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1 United States Coast Guard NWAC/RRT BRIEFING USCG SECTOR COLUMBIA RIVER 10 March 2011

2 United States Coast Guard SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS Tug SEA HAWK and Barge LEO tangled with Buoy 29: Columbia River, OR 16 Dec 2010 – Desdemona Sands Lighted Buoy 29, Columbia River Potential 2.9 million gallons of low sulfur diesel aboard Barge LEO and 24,000 gallons of diesel aboard Tug SEA HAWK. Tug K-SEA-H notified to assist. Tug SEA HAWK free of buoy at 0530 and continued up river to final destination Conoco-Phillips. No loss of product. All State partners notified.

3 United States Coast Guard SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS Tar Ball, Pacific City, OR. 03 January – Sector Columbia River received a notification of a tar ball on the beach in excess of 3 months. Incident Management team responded to verify and took samples. 05 January - Contractors hired to begin clean-up and disposal process.

4 United States Coast Guard SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS Oil Discharge - DAVY CROCKETT - Camas, WA. 27 January – Sector Columbia River received a notification of a sheen on Columbia River. IMD team and WA DOE confirmed sheen near DAVY CROCKETT. Unstable stern caused vessel to move which caused a release of diesel from the double bottom split in hold 2 or 3. RP advised USCG he was unable to pay for clean-up; incident became federally funded. Full ICS structure stood up for response. Pollution Removed: 22,000+ gallons of oily waste and 287+ tons of contaminated debris Approval letter received from COMDT to remove derelict barge. Fund ceiling raised to $7.5M.

5 United States Coast Guard LST 1166 COTP provided EPA with Pollution Removal Funding Authorization providing reimbursement to conduct disposal alternatives assessment and generate Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis report on for the LST EPA plans to have EECA complete by end of April

6 United States Coast Guard OTHER SECTOR ACTIVITIES Training, Drills, Exercises and Conferences: MFSA Board and Subcommittee Meetings (Monthly) DOE Quarterly Meeting - Jan ICS 210 Instruction - Jan D13/Seattle ICS 341 Instruction - Jan ICS Instruction - Dec OREGON RESPONDER training with IMD - Jan GRP Workgroup Meeting - Jan Lock Closure Pollution Response Discussion (Bonneville Dam) - Jan Trumbull Asphalt Linnton Plant Exercise - Jan On-Scene Coordinator Course - Dec Responded to: 16 Unknown Sheen cases 03 Sunken vessels 14 vessel discharges 12 facility discharges or releases Administration/Penalties 16 Letters of Warning 02 Notice of Violations 02 Class I Civil Penalty 00 Criminal

7 United States Coast Guard Looking Ahead MFSA Board and Subcommittee Meetings - Monthly DOE Quarterly Meeting LEPCs (Clatsop, Columbia, Clark, Grays Harbor, Multnomah, and Cowlitz Counties) - Monthly ICS 339 Group Supervisor Course – Astoria – April ESF -10 – Oakland – May 9-11 International Oil Spill Conference – Portland – May NOAA Oil Awareness Course – Seattle – June 9 MFSA & Sause Bros. Worst Case Discharge Exercise – Longview, WA – July 19-20

8 United States Coast Guard SECTOR COLUMBIA RIVER QUESTIONS??


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