are not chargeable to a specific incident. Policy and procedures for costs incurred directly
related to an incident are provided separately.
c. The non-incident fund process spans three fiscal years of budgeting and budget execution.
Although all CERCLA fund users are responsible for managing their funds, the primary
Coast Guard components involved with CERCLA financial management are the NPFC,
Reserve Training Center, Yorktown, and Coast Guard Headquarters, specifically, the
Marine Environmental Protection Division (G-MEP), the National Response Center (G-
TGC) and the Safety and Environmental Health Division (G-KSE). The Marine
Environmental Protection Division (G-MEP) oversees the CERCLA non-incident fund
activities of the National Strike Force and Districts including field units. The Safety and
Environmental Health Division (G- KSE) oversees CERCLA medical activities.
a. Submission of the budget year plus 1 (BY+1) budget to EPA occurs in early summer and is
based upon guidance issued by EPA. This guidance usually contains the total amount of
CERCLA non-incident funds to be authorized for the particular fiscal year. NPFC
computes the personnel costs for CERCLA billets by using the Personnel Allowance List
(PAL) and the Standard Personnel Costs. Reimbursements to AFCs 20, 30, 56 and 57 are
also included. The total personnel cost is considered non- discretionary and can only be
decreased with a decrease in billets. The remainder of the budget represents the funding
available for the components' budgets.
b. Determination of the budget year (BY) funding levels involve the submission of spending
plans, usually in September, based on guidance provided by NPFC. The spending plans are
developed "bottom up" and submitted via the appropriate manager described in paragraph
4c. NPFC compares the total of all spending plans to the target established by EPA. Once
the total of all spending plans have been adjusted to bring them in line with the funding
level authorized by EPA, funding targets and accounting data will be disseminated. Each
component will receive correspondence indicating their funding level, accounting string,
agreement number, and E-mail address for Program Element Status (PES) report delivery.
c. Funding levels with accounting strings will be issued at the beginning of the fiscal year.
Unforeseen circumstances may cause delays, but every effort will be made to issue targets
and accounting information in early October. The target will not be apportioned. That is,
100% of the funding level will be provided at the