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1 Northwest Area Committee & Regional Response Team 1 Boise, Idaho June 29, 2011

2 Agenda 2 Safety Brief, Introductions, Opening Remarks ID State Response Program and Vision Introduction to the Regional Response Team, NW Area Committee, and NW Area Contingency Plan Warm Springs Fire BREAK Review of Spokane River Geographic Response Plan OSC Reports LUNCH Bio-Response Operational and Testing Evaluation Project (BOTE) Operational Commanders Roundtable BREAK Rexburg Drum Case RadNet Deployment in aftermath of Japanese earthquake/tsunami Derelict Vessels: Joint Federal State Actions

3 Agenda 3 Safety Brief, Introductions, Opening Remarks ID State Response Program and Vision Introduction to the Regional Response Team, NW Area Committee, and NW Area Contingency Plan Warm Springs Fire BREAK Review of Spokane River Geographic Response Plan OSC Reports LUNCH Bio-Response Operational and Testing Evaluation Project (BOTE) Operational Commanders Roundtable BREAK Rexburg Drum Case RadNet Deployment in aftermath of Japanese earthquake/tsunami Derelict Vessels: Joint Federal State Actions

4 Agenda 4 Safety Brief, Introductions, Opening Remarks ID State Response Program and Vision Introduction to the Regional Response Team, NW Area Committee, and NW Area Contingency Plan Warm Springs Fire BREAK Review of Spokane River Geographic Response Plan OSC Reports LUNCH Bio-Response Operational and Testing Evaluation Project (BOTE) Operational Commanders Roundtable BREAK Rexburg Drum Case RadNet Deployment in aftermath of Japanese earthquake/tsunami Derelict Vessels: Joint Federal State Actions

5 Prepared by: Josie Clark and Heather Parker Date: 29JUN11 NorthWest Area Committee Meeting ~ Boise, ID

6 What is an Area Committee?  Interagency group charged with pre-planning for oil spills  Comprised of any player who has a role in oil spill response  Spatial boundaries defined by EPA/USCG  Mandated by OPA 90 Section 4202(4)(A) 6

7 7 Who is on an Area Committee?  Fire Department  Tribes  Local Health Dist.  Industry  NGOs  Private Citizens  State Police State Health Department State Env. Reg. USCG EPA NOAA DOI DoD, DOE, etc. Area Committee members include anyone who has a role in oil spill response.

8 8 What is an Area Contingency Plan?  A local/regional blueprint for oil (and hazmat) response  Contact information  Policy decisions  Sensitive resource information  Local/Regional response resources  Mandated by OPA 90 Section 4202(C)

9 9 Why Area Planning?  Creates relationships between private and government response entities prior to a spill  ACPs memorialize response policy agreements  Provides necessary information rapidly during response

10 Preparedness Components: National Response System Level NRTNational Regional RRTs Plans Local LEPCs RCP LEPC Plans Managing Organization NCP ACP SERCs/ Area Committee State/Area

11 11 Regulatory Mandate  NCP, Section  (a): RRTs ensure area planning happens and is consistent across region  (g): RRT agencies provide reps for area planning  (i)(6): RRTs in conjunction with Area Committees plan for countermeasure use  OPA 90, Section 4202  (4)(A) and (4)(B): Formation of Area Committees  (4)(C): Required contents of Area Plans

12 12 Requirements of Area Plans OPA 90 Section 4202(4)(C) (i) Address worst case discharges (ii) Describe areas of special economic or environmental importance (iii) Describe the responsibilities of an owner or operator and Federal, State, and local agencies (iv)List the equipment and personnel available (v) List of local scientists (vi) How the plan is integrated into other plans (vii) Include any other information the President requires (viii) Area Committee to update periodically

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14 Who Provides OSC for a Response? MarineStateInland

15 Regional Response Team (RRT 10) z Mandated by National Contingency Plan y Conduct pre-planning for oil and hazmat spills to ensure coordinated federal support y Support On-Scene Coordinator during incident z Co-Chaired by EPA and USCG D13 z Membership from 15 federal agencies and states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

16 Northwest Area Committee (NWAC)  Mandated by Oil Pollution Act of 1990  Federal On-Scene Coordinators must pre-plan for oil spills with State and local partners.  Plans must identify resources at risk, available response equipment, and response procedures  Co-Chaired by Sector’s Portland & Seattle, EPA  Co-Vice-Chaired by states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington  Membership from private, local, State, Tribal, and Federal entities

17 17 U.S. Federal Regions U.S. Coast Guard Districts Coast Guard Districts and EPA Regions

18 National Response System – Federal Region 10 Level NRTNational Regional RRTs Plans Local LEPCs RCP LEPC Plans Managing Organization NCP ACP Area CommitteeState/Area NW Area Contingency Plan NW Area Committee

19 RRT 10 US EPA, R10 USCG, D- 13 NW Area Committee US EPA, R10 USCG, Sector Seattle USCG, Sector Portland Northwest Area Committee Federal State Tribal Local Non-Profit Industry Members are any entity with response interest in region. This includes all RRT members as well as county and city agencies and the private sector. Regional Response Team 10 Federal State Tribal Member agencies are identified in NCP. Each of 15 Federal Agencies and State Lead Agency have one vote when the RRT assembles during a response. In R10, these groups meet together.

20 NW Area Committee/ Regional Response Team

21 What is in the Plan? o THE PLAN is essentially a manual for oil and/or Hazmat response o Jurisdictional authority, roles, and responsibilities o List of available spill response equipment o Required notifications o List of response organizations o Incident Command System implementation

22 What is in the Plan? (con’t) o Response Technologies Use o Dispersant use, In-situ burning, Decanting o Volunteer Policy o Joint Information Center Manual o Applicable federal and state regulations o Accessing State and Federal Funds o Geographic Response Plans 22

23 WHAT IS A GRP?  A response orientated contingency plan providing some framework for response decisions during the first 12 to 24 hours following a spill, and beyond.

24 Purpose of the GRP’s  Prioritize public natural resources  Allow for immediate and proper action  First responders know what actions to take  Includes:  Area maps  Prioritized booming strategies  Access points  Staging areas

25 Maps that refer you to Priority Tables or Strategies Priority Tables that refer you to Strategies Strategies

26 NWACP Concept of Operations  Rapid notification of Federal, State, and local governments to permit assessment and response, if necessary  National Response Center,  Relies on the principle of escalation  Utilizes the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System/Unified Command (ICS/UC) principles

27 Concept of Operations, cont.  Provides for access to considerable resources and expertise as situations requires  Covers all spills regardless of nature, cause or source  oil and hazmat  fixed facility and transportation  inland and coastal  natural and man-made disasters

28 Options for using the plan  For oil spills on water with GRPs  Clearwater/Lochsa, Spokane, Pend Oreille,  For large incidents  Incident Command System position specific guidance  For local contingency planning  Information on State and Federal capabilities (equipment, expertise, funding)  Reference for role State and Feds are ready to fill  As a technical reference for spill response

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30 RRT 10 US EPA, R10 USCG, D-13 NW Area Committee US EPA, R10 USCG, Sector Seattle USCG, Sector Portland Steering Committee Workgroups Public Contractors Industry Non-Profits Direct input route: Gov. Agencies Workgroups: Logistics Wildlife Hazardous Substances Science and Response Tech. Geographic Response Plans Marine Fire Fighting Communication and Outreach

31 RRT 10 US EPA, R10 USCG, D-13 NW Area Committee US EPA, R10 USCG, Sector Puget Sound USCG, Sector Columbia River GRP Workshops Exercises Drills Outreach NWAC Meetings NWAC Plan Evolves and Responders are Informed “Integration with Reality” Annual Plan Review

32 How to get the plan, and connect with the NWAC Josie Clark NW Area Planner EPA Region Heather Parker USCG RRT Coordinator/ District Rspns Advisory Team

33 2011 Updates to the NW Area Contingency Plan List of Some Key Proposed Changes NWAC Meeting 29JUN11 – BOISE, ID

34 Discussion Topics  List of Key Department of Ecology Updates to NWACP  List of some Key Sector Puget Sound Updates to NWACP  Some Additional Updates

35 Some Key Updates from Ecology (1) Add to the RP’s Response Policy in Chapter 1000 a description of the staging of the industry-funded emergency response towing vessel in Neah Bay.  Description of the permanent staging of the tug at Neah Bay.  A note that both Ecology and the US Coast Guard can contract with the tug if necessary. Clarify in Appendix 8000 Ecology’s role in planning for and responding within unified command to vessel firefighting incidents that pose threat of spill. New appendix on Environmental Permits – new appendix based on lessons learned from the DAVY CROCKETT.  Overview of the need for & types of permits to obtain during responses.  Comprehensive list of federal, tribal and state permits that may be necessary (and contact agencies).  Short discussion of potential for waivers or expedited process to obtain the permits.  Tool used during response to track permit issues.

36 Some Key Updates from Ecology (2) Revise Washington’s Disposal Plan Boilerplate – this is an Ecology only tool. Updated in response to lessons learned from the DAVY CROCKETT.  Adding operational guidance for characterizing and handling waste streams all the way through to final disposition.  Additional guidance on temporary storage.  Procedures for reporting data on waste. Update Chapter 1000 to reflect new vessel industry requirements for notifications to WA state of vessel emergencies  Update to reflect change in state law requiring vessels operators to report significant threats of spills to the state. List of potential command post locations – Added back into Logistics chapter. Addition of Liaison Manual as new appendix to plan  Presents ICS structure and job descriptions for Liaison group  Includes tools for stakeholder meetings, VIP tours, etc.

37 Some Key Updates from Ecology (3) Broad update to Chapter 4000 on Volunteers including addition of new Volunteer Management Manual in the appendix (Volunteer Task Force co-chaired by Sector Puget Sound and Ecology)  Provides a process for unified command to make a decision whether to use volunteers.  Mentions the MOU signed between the USCG, EPA and the Corporation for National and Community Services for managing non- affiliated (or convergent) volunteers.  Add description of Coast Guard’s use of auxiliary as volunteers.  Mentions the new Washington law requiring Ecology to develop a volunteer coordination system.  Defines a Volunteer Coordinator for ICS, suggest unified command can put the function in planning or Liaison.  Suggests tasks that volunteers can (or won’t) be used for during a response.  Still not defined: training requirements for volunteers, specific process for intake & registration.

38 Some Key Updates from Sector Puget Sound  Marine Firefighting – Sector PS

39 Some Additional Updates…  Entire Rework of Chapter 1000 and 2000  Thanks to Josie Clark, Dale Becker and Wade Gough for taking the lead  Thanks to other Steering Committee members who contributed edits  Adding revised EPA-USCG Jurisdictional Boundary Language to Chapter 1000  Adding BMPs from DWH to Chapter 9000

40  QUESTIONS?

41 ANNUAL AREA COMMITTEE WORKSHOP (First one SEP2011, then JAN after that) EXEC COMM CONF CALL - DECIDE ON PRIORITIES AND TF FACILITATORS CONF CALL- STEERING COMMITTEE &TF FACILITATORS TFs complete work (i.e. NWACP updates) EACH ASSIGNEE FINALIZES UPDATES TO THE NWACP LANGUAGE/TEXT/SECTIONS SC COMPLETES ROUGH DRAFT NWACP – include all assigned updates PUBLIC COMMENT DRAFT FINAL DRAFT INCLUDING PUBLIC COMMENTS FINAL PLAN PUBLISH SIGNED NWACP 01 JANUARY 21 JANUARY 01 SEPTEMBER SC Face to Face MEETING – REVIEW RESULTS 01 FEBRUARY 01 MARCH 15 SEPTEMBER 01 OCTOBER 01 NOVEMBER 01 DECEMBER 31 DECEMBER 31 JANUARY Proposed New NWACP Update Cycle Dates Steering Committee Draft_02MAY2011 MARCH RRT/NWAC Meeting JUNE RRT/NWAC Meeting (Opportunity for TF to receive input from Exec Committee on policy decisions) OCT RRT/NWAC Meeting

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43 Agenda 43 Safety Brief, Introductions, Opening Remarks ID State Response Program and Vision Introduction to the Regional Response Team, NW Area Committee, and NW Area Contingency Plan Warm Springs Fire BREAK Review of Spokane River Geographic Response Plan OSC Reports LUNCH Bio-Response Operational and Testing Evaluation Project (BOTE) Operational Commanders Roundtable BREAK Rexburg Drum Case RadNet Deployment in aftermath of Japanese earthquake/tsunami Derelict Vessels: Joint Federal State Actions


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