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Essential Items for Calling the US

Please note that this is not an “all inclusive” list – please contact us for a detailed overview of all requirements.

Federal Requirements:

  • USCG-approved Vessel Response Plan
  • Contract with Qualified Individual (QI) and Spill Management Team (SMT)
  • Contract with Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) provide
    • 2 companies providing services nationwide
  • Contract with Salvage & Marine Fire Fighting provider
    • Currently 5 companies provide services nationwide
  • Certificate of Financial Responsibility (COFR)
  • EPA NPDES Vessel General Permit (VGP)
    • Notice of Intent (NOI) filed
  • 96 hour advance Notification of Arrival (ENOA) to National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC)

The following state requirements should be considered, in addition to the essential items listed above:

Alaska:

  • Alaska Contingency Plan
  • Alaska Certificate of Financial Responsibility (COFR)
  • Alaska Incident Management Team
  • Alaska OSRO coverage – two companies supply additional coverage, based on where in Alaska the vessel is calling

California:

  • California Contingency Plan
  • California Certificate of Financial Responsibility (COFR)

Guam:

  • Vessel(s) calling the Guam Captain of the Port (COTP) zone must have a contract with a local OSROs: Guam Response Services, Ltd. and/or T&T Marine/OSRO Co.

American Samoa:

Texas:

  • Vessel(s) must be entered into Texas General Land Office (TGLO) Vessel Database

Washington/Oregon: