National Strike Force Law and Legal Definition

The National Strike Force (NSF) is a special team established by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). The NSF was established in 1973 as a result of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. The NSF assists on -scene coordinators and remedial project manager (OSC/RPM) in their preparedness and response duties. [40 CFR 300.5].

The National Strike Force (NSF) helps USCG and other agencies by providing highly trained, experienced personnel and specialized equipment to facilitate preparedness for and response to oil and hazardous substance pollution incidents in order to protect public health and the environment. The NSF’s area of responsibility extends to all Coast Guard Districts and Federal Response Regions.

The NSF has over 200 active duty, civilian, reserve, and auxiliary personnel. It includes five units: the National Strike Force Coordination Center (NSFCC); the Atlantic Strike Team; the Gulf Strike Team; the Pacific Strike Team; and the Public Information Assist Team (PIAT).