>The VRP Program Winter 2010 Newsletter

>The Vessel Response Plan Program (CG-5431) recently released its Winter 2010 newsletter titled “The VRP Review.” This edition includes articles on: top ten best VRP practices; combining response plans for U.S. flagged vessels; the switch from snail mail to electronic approval letters; real time correspondence-tracking; Coast Guard electronic planning initiatives that will fast track plan approvals; using the VRP during a response; updates to the Response Resource Inventory; updates on three VRP regulatory projects – Salvage and Marine Firefighting, Alternate Planning Criteria, and Nontank Vessel Plans; and the status of Coast Guard Proposed Rules.