33 CFR 154.1026 - Qualified individual and alternate qualified individual.

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§ 154.1026 Qualified individual and alternate qualified individual.
(a) The response plan must identify a qualified individual and at least one alternate who meet the requirements of this section. The qualified individual or alternate must be available on a 24-hour basis and be able to arrive at the facility in a reasonable time.
(b) The qualified individual and alternate must:
(1) Be located in the United States;
(2) Speak fluent English;
(3) Be familiar with the implementation of the facility response plan; and
(4) Be trained in the responsibilities of the qualified individual under the response plan.
(c) The owner or operator shall provide each qualified individual and alternate qualified individual identified in the plan with a document designating them as a qualified individual and specifying their full authority to:
(1) Activate and engage in contracting with oil spill removal organization(s);
(2) Act as a liaison with the predesignated Federal On-Scene Coordinator (OSC); and
(3) Obligate funds required to carry out response activities.
(d) The owner or operator of a facility may designate an organization to fulfill the role of the qualified individual and the alternate qualified individual. The organization must then identify a qualified individual and at least one alternate qualified individual who meet the requirements of this section. The facility owner or operator is required to list in the response plan the organization, the person identified as the qualified individual, and the person or person(s) identified as the alternate qualified individual(s).
(e) The qualified individual is not responsible for—
(1) The adequacy of response plans prepared by the owner or operator; or
(2) Contracting or obligating funds for response resources beyond the authority contained in their designation from the owner or operator of the facility.
(f) The liability of a qualified individual is considered to be in accordance with the provisions of 33 USC 1321(c)(4).

Title 33 published on 2013-07-01

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  • 2013-07-16; vol. 78 # 136 - Tuesday, July 16, 2013
    1. 78 FR 42596 - Marine Vapor Control Systems
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective August 15, 2013, except as additional collection of information requirements that appear in several regulations added or revised by this rule and which have not yet been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) may not be enforced by the Coast Guard pending OMB approval which, if granted, will be noted by the Coast Guard in a subsequent Federal Register document. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of August 15, 2013.
      33 CFR Parts 154, 155, and 156

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 14 - COAST GUARD
U.S. Code: Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
U.S. Code: Title 49 - TRANSPORTATION
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 12777

Title 33 published on 2013-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 33 CFR 154 after this date.

  • 2013-07-16; vol. 78 # 136 - Tuesday, July 16, 2013
    1. 78 FR 42596 - Marine Vapor Control Systems
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective August 15, 2013, except as additional collection of information requirements that appear in several regulations added or revised by this rule and which have not yet been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) may not be enforced by the Coast Guard pending OMB approval which, if granted, will be noted by the Coast Guard in a subsequent Federal Register document. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of August 15, 2013.
      33 CFR Parts 154, 155, and 156