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.

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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.

 

Due to the recent government shutdown, the upcoming NWAC/RRT meetings on February 20 and 21 have been cancelled. The next NWAC/RRT meeting is scheduled for Idaho on May 21-22, 2019.