Upper Green River Geographic Response Plan (UGR-GRP)

The Upper Green River GRP planning area is approximately 120 square miles and resides within the boundaries of King County. The area is remote, with no towns, cities, or major roadways located here. It entirely resides within the boundaries of the 31st Legislative District. Portions of WRIA 8 (Cedar-Sammamish) and WRIA 9 (Duwamish-Green) fall within this planning area, and includes: Boundary Creek (1.9 Miles), Champion Creek (1.7 Miles), Charley Creek (2.1 Miles), Cougar Creek (2.3 Miles), Eagle Creek (0.4 Miles), East Creek (2.4 Miles), East Fork Friday Creek (1.6 Miles), Friday Creek (3.3 Miles), Gale Creek (3.4 Miles), Green River (23.8 Miles), Intake Creek (2.7 Miles), Lester Creek (1.1 Miles), McCain Creek (3.1 Miles), Piling Creek (1.7 Miles), Rock Creek (1.3 Miles), Sawmill Creek (1.5 Miles), Smay Creek (8.2 Miles), Snow Creek (1.9 Miles), Sunday Creek (8.1 Miles), Sylvester Creek (2.0 Miles), West Creek (2.3 Miles), West Fork Smay Creek (2 Miles), and Wolf Creek (2.3 Miles). No tribal reservations are located within the planning area, but the Lummi, Muckleshoot, Nooksack, Puyallup, Sauk-Suiattle, Snoqualmie, Squaxin, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, Swinomish, Tulalip, Upper Skagit, and Yakama Tribes all have potential interests in the area. BNSF (45.0 Miles) is the only company that owns railroad track in this area. No contingency plan holding oil facilities or pipelines are located within the boundaries of this planning area. The Upper Green River GRP is bordered by the Green River/Duwamish GRP to the west, and the Upper Yakima River GRP to the east.

View the Upper Green River GRP (June 2017) (PDF 5 MB)

Interim Updates

In between plan updates, GRP strategies are tested during drills and actual spill events. The results of these tests may require changes to certain response strategies, notification strategies, staging areas, or boat launch locations. Eventually, these changes will be fully incorporated into the plan. Until that time, please use the updated strategy and information sheets below in lieu of that provided for similarly numbered locations in the published plan.

There are no interim updates at this time

How to Comment

If you have any questions or comments, suggestions for improvement, or find errors in this document please submit comments online at http://www.rrt10nwac.com/Comment, email them to us at GRPs@ecy.wa.gov, or forward them via U.S. Mail to the following agencies:

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Region 10
Office of Environmental Cleanup
1200 Sixth Avenue
Room ECL-116
Seattle, WA 98101

Washington State Department of Ecology
Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (GRPs)
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600