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.
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.
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.
In-situ Burn authorization form: This form is used to make an
application for in-situ burn.
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