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1 LCDR Liz Jones, NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator US Coast Guard District East Ninth Street Cleveland, OH Phone (206) Fax (216)

2 NOAA Scientific Support Provided by Emergency Response Division “NOAA HazMat” Provided by Emergency Response Division “NOAA HazMat” NOAA Hazmat has provided “all hazards” response support for more than 30 years NOAA Hazmat has provided “all hazards” response support for more than 30 years Provides support for more than 100 responses each year Provides support for more than 100 responses each year NOAA Hazmat has a wide range of scientific expertise with extensive response experience NOAA Hazmat has a wide range of scientific expertise with extensive response experience

3 NOAA’s roles during spills Scientific Support to FOSCs Scientific Support to FOSCs Oil Chemistry, Fate, Movement Oil Chemistry, Fate, Movement Effects on Natural Resources Effects on Natural Resources Shoreline Assessment Shoreline Assessment Cleanup Recommendations Cleanup Recommendations Natural Resource Trustee Natural Resource Trustee Resource information Resource information Resource management mandates Resource management mandates Natural Resource Damage Assessment & Restoration Natural Resource Damage Assessment & Restoration

4 Jacob Lukenbach Jacob Lukenbach Puerto Rican Puerto Rican New Carissa New Carissa Athos I Athos I Selendang Selendang DBL-152 DBL-152 Katrina spills Katrina spills Katrina orphan HAZMAT containers Katrina orphan HAZMAT containers Domestic incidents

5 Prestige (Spain) Prestige (Spain) Solar I (Phillipines) Solar I (Phillipines) M/V Jessica (Galapagos) M/V Jessica (Galapagos) Desert Storm (Persian Gulf) Desert Storm (Persian Gulf) International incidents

6 Ehime Maru Ehime Maru Alaska Airlines Flight 261 Alaska Airlines Flight 261 John F. Kennedy, Jr. airplane debris John F. Kennedy, Jr. airplane debris USS Intrepid USS Intrepid 9/11 9/11 Whale carcasses Whale carcasses Body recoveries Body recoveries Humphrey the whale Humphrey the whale Spartina seed dispersion in Puget Sound Spartina seed dispersion in Puget Sound Non-traditional support

7 What we do Provide scientific support at incidents and coordinate on-scene scientific activities Provide scientific support at incidents and coordinate on-scene scientific activities Work with other agencies on contingency planning and preparedness for oil and other hazardous substance spills Work with other agencies on contingency planning and preparedness for oil and other hazardous substance spills Conduct research and develop tools to support and improve spill preparedness and response Conduct research and develop tools to support and improve spill preparedness and response Provide training for responders and planners Provide training for responders and planners

8 NOAA SSCs at USCG Districts John Whitney Anchorage LCDR Liz Jones Cleveland Ruth Yender, Seattle Jordan Stout, Alameda HI, Guam, & Pacific Trust Territories Ruth Yender, Seattle Steve Lehman Boston Ed Levine, New York Frank Csulak, Sand Point, NJ Plus Caribbean Brad Benggio Miami Charlie Henry LTjg Mary Barber, New Orleans Jim Jeansonne, St. Petersburg Natural Resource Scientist

9 NOAA RRT Reps in EPA Regions Region AK, Doug Helton, Seattle Alt. John Whitney, Achorage Region X, Gary Shigenaka, Seattle, Alt. Ruth Yender, Seattle Region IX, Jordan Stout, Alameda, Alt. Alan Mearns, Seattle Region Oceania John Naughton, Honolulu Alt. Ruth Yender, Seattle Region VIII, Liz Jones, Cleveland, Alt. Charlie Henry, New Orleans Region I, V, VII, Steve Lehman, Boston Alt Ed Levine, NY and Liz Jones, OH Region III, Ed Levine, New York, Alt. Frank Csulak, NJ Region II, Frank Csulak, Sand Point, NJ, Alt. Ed Levine, NY Region IV & Caribbean, Brad Benggio Miami, Alt. Jim Jeansonne, St. Petersburg Region VI, Charlie Henry, New Orleans, Alt. Lisa Dipinto, Silver Spring

10 Scientific Support Coordinator (SSC): Principal advisors to federal response agencies for scientific issues for oil and hazardous material incidents (all hazards) Supports federal on-scene coordinators (FOSC) during incidents Supports federal on-scene coordinators (FOSC) during incidents Supports Regional Response Teams (RRT), Area Committees and response agencies for spill response preparedness, contingency planning, training, and exercises Supports Regional Response Teams (RRT), Area Committees and response agencies for spill response preparedness, contingency planning, training, and exercises May facilitate coordination with the natural resource Trustees for NRDA ephemeral data collection May facilitate coordination with the natural resource Trustees for NRDA ephemeral data collection SSCs coordinate the scientists providing support to the FOSC to achieve consensus, while keeping command aware of differing opinions SSCs coordinate the scientists providing support to the FOSC to achieve consensus, while keeping command aware of differing opinions NOAA SSCs are supported by a scientific support team (SST) NOAA SSCs are supported by a scientific support team (SST)

11 Scientific Support Team (SST) SSC’s often manage a team of NOAA & non-NOAA scientists: SSC’s often manage a team of NOAA & non-NOAA scientists: Oceanographers Oceanographers Modelers Modelers Biologists Biologists Chemists Chemists Physicists Physicists Weather Forecasters Weather Forecasters Info. Management Specialists Info. Management Specialists Others Others Team composition will be spill- specific to meet the needs & demands of the incident & the FOSC Team composition will be spill- specific to meet the needs & demands of the incident & the FOSC

12 NOAA Incident Support 24/7 National Network 24/7 National Network 10 Regional Scientific Support Coordinators 10 Regional Scientific Support Coordinators Scientific Support Team in Seattle Scientific Support Team in Seattle Home & Away Teams Home & Away Teams

13 As an incident unfolds... The NOAA Scientific Support Team helps to answer these questions: What was spilled? (characterizes the hazard) What was spilled? (characterizes the hazard) What is the scale of the problem? What is the scale of the problem? Where will it go? (fate & transport forecasts) Where will it go? (fate & transport forecasts) Who/what will it hit? (public & resources at risk analysis) Who/what will it hit? (public & resources at risk analysis) How will it hurt? (impacts) How will it hurt? (impacts) What can be done? (response & mitigation) What can be done? (response & mitigation)

14 Incident-specific weather forecasts Incident-specific weather forecasts Tides & currents Tides & currents Overflight observations Overflight observations Modeling & trajectory forecasts Modeling & trajectory forecasts Pollutant chemistry, fate & environmental effects Pollutant chemistry, fate & environmental effects Natural resources at risk (RAR) Natural resources at risk (RAR) Information management Information management Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) Environmental issues & trade-offs Environmental issues & trade-offs Cleanup recommendations & monitoring Cleanup recommendations & monitoring Consultation Consultation Other stuff… Other stuff… Incident support might include:

15 Environmental & HazMat Chemistry Staff chemists (Seattle) Response Support Response Support CAMEO/ADIOS Development CAMEO/ADIOS Development Chemical Reactivity Chemical Reactivity Contract lab support (LSU) Hazard characterization Hazard characterization Field Support (Sampling- Consultation) Field Support (Sampling- Consultation) Analytical Support Analytical Support GC/MS Oil Fingerprinting GC/MS Oil Fingerprinting GC/MS Quantitative Analyses GC/MS Quantitative Analyses On-Site Analytical Chemistry On-Site Analytical Chemistry

16 HAZMAT Oil Spill Products GNOME Adios 2 Shio

17 Overflight observations

18 Field support SCAT SCAT Cleanup recommendations Cleanup recommendations Monitoring & oversight Monitoring & oversight

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20 Support between incidents Response Response Planning Planning ACPs, RRT, JRT ACPs, RRT, JRT ERAs & TAP ERAs & TAP POC for NOAA models POC for NOAA models Drill support Drill support Training coordination Training coordination

21 Training & Outreach 700–900 students/year in training courses. 700–900 students/year in training courses. More than half a million website visitors/year More than half a million website visitors/year Software, photos, guides and job aids, training materials Software, photos, guides and job aids, training materials

22 Shoreline Assessment Manual Shoreline Assessment Manual SCAT SCAT Oil Observation Job Aids Oil Observation Job Aids Response in Tropical Habitats Response in Tropical Habitats Spills & Seafood Safety Spills & Seafood Safety Factsheets, manuals & job aids

23 Questions? NOAA Emergency Response Division “NOAA Hazmat”


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