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RRT VI Structure. Standing RRT Standing Committees Preparedness Response S & T Committee Industry Incident Specific RRT. 13 RRTs comprised of 15 Federal agencies plus State representatives Co-chaired by EPA and USCG Engage in planning and training activities year-round

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RRT VI Structure

  • Standing RRT

  • Standing Committees

    • Preparedness

    • Response

    • S & T Committee

    • Industry

  • Incident Specific RRT


Regional response teams rrts

13 RRTs comprised of 15 Federal agencies plus State representatives

Co-chaired by EPA and USCG

Engage in planning and training activities year-round

Coordinate decision making process for alternative cleanup operations

I

X

II

VIII

V

III

VII

IX

IV

VI

Alaska

Regional Response Teams(RRTs)

Oceania

Caribbean

  • Provide technical expertise

  • and resources to the OSC

  • during a response


Rrt standing agency body

RRT STANDING AGENCY BODY


Alternate response technologies evaluated at rrt level

Alternate Response TechnologiesEvaluated at RRT Level

  • Dispersants

  • In Situ Burns

  • Surface Washing Agents

  • Bioremediation Agents

    • Bioremediation Agents

    • Natural Sorbents

  • Solidifiers


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ESA, EFH Consultations


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Structure of Section 106 Response Approved 6/24/2010

Historic Properties

Specialist

(Reports Directly to FOSC at UAC)

Tribal Consultation

Coordinator

Federal or Federal Contracted (20)

Responsible Party Contracted (78)

ICP

ICP

Houma

Mobile

ICP

Miami

Historic Properties

Specialist’s Rep.

Historic Properties

Specialist’s Rep.

Historic Properties

Specialist’ Rep.

SHPO Liaison (2)

SHPO Liaison (2)

SHPO Liaison (2)

Tribal Liaison

Tribal Liaison

Tribal Liaison

GIS Data Tech

GIS Data Tech

GIS Data Tech

Traditional Cultural

Properties Ethnographer

Traditional Cultural

Properties Ethnographer

Traditional Cultural

Properties Ethnographer

Archeology Crew

Chief (3)

Archeology Crew

Chief (5)

Archeology Crew

Chief (4)

Archeology Crew

Members (15)

Archeology Crew

Members (23)

Archeology Crew

Members (18)

Administrative Support (1)

Administrative Support (2)

Administrative Support (1)

Historic Architect

Historic Architect

Historic Architect

Architectural Conservator

Architectural Conservator

Architectural Conservator


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Incident: Deepwater Horizon

Accepted Structure of Section 106 Response

Cultural Resource Management Structure for Each ICP

Historic Properties Specialist

Archeology Crew

Chief

1 per 5 Crew Members

SHPO Liaison

SHPO Liaison

Archeology Crew

Members

Tribal Liaison

GIS Data Tech

Historic Architect

Admin. Asst.

Architectural

Conservator

TCP Ethnographer

Administrative Support

Federal or Federal Contracted

Responsible Party Contracted


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Louisiana SOSC Authority for Oil Related Coastal Spill Response Issues


Louisiana sosc authority

Louisiana SOSC Authority


Louisiana nrda trustees

Louisiana NRDA Trustees

Office of Coastal Protection And Restoration

Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office

Department of Natural Resources

Department of Environmental Quality

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries


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  • 40 CFR 300.180 - State and local participation in response.

  • (a) Each state governor is requested to designate one state office/representative to represent the state on the appropriate RRT. The state's office/representative may participate fully in all activities of the appropriate RRT. Each state governor is also requested to designate a lead state agency that will direct state-lead response operations.

  • This agency is responsible for designating the lead state response official for federal and/or state-lead response actions, and coordinating/communicating with any other state agencies, as appropriate...


Inter regional rrt coordination of alternate response technologies

Inter-Regional RRT Coordination of Alternate Response Technologies


Jurisdictional boundaries region vi

Jurisdictional Boundaries- Region VI

EPA

MSU

MORGAN CITY

SECTOR

HOUS-GALV

SECTOR

HOUSTON-GALV

SECTOR

CORPUS CHRISTI

MSU

PORT ARTHUR

SECTOR

NEW ORLEANS


Jurisdictional boundaries region iv

Jurisdictional Boundaries - Region IV

EPA

SECTOR

JACKSONVILLE

SECTOR

NEW ORLEANS

SECTOR

MOBILE

SECTOR

ST. PETE

SECTOR

MIAMI


Cross regional coordination

Cross –Regional Coordination


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RP

Responsible Party

FOSC

ACTIVATE GST & SMART PROTOCOL

Dispersant Asset on STBY


Original dispersant pre auth consults

Original Dispersant Pre-Auth Consults


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Request

Advance

Deployment

NMT 48 Hours in advance

Targets

proposed

STOP

Weather

Skimmer availability

ISB not practical

NO

Targets

Justified?

Re-Justify?

YES

NO

STOP

YES

Monitoring

Justification

Location

Trajectory

ICC develops

briefing package

for FOSC

NLT: 1800 CDT

ICC/Houma

FOSC

EPA-6/RA

Justification

NO

YES


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Morning of Deployment

AM Targeting

Flight

06:00-07:00

Who gets the intel?

Changes

Can be

justified

Significant

Changes

08:00

NO

YES

STOP

NO

FOSC

EPA/Robert

NOAA

08:30

STOP

NO

YES

YES

DEPLOY


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40 CFR 300.915 (d)

The OSC may authorize the use of any dispersant, surface washing agent, surface collecting agent, other chemical agent, burning agent, or miscellaneous oil spill control agent, including products not listed on the NCP Product Schedule, WITHOUT obtaining the concurrence of the EPA representative to the RRT and, as appropriate, the RRT representatives from the states with jurisdiction over the navigable waters threatened by the release or discharge when, in the judgment of the OSC, the use of the product is necessaryto prevent or substantially reduce a hazard to human life.


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Surface Dispersant for Health and Safety

FOSC Issues Approval for Surface Dispersant

Yes

Vessels Follow Existing H&S Plans for Dispersant Use

Does the Revisited H&S Plan Involve the Use of Dispersants

Nightly Report Correlating VOCs and Dispersant Applications

No

Yes

Does the Data Justify the use of Dispersants

If 2 consecutive Days, Re-Evaluate the use of Dispersants for Health and Safety

No

STOP USE OF SURFACE DISPERSANTS FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY


Cross regional coordination1

Cross –Regional Coordination


Nrt authorized in situ burns via r6 pre auth

NRT Authorized In-Situ Burns via R6 Pre-Auth


Cross regional coordination2

Cross –Regional Coordination


Rrt iv incident specific approval of swa off ms al fl

RRT IV Incident Specific Approval of SWA off MS, AL, & FL


Cross regional coordination3

Cross –Regional Coordination


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Note that the listing of “XXXX” on the NCP Product Schedule does not constitute approval, certification, authorization, licensing or promotion of the product; nor does it imply compliance with any criteria or minimum standards for such agents. Failure to comply with these restrictions or the making of any improper reference to EPA in an attempt to demonstrate approval or acceptance of the product will constitute grounds for removal of the product from the schedule.


What is the product schedule

What is the Product Schedule?

  • Required by Section 311(d)(2)(G) of the CWA

    • Compiles chemicals and other agents that may be used to carry out the NCP, waters they may be used in, and quantities that may be used.

  • Listing in the schedule gives:

    • The RRT the power to pre-approve usage under certain conditions and in specific locations with “preauthorization plans” – 300.910(a)

    • The OSC the power, with concurrence/consultation of select RRT members, to approve the use “on the fly”. – 300.910(b)

      • EPA co-chair and State reps of States with jurisdiction over the effected or threatened waters: concurrence

      • US DOI and US DOC trustees: consultation

  • Not listed on the schedule? No approval can be granted…

    • Except by an OSC to prevent or “remove a hazard to human life.”

      • 300.910(d) – the only place the NCP states “human life”


Subpart j applies only to water right

Subpart J applies only to water, right?

  • No – 300.900(b)

    • “…adjoining shorelines…activities that may effect natural resources belonging to, appertaining to, or under exclusive management of the United States…”


What are defined natural resources

What are defined “natural resources”??

  • Natural resources – 300.5

    • Land, fish, wildlife, biota, water, groundwater drinking water supplies, and other such resources belonging to, managed by, held in trust by, appertaining to, or otherwise controlled by the United States…any state or local government, any Indian Tribe, or if such resources are subject to a trust restriction on alienation, any member of an Indian Tribe.


Use in headwaters vs main streams

Use in Headwaters vs Main Streams

  • NCP and CWA 311 do not distinguish between them.

  • RRT’s responsibility to approve, or not, per 40 CFR 300.910


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  • 40 CFR § 300.910 Authorization of use.

  •  (b) For spill situations that are not addressed by the preauthorization plans developed pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, the OSC, with the concurrence of the EPA representative to the RRT and, as appropriate, the concurrence of the RRT representatives from the states with jurisdiction over the navigable waters threatened by the release or discharge, and in consultation with the DOC and DOI natural resource trustees, when practicable, may authorize the use of dispersants, surface washing agents, surface collecting agents, bioremediation agents, or miscellaneous oil spill control agents on the oil discharge, provided that the products are listed on the NCP Product Schedule.


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Senate Hearings and Congressional Inquiries:

Example of Political Pressure being exercised by vendors whose products were not being purchased for the spill response


Cross regional coordination4

Cross –Regional Coordination


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Request to the FOSC for alternative spill product use

DWH Process for Alternative Spill Product Use Flowchart

Awaits operational need from FOSC/R

Houma EU provides strategies list to FOSC /R & Ops sections for potential use

Source of request is of a political nature?

Source of request is of a political nature?

Request the sender provide idea to DWH IATAP website

no

Houma EU & RDC develop strategies for potential use

Yes

UAC EU Replies to sender that request has been forwarded to EPA

RDC notifies BP of successful test

Product on NCP product schedule?

Forward request to EPA Reg & Policy Division

no

RDC notifies Requestor of unsuccessful test

yes

Yes

Is the request for pre –operational test?

Test sucessful?

Request /assist the originator in completing RRT 6 Small-Scale Alternative Shoreline Testing Checklist

UAC EU forwards to CG RDC ARTES - Houma for testing

RDC ARTES prioritizes request & conducts test

yes

no

no

no

Is the request for operational use?

Was the product tested using RRT6 small scale checklist?

Go to next page

yes

yes


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FOSC/R determined operational need?

Notify requestor a product awaits operational need from FOSC/R

no

Yes

Request /assist the originator in completing operational plan for the product within RRT Guidelines

Is plan consistent with RRT 6/4 guidelines?

Is the product RRT pre-authorized for use?

yes

yes

FOSC/R executes plan & provides report as required

no

no

Approval granted?

FOSC/R executes plan & provides report as required

Requestor ensures plan meets RRT guidelines

RRT or FOSC provides explanation of denial

FOSC/R requests RRT approval

yes

RRT provides explanation of denial

no


Lt 400 acres of la marsh impacted

LT 400 Acres of LA Marsh Impacted


15 national planning scenarios

15 National Planning Scenarios

Scenario 1:Nuclear Detonation – Improvised Nuclear Device

Scenario 2: Biological Attack – Aerosol Anthrax

Scenario 3: Biological Disease Outbreak – Pandemic Influenza

Scenario 4: Biological Attack – Pneumonic Plague

Scenario 5: Chemical Attack – Blister Agent

Scenario 6: Chemical Attack – Toxic Industrial Chemicals

Scenario 7: Chemical Attack – Nerve Agent

Scenario 8: Chemical Attack – Chlorine Tank Explosion

Scenario 9: Natural Disaster – Major Earthquake

Scenario 10: Natural Disaster – Major Hurricane

Scenario 11: Radiological Attack – Radiological Dispersal Devices

Scenario 12: Explosives Attack – Bombing Using Improvised Explosive Devices

Scenario 13: Biological Attack – Food Contamination

Scenario 14: Biological Attack – Foreign Animal Disease

Scenario 15: Cyber Attack


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Flood?


Target capabilities list

Target Capabilities List

19. Isolation and Quarantine

20. Mass Care (Sheltering, Feeding, and Related Services)

21. Mass Prophylaxis

22. Medical Supplies Management and Distribution

23. Medical Surge

24. On-Site Incident Management

25. Planning

26. Public Health Epidemiological Investigation and Laboratory Testing

27. Public Safety and Security Response

28. Restoration of Lifelines

29. Risk Analysis

30. Search and Rescue

31. Structural Damage Assessment and Mitigation

32. Terrorism Investigation and Intervention

33. Triage and Pre-Hospital Treatment

34. Volunteer Management and Donations

35. WMD/Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination

36. Worker Health and Safety

  • 1. Animal Health Emergency Support

  • 2. CBRNE Detection

  • 3. Citizen Preparedness and Participation

  • 4. Citizen Protection: Evacuation and/or In-Place Protection

  • 5. Critical Infrastructure Protection

  • 6. Critical Resource Logistics and Distribution

  • 7. Economic and Community Recovery

  • 8. Emergency Operations Center Management

  • 9. Emergency Public Information and Warning

  • 10. Environmental Health and Vector Control

  • 11. Explosive Device Response Operations

  • 12. Fatality Management

  • 13. Firefighting Operations/Support

  • 14. Food and Agriculture Safety and Defense

  • 15. Information Collection and Threat Recognition

  • 16. Information Sharing and Collaboration

  • 17. Intelligence Fusion and Analysis

  • 18. Interoperable Communications


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National Response Framework

National Contingency Plan

WHITE HOUSE

Emergency

And Disaster Declaration s

Secretary DHS

NIC

FEMA Administrator

Governor

Governor

UIC

Houma, LA

STATE EOC

UCG

FCO DCO SCO

(JFO) (EOC)

Unified Area Cmd

FOSC State RP

STATE EOC

ESF 1-15

UIC

Mobile, AL

ESF 9

ESF 10

FEMA COORD

FEMA-R4/6

USCG-D8/7

NPS

DOD

EPA

COORD

USCG-D8/7

USCG-DWH

UIC

Miami, FL

PARISH AND

COUNTY EOC

PARISH AND

COUNTY EOC

UIC

Houston, TX

NCP = Federal Command/Control

NRF = Federal Support to State/Local


Barge train or truck

Barge, Train or Truck?

1 Barge =

100 16 Rail Cars =

60 Trucks


Recommendations

Recommendations

  • A web-site and dial-in line as established for DWH event was an invaluable tool to acquire and filter the thousands of ideas coming from the public

  • SONS type events require immediate IASG/ARTES establishment to vet high visibility, or response strategies having either a high media, political and/or senate/congressional query associated. Although adequate procedures already exist that document RRT –level approvals of Sub Part-J (NPL) listed chemical countermeasures, an elevated level of feedback to originator is sometimes necessary based on the politics associated with the requestor. FOSC level or NRT/HQ level work-group such as IASG is needed in some cases.

  • Work toward consistency in Policies across regions for approval or pre-authorization plans involving alternate response technologies and sub-part J listed products.


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