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What is the purpose of a Facility Response Plan?

The FRP helps an owner or operator develop a response organization and ensure the availability of response resources (i.e., response equipment, trained personnel) needed to respond to an oil discharge.  The FRP should also demonstrate that the response resources are available in a timely manner, thereby reducing a discharge’s impact and severity.  The FRP also helps a facility owner or operator improve discharge prevention measures through the early identification of risks at the facility.  In addition, FRPs aid local and regional response authorities to better understand the potential hazards and response capabilities in their area.