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Emergency Procedures
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A - Introduction (2.1 MB)
B - Response Organization (131 KB)
C - Operational Administration (83 KB)
D - Plan Update & Review (17 KB)
E - Resources (available on request)
F - Chemical & Other Countermeasures
(includes in-situ burns & dispersants)
(329 KB)
G - Wildlife Protection Guidelines (589 KB)
H - Health, Safety & Training (115 KB)
I - Public Affairs (243 KB)
J - Radiological Response (179 KB)
K - Memoranda of Understanding/Agreement (various)
L - Hazardous Materials (available on request)
M - Cultural Resource Protection (83 KB)
N - Shoreline Cleanup & Assessment (7 KB)
Z - Definitions & Acronyms (52 KB)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PAGE

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

1

GENERAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURES

7

RECORD OF CHANGES

12

ANNEX A - INTRODUCTION

A-1

 

Figure 1:

 

 

Integrated Federal/State/Local/Coastal/Inland Oil and Hazardous Substance Contingency Planning

A-2

Appendix I:

Purpose and Objective

A-3

Appendix II:

Existing Government Contingency Planning Requirements

A-4

Tab A:

Federal

A-4

Tab B:

State

A-5

Tab C:

Local

A-7

Appendix III:

Authority

A-8

Tab A:

Federal

A-8

Tab B:

State

A-9

Appendix IV:

Geographic Planning Boundaries

A-12

Tab A:

Southeast Alaska Subarea

A-13

Tab B:

Prince William Sound Subarea

A-14

Tab C:

Cook Inlet Subarea

A-15

Tab D:

Kodiak Island Subarea

A-16

Tab E:

Aleutian Islands Subarea

A-17

Tab F:

Bristol Bay Subarea

A-18

Tab G:

Western Alaska Subarea

A-19

Tab H:

Northwest Arctic Subarea

A-20

Tab I:

North Slope Subarea

A-21

Tab J:

Interior Alaska Subarea

A-22

Appendix V:

Geographic Response Boundaries

A-23

Tab A:

Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) Boundaries

A-24

Chart:Predesignated Federal On-Scene Coordinators (FOSCs) Areas of Responsibility

A-27

Tab B:

State On-Scene Coordinator (SOSC) Response Boundaries

A-28

 

Chart: SOSC Boundaries

A-30

Appendix VI:

Response System and Policies

A-31

Tab A:

National Response System

A-31

Tab B:

National Response Policy

A-46

Tab C:

State Response Policy

A-46

Tab D:

Local Government Roles

A-61

Tab E:

Tribal Government Roles

A-62

Tab F:

Responsible Party Response Policy

A-62

ANNEX B

UNIFIED RESPONSE ORGANIZATION

B-1

Appendix I:

Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)

B-1

 

Figure: 1

 

 

Spill Response Structure

B-3

Appendix II:

The Federal and State Role in Incident Response

B-4

 

Figures:

 

 

2 - Unified Command

B-6

 

3 - On-Scene Coordinator's Relationship to Plans

B-8

 

4 - Incident Commander

B-11

Appendix III:

Incident Command System Sections

B-15

Tab A:

Operations Section Chief

B-15

Tab B:

Planning Section Chief

B-18

Tab C:

Logistics Section Chief

B-21

Tab D:

Finance/Administration Section Chief

B-24

 

Figure:

 

 

4a - Oil & Hazardous Substance ICS Structure

B-26

Appendix IV:

The Federal & State's Oversight Response Organization

B-27

 

Figures:

 

 

5 - Oversight Response Organizations

B-29

 

6 - Federal Oversight Spill Response Structure

B-30

 

6a- The State's Oversight Spill Response Structure

B-31

Appendix V:

The Federal & State Response Organization When the Government is Involved in Response Operations

B-33

 

Figure:

 

 

7 - Spill Response Structure When the Federal and/or State is in Charge of the Cleanup as Well as Oversight

B-34

Appendix VI:

Spills Which Involve State/Federal Disaster/Emergency Declarations

B-35

 

Figure:

 

 

8 - Spills Resulting from Natural Disasters that do not have a Presidential Declaration

B-37

 

9 - Spills Resulting From Natural Disasters that have a Presidential Disaster Declaration

B-38

Appendix VII:

Spills of National Significance (SONS) and Area Command Authority (ACA)

B-39

 

Figure:

 

 

10 - Area Command Authority for Multiple Spills or Very Large Incidents

B-40

ANNEX C

OPERATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

C-1

Appendix I:

Federal Spill Funding Procedures

C-1

Tab A:

Federal Documentation and Cost Recovery Procedures

C-1

Tab B:

FOSC Access to the Fund

C-1

Tab C:

State Access to the OPA Fund

C-1

Tab D:

General Procedures to Access the OPA Fund

C-1

Appendix II:

Federal Required Letters and Reports

C-2

Tab A:

Letters

C-2

Tab B:

FOSC Report

C-6

Tab C:

Pollution Reports - POLREPS

C-6

Appendix III:

State Administrative Guidelines

C-7

Tab A:

Fund Expenditures

C-7

Tab B:

Fund Expenditure Methods

C-8

Tab C:

Cost Recovery

C-9

Tab D:

Accounting

C-10

Tab E:

Personnel/Payroll

C-11

Tab F:

Procurement

C-11

Tab G:

Documentation

C-12

Appendix IV:

Other State Reports

C-14

Tab A:

ADEC After-Action Report

C-14

Tab B:

Situation Report (SITREP)

C-14

Appendix V:

Permits and Permitting

C-15

ANNEX D

PLAN REVIEW AND UPDATE PROCEDURES AND SCHEDULE

D-1

Appendix I:

Revision and Update Requirements

D-1

Appendix II:

Exercises and Drills

D-2

 

Figure:

 

 

1 - Unified Plan Review and Promulgation Process

D-5

ANNEX E

SUMMARY OF AREA RESOURCES

E-1

Appendix I:

Equipment (General)

E-1

Appendix II:

Logistics

E-10

Appendix III:

Personnel and Information Resources

E-12

Tab A:

Coast Guard Resources

E-12

Tab B:

Police and Fire Departments

E-19

Tab C:

Tribal Governments

E-19

Tab D:

Not Used

 

Tab E:

Not Used

 

Tab F:

Marine Pilots Association

E-20

Tab G:

Not Used

 

Tab H:

Not Used

 

Tab I:

Alaska Native Organizations

E-21

Tab J:

Not Used

 

Tab K:

Laboratories

E-22

Tab L:

Not Used

 

Tab M:

Environmental Interest Groups

E-23

Tab N:

Not Used

 

Tab O:

Not Used

 

Tab P:

NOAA Weather Service

E-29

Tab Q:

Not Used

 

Tab R:

Volunteer Organizations

E-33

Tab S:

Natural Resource Trustees

E-34

Tab T:

Local Emergency Managers

E-37

Tab U:

Not Used

 

Tab V:

RRT and OSC Access to Emergency Broadcast Systems

E-38

Tab W:

Oil Spill Response Cooperatives

E-39

Tab X:

State Term Contracts

E-40

Appendix IV:

Special Forces

E-42

Tab A:

USCG NSFCC

E-42

Tab B:

USCG PIAT

E-44

Tab C:

USCG DRG/DRAT

E-44

Tab D:

U.S. Navy

E-44

Tab E:

Scientific Support Coordinator

E-44

Tab F:

Environmental Response Team

E-45

Tab G:

ATSDR

E-45

Appendix V:

Communications

E-46

Tab A:

Federal Communications Resources

E-48

Tab B:

State Communications Resources

E-53

Appendix VI:

Waste Management and Disposal

E-60

Tab A:

Waste Management

E-61

Tab B:

Disposal

E-66

ANNEX F

CHEMICAL COUNTERMEASURES: DISPERSANTS, CHEMICAL AGENTS, AND OTHER SPILL MITIGATING SUBSTANCES,DEVICES OR TECHNOLOGY

F-1

Appendix I:

RRT Oil Dispersant Guidelines for Alaska

F-1

 

Figures:

 

 

1 - Dispersant Decision Matrix

F-5

 

2 - Illustrative Plot of Total Concentration of Oil Under a Chemically Dispersed Slick

F-6

 

3 - Concentrations of Dispersed Oil Measured at a Point Approximately 120 m From the Diffuser Pipe

F-7

 

Tables:

 

 

1 - Concentrations of Dispersed Oil in Water as Functions of Oil Thickness and Water Depth

F-8

 

2 - Relative Effectiveness and Toxicity of Some Chemical Dispersants on U.S. EPA Approval List

F-9

 

3 - Acute Lethal Toxicity of Some Oil Spill Dispersants to Marine Organisms A Selection of Current Data

F-10

Tab A:

Specific Guidelines for the Use of Dispersants in Cook Inlet

F-15

 

Figures:

 

 

4 -Cook Inlet Dispersant Use Zones, Northern Sector

F-16

 

5 - Cook Inlet Dispersant Use Zones, Southern Sector

F-19

Tab B:

Specific Guidelines for the Use of Dispersants in Prince William Sound

F-20

 

Figures:

 

 

6 - Prince William Sound Dispersant Use (Valdez Arm)

F-21

 

7 - Prince William Sound Dispersant Use (Main Body)

F-24

 

8 - Prince William Sound Dispersant Use (Copper River Delta)

F-25

Tab C:

Oil Spill Response Checklist: Dispersant Use in Zone 1

F-26

Tab D:

Oil Spill Response Checklist: Dispersant Use

 

 

in Zones 2 and 3 and in Undesignated Areas

F-29

Appendix II:

In Situ Burning Guidelines for Alaska

F-35

Part I:

Background

F-40

Part II:

ISB Review Checklist

F-65

Part III:

Application for ISB

F-78

Appendix III:

Technology Protocols Appropriate for Alaska

F-82

Tab A:

Introduction

F-82

Tab B:

Purpose

F-83

 

Figure:

 

 

1 - General Structure for Determining Product Use

F-85

Tab C:

Potential Criteria for Technology Evaluation

F-86

Tab D:

Protocol Overviews

F-87

ANNEX G

WILDLIFE PROTECTION GUIDELINES FOR ALASKA

G-1

ANNEX H

HEALTH, SAFETY AND TRAINING

H-1

Appendix I:

Standard Site Safety Plan

H-3

Appendix II:

Training Guidelines

H-18

ANNEX I

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

I-1

Appendix I:

General Rules for Media Interaction, Community Relations

 

 

and Internal Information

I-2

Tab A:

Media Interaction

I-4

Tab B:

Community Relations

I-8

Tab C:

Internal Information

I-9

Appendix II:

Media Logistics

I-10

Tab A:

General Logistical Concerns for Press Conferences and News Briefs

I-10

Tab B:

Media Contacts

I-12

 

Government Resources: Federal and State

I-12

 

Wire Services

I-13

 

Television

I-13

 

Radio

I-14

 

Newspapers

I-14

 

Figure:

 

 

1 - Media Contact List

I-15

Tab C:

Joint Information Center (JIC)

I-16

Appendix III:

Samples and General Checklist

I-17

Tab A:

Sample Fact Sheet

I-18

Tab B:

Sample Press Release

I-19

Tab C:

Sample News Advisory

I-20

Tab D:

General Checklists

I-21

ANNEX J

RADIOLOGICAL RESPONSE PROCEDURES

J-1

Appendix I:

Notification Procedures

J-4

 

Figure:

 

 

1 - Radiological Release Notification

J-5

Appendix II:

Radiation Monitoring System/Network

J-6

 

Figures:

 

 

2 - Statewide Radiation Monitoring System

J-11

 

3 - ALCOM Radiological Assets

J-12

ANNEX K

APPLICABLE MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING/AGREEMENT
(MOU/MOA)

K-1

a.

MOA on Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Prevention and Response Between the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District and the Alaska Dept of Environmental Conservation (Revised, January 1999)

 

b.

MOU Among the Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Transportation, and Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Feb 1994)

 

c.

MOU between the US Dept of the Interior (U.S. Geological Survey) and the Dept of Transportation (U.S. Coast Guard) (Aug 1971)

 

d.

MOU between the Alaska Pipeline Office and the Seventeenth Coast Guard District (Oct 1978)

 

e.

MOU between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA, Alaska Operations Office) and the U.S. Coast Guard Seventeenth Coast Guard District Concerning FOSC Response Boundaries for Oil Discharges and Hazardous Substance Releases (Dec 1994)

 

f.

MOU between the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation(ADEC) and the US Department of the Interior/Alaska Pipeline Office (Dec 1978)

 

g.

MOA between the ADEC (Division of Spill Prevention and Response) and the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs(DMVA) (Division of Emergency Services) (Jan 1992)

 

h.

MOU between the Alaska Departments of Health & Social Services, DMVA, ADEC and Labor (Sep 1982)

 

i.

Oil Spill Memorandum of Cooperation between the Province of British Columbia, the State of Washington, the State of Oregon, and the State of Alaska (June 1989)

 

j.

MOA between the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company and the U.S. Coast Guard, Seventeenth Coast Guard District Concerning the Application of Chemical Dispersants for Oil Spill Response (Dec 1994)

 

k.

MOU between the US EPA and the US Dept of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (May 1994)

 

l.

MOU between the Regional Director of the Minerals Management Service Alaska OCS Region and the Assistant Regional Administrator of the US EPA, Region X, Alaska Operations Office (July 1994)

 

m.

Letter of Agreement Between the Minerals Management Service, Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region, and the ADEC Regarding Pollution Prevention and Response Preparedness for Oil and Gas Facilities on Alaska Submerged Lands (Oct 1994)

 

n.

MOU on Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Prevention and Response Between the US EPA (Region X) and the ADEC (July 1997)

 

o.

States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force Mutual Aid Agreement (January 1996)Canada-United States Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan (1997).

 

p.

Canada-United States Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan (1997).

 

q.

Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Concerning Cooperation in Combating Pollution in the Bering and Chukchi Seas in Emergency Situations (May 1989)

 

 r.

MOA between the ADEC and the Alaska Dept of Transportation and Public Facilities (June 1994)

 

 s.

Local Response Agreement Between the Alaska Dept of Environmental Conservation and the Fairbanks North Star Borough (June 1996)

 

 t.

Local Response Agreement Between the Alaska Dept of Environmental Conservation and the Municipality of Anchorage (April 1998)

 

 u.

Memorandum of Understanding Between Minerals Management Service (U.S. Dept of the Interior) and the U.S. Coast Guard (U.S. Dept of Transportation (December 1998)

 

ANNEX L

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

L-1

Appendix I:

Overview of Chemical Hazards

L-4

Appendix II:

A Chemical Profile of Alaska

L-9

Appendix III:

Extremely Hazardous Substances at Facilities

L-13

 

Figures:

 

 

1 -Chemical Distribution by Substance

L-14

 

2 - Chemical Distribution by Substance

L-15

 

3 - Chemical Distribution by Facility

L-16

 

4 -Chemical Distribution by Planning Region

L-18

 

5 -Chemical Distribution by Planning Region

L-19

 

6 -Distribution of Facilities by Planning Region

L-21

 

7 -Major Transportation Corridors

L-22

Appendix IV:

Chemical Risk

L-24

 

Figures:

 

 

8 -Risk Distribution by Planning Region

L-25

 

9 -Risk Distribution by Planning Region

L-26

 

10 -Risk Distribution by Planning District

L-27

 

11 -Risk Distribution by Community

L-28

 

12 -Risk Distribution by Substance

L-29

Appendix V:

Response Capability

L-30

 

Figures:

 

 

13 -Offensive Hazmat Response Capability vs. Risk

L-37

 

14 -Response Resource Summary

L-38

 

15 -Known Level A Entry Teams

L-41

 

16 -Level A Entry Capability

L-42

 

17 -Known Level B Entry Teams

L-43

 

18 -Level B Entry Capability

L-44

 

19 -Response Capability Distribution

L-45

ANNEX M

CULTURAL RESOURCES PROTECTION GUIDELINES FOR ALASKA

M-1

ANNEX N

SHORELINE CLEANUP AND ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES

N-1

ANNEXES
O THRU Y

RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE

 

ANNEX Z

DEFINITIONS AND ACRONYMS

Z-1

Appendix I:

Acronyms

Z-1

Appendix II

Definitions

Z-13

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