The mission of the Region 10 Regional Response Team (RRT) and the Northwest Area Committee (NWAC) is to protect public health and safety and the environment by ensuring coordinated, efficient, and effective support of the federal, state, tribal, local, and international responses to significant oil and hazardous substance incidents within the Pacific Northwest Region as mandated by the National Contingency Plan (NCP). We are also committed to providing for the development of the NWAC plan and coordination of preparedness activities prior to a pollution incident by addressing regional and international issues and providing guidance to industry, State Emergency Response Commissions, Tribal Emergency Response Commissions, and Local Emergency Planning Committees.


Upcoming NWAC Meetings:

Annual Northwest Area Planning Summit

When: Wednesday December 7th, 2022 / 08:00AM - 4:30 PM

Where: Fed Center South Building, Seattle, WA

Open to all and offering in-person and virtual participation options.  Pre-registration is required for both in-person and virtual participation. To register, please visit the NWAC Planning Summit Resistration Site

Comment Period Now Open - Northwest Area/Regional Contingency Plan 

The NWACP currently serves as the Regional Contingency Plan for RRT 10, the EPA Inland Area Contingency Plan, and the State-wide plans for Oregon and Washington.  Planning partners have proposed several key updates to the NWACP which are available for review and comment.  Please submit all comments by December 16, 2022. Proposed updates may be Viewed at NW Area Contingency Plan. Please submit comments through the Comments area of this site.


The USCG has prepared a FAQ document about the Sector Area Contingency Plans and it can be viewed here.

The Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound Area Contingency Plan can be viewed here.

The Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River Area Contingency Plan can be viewed here.