When oil spills occur in the US and its waters, he US Coast Guard’s National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC) “provides funding for quick response, compensates claimants for cleanup costs and damages, and takes action to recover costs from responsible parties.”
Our FOIA request 📄 to the Coast Guard seeks all records collected through three key sets of NPFC forms and workbooks:
- Pollution Incident Report and Transmittal Forms (IRAT), which Federal On-Scene Coordinators (FOSCs) submit “as the cover to the project’s Final Financial Report, due within 120 days of completion of final removal actions.”
- Pollution Incident Daily Resource Reports (CG 5136), which contractors must submit for costs incurred each day of the removal activity.
- Pollution Removal Funding Authorization (PRFA) Forms, “a tool available to FOSCs to quickly obtain needed services and assistance from other government agencies.”
Our request also seeks documentation of the database systems holding these records.