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.


2023 Task Forces Announced

The NWACs have selected 2023 Task Forces.  Please view the 2023 Task Forces here and contact the Task Force Facilitators to participate.

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 Already have a password for the NWAC website?  Join a Task Force at Subcomittees/Task Forces.  

Upcoming NWACs Meetings

Date: June 6th, 2023 ; (Associated Meetings: Tribal Engagement Comittee Meeting June 6th, RRT10 Meeting June 7th) 

Location: Boise, Idaho

Hosted by the Inland Area Committee and the State of Idaho

Meeting Details TBA


NWRCP Comment Period Closed

The NWRCP public comment period has closed. NWAC leadership is currently reviewing all comments received. Thank you to those who submitted comments.  Please continue to monitor this site for updates.


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.