Posted on Nov 7, 2018
Water Quality Insurance Syndicate
The United States Coast Guard is revamping the Alternative Planning Criteria National Guidelines and has extended the public comment period to April 10, 2017. The draft changes seek to clarify alternative planning criteria (APC) submissions and processes pursuant to 33 CFR 155.1065 and 155.5067, which deal with oil or hazardous material pollution prevention regulations for vessels. The changes affect how vessel owners and operators develop and submit APC requests and are intended to help USCG personnel with consistency in their reviews of APC requests.