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OR&R and the American Salvage Association

OCTOBER 13, 2017—OR&R Director Dave Westerholm met with the leadership of the American Salvage Association(link is external) on October 11.

Publications on a table.

Joining the director were Scott Lundgren, the Emergency Response Division Chief, Kate Wheelock Clark, OR&R Chief of Staff, and Krista Stegemann, Communications and Education Specialist from the NOAA Marine Debris Program.

This annual meeting allows agencies and this association representing the American marine salvage industry to exchange information on each other's activities. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Navy Supervisor of Salvage also participated in the information exchange.

OR&R provided updates to the group on the 2017 hurricane response including scientific support and marine debris roles, Marine Pollution Surveillance Reports labeling and distribution, Remediation of Underwater Legacy Threat assessments, and future training courses.

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