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.


Upcoming NWAC Meeting in the Sector Columbia River AOR

Date:  September 14th, 2022 (corresponding RRT meeting will be held September 15th)

Time: 08:30 am. - 3:30 pm

In Person Location:

Barbey Maritime Center (on the Columbia River Maritime Musuem campus)

2042 Marine Dr.,

Astoria, OR 97103

Remote Attendance Option Via Zoom:   https://waecy-wa-gov.zoom.us/j/89708909295?pwd=MEJVNHBMSWxIM0FuUDhOSFBuZDhwUT09

NWAC Meeting Agenda 14 September 2022

* Save the Date - Annual Northwest Area Planning Summit - Wednesday December 7th, 2022 - Details TBA *

2022 NWAC/RRT10 Planning Priorities:

The NWAC/RRT10 Steering Committee has committed to pursuing a list of five priorities for the 2022 planning cycle.  This list of NW Area 2022 Planning Priorities is avalable in the RRT/NWAC Refrence Library for this website.

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.