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.

What's New?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has concluded their consultation addressing oil and hazardous substance spill/release response activities in selected areas of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon pursuent to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) as amended. The final signed document can be found here.

The final Biological Opinion from the National Marine Fisheries Service is expected in early 2021.

Please join us for the next Northwest Area Committee meeting, this time being held in conjunction with the Sector Puget Sound Area Committee meeting. It will take place on Tuesday, March 2nd at 8:30am PST via a GoTo Meeting webinar hosted by the Washington Department of Ecology.

Please register for NWAC Meeting on Mar 2, 2021 8:30 AM PST at: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Participants can use their telephone or computer mic & speakers (VoIP).

Call in number: +1 (562) 247-8422

AUDIO PIN: Shown after joining the webinar


You can access the agenda here


Idaho/inland (location - virtual): June 8th (corresponding RRT meeting date is June 9th)


Oregon/Sector Columbia River (location - TBD): August 31st (corresponding RRT meeting date is September 1st)

The NWACP continues to serve as the Regional Contingency Plan for RRT 10, the EPA Inland Area Contingency Plan, and the State-wide plans for Oregon and Washington.

The 2020 NWACP is available for viewing here.

The USCG has prepared a FAQ document about the Sector Area Contingency Plans and it can be viewed here.

The Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound Area Contingency Plan can be viewed here.

The Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River Area Contingency Plan can be viewed here.