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United States Coast Guard
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Phone: (202) 267-2865
DEC 19 1996
COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION 16451.1
Subj: DISASTER RELATED POLLUTION RESPONSE ACTIVITIES UNDER THE
FEDERAL RESPONSE PLAN (FRP) AND COST REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE
Ref: (a) Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (P.L. 93-288, as
(b) The Federal Response Plan (for P.L. 93-288, as Amended)
(c) COMDTINST M16000.11, Marine Safety Manual, Vol. VI (Ports and Waterways
(d) Resource Documentation and Cost Documentation Technical Operating Procedures
(TOPS), NPFCINST 16451.2.
PURPOSE. This instruction provides policy for command and control issues under activation
of the Federal Response Plan (FRP). It also outlines Coast Guard cost reimbursement
procedures for disaster relief services provided pursuant to tasking by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA), under the Stafford Act for Emergency Support Function-
10,(ESF-10); Hazardous Material Responses.
ACTION. Commanding Officers of Maintenance and Logistics Commands, Area and District
Commanders, Commanding Officers of Marine Safety Offices, Groups, and Activities, and
Captains of the Port shall comply with the requirements of this instruction and ensure that all
personnel involved in response actions are familiar with the policies and procedures set forth.
DIRECTIVES AFFECTED. This instruction augments reference (b).