Regional Response Team Mission Statement
The mission of the Region 10 Regional Response Team (RRT) and the Northwest Area Committee (NWAC) is to protect public health and safety and the environment by ensuring coordinated, efficient, and effective support of the federal, state, tribal, local, and international responses to significant oil and hazardous substance incidents within the Pacific Northwest Region as mandated by the National Contingency Plan (NCP). We are also committed to providing for the development of the NWAC plan and coordination of preparedness activities prior to a pollution incident by addressing regional and international issues and providing guidance to industry, State Emergency Response Commissions, Tribal Emergency Response Commissions, and Local Emergency Planning Committees.
The 2016 Final Northwest Area Contingency Plan (NWACP) is available here for your viewing and downloading.
UPCOMING NW AREA COMMITTEE MEETING:
0800-1630 on Thursday, 25 February 2016
Location: La Quinta, 4600 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater, WA 98501
This meeting is open to the public. A block of rooms is being held at the La Quinta in Tumwater under "Area Committee Meeting Coast Guard". (360)352-5433.
Next Area Committee Meeting: May 17 in Boise, ID
CANUSPAC Annex to the JCP is updated, signed and now available here: CANUSPAC Annex_2014
Fact Sheet: National Response Team training slide deck on Bakken Crude NRT Bakken Slide Deck
SAFETY ALERT ON BAKKEN CRUDE RAIL FILES from PHMSA:
PHMSA SAFETY ALERT ON BAKKEN