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.

96-Hour Plan Tool Kit

Click here to view Task Forces

What's New?

The 2019 NW Area Contingency Plan is now available. Click here to view.

The EPA and USCG have initiated Section 7 consultation on the NWACP, as required by the Endangered Species Act, with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service.  A Biological Assessment for the NWACP has been completed and submitted to the Services and can be viewed here. The appendices to the document are available here.


The next Area Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 18th at the Barbey Maritime Center 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria OR 97103. The agenda can be viewed here.

Please register for the webinar for the 2019 Northwest Area Committee Meeting on Sep 18, 2019 8:30 AM PDT at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

A room block is available through August 16th at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 201 39th Street, Astoria OR 97103 (503)325-8888.  Please mention the regional response team meeting when making your reservation.