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.
Oil spill incident typing: explains the “types” or scale of
incidents. Severity, complexity, resource use, and response considerations are covered.
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.
Documentation of ESA Section 7
emergency consultation during emergency response activities FWS/NMFS response: Used by the Department of Interior and NOAA Scientific Support
Coordinator to document the Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation during a spill.
emergency response decision that adversely affects historic properties or cultural
resources: Used by the FOSC to document and communicate deliberate or
unintentional adverse impacts historic properties or cultural resources from a spill response.
Unified Command Resources
Example objectives for oil
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spill containment and cleanup checklist: A checklist with potential spill containment and recovery techniques.
Non-floating oils response documentation of considerations form: Documents incident specific information regarding
response options for non-floating oil.
Gasoline and other flammable liquids guidance document: Response guidance document from the Northwest Area Contingency Plan.
Planning Section Resources
Proposed situation display organization
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.
Decanting approval plan: This plan outlines the approval process
that the Federal and State On-Scene Coordinators (OSC's) and Environmental Unit (EU) for decanting. Criteria is included.
FOSC Dispersant authorization checklist: Guides technical
specialists within the Environmental Unit through the dispersant approval process for pre-approval and case-by-case decision areas. The FOSC reviews the
completed checklist with a separation recommendation memo from various members of Command and General Staff.
Signature Page for Unified Command Dispersant Recommendation Memo:
This memo gives a recommendation on the use of dispersant, conditions and limitations, and trial use. It is filled out by the EU Leader, Planning Section
Chief, Operations Section Chief, Safety Officer, Public Information Officer, and Liaison Officer.
Sample Incident Disposal Plan: This plan tracks oily debris waste
from cradle to grave. Unified Command signs the plan after completion.
ICS Form 232 Resources at Risk Checklist: Guides the EU in filling
out the ICS 232 form. The EU leader assigns work within the Environmental Unit to complete the 232 Form.
Environmental Unit deliverables: Tracks EU deliverables throughout the ICS planning process.
Toolkit for Drills and Spills
Northwest Area Contingency Plan
Geographic Response Plans
FEMA ICS Independent Study Online Courses
U.S. Coast Guard IMH
and ICS Forms
Ecology Spill Response Equipment Map