>Reminder: Temporary Emergency Rule in Support of DEEPWATER HORIZON Allowing AMPD OSRO Standards Expires December 31, 2010

>As per Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010, the joint USCG and EPA temporary interim rule oil spill response time requirements, and certain identification and location requirements, for facilities and vessels whose response resources relocated in support of the Deepwater Horizon SONS response, will expire on December 31. 2010.

By providing OSRO’s, facilities, and vessels with their own response resources the temporary opportunity to relocate response resources from current locations to the Gulf of Mexico, this emergency rule directly assisted in the urgently needed immediate relocation of nationwide oil spill response resources to the Gulf of Mexico to aid in the response to the Deepwater Horizon SONS.

For questions regarding any issues or problems with the expiration of this rule, please contact your nearest Coast Guard Sector office.