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 2015 Draft Northwest Area Contingency Plan (NWACP) public comment period is now closed and comments are being reviewed.
The finalized 2015 NWACP will be available on this website in early JAN 2015.
The current, active 2014 NWACP and the draft 2015 NWACP can be found here:
ANNUAL NWACP SUMMIT:
DATE: Tuesday, 16 December 2014
LOCATION: Federal Center South, 4735 East Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98134
2014 NWACP Summit Announcement Flyer and Slide Template:
New Fact Sheet: National Response Team training slide deck on Bakken Crude http://rrt10nwac.com/Files/FactSheets/140930125335.pdf
UPCOMING NW AREA COMMITTEE MEETING:
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Port Angeles, WA
Exact location, hotel information and agenda coming soon.
RRT Executive Committee Meeting (members only):
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Port Angeles, WA
Details to follow
CANUSPAC Annex to the JCP is updated, signed and now available here: http://private.rrt10nwac.com/Files/FactSheets/141021044455.pdf
NEW SAFETY ALERT ON BAKKEN CRUDE RAIL FILES from PHMSA:
Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris Concerns
Assessment and tracking of debris conducted by NOAA