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Upper Narragansett Bay/Providence River Geographic Response Plan
The project was directed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) with funding provided by Motiva Enterprises, LLC. Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC was contracted by Motiva to develop the Geographic Response Plans (GRP).
The purpose of this project was to develop Geographic Response Plans (GRP) to protect sensitive coastal environments and resources along the Upper Narragansett Bay/Providence River coastline.
GRP are oil spill response plans tailored to protect a specific sensitive area from impacts following a spill. These response plans are map-based strategies that can save time during the critical first few hours of an oil spill response. They show responders where sensitive areas are located and where to place oil spill protection resources. Each GRP has two priorities, which are to: