Comments on Geographic Response Plans, and the testing of GRP strategies during
deployments can be made through the submit comments page -
Washington: Coastal and inland Geographic Response Plans (GRPs)
for Washington State including the lower Columbia River are maintained by
Washington Department of Ecology. The Spokane River GRP, Snake River GRPs,
and Middle Columbia River GRP are jointly maintained by Ecology and the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (Region 10).
GRPs for Oregon are maintained by
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The Lower Deschutes River GRP
is maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
for Idaho are maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
GRP Field Reports:
A list of recent GRP “Field Visits” and “Field Tests” can be found at
GRP Development Tools, Forms and Processes:
Guidance on creating GRPs can be found at
Geographic Response Plans:The
following Geographic Response Plans (GRPs) have been posted for review by local,
state, tribal, and federal agencies to use as a guide in minimizing the impact of
oil on natural, cultural, and certain economic resources at risk during spills.
Each plan covers a specific geographic area and contains information meant to aid
the response community in managing the incident through, and as necessary beyond,
the initial phase of the response. Information contained in the plans include: site
descriptions, reference maps, recommended response strategies, shoreline information,
resource at risk details, and logistical information. GRPs are living documents,
subject to change as new information is received. In this, we greatly value comments
that help us identify informational errors in existing plans, recommend ideas for
plan improvement, or share lessons learned from using a plan or in deploying response
strategies. Your input is important to us. Please submit your comments through the
RRT10/NWAC page at