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Ecology publishes updated Grays Harbor oil-spill response plan

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and U.S. Coast Guard published an updated Grays Harbor Geographic Response Plan this week to improve site-specific, oil-spill

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Deadline approaching to comment on draft Grays Harbor Oil Spill Response Plan

OLYMPIA -- The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and U.S. Coast Guard are accepting comments through Oct. 15 on draft updates to a plan used to improve site-specific oil-spill response strategies for Grays Harbor.

The plan, called the Grays Harbor Geographic Response Plan, is designed to minimize the impact of spilled oil on sensitive natural, cultural, and economic resources during the early hours of an oil-spill incident.

The plan details contain site-specific spill response measures like oil-containment booming and notification strategies. It also establishes priorities based on potential spill locations and the proximity of sensitive resources to them.

The Grays Harbor Geographic Response Plan (GRP) is one of 19 such plans in the state. It covers shoreline and nearshore areas of Grays Harbor from Cosmopolis to the Pacific Coast (Grayland to Copalis Beach).

Comments sought on draft Grays Harbor oil spill response plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and U.S. Coast Guard are accepting comments through Oct. 15 on draft updates to a plan used to improve site-specific oil-spill response strategies for Grays Harbor.

The plan, called the Grays Harbor Geographic Response Plan, is designed to minimize the impact of spilled oil on sensitive natural, cultural, and economic resources during the early hours of an oil-spill incident.

The plan details contain site-specific spill response measures like oil-containment booming and notification strategies. It also establishes priorities based on potential spill locations and the proximity of sensitive resources to them.

The Grays Harbor Geographic Response Plan (GRP) is one of 19 such plans in the state. It covers shoreline and nearshore areas of Grays Harbor from Cosmopolis to the Pacific Coast (Grayland to Copalis Beach). 

Public Invited to Help Update Grays Harbor Spill Response Plan

 

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. - The public is invited to help the state Department of Ecology (Ecology) and U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) update and improve site-specific oil-spill response strategies used for Grays Harbor. These are called geographic response plans.

Ecology and the Coast Guard will hold a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Aberdeen Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen.

The workshop will give citizens, resource managers, spill response contractors and oil-industry representatives the opportunity to help the state and federal response agencies identify any new information that might make the geographic response plan strategies for Grays Harbor more effective.

Grays Harbor Geographic Response Plan Update and Workshop

Members of the public and the oil spill response community have an opportunity to attend a Geographic Response Plan (GRP) Workshop for Grays Harbor. The meeting will be held:

10:30am-12pm, (ending before noon if Q&A ends early)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Timberland Library

121 E Market Street, Aberdeen, 98520

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology), U.S. Coast Guard and other partners involved in oil spill prevention, preparedness and response will host the workshop.