PCSOPEP’s Authorized Persons (AP)
The PCSOPEP requires the identification of the Authorized Person and telephone and facsimile where they can be reached on a 24-hour basis.
The authorized PCSOPEP entity or person shall:
- reside in the Republic of Panama
- be fluent in either English or Spanish
- understand the vessel’s PCSOPEP
- Act as a liaison with the ACP.
In addition, the Authorized Person’s duties include arranging for and posting, on behalf of the vessel, a bond acceptable and satisfactory to the ACP for the payment of the costs that the ACP may incur by reason of the oil spill response and cleanup tasks.
Finally, the Authorized Person should have general knowledge and skills or experience in the Incident Command System and emergency preparedness. Knowledge of spill response operations is optional, but certainly in the best interest of the plan holder.