Coast Guard and EPA to host event to hear public comment regarding upcoming national ocean policy

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are scheduled to co-host an event Monday in Chicago to gather public input from the communities and economies that depend on and care for the nation’s oceans, coasts and Great Lakes. The public comments collected during this “listening session” will assist the National Ocean Council as it implements...

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg presents public service awards

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Tara MolleST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard Capt. Sheryl Dickinson, Commander, Sector St. Petersburg and Coast Guard Cdr. Peter Martin, Deputy Commander, Sector St. Petersburg, presented public service awards to members of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department...

Alaska Regional Response Team holding public meeting in Anchorage

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency would like to invite the participation of Alaskans for the Alaska Regional Response Team meeting between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Anchorage Feb. 24, 2011. The ARRT meeting is scheduled to take place in the Adventure room of the Captain Cook Hotel. It is open for in house participation and available via teleconference...

Coast Guard and EPA Step Up Efforts to Protect U.S. Waters

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining steps the agencies will take to better coordinate efforts to prevent illegal discharges of pollutants from more than 61,000 commercial ships based in the U.S. and more than 8,000 foreign ships operating in U.S. waters. Today’s MOU creates a framework...

Creosote waste release in Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Wash.

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard received a report on Oct. 5, 2010, from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a manufactured gas plant (MGP) coal tar creosote waste release in the mid-tidal zone of Sinclair Inlet in Bremerton. The source is a subsurface concrete pipe coming from the old Bremerton Gasworks, a site where a coal-gasification plant operated from the 1930s into the 1950s. The pipe...

Alaska Regional Response Team meeting held in Anchorage, open to public

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency, Co-Chairs of the Alaska Regional Response Team are inviting the citizens of Alaska to participate in an ARRT meeting scheduled for Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown.

Coast Guard and Crowley working to refloat barge near Bethel, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard and Crowley are responding to the grounding of the 160-foot Crowley barge 160-1 in the Kanektok River near the Quinhagak Village south of Bethel on the eastern shore of the Bering Sea.

Coast Guard Strike Team Assisting EPA at New York Scrap Metal Facility

A member of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Strike Team is assisting the Environmental Protection Agency at an abandoned scrap metal facility Tuesday in Newburgh, N.Y.

Coast Guard Assists EPA at Cyanide Removal

Two members of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Strike Team are assisting the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday with cleanup operations at a former metal plating shop in Phoenix, Ariz.