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.

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What's New?

The 2019 Draft Northwest Area Contingency Plan (NWACP) is now available for your viewing and downloading here. Comments were received until October 31, 2018. The comment period is now closed.



The Annual NWAC Summit will be Wednesday, November 28th at Federal Center South in Seattle, WA.The flyer for the summit can be viewed here. If you would like to present a topic at the summit, please use this template and submit it to Lori Muller ( Elizabeth Petras ( and LT Elisa Lynne ( by October 24.


2018 Task Forces have completed their work for this year and it's been incorporated into the draft 2019 NWACP.    


The 2018 NW Area Contingency Plan is now available. Click here to view.