Hood Canal Geographic Response Plan (HC-GRP)

Hood Canal

The existing planning area covered by the joint Admiralty Inlet/Hood Canal GRP will now be divided into a separate planning area just for Hood Canal (HC-GRP). The existing Hood Canal planning area covers 704 square miles and is bounded the Hood Canal Bridge to the north, Quilcene to the west, Seabeck to the east, and Belfair to the south. The area contains portions of Water Resource Inventory Areas 14, 15, 16, and 17. Spill risks include military and recreational vessel traffic; 41 miles of Navy-and BNSF-owned and operated rail; Naval Base Kitsap Bangor facility; and many miles of roadways and state highways. The HC-GRP was last updated in March 2003.

View the DRAFT Hood Canal GRP (August 2016) (PDF 14 MB)

View the 2016 draft strategies in an interactive map

The anticipated release date of the final plan is June 2017.


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.

No interim updates currently available




How to Comment

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

U.S. Coast Guard
Sector Puget Sound
Incident Management Division
1519 Alaskan Way S
Building 4/IMD
Seattle, WA 98134-1192

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