While contingency plan holders have the option to submit their plans themselves, they may also choose to use a consultant to assist with the process. OSPR is responsible for overseeing these plans and does not require the use of a consultant. However, it can be helpful for plan holders who may not have the expertise or resources to create a comprehensive plan.
A consultant can provide guidance on regulatory requirements, risk assessment, response strategies, and training, ensuring that the plan meets all necessary criteria and is ready for implementation in the event of an oil spill. Plan holders can retain industry consultants to assist with generating a vessel plan. Please note OSPR does not recommend or endorse any specific consultants.
The following is a list of current consultants who submit plans on behalf of plan holders. However, plan holders are not limited to this list.