OR&R's Simeon Hahn and partners from the state, city and community met with Congressman John Carney, staff from Senators Coons and Carper, notable officials from the City of Wilmington, and community leaders to discuss a variety of urban revitalization and restoration issues.
Articles from October 3, 2014
Briefing on NOAA’s Damage Assessment, Remediation and Restoration Program and Urban Waters Federal Partnership for Congressman John Carney in Wilmington
On September 10, 2014, the U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, in conjunction with PCS Phosphate conducted one-day Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Industry Led Full-Scale Exercise.
On October 1, 2014, the NOAA Damage Assessment, Remediation and Restoration Program (DARRP) hosted a very successful site visit for Russell Callender, Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOS, in Portland, Oregon.
NOAA and Co-trustees Release the Final Programmatic Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the 2003 B-120 Buzzards Bay Oil Spill
NOAA and co-trustee agencies including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of Rhode Island have released the Final Programmatic Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the B-120 Buzzards Bay Oil Spill.
In late September a planned levee breach took place that will restore 150 acres of San Francisco Bay coastal wetlands. The removal of portions of the Breuner Marsh levee is a major milestone in the effort to increase the habitat for tidal marsh-dependent species in the Bay. The construction of the project began in 2013 and received partial funding from NOAA’S Damage, Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program. NOAA’s funds are from a 2010 settlement with Chevron for historical contamination from refinery operations.
On October 1, 2014, OR&R participated in the annual meeting of the Pacific States /British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force.
On September 30, 2014, several OR&R Emergency Response Division (ERD) staff and a Wildlife Biologist from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center met with the Environmental Program Director at Naval Station Everett, Washington.
OR&R’s Spatial Data Branch Launches Updated Version of Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA)
This week OR&R’s Spatial Data Branch launched an updated version of the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA).
On September 25, 2014, two of the Marine Debris Program’s own staff and a team of 17 scientists and trained divers from NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) embarked on a 33-day mission to remove derelict fishing nets and plastics from the sensitive reefs, shallow waters, and shorelines of the Monument.
Submerge: NYC Marine Science Festival, an all-day, free ocean science event to be held on October 5, 2014, focuses on delivering hands-on activities and compelling presentations.
From September 23-25, 2014, OR&R Outreach team members from headquarters and all the divisions met in Seattle to map out a strategy for FY15, review last year’s activities, and identify new opportunities for promoting the accomplishments, products, and services of OR&R.