The Final Rule addressing Non-Tank Vessel Response Plans has been published in the Federal Register, Vol. 78, No. 189, dated Monday 30 September 2013 and non-tank vessel owners are required to submit their Vessel Response Plan to the Coast Guard by 30 January 2014. For the purpose of preparing a Vessel Response Plan, a non-tank vessel is defined as a self-propelled, non-tank vessel of 400 gross tons or greater, that carries oil of any kind as fuel for main propulsion and that operates on the navigable waters of the United States.

United States Coastguard: Vessel Response Plans - frequently asked questions

Gard P&I Member Circulars
23/2013: US Non Tank Final Rule – Vessel Response Plans – Alaska Alternative Planning Criteria (Non Tank Vessels)
21/2013: US Vessel Response Plans – Non-tank Final Rule – Update
17/2013: US Vessel Response Plans – Contingency Plans - Washington State – Alaska – Non tank final rule
15/2013: United States Vessel Response Plans
14/2013: United States Vessel Response Plans
13/2013: Washington State – Contingency Plan requirements
11/2013: US Vessel Response Plans - Salvage and Marine Firefighting Requirements
10/2013: United States Non-Tank Vessels Response Plans

Funding Agreements
Ardent - Funding agreement INTL version 2017
Ardent - Funding agreement USA version 2017
Ardent - Written consent version FEB 2016


Donjon Smit Funding Agreement, and Annexes 1 to 5  11 February 2014 version B
Donjon-Smit - Consent Agreement for Vessel Response Plans - 4 October 2013

Marine Response Alliance LLC - Version 17, January 2014
Marine Response Alliance LLC - Version 16, October 2013
Marine Response Alliance LLC - MRA OPA 90 & CA Certificate of Coverage 1 October 2013

Resolve Salvage & Fire (Americas) Inc – Version 3 – 1 October 2013, including Appendices A-D
Resolve Salvage & Fire (Americas) Inc – RMG OPA 90 Certificate of Coverage  01 October 2013

Svitzer - USA Companies Version 1 October 2013
Svitzer - INTL Companies Version 1 October 2013
Svitzer Written Consent - Version October 2013

T&T Salvage LLC – USA Owner (Tanker and Nontank) Version – 4 October 2013
T&T Salvage LLC - Non-US Owner (Tanker and Nontank) Version – 4 October 2013
T&T Salvage Standard tariff
T&T Salvage LLC - OPA 90 Written Consent – 4 October 2013

OSROs
MSRC Standard Service Agreement for tank and non-tank vessels - 27 September 1996 (appended Schedules have varying dates)
NRC - Services Agreement for Provision of Response Resources for Tank and Non-Tank Vessels - 15 September 2004
NRC - Dispersant Amendment Release - December 2013

Washington State
NRC Washington Addendum – NRC Covered Vessels Washington State Contingency Plan – November 2013
WSMC/MSRC Enrolment Agreement – December 2013
WSMC Member MSRC Service Agreement – 16 December 2013

Further information
MSRC http://www.msrc.org/
NRC http://www.nrcc.com/