Natural Resource Damage Assessment and the Incident Command System Frank Csulak NOAA Emergency Response Division September 16, 2009 RRTIII Meeting Gettysburg, PA. Why is this a hot topic?. Mandated Damage Assessment Responsible Party Federal agencies State agencies Tribes.
Natural Resource Damage Assessment and theIncident Command SystemFrank CsulakNOAA Emergency Response DivisionSeptember 16, 2009RRTIII MeetingGettysburg, PA
Negotiating with RP
- Information Officer
- Safety Officer
- Liaison Officer
NRDA activities should not be conducted without contact and updates from response team.
NRDA team should be diligent in communicating with response team that can provide how, when, and where response actions are implemented. How, when, and where response actions are implemented may affect (a) injury to natural resources, (b) the natural recovery process, and /or (c) restoration activities.
NRDA team maybe able to advise response team on priorities and even procedures to minimize natural resource injuries or effects on restoration.
Successful response activities will minimize restoration costs by reducing natural resource injuries and foregone services.
Effective response actions can also lower damage assessment costs by reducing the number and/or type of injuries and service losses from a release.