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.


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.

Northwest Area Planning Summit 2022

The Northwest Area Committees thanks the planning partners who participated in the 2022 Planning Summit, and will announce updates in the coming weeks.

Upcomming NWAC Meetings

Next NWAC Meeting

Date - February 28, 2023

Location - Anacortes, WA

Specific location and agenda TBD


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.