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SPR 2015

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13 Spring 2015 Proceedings www.uscg.mil/proceedings Endnotes: 1. While the NCP uses the term on-scene coordinator, the Coast Guard preference used in this document is federal on-scene coordinator to differentiate between the on-scene commander in the search and rescue mission. 2. The 15 agencies are: the Environmental Protection Agency (NRT Chair); the U.S. Coast Guard (NRT Vice Chair); the Department of State; the Federal Emergency Management Agency; the Department of Agriculture; the Department of Labor; the Department of the Interior; the Department of Defense; the Department of Justice; the Department of Health and Human Services; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; the Department of Energy; the Department of Commerce; the Gen- eral Services Administration; and the Department of Transportation. 3. National Response Center annual data reports are available at: http://cgmix.uscg. mil/NRC/. 4. See 40 CFR 300.305, or visit online at www.fema.gov/national-incident-manage- ment-system. For more information: To report oil or pollution spills, call the National Response Center at (800) 424-8802. support of the Coast Guard incident commander. 10 This event prompted national leaders to replace the National Response Plan with the National Response Framework, which provided more opportunities to utilize the NSF as a key element for envi- ronmental response during a disaster or emergency. Deepwater Horizon The massive discharge from the Macondo well into the Gulf of Mexico was the first oil spill since the Exxon Valdez to demonstrate the challenges and pressures of a spill of national signifcance. The NSF played a key role in the response and applied specialized removal techniques during this highly complex environmental incident. 11 Following this response, the Coast Guard created the Coast Guard Inci- dent Management Assistance Team (CG-IMAT) with an all-hazards incident management focus. The CG-IMAT also absorbed the Public Information Assist Team (PIAT), previously based at the National Strike Force Coordination Center, to provide improved all-hazards incident command support. 12 Nationwide eforts included improving National Response System capabilities and developing an oil /chemical inci- dent annex to the Federal Interagency Operations Plan. Recent Events Recent NSF support includes dewatering the Brooklyn-Batter y Tunnel, af ter the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 to providing specialized overseas support to the Department of Defense. Endnotes: 1. 19 ELR 10103 | Environmental Law Repor ter. Available at ht tp://elr.info/sites/default /f iles/ articles/19.10103.htm. 2. Kovasity, M. (2013) Environmental Hazards: The Cuyahoga River Fire. Enviro Mentor. Available a t w w w. a s s e . o r g / p r o f e s s i o n a l s a f e t y/d o c s / MarkKovasityArticle.pdf. 3. Public Law 91-224. Available at www.gpo.gov/ fdsys/pkg/Statute-84/pdf/Statute-84-Pg91.pdf. 4. Available at www.archives.gov/federal-register/ codifcation/executive-order/11735.html. 5. CERCLA/Superfund Orientation Manual. U.S. Envi- ronmental Protection Agency: Ofce of Solid Waste and Emergenc y Response, EPA /542/R-92/005, October 1992. Available at www.epa.gov/super- fund/policy/remedy/pdfs/542r-92005-s.pdf. 6. Pellegrino, C. (1993) OPA 1990 Takes Us Back to the 1970s. International Oil Spill Conference Proceed- ings: March 1993, Vol. 1993, No. 1, p.p. 843-843. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.7901/2169-3358- 1993-1-843. Crickard, Lt. A.M., and Donald S. Jensen (March 1993). Post-OPA 90 National Strike Force. Interna- tion Oil Spill Conference Proceedings. March 1993, Vol. 1993, No. 1., p.p. 273-275. Available at http:// ioscproceedings.org/loi/iosc. 7. Plourde, CDR K., LCDR Tim Deal, and LT Doug Lincoln (2003). Changes in the Use of Incident Command System in the U.S. Coast Guard. Inter- national Oil Spill Conference Proceedings, April 2003, Vol. 2003, No. 1. Available at http://dx.doi. org/10.7901/2169-3358-2003-1-1175. 8. GAO-03-686, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Finance. Washington, DC: U.S. Senate, June 2003, Capitol Hill Anthrax Incident: EPA's Cleanup Was Successful; Opportunities Exist to Enhance Contract. Available at www.gao.gov/new.items/ d03686.pdf. 9. HSPD-5 is available at http://fas.org/irp/ofdocs/ nspd/hspd-5.html. 10. Cantin, R., Roger Laferriere, Larry Hewett, and Charlie Henry. Managing Multiple Oil Spills from a Natural Disaster: The Katrina Oil Spill Responses. International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings, Vol. 2008, No. 1, May 2008. 11. On Scene Coordinator Report, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, submitted to the NRT, September 2011. Available at www.uscg.mil/foia/docs/dwh/fosc_ dwh_report.pdf. 12. CG-IMAT unit information sheet. Available at www.uscg.mil/lantarea/cgimat/.

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