"The Area Contingency Plan (ACP) is a plan prepared by the Area Committee (AC) that is developed to be implemented in conjunction with the National Contingency Plan (NCP) and the Regional Contingency Plan (RCP), to address removal of oil and hazardous substances. The boundary of the area this plan covers includes those areas within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. The area contingency planning process is based on the premise that proper planning is essential to a safe and effective response. In keeping with the Coast Guard Commandant's motto, 'Preparation Equals Performance', the Area Committee seeks to enhance the response community's ability to successfully mitigate substantial threats or actual incidents through an effective and coordinated planning process. The purpose of the plan is to define roles, responsibilities, resources and procedures necessary respond to a myriad of spill response evolutions. It is important to note that the ACP is a plan for use in responding to an incident. Information found in the plan relating to such items as response resources should not be viewed as performance standards. These are planning criteria based on a set of assumptions that may not exist during an actual incident."
USCG Sector Mobile Digital Area Contingency Plan: http://ocean.floridamarine.org/acp/mobacp/