NOAA Regional Preparedness Training (NRPT) Workshop - Alabama

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NOAA Regional Preparedness Training (NRPT) Workshop - Alabama

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 to Thursday, June 9, 2016
Mobile, AL

WORKSHOP REPORT: Natural Disaster Causing Technology Disasters in Mobile Bay Area (workshop report)>>

Natural Disaster Causing Technical Disasters in Mobile Bay

This workshop is sponsored by NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration, particularly the Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center.

Responding to all-hazards emergencies and disasters is most often a local or regional activity conducted under state and federal frameworks such as the National Contingency Framework and the National Contingency Plan. This NOAA workshop will focus on preparedness, planning and improving response to a potential hurricane resulting in damage to industrial/technological facilities in Mobile Bay area (e.g., oil storage). The goal of this workshop will be to evaluate mechanisms for response to a spill and understanding of affected stakeholders and tradeoffs in response in the text of a concurrent natural disaster (e.g., flooding, human impacts).

Workshop Resources (no particular order):

New Sea Grant Fact Sheet On Federal Laws and Policies that Govern Oil Spill Response here>>

National Response Framework (2008) here>>

Overview of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) here>>

Overview of Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF) here>>

Overview of Stafford Act Support to States here>>

FEMA List of Acronym Definitions here>>

EPA On-Scene Coordinator website here>>

NOAA Incident News here>>

NOAA DWH Diver (scientific data collection) here>>

European Union Natech here>>

European Union Electronic Regional Risk Atlas (ERRA) Map here>>

Cascadia Rising 2016 exercise here>>

Regional Response Team (RRT), Region IV here>>


Welcome & Overview, Nancy Kinner, CRRC, UNH

Background & Workshop Goals, Charlie Henry, NOAA GOM Disaster Response Center

Response Case Study: Stafford Act Response, Kim Albins, NOAA Marine Debris Program

Response Case Study: OPA 90 Response, Adam Davis, NOAA ORR ERD SSC

Federal Disaster Response Legislation Refresher & Primer: National Incident Management System (NIMS) and National Response Framework (NRF), CDR Lynn, USCG Gulf Strike Team

Federal Disaster Response Legislation Refresher & Primer: Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Ashley Leflore, Emergency Management Planner, US Army Corps of Engineers

Federal Spill Regulations Refresher and Primer: Clean Water Act, OPA 90, CDR Cederholm, USCG Sector Mobile

Federal Spill Regulations Refresher and Primer: CERCLA, Leo Francendese, USEPA

Disaster Scenario Overview, Adam Davis, NOAA ORR ERD SSC

Overview of Impacted Area, Tom Smith, US Army Corps of Engineers

Summary of Impacts in Relation to Scenario Specifics, Adam Davis, NOAA ORR ERD SSC

Day 2: Welcome and Scenario, Nancy Kinner, CRRC, UNH

Introduction to Natural Hazards Triggering Technological Disasters (NaTECH), Nancy Kinner, CRRC, UNH

Natural Resource Trustee Perspective on Impacts and Challenges: Damage Assessment and Restoration, Peter Tuttle, USFWS and Kevin Kirsch, NOAA


Workshop Agenda here>>


Revised Participant List here>>


NOAA's Disaster Response Center
7344 Zeigler Blvd.
Mobile AL 36608


Homewood Suites by Hilton
530 Providence Park Drive E
Mobile, AL 36695

Organizing Committee:

Becky Allee, NOAA OCM

Carol Adam-Davis, Alabama Sierra Club

Adam Davis, NOAA ORR SSC

Amy Gohres, NOAA DRC

Leo Francendese, USEPA OSC

Bob Harris & Gretchen Barrera, Port of Mobile, Environmental Section

Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Center

Dianne Palmore, AL Dept of Environmental Management

Susan Rees, US Army Corps of Engineers

LaDon Swann & Tracie Sempier, MS-AL Sea Grant

Will Underwood, AL Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources

Roberta Swann, Mobile Bay National Estuarine Program


Questions? Please contact Kathy Mandsager, Coastal Response Research Center 603.862.1545