The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a guidance document titled “Guidance for Implementation and Enforcement of the Salvage and Marine Firefighting Regulations for Vessel Response Plans.” The guidance is supposed to assist vessel owners and operators prepare and submit the necessary information to meet a February 22, 2011, deadline on providing better vessel response plans. The requirements for better response plans were established in a final rule published in December 2008. 73 Fed. Reg. 80,618 (12/31/08).