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.

What's New?

Future NWAC meeting dates:

Oregon/Sector Columbia River (virtual): August 31st (corresponding RRT meeting date is September 1st).  

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Webinar details:

 Please register for NWAC Meeting on Aug 31, 2021 9:00 AM PDT at:

If this will be your first time attending a WA ECY hosted GOTO meeting, please join the Practice webinar:

Please register for NWAC Webinar Test on Aug 26, 2021 10:00 AM PDT


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.