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Toolkit for Oil Spills & Drills
This site contains frequently used forms and documents specific to Washington State. It may be helpful for training staff or use in drills when Ecology cannot participate. These documents are in Word format and are printable.
Ecology’s approach to oil
spills: describes Ecology’s
“rapid, aggressive, well-coordinated response” doctrine. This is the "standard"
that Ecology holds for plan holders in both drills and spills.
Shift Relief Briefing Form: This form is used for briefing during staffing transitions.
Documentation of ESA Section 7 emergency
consultations during emergency response activities FOSC initial information report:
Used by the FOSC to provide information to the Department of Interior and NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator.
Unified Command Resources
Example objectives for oil spill incidents: These objectives can be used to get a “jumpstart” on an incident or in a drill. This ICS 202 Incident Objectives form is pre-populated with the most common Overall and Operational Period objectives.
Major Incident Response Milestone Checklist: Use this form to record the time a task has been completed. Assume that proper notifications have initiated the response. The milestones/tasks mark the hours that certain activities should begin, though they may take several more hours or days to complete.
Liaison Officer Resources
Liaison officer training: This training covers the roles and responsibilities of Liaison, referring to both the Incident Management Handbook and the Northwest Area Plan Liaison Manual.
Template from the Northwest Area Plan Liaison Manual:
Information Officer Resources
Press conference script in the event of an oil spill: A list of talking points for Unified Command members for press conferences, specifically related to the Northwest Area.
Moderator script outline: Script for facilitating a press conference.
News release templates: Templates for the first 96 hours of an incident.
Daily briefing checklist: For use by Information Officer or designee to brief incoming Information Officer.
Safety Officer Resources
Safety officer checklist: This checklist describes the WA State legal requirements for creating a incident specific, site-safety plan. A plan is required for incidents exceeding 24 hours.
Operations Section Resources
Operations section checklist: A checklist and guidelines for
oil spill tactical response options/strategies.
Planning Section Resources
Environmental Unit Resources
Permit tracking template: Tracks permits required for the incident.
Point of contact information, expiration dates, permit conditions, time frame, and cost are included.
Environmental Unit Recommendation Memo to the FOSC/UC: The purpose of this tool is to provide incident specific information on whether dispersants are appropriate for use, tradeoffs in their use, recommended constraints on applications, and to document concerns of trustee agencies. Audience is RRT and UC.
RRT10 Record of Dispersant Decision: The purpose of this tool is to provide a formal record of decision the RRT makes regarding authorizing the use of dispersants.
Tribal and Other Trustee Technical Coordination Master List: The purpose of this tool is to identify at the start of the Dispersant Recommendation process a comprehensive list of Tribes, Trustees and other key technical members who need to be engaged in the technical discussion.
In-situ Burn authorization form: This form is used to make an
application for in-situ burn.
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