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10 2020

Northwest Area Contingency Plan Changes

2020-10-29T18:15:13+00:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: News & Articles|

To restore and facilitate area contingency planning and management activities at the local COTP/FOSC level (as discussed above and so directed by the NCP) and to align with the rest of the service, distinct coastal zone ACPs and associated area committees will now be maintained/managed by the pre-designated FOSCs at both Sector Columbia River and [...]

08 2020

California Issues Safety Guidance for Conducting Exercises During Pandemic

2020-08-13T18:02:09+00:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: News & Articles|

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Governor has issued safety and statewide guidance. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response (CDFW-OSRO) Drills & Exercises Unit has developed guidance to be implemented at any in-person drills and exercises being held to comply with OSPR requirements where credit will be [...]

06 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season

2020-06-08T19:18:46+00:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: News & Articles|

In preparing for the 2020 hurricane season, FEMA has developed a document that provides actionable guidance to State, Local, Tribal & Territorial officials to prepare for response and recovery operations and encourages personal preparedness measures amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While this document focuses on hurricane season preparedness, most planning considerations can also be applied [...]

02 2020

Canada-U.S. Dixon Entrance Annex to the Joint Marine Contingency Plan for Pollution Preparedness and Response

2020-02-21T15:13:28+00:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: News & Articles|

KODIAK, Alaska -- U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Commander Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell, Jr., and the Canadian Coast Guard Western Region Assistant Commissioner Roger Girouard signed the newly revised Dixon Entrance Annex to the national Canada-United States Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan today in Juneau. The updated annex includes basic content and format changes in [...]

02 2020

FEMA Releases 2020 Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Doctrine

2020-02-10T14:47:52+00:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: News & Articles|

On February 5, 2020, FEMA released the revised 2020 HSEEP Doctrine. This update incorporates feedback and input from exercise planners and practitioners across the country and ensures that HSEEP doctrine, the training course, and corresponding documents continue to best meet the needs of the whole community. HSEEP is flexible, scalable, adaptable, and is for use by [...]

01 2020

2019 Oil tanker spill statistics published

2020-01-13T21:30:53+00:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: News & Articles|

Over the last five decades, the frequency of oil spills from tankers has continued to decrease. The average number of spills of 7 tonnes or more in the 1970s was about 79 per year and has now decreased by over 90 percent to a low of six.   To read more of this article, click [...]

12 2019

Onsite Readiness Audit

2020-01-03T16:58:04+00:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Featured Projects|

December 2019, NJR assisted in developing and executing an onsite audit of a client’s listed Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO).  Key elements of the audit were an escorted site and equipment inspection along with a discussion of day-to-day operations.  A questionnaire developed, following standard industry practices, focused on general information (e.g. site contact details, contract [...]