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Logistics Requirements Logistics Requirements Arctic Spill of National Arctic Spill of National Significance (SONS)
Background In September 2012, senior executives from the National Response Team (NRT) member federal agencies gathered in Washington, DC to discuss preparedness and response policy, resources, and challenges related to a possible SONS in the Arctic. One outcome of that meeting was a request for a regional Seminar to identify and report potential major issues an Alaska-based response would face in the event of an Arctic SONS.
SONS Defined A Spill of National Significance (SONS) is a spill that due to its severity, size, location, actual or potential impact on the environment, or the necessary response effort, is so complex that it requires extraordinary coordination of federal, state, local, and responsible party resources to contain and clean up the discharge. Page 3
Arctic SONS Seminar Objectives Evaluate and identify potential areas for improvement Governmental, tribal, and other stakeholder awareness of decision-making in selection of response tactics, especially environmental/ economic tradeoffs associated with the use of alternative countermeasures. Capabilities for “total logistics” (e.g. telecoms, responder support, transportation, etc.) including potential gaps that may require use of non-responsible party capabilities (industry, federal, state, local). Alignment of strategic messaging vertically and horizontally across all response agencies and organizations from the local to national level. The SONS command structure in Alaska.
Sr. Executive Taskers SONS ESC overall coordination Harmonize with Implementation Plan for U.S. National Strategy for the Arctic Develop: Pre-scripted MessagingUSCG Summary of Dispersant ScienceEPA Educational MaterialsNOAA Logistics Requirements/Support PlanUSCG Pre-scripted PRFAs, MIPRsUSCG
ScenarioScenario · Scenario starts at Day 3 (September 20, 2013) from a drill platform in the Chukchi Sea. · A SONS is declared by USCG Commandant on Day 2. · Uncontrolled subsurface release 25,000 barrels (bbl)/day (50,000+ bbls to date). · Drill rig #1 relocated and preparing to start drilling relief well. · Drill rig #2 repositioned from Beaufort to assist. · Capping stack positioned above for well cap. · Wainwright 200 person responder camp will be operational by Day 5. · All Oil Spill Recovery (OSR) offshore vessels have arrived and commenced mechanical skimming operations.
ScenarioScenario · Dispersant equipment being staged in Barrow. · Awaiting response on in situ burning request. · Awaiting response on dispersant use request. · Shoreline ops [waste/wildlife support/Shoreline Cleanup & Assessment Team (SCAT)] on-line in Barrow awaiting stand-up of Wainwright camp. · Alaska Clean Seas (ACS) mobilizing equipment and personnel from Prudhoe Bay. · Shoreline protective booming plan being finalized. · Incident Command Post (ICP) staffed and active in Anchorage with full Incident Management Team (IMT) and Crisis Management Team (CMT) support, Forward Operating Base (FOB) operating in Barrow.
ScenarioScenario · Marine mammals & seabirds sighted in vicinity of operations would likely be at risk: bowhead, beluga, and gray whales; ringed, bearded, and spotted seals; walrus; polar bears; waterfowl, shorebirds, and seabirds; and least cisco, chum and pink salmon, and char/dolly varden. It is important to note that impacts to wildlife will in turn, also affect the Inupiat people who depend on those resources for their cultural and nutritional needs. · Media interest is increasing.
ScenarioScenario · The oil spill trajectory analysis by the Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and which the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) condones, shows that for oil spills >1000 bbls using seasonal currents and winds (E, NE, and ENE winds are typical in this area), during the drilling season (July to Sept), shoreline oiling impacts would not occur until Day 28. · This corresponds to a probability of landfall typically of 1 to 11 percent within the region between Peard Bay and Kasegaluk Lagoon, assuming no cleanup response for the first 30 days from initial spill occurrence in the vicinity of the release.
ScenarioScenario · However, in the unlikely event that strong, sustained winds develop out of the WNW, trajectory modeling estimates that Day 6 is the earliest possible time oil could reach shore, again with assuming no cleanup response for the first 30 days from initial occurrence.
Validate scenario details Estimate/Document federal logistics requirements (personnel, equip’t, vehicles, support, comms, etc.) based on scenario Ensure BSEE, WAK FOSC, PST involvement Include State needs? Identify sources ‘Have vs. Need’ matrix Deconflict with industry plans/sources GSA, DOD, MARAD, others Critical Path
NRT meeting early June AK workshop late June? National WG meeting each month (2 nd Tues) starting 8 July Status report to SONS principals Nov 2014 Pursue to completion National WG to format & finalize Upon SONS ESC approval, incorporate in NS SCP ~ May 2015 SONS Arctic Ex including logistics elements TimelineTimeline
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