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Who Must Prepare and Submit a Facility Response Plan

Facilities that could reasonably be expected to cause "substantial harm" to the environment by discharging oil into or on navigable waters are required to prepare and submit Facility Response Plans (FRPs). The Oil Pollution Prevention regulation includes two methods by which a facility may be identified as posing substantial harm:

The EPA Regional Administrator may consider factors similar to the self-selection criteria, as well as other factors, including:

In addition, the EPA Regional Administrator may determine that a facility poses significant and substantial harm.

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