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USCG Sector Mobile Geographic Response Plan (GRP) Workshop

Overview: Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 it is each Sectors Area Committee duty to have a written Area Contingency Plan and in part develop a Geographic Response Plan detailing all response information necessary to respond to an oil/hazardous material spill and further have a strategy in place to protect all environmental and socio-economic resources at risk. Objective: The Sector Mobile Area Committee and additional stakeholders will review and update the GRP information regarding the environmental sensitive areas, stakeholder contact information, socio-economic resources at risk and the tactical oil spill response strategies. Stakeholders attending this workshop will be considered the ambassadors to all communities/managed lands/natural resources they represent; i.e. county representatives should coordinate with underlying municipalities for their comments on GRP maps. Please bring any additional reference material including, but not limited to a laptop/tablet computer, maps, atlases, contact information, website references, habitat/species data, equipment inventory lists and boat ramp info. Pre-Workshop Review: Before the workshops please use the links below to get more familiar with the maps and data we will be updating during the workshop. Step one and two must be completed. Step One: View/Download GRP Maps by County (download and review all PDF maps that are within your area of expertise/jurisdiction) Step Two: Sensitive Area Update Form (use this form to create a new sensitive area or make corrections to any sensitive area report; form may be submitted through email or print and bring to workshop) References: Sector Mobile Digital Area Contingency Plan (complete website with documents, maps and GIS info), GRP Web Mapping Application (GIS) (Online map viewer for GRP data) Time/Place: The workshops will be broken up into four geographic locations with the counties divided as seen below. 1. March 19th -20th Eastpoint, FL - DEP/ANERR Building, 108 Island Drive Eastpoint, FL 32328. (Jefferson, Wakulla, Franklin) 2. March 21st-22nd Panama City, FL - Bay County EOC, 700 Highway 2300 Southport, FL 32409. (Gulf, Bay) 3. March 23rd & 26th Destin, FL - Coast Guard Station Destin, 2000 Miracle Strip Parkway, Destin, FL 32451 (Walton, Okaloosa) 4. March 27th-28th Pensacola, FL - Escambia EOC, 6575 North "W" Street, Pensacola, FL 32505. (Escambia, Santa Rosa) 5. March 29th -30th Mobile, AL - Sector Mobile Coast Guard Base 1500 15th Street, Mobile, AL 36615. (Mobile, Baldwin) 6. April 2nd-3rd Biloxi, MS - MDEQ Building 1141 Bayview Avenue, Suite 208 Biloxi, MS 39530. (Hancock, Harrison, Jackson) Work plan schedule (all days and locations): 0800 0830 Arrival and Introductions 0830 0930* Overview presentation of GRP update process from Brad Benggio (NOAA) and Ryan Druyor (FWC) 0930 1200 Breakout sessions with environmental and tactical divisions to update GRP information 1200 1300 Lunch 1300 1700 Continue with review and update of GRP information *Presentations will not be given on the second day of the workshop, work begins at 8 am.

For more information please contact: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission/Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWC/FWRI) Ryan Druyor - (727) 896-8626 x3047, Ryan.Druyor@myfwc.com Teri Dane - (727) 896-8626 x3084, Teri.Dane@myfwc.com Bryan Schoonard (727) 896-8626 x3030 Bryan.Schoonard@myfwc.com USCG Sector Mobile Planning and Force Readiness Staff Carl Edmiston - (251) 441-5677, Carl.J.Edmiston@uscg.mil