The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 mandated the creation of a national
database of response resources that would be maintained by the Coast Guard NSFCC.
This voluntary equipment locator system, known as the Response Resource Inventory
(RRI), was expanded in 1995 to accommodate the needs of the Oil Spill Removal Organization
(OSRO) Classification initiative.
The RRI includes data received from companies that wish to have their equipment
listed in a publicly accessible system, as well as data generated from the OSRO
classification program. Participation by private industry is voluntary except for
classified OSROs, whose participation becomes mandatory when they apply for a classification.
Through this application, providers can submit their data via the Data Submission
Process. If the data is submitted by an OSRO requesting classification, it is processed
to determine which requested Captain of the Port (COTP) and operating area classification
levels are appropriate. Those results are forwarded to the
National Strike Force (NSF) for additional processing and follow-up.
Pre-defined or customized reports are generated and additional reports on subsets
of data can be obtained by contacting the NSFCC. The response resource data is available
by resource categories which include skimmers, transfer pumps, boom, vessels, HAZWOPER
trained personnel, etc. OSRO-specific reports are placed on the NSFCC's web page
for availability to internet users.
NOTICE: The inclusion of proprietary information
is NOT authorized. Inappropriate material is subject to removal by the RRI Program
Privacy Act Statement
AUTHORITY: 33 U.S.C. §1321(j)(2)(A)
authorizes the collection of this information.
PURPOSE: To compile and maintain a comprehensive list of qualified spill
removal resources, personnel and equipment that will be available to assist Federal
and state agencies and the public in the event of a spill incident.
ROUTINE USES: The information will be used by and disclosed to Coast Guard
personnel and Federal On-Scene Coordinators in order to coordinate the use of private
and public personnel and equipment to aid in the removal of a worst-case discharge,
and to mitigate or prevent a substantial threat of such a discharge from a vessel,
on or offshore facility, operating in or near an area designated by the President.
DISCLOSURE: The Response Resource Inventory (RRI) is used as part of a voluntary
program to classify Oil Spill Removal Organizations (OSROs). While participation
in the program is voluntary, OSROs will be unable to gain classification without
providing the requested information. OSROs that establish an RRI account, but fail
to provide all requested information may be listed in the inventory, but shall be
identified as an unclassified OSRO.
The Coast Guard estimates that the average burden for this report is about 12 hours.
You may submit any comments concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate or any
suggestions for reducing the burden to: Commandant (CG-MER), U.S. Coast Guard Stop
7601, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20593-7601 or Office of
Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (1625-0102), Washington, DC 20503.