FACILITY RESPONSE PLANS
What is an FRP?
FRP stands for Facility Response Plan (FRP). It demonstrates a facility’s preparedness to respond to a worst case oil discharge.
How do I know if my Facility is required to prepare an FRP?
Do you receive oil over water?
Does your facility have a total oil storage capacity greater than or equal to 42,000 U.S. gallons?
If you answered yes to these questions, you are required to prepare and implement an FRP.
Why have an FRP in place?
FRPs are enforced by the EPA and Coast Guard. Your facility is subject to inspection by the EPA and Coast Guard, and the FRP must be on-site during these inspections. It is important to keep your facility in compliance to mitigate the effects of a possible spill, as well as to prevent potential fines. It has to be submitted to the Coast Guard and EPA, and it needs to be renewed every five years. An annual review of personnel and contact information is essential to keep it current and up-to-date, which Integrity can manage for you.
When do I update my FRP?
FRPs must be updated with both the EPA and Coast Guard every five years. This keeps emergency contact information current, facility descriptions accurate, and the document compliant with federal regulations. If your FRP was issued more than five years ago, or you’ve made significant changes to your facility since the last approval - you’re out of compliance with the EPA and USCG. Contact Integrity to get back into compliance as soon as possible.