5/16/2017: IOSC 2017 – Opening plenary session – Prevent, Prepare, Respond & Restore

This blog post provides comments made by Ms. Dana Tulis, director of incident management and preparedness policy, during the opening plenary Q&A session at this year’s International Oils Spill Convention in Long Beach, California.

5/10/2017: 3rd Annual Offshore Training Symposium – meeting recap

This post provides a recap of the 3rd Annual Offshore Training Symposium at Coast Guard Headquarters, during which regulatory agencies and response partners exchanged ideas, learned about each others’ capabilities, and discussed the future of offshore environmental response operations.

1/31/2017: Coast Guard, BSEE partner to leverage collective authorities

The Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) recently signed four updated memoranda of agreements (MOA) leveraging their collective authorities in regulating Outer Continental Shelf activities in the areas of civil penalties, safety and environmental management and safety management systems, incident notification and investigations and oil discharge planning, preparedness and response.