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Results in Brief 4
Extent of Coast Guard Review and Approval of Individual Plans
Varies Widely 11
Strategy for Monitoring and Oversight of Plan Implementation
Faces Numerous Challenges 20
Cost to Comply with MTSA Is Uncertain 27
Recommendation for Executive Action 32
Agency Comments 32
Objectives, Scope, and Methodology 35
Required Security Plan Items 41
Analysis of Coast Guard's Compliance Cost Estimates 42
Estimates Required Assumptions about Many Important
Many Assumptions Carry Limitations 46
Limited Time to Estimate Costs Precluded More Extensive Data
Collection and Analysis of Uncertainty 47
Cost Estimate Spans Only 10 Years and Does Not Include All Costs 48
Questions Remain about Adequacy of Public Comments to
Validate Cost Estimate 51
Appendix IV GAO Contacts and Staff Acknowledgments 52
GAO Contacts 52
Staff Acknowledgments 52
Table 1: Progress of Facility and Vessel Security Plan Review
Under Option A as of June 2004
Table 2: Port Stakeholders GAO Contacted at Port Locations
Table 3: Coast Guard Assumptions about Extent of Prior Security
GAO-04-838 Maritime Security
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United States. General Accounting Office. Maritime Security: Substantial Work Remains to Translate New Planning Requirements into Effective Port Security, report, June 30, 2004; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc299170/m1/3/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.