2100 Second Street, S.W.
United States Coast Guard
Washington, DC 20593-0001
SEP 10 1993
COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION 16451.6
Subj: STANDARDIZATION OF ALTERATIONS TO MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION EQUIPMENT (MEPALTS) AND MAJOR MAINTENANCE
1. PURPOSE. This instruction establishes a system to standardize MEP equipment alterations and
provides procedures for requesting major maintenance repair funding. These standardized
alterations insure compatibility of National Strike Force and District pre-staged site equipment.
To this end, the MEPALT system: (a) assigns responsibility and provides an approval chain for
proposed alteration, and (b) insures that approved alterations are carried out for all affected
equipment. This instruction also provides procedures for requesting major maintenance
funding for MEP equipment.
2. ACTION. Commanding Officer, National Strike Force Coordination Center (NSFCC) and
district commanders shall ensure that the provisions of this instruction for the standardization of
alterations to MEP equipment and Major Maintenance funding procedures are followed.
3. DISCUSSION. Alteration and AFC-43 major maintenance funding requests, in letter form,
may be initiated by the Commanding Officer NSFCC, Commanding Officer of any Strike Team
or District Commanders. Major maintenance funding requests may also be in CASREP
message form TO COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//G-ECV-3/G-MEP//, INFO
COGARD NSFCC ELIZABETH CITY NC. Letter requests are to be submitted to
Commandant (G-ECV-3) via Commanding Officer NSFCC with advance copies to
Commandant (G-ECV-3) and (G-MEP). Alteration requests