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1 Northwest Area Contingency Plan & Geographic Response Plan Presented By: Department of Ecology Linda Pilkey-Jarvis

2 Northwest Area Contingency Plan (NWACP)  What is the NWACP?  How do GRPs fit in the NWACP and area planning process?  Who can participate in the area planning process?  Website: /nwacp_document.htm /nwacp_document.htm /nwacp_document.htm

3 Public Outreach and Workgroups  Area Plan workgroups: GRP GRP Logistics Logistics Science, Response &Technology Science, Response &Technology Communication and Outreach Communication and Outreach Hazardous Substances Hazardous Substances Wildlife Wildlife Places of Refuge Places of Refuge

4 GRPs Update Process  GRPs exist for Puget Sound area, outer coast and inland river areas  Continual update process from lessons learned through drills & spills  Workshops to collect information James Island GRP deployment (JAM 53)

5 Targeted Prevention Efforts  Vessel and Facility Inspections (equipment, procedures, training)  Oil transfer Inspections & pre-booming operations for high rate transfers  USCG Vessel Traffic Service: tanker traffic in the North Sound and numerous ferry routes

6 Contingency Plans and GRPs  Contingency Plans: Vessels Vessels Facilities Facilities Pipelines Pipelines  Updated contingency planning rule  Commitment to follow Area Plan (includes GRPs) IOSA owned response boat located in the San Juans

7 Planning for Aggressive Responses  Cross border coordination with Canada  Drills to test contingency plans Notification drills Deployment drills Worst-case drills


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