ICS Position

Hours in the Response

Incident Response Milestones by ICS Section

Incident Command

   
 

2

Begin ICS form 201.

   

Consider the need to evacuation personnel or residents.

   

Establish initial incident objectives.

   

Establish safety/security zones. (may be done via Captain Of The Port Order in marine zones)

   

Identify Unified Command members. Establish time for an initial conference call, connect by e-mail or set up a meeting.

   

Type and classify the incident to assess the risk.

   

Begin federal/state/trustee/local stakeholder response partner notifications.(See Incident Notifications Matrix Tab)

 

5

 
   

For cross border incident (international or state boundaries), establish liaison between governments/Governors.

 

10

 
   

Identify limitations and constraints, critical information requirements.

   

Unified Command to establish overall incident objectives.

 

24

 
   

Inform or otherwise convene the Regional Response Team (RRT) for assistance.

 

48

 
   

Adjust daily cycle of activities accordingly.

   

Continue communication with the incident specific RRT.

 

96

 
   

Adjust daily cycle accordingly.

   

Continue communication with RRT.

Public Information

   
 

2

 
   

Identify the PIO and connect to other PIOs. Establish an initial conference call, connect by e-mail or set up a meeting. (see media daily checklist)

   

Issue initial joint (response agency) press release (between 30 minutes and 2 hours per area plan policy).

 

10

 
   

Conduct media briefings.

   

Establish Communication Plan, including timing of media releases, social media and press conference protocols.

   

Launch a unified, incident-specific web site.

 

24

 
   

Communicate the claims process to communities, municipalities and business owners.

   

The Information Officer and Liaison Officer together determine the need / timing for community meetings.

RP Incident Command

   
 

1

 
   

Incident Notifications(See Incident Notifications Matrix Tab)

   

PSC

 

2

 
   

Begin resource tracking.

   

Mobilize initial assessment teams (land, water and aerial, as necessary).

 

3

 
   

Establish overflight assessment and observation feedback loop to response partners.

 

5

 
   

Agree on common operating picture.

 

10

 
   

Establish Situation Display and gather facts and data to support the response.

 

24

 
   

Determine documentation management protocols.

   

Stand up Maritime Transportation System Recovery Unit (MTSRU) and begin cargo prioritization, if appropriate.

 

48

 
   

Develop long term staffing and demobilization plans.

On-Scene Coordinator

   
 

2

 
   

Determine initial resources for responding.

 

3

 
   

Determine port closure options/necessity.

 

5

 
   

Consider night operations, begin planning for staffing, support and shifts, as appropriate.

   

Consider whether vessel of opportunity skimming systems, public equipment caches or U.S. Naval response resources (local or SUPSALV) are needed. Order as applicable.

   

Coordinate to determine staging areas.

   

Determine need and establish temporary flight restriction, as necessary.

 

10

 
   

Expand staging areas as needed.

 

24

 
   

Assess wildlife impacts. Activate Wildlife Infrastructure as needed.

   

Consider salvage and transfer needs (lightering, etc).

   

Implement west coast mutual aid agreement and begin cascading of resources from out of region, if necessary.

 

48

 
   

Refine vessel traffic plan.

EU Leader

   
 

3

 
   

Identify Geographic Response Plan priorities. Communicate on priorities with response contractors. Begin compiling ICS Form 232, Resources at Risk form.

   

Request Scientific Support Coordinator assistance and order trajectories.

 

5

 
   

If appropriate to consider use of dispersants or in-situ burning, mobilize necessary resources.

   

If appropriate to consider use of dispersants or in-situ burning, notify trustees and tribes to allow time to work through the decision process.

   

Request Endangered Species Act emergency consultation, using information from the ICS Form 232 and the form provided in Section 9404.

 

10

 
   

Identify expanded list of resources at risk and complete an ICS form 232.

   

If appropriate, order “hot shot” SCAT resources for assessing extent of oiling and potential passive techniques to prevent re-oiling. Plan for long term SCAT.

   

Obtain source sample. Plan for sampling needs for the response.

 

24

 
   

Consult with cultural / historical resource specialists as needed.

   

Evaluate the effectiveness of recovery tactics to maximize recovery.

   

Plan for disposal, waste issues.

Liaison

   
 

3

 
   

Locate and secure joint Command Post, as needed.

 

5

 
   

Identify accommodations (hotels, motels, etc.) and food service companies to support responders.

   

Transition to joint Command Post as necessary.

 

10

 
   

Consider whether the Command Post is suitable for a long term response.

 

24

 
   

Develop long term staffing and demobilization plans, establish fatigue guidelines.

Finanace

   
 

10

 
   

Develop process of managing claims.

 

24

 
   

Track all costs and communicate a burn rate to Unified Command.

Planning

   
 

24

 
   

Plan for decontamination of response / commercial / non-commercial vessels.

Safety

   
 

2

 
   

Determine immediate responder and community risks including the need and resources for air monitoring.

   

Develop initial hazard assessment worksheet and start work on initial site specific safety plan.

 

3

 
   

Obtain Safety Data Sheet(s) or other data from spiller to identify oil / hazardous material properties.

 

24

 
   

Finalize, distribute, and brief safety plan.

Logistics

   
 

3

 
   

Continue making broader tribal, elected official and stakeholder notifications.

   

Establish contact with local Emergency Operations Center/City/County Emergency Managers, begin to share information.

 

5

 
   

Engage with tribal enforcement and local health departments to open communication concerning shelter in place, fisheries closures and water user impacts.

   

Identify and notify commercial / private fish and shellfish owners. Identify and notify downstream drinking, agricultural, and industrial water users. Communicate with the Environmental Unit.

 

10

 
   

Establish briefing schedule for elected officials and agencies.

   

Establish Liaison Plan

 

24

 
   

Consider as a best practice, hosting or touring media on or near the scene.

   

Establish a volunteer policy as necessary, and develop a volunteer management plan.

 

48

 
   

Activate Volunteer Management Plan, as needed.