This session is for all members of the response community who want to be better prepared to respond to oil spills. The area committee planning process is a proactive effort to address potential oil releases and to prepare to effectively respond to actual oil discharges into the environment. Area contingency planning is a collaborative effort among Federal, State, and local entities as well as academia, industry, oil spill removal organizations, and environmental groups to evaluate resources at risk and to provide recommendations for protection of these resources. This session will cover an overview of the concepts of the National Response Framework (NRF), focusing on regional and area planning including site specific response planning and geographic response plans.
This session will present an overview of the various Local, State, and Federal Emergency Management Plans that govern an oil and/or hazardous materials spill response. Emergency management representatives from City, County/Parish, State, and Federal agencies, who would respond to an incident, will highlight their Plan’s requirements for the response. And, of note, they’ll review how various Private Sector Emergency Operations Plans must align with their respective Plans. In addition, an overview of the relationships with various Mutual Aid/Response Cooperative partners will be presented, as well.
This session will explore the use of the Incident Command System (ICS) in drills, events, incidents and exercises. Experienced emergency management professionals will share their personal tips, tactics, benefits and best practices with you.
This session will share valuable lessons learned from the 2017 MEXUS exercise, focusing on topics that are important to industry and government agencies. The shared knowledge and experience will promote continued improvements with MEXUS communication and coordination efforts.
This session will discuss GIUE programs from representative agencies. Emphasis will be placed on exercise expectations. Use and evaluation of exercise results, and tracking of hotspots within the NPREP components for inland, coastal, and offshore will be discussed.
Take what you’ve learned in the Planning and Preparation track and apply it to a live Table Top Exercise where you will learn to implement the plan you have in place. The exercise will go through the process of initial notification, initial Incident Command System (ICS)-201, source control, mobilization of equipment, staff through remediation and then a wrap-up.
* - This speaker has been invited to speak at CLEAN GULF 2017, but is not yet confirmed.