Tag: National Contingency Plan

OSMS and YOU: Marine Environmental Response

The National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, more commonly referred to as the National Contingency Plan or NCP, designates the U. S. Coast Guard as the lead federal agency for directing the removal and mitigation of oils spills and releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminates into or threatening the waters and adjoining shorelines of the coastal zone.

Any time, any place, any hazard

Edward Primeau, an industrial hygienist at Atlantic Strike Team, uses a chemical analyzer to determine the identity of an unknown sample. The AST assisted the Environmental Protection Agency after responders found more than 500 drums, tanks, compressed gas cylinders and other miscellaneous containers strewn throughout an abandoned chemical production facility. U.S. Coast Guard photo by

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