In all of these areas, MSRC may be cited in response plans to help satisfy the customer's OPA-90 planning requirements.

In accordance with OPA-90 and the Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) Classification guidelines, the plan holder accepts all responsibility for such citation of MSRC, and such citation does not relieve the plan holder, of the responsibility to ensure that specific response needs are met.

Additionally, those customers who operate facilities or vessels in Alaska as well as the U.S. Territories of Guam and America Samoa can access MSRC for secondary resources in the event of a spill; However, they may not cite MSRC in their response plans as a primary response contractor without MSRC's prior written approval.