NOVEMBER 6, 2015--On a recent visit to St. Petersburg, Florida for a Regional Collaboration meeting, Dave Holst, Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOS took the opportunity to meet with local NOS staff and tour the Mosaic Restoration Site with Dan Hahn and Kevin Kirsch from OR&R’s Assessment and Restoration Division.
Articles from November 6, 2015
NOVEMBER 5, 2015-- (from USCG news release) Crews continue to respond to and investigate a reported discharge of an unknown substance from the site of a sunken barge near Kelleys Island Shoal in Lake Erie Thursday.
NOVEMBER 6, 2015--A recently published study led by NOAA researchers found a trend of reproductive failure and death in Gulf bottlenose dolphins over nearly five years of monitoring after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
NOVEMBER 6, 2015--On November 5, 2015, OR&R’s Emergency Response Division participated in the Roundtable “State of Rail Oil Spill Planning on the West Coast” in Portland, Oregon, sponsored by the Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force.
NOVEMBER 6, 2015--OR&R’S Emergency Response Division participated in a BP worst-case oil spill exercise held this week in Bellingham, Washington.
NOVEMBER 6, 2015--During the week of November 2, 2015, OR&R’s George Graettinger and Jay Coady attended the Regional Response Team 2 meeting in Edison, New Jersey, on Geographic Response Plans (GRP) to inland rail transportation of crude oil. They were there to present NOAA’s work on the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Geographic Response Plans (GRP) and the EPA Inland Rail Response Plan projects. These externally funded projects will identify, collect and deliver GRP and related data using the OR&R Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA®).