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  1. Some Important NW Area Committee Updates… 2013 Task Forces Final Updates Updates to the 2014 NWACP Revision Update on the 2013 NWACP Summit

  2. Update 1 of 3: 2013 NWAC Task Forces Final Update

  3. Outreach Task Force

  4. Task Force Accomplishments: • Objective: To develop preapproved fact sheets and corresponding PowerPoint presentations in a standardized format on key topics for public outreach and education. • Updated Fact Sheets: • Places of Refuge • Derelict Vessels • Contingency and Response Planning • SCAT • Overview of NWAC/RRT • Impacts of Oil on Wildlife • Dispersants • PowerPoint template for fact sheet presentations.

  5. Task Force Next Steps: • Steering Committee is conducting final revision of fact sheets, which will subsequently be posted on the public RRT/NWAC website. • PPT presentations that correspond to the fact sheets will be completed and posted to RRT/NWAC site.

  6. In Situ Burn Update In Situ Burn Policy/Plan

  7. Task Force Accomplishments: • Began adoption of R4 ISB template for R10 Update – needs additional work • Added contact info for local air agencies • Separated ISB Policy from ISB Operational and Planning Documents • Refined ISB Decision Flow Chart to map out procedures • Updated Health Standards to include PM 2.5 and monitoring protocols – needs additional work • Clarified roles of other agencies with decision making authorities (and developed contact information)

  8. Task Force Obstacles/ Recommended Next Steps: • Complete adoption and revision of EPA R4 In Situ Burn template. • Clarify worker health and safety vs public health issues • Vet policy through NW Area Committee and Regional Response Team

  9. 2013 SCAT Task Force-Pre-Segmentation

  10. Task Force Accomplishments: • TF has outlined a series of goals and end state for pre-segmenting coastal shorelines for use in SCAT programs. • TF has also started outlining data management scheme for optimally housing and using this data during responses.

  11. Task Force Obstacles/ Recommended Next Steps: • TF developed outline and concept for a one-day SCAT segmentation workshop to develop a protocol for how to segment shorelines. • Workshop GOAL: TF members to agree on a process then each would take sections of available shoreline to segment, following these guidelines after the workshop. • Task Force members were unable to find a compatible date to allow enough participants to result in a productive workshop within Task Force time frame. • This work is not technically tied to the NWACP update revision cycle time bars, so interested members may hold the one-day workshop outside of the Task Force cycle.

  12. Shoreline Cleanup (SCAT)Task Force- Tools

  13. Task Force Accomplishments: • SCAT Process Tool completed • Widely circulated and commented on • Represents best practices from regulators, trustees, industry and consultants • Strategy of being inclusive and avoiding policy assisted with consensus • Will be included in 2014 NWACP

  14. Emerging Risks Task Force

  15. Task Force Accomplishments: • Work product is Issue Paper including five major findings/topic areas: • Crude Oil (including Oil Sands Products and Bakken Crude Oil) • Coal • Residual Fuel Oil • Liquid Natural Gas • Biodiesel, Synthetic Fuels • Broken down by, Definition, Characteristics, Transportation Picture and Response Strategies with Recommendations and Conclusions.

  16. Task Force Obstacles/ Recommended Next Steps: • Final paper completed. • Some sections were referenced/included in 2014 NWACP revision

  17. Incident Command PostTask Force

  18. Task Force Accomplishments: • Identified critical type of info needed for an ICP • Developed template for compiling this info • Specific potential ICPs identified • TF members gathering ICP info to fit in template

  19. Task Force Obstacles/ Recommended Next Steps: • Task Force was unable to complete products for inclusion in 2014 NWACP in time for the established time bars and deadlines.

  20. WildlifeTask Force

  21. Task Force Accomplishments: Updates to the Wildlife Response Plan (Chapter 9931) • Personnel tables updated • Added position descriptions • Added monitoring and general response information for marine mammals in Washington and Oregon

  22. Endangered Species Act:Defining the Scope of Work

  23. Task Force Accomplishments: • A template SOW outlining the required contents of a BA • Based on Alaska SOW • Updated list of ESA listed species/critical habitat for the NWACP area (informal request at this point) • Suggestion and outline of method to incorporate the 2003 BO into the current NWACP (note: BO was NMFS only)

  24. Task Force Obstacles/ Recommended Next Steps: • Incorporate the 2003 BO into the current NWACP prior to initiating consultation • How to incorporate the requirement that there be a listing of when listed species are present throughout the year in the area the GRP covers? • Addressing annual reporting requirements that are not currently followed

  25. Update 2 of 3: 2014 NWACP Revision Updates

  26. New Response Tools • 9312: Oil Spill Marine Mammal Resources • Logistics tables for personnel and resources needed for protecting and handling marine mammals • 9313: Wildlife Branch Position Descriptions • Defines responsibilities and required training for 24 distinct roles in the Wildlife Branch • 9407: In Situ Burn Response Tool • Added decision flowchart, preliminary feasibility analysis, In Situ Burn Application and contact information for local air agencies in WA and OR

  27. New Response Tools, cont. • 9408: Resources At Risk • Provides step by step guidance for completing the ICS-232 Form. • 9411: Decanting Response Tool • This content was pulled from Chapter 4000 • 9421: Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment (SCAT) Response Tools • Provides Job Aid for establishing a SCAT Program and a SCAT Workplan Template

  28. Updated Content/Policies in NWACP • 2211: WA State Naming Convention for incidents – languagestill to be finalized • Decision Makers: WA ECY, USCG FOSCs (COTP SPS and SCR), and Lead FOSC EPA. • 2212: Expectation that spillers will specifically report group 5 oils • 2231: Safety Officers shall consider diver safety when needed for sinking oils • 2232: Safety Officers shall take special notice of flammability when responding to spills of Bakken Crude

  29. Updated Content/Policies in NWACP, cont. • 3522: Added list of BMPs for oils that may sink • 3523: Added cautionary note about the flammability of Bakken Crude • 3600: Moved Tribal Contact information into 9106: Response Partners and Contacts • 4234: Clarified purpose of Resources At Risk assessment and where some data for could be found

  30. Updated Content/Policies in NWACP, cont. • 4619: Added new ISB flowchart and updated notification requirements for ISB in or near Idaho • 4650: Clarified Decanting Policy to specifically exclude decanting from nearshore operations as a pre-approved activity • 9310: Added marine mammal response guidance and developed a more complete list that describes personnel needs for various response levels.

  31. General Improvements to NWACP • All phone numbers and internet addresses verified • Thorough review for terminology by IDEQ and SCR Marine Firefighting community • Continued effort to implement ACP revisioning strategy from 2011 • Chapters 4000, 5000, and 6000 done this year • Chapter 3000 is only remaining chapter • Standardized format for Response Tools

  32. Update 3 of 3: 3rd Annual NWACP Summit – 10DEC2013

  33. 2013 (3rd) Annual NWACP Summit Thank you for participating in the 3rd Annual Northwest Area Contingency Plan (NWACP) Summit on December 10, 2013. The summit has three goals: • To Identify and prioritize updates for the 2015 Northwest Area Contingency Plan (NWACP) or issues that need to be address by the NWAC, • To identify groups willing to volunteer to coordinate task forces that will work on the high priority plan updates or issues, • To identify policies or plans that need to be exercised. Intended outcomes from summit: • Prioritized list of issues or plan updates for executive committee to decide which will be worked on in 2014 • Clearly defined work products that each task force would produce between February and August of 2014 • Groups and agencies will know what their staff’s time will be spent on before volunteering for task forces Please complete the following: • Replace the red text on the next two slide, you will have 3 minutes to present • save and email this power point toclark.josie@epa.govand by November 19, 2013 • complete the on-line survey at:

  34. 2013 NWACP Annual Summit (Name of your organization) (Name of Presenter) • Proposed Issue/Change/Update #1 …………… • Proposed Issue/Change/Update #2 …………… • Proposed Issue/Change/Update #3 …………… Issues, proposed NWACP Changes or exercises:

  35. Please provide contact info: • Name of presenter: presenter name • Email address: presenter email • Phone: presenter phone • Mailing address: presenter mailing address

  36. Summit Recommendations  Final Task Force Selection • 13 DEC - Steering Committee digests results and provides cleaned up list to Execs • 18 DEC - Each Exec “ranks” their top 10 TFs, determines which TF they would lead, which they would provide a body for and whether their agency would do regardless of NWAC action. Would Exec Members like a conference call? • 13(?) JAN - Final decision will be made by NWAC Chairs/Vice-Chairs: FOSC and SOSC agencies (EPA, CG SPS, CG SCR, ODEQ, Ecology, IDEQ/IDBHS) • Set date for conference call second week of January • 20 JAN – Steering Committee empowers 2014 TFs