Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean Pollution Response (Fiscal Year 2017 Report to Congress) [open pdf - 919KB]
From the Legislative Language: "This document responds to language in Senate Report 114-264 accompanying the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act (P.L. 115-31). Specifically, Senate Report 114-264 states: Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee a report on the Coast Guard's plans to ensure that it is capable of conducting its response missions throughout the Western Alaska Captain of the Port Zone, including the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean. The report shall include: a list of pollution response equipment and spill response organizations capable of mitigating an oil or hazardous material release in the Bering Sea or Arctic Ocean; the role prevention plays in preventing a pollution incident; a detailed description of how a spill that occurs in icy waters will be mitigated and the methods used; and how the Coast Guard is partnering with federal, state, and local entities to ensure a well-coordinated response."
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/