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RI DEM EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN (ERP)

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Title Page

Table of Contents (Printer-Friendly)

 

See also:

US Department of Homeland Security National Response Framework (January 2008) at <http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nrf/>.

Rhode Island State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP, 2004) at <http://www.health.state.ri.us/environment/biot/resources/SEOP.pdf>


Section 1 – INTRODUCTION

 

1-1 INTRODUCTION

Purpose of the Plan

Scope of the Plan

Priorities in Incident Response


1-2 DEFINITION OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE

What are Emergencies?

Types of Hazards

What are the Elements of Response?


1-3 INCIDENT SEVERITY

When Do Incidents Become Emergencies?

Severity Scales

For Oil Spills

For Releases of Hazardous Material


1-4 LEGAL AUTHORITY

 


Section 2 – NOTIFICATIONS


2-1 REQUIRED EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS FOR ALL HAZARDS

DEM Hot-line

DEM Office of Emergency Response

RI EMA

Conditional Notifications

When Public Health Has Been or May Be Affected

Department of Health (HEALTH)

When Explosive Are Found or Suspected

State Fire Marshall

When Radiological Hazards Are Found or Suspected

RI EMA

HEALTH

Additional Support

When Oil or Hazardous Substances Have Been or May Be Released

National Response Center (NRC)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

When Shoreline or Wetland Has Been or May Be Affected

For Coastal Resources (CRMC)

For Freshwater Wetlands (DEM)

When Animal Health Has Been or May Be Affected

State Veterinarian

USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services

When a Culturally Significant Site Has Been or May Be Affected

RI Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission (RIHPHC)

Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office (NITHPC)

Locating Heritage Sites

When Response May Require Support for Debris or Waste Disposal

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC)

When an Incident Poses An Economic Emergency

Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC)


2-2 RECOMMENDED NOTIFICATIONS IN-STATE

State and Local Public Officials

Media

DEM Administrators and Their Successors

Harbor Masters

RI Beaches

Other Stakeholders

Commercial Fishing Organizations

Agricultural Operations

Environmental Organizations


2-3 SUPPORT FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

Federal Contacts

Rhode Island Police Departments

Rhode Island Fire Departments

Hospitals Serving Rhode Island

Walk-in Medical Clinics In Rhode Island

Air Ambulances

Contract Laboratories

Contract Remediators

 


Section 3 – A CHECKLIST OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE ISSUES


3-1 NOTIFICATIONS (3-1-1 to 3-1-3)

See also Section 2 – NOTIFICATIONS

SITE CONTROL

Hot Zone

Warm Zone

Cold Zone


3-2 PRIORITES

Priorities for Response to Release of Pollutants

First Thoughts on Major Oil Spills


3-3 EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUNCTIONS (ESF) FOR ALL HAZARD

 

3-4 ASSETS FOR SUPPORT OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE

DEM Staff and Roles in Incident Command (3-4-1)

Incident Command Structure (Generic) For DEM (3-4-2)

DEM Emergency Response Materiel (3-4-3)

DEM Resources For Natural Resource Assessment (3-4-4)

Personnel

Vessels

Bay Assessment and Response Team (BART) Scientific Support

<http://www.ci.uri.edu/projects/bartsci/>

DEM / URI BART Scientific Support Roster

<http://www.ci.uri.edu/projects/bartsci/Docs/Roster_Apr05.htm/>

 

Section 4 – POLICIES AND STANDARD PROCEDURES FOR DEM EMERGENCY RESPONDERS


4-1 OFFICE OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURES

Duties Of The Office Of The Emergency Response Administrator

Significant Events

DEM Emergency Response On-Call Function

On-Call Responsibilities and Requirements of Emergency Response Staff

On-Call Schedules

Emergency Call-in Premium Pay

Authorized Overtime

Communications

Case Tracking

Dress

ER Vehicles

Vehicles Use

Vehicle Equipment

Media Management

DEM Communications Office

Guidelines for Media Relations

Completion of Forms

Reimbursement of Expenses

Responsible Party Reimbursement

RP Cost Recovery Process

Administrative Hearing Process

DEM Action Against the RP

Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund Reimbursement

Payment

Notifications

DEM Emergency Responders

Contractors

Additional Support

See also Section 2 – NOTIFICATIONS


4-2 FORMS

Investigative Report (4-2-1)

Investigation Expense Report (4-2-2)

Chain of Custody (4-2-3)

Time Sheet – Authorized Overtime (4-2-4)

Time Sheet – Emergency Call-in Premium Pay (4-2-5)

Report on Inspection of Natural Resource Impact (4-2-6)

Permission to Inspect (4-2-7)

Access Agreement (4-2-8)

ER Site Safety Plan (4-2-9)


4-3 GUIDE TO RADIO COMMUNICATIONS STANDARDS

General Procedure

Speech Technique

Use of Audio Equipment

Method of Speech

Aids To Accuracy

Rules For Spelling

Rules For Figures

Radio Checks, Signal Strength and Readability

Initiating a Radio Check

Signal Reporting – Signal Strength and Readability

Transmitting a Message

Relay

Repetitions

Corrections

Canceling Messages

Do Not Answer Transmissions

Read Back

Receipt

Acknowledgment of Messages

Verifications

Break-In Procedure

Appendix: Prowords (Standard Procedure Words)

 


Section 5 – EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAMPLING PROCEDURES

 

5-1 OVERVIEW

Purpose and Types

General Considerations

Purposes For Sampling

Information

Disposal

Criminal and Enforcement

Types Of Samples

Abandoned Materials

Spills

Soil

Surface Water

Groundwater

Types of Chemicals

Known

Semi-known

Unknown

Safety Considerations

Record Management

Field Notebook

Sample Labels Chain-of-Custody

Chain-of-Custody Form

Transferring Samples

Photographs

 

5-2 SAMPLING EQUIPMENT

Collection Equipment

Solids Collection

Liquid Collection

Sample Jars and Containers

Cleaning Guide

Materials

Cleaning Procedures

Glass Items

Stainless Steel Equipment

Plastic or Teflon


5-3 SAMPLE COLLECTION

Sampling Procedures

Drum or Container Sampling

Soil/Sludge Sampling

Spill Sampling

Surface Water Sampling

Groundwater Sampling

Other Sampling Considerations

VOC Vials

Sampling Various Material Classes

Sample Security

Other Samples

Duplicate Samples

Background Samples

Sample Blanks

Composite Samples

Sample Preservation

Chemical Preservatives

Cooling

Analyses

Selection of Parameters

Parameters for Enforcement Cases


5-4 PACKING AND SHIPPING

Packing Procedures

Packing Samples

Shipping Procedures

DOT Regulations


5-5 FIELD TESTING

Purpose of Field Testing

Field Instruments

AIM Detector

Photoionization Detectors

Radiation Detectors

Colorimetric Indicator Tubes

HazCat Kit

 

Section 6 – PLANS FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OF INCIDENTS


6-1HAZARDOUS MATERIALS / ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PLAN

See also:  Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, “Emergency Support Function (ESF) 10:  Hazardous Material,” Appendix X to the “Basic Plan” in the Rhode Island State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP, 2004) <http://www.health.state.ri.us/environment/biot/resources/SEOP.pdf>

Introduction

Situation and Assumptions

Disaster Situations

Planning Assumptions

Concept of Operations

Initial Notification of HazMat Emergencies - Principles and Procedures

Emergency Response Levels

On-Scene Response Operations – Flowchart

Response Organization - Incident Command System (ICS) and Safety

Organization and Responsibilities

All Tasked Agencies

State

Local

Federal

Non-governmental

Administration and Logistics

Plan Development and Maintenance

Authority

Definitions

 

Attachment A: DEM Notifications and Support (6-1-A)

Required Notifications

Conditional Notifications

See also Section 2 – NOTIFICATIONS

 

Attachment B: Notifying the National Response Center (NRC) (6-1-B)

Introduction

Reporting Requirements

Additional Support for Emergency Responders

 

Attachment C: Mutual Aid in Rhode Island (6-1-C)

Introduction

Rotation System

Communications and Control

Regional Control Centers

The Inter-city Fire Radio Network (INTERCITY)

Hazardous Materials Technician Teams

Mass Victim Decontamination Teams

Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Supply / Support Trailers

 

Attachment D: Sample Broadcast Announcements (6-1-D)

Shelter in Place

All Clear

Evacuate

 

6-2 OIL SPILL PLANS

Incident Command Structure

One-page ICS (6-2-1)

Multi-page ICS (6-2-2)

Oil Spill ICS Roster

Leadership Roster (6-2-3)

Elaborated Roster, 2004 (6-2-4)

Closing and Re-Opening Fisheries After an Oil Spill (6-2-5)

 

See also other relevant sections of this ERP, especially the Hazardous Materials / Environmental Protection Plan (6-1)


6-3 WILDLIFE INCIDENT RESPONSE

Protocol for DEM Response to a Report of an Environmental Incident on Narragansett Bay (BART) (6-3-1)
Who to Call When a Potential Rabies Exposure Occurs
Rabies Fact Sheet
Solving Problems with Backyard Wildlife
Protocols for Incidents Involving Coyotes
RI Nuisance Wildlife Control Specialists


See also:
Investigative Report Form (4-2-1)
Fish Kill Plan (6-4)
Animal Bites and Rabies (RI Department of Health) <http://www.health.ri.gov/disease/communicable/rabies/index.php>
Bats
Bears
Canada Geese
Coyotes
Crows and Ravens
Deer
Fishers
Foxes
Opossums
Raccoons
Skunks
Snakes
Squirrels
Turtles
Woodchucks
Relocating Wild Animals is Against the Law
How to Animal-Proof Your Home


6-4 FISH KILL PLAN

Fish Kill Response SOP (6-4-1)

Fish Kill Notification (6-4-2)

Fish Kill Response Equipment Checklist (6-4-3)

Fish Kill Investigation Report Spreadsheet (6-4-4)

Fish-Counting Record (6-4-5)

Fish Kill Investigation Report Form (6-4-6)

Fish Kill Investigation Package (6-4-7)


6-5 HURRICANE PLAN

Closing the Port of Galilee or Newport (6-5-1)

Securing State Parks and Beaches (6-5-2)

State Forests (6-5-3)


See also the Animal Disaster / Animal Care Plan (6-8)


6-6 PRESCRIBED FIRE PLAN

Incident Command System Template

Simple Prescribed Fire

Larger Prescribed Fire

DFE Personnel Qualified for These Incident Command Positions

Prescribed Fire Guidelines

Purpose

Prescribed Burn Treatment Proposal and Plan

Site Preparation Requirements

Fire Behavior Parameters

Ignition Method and Pattern

Mop-up and Monitoring Standards

Public Contacts to be Made

Approval

Go/No Go Process

Consultation

Post Burn Containment, Mop-up and Patrol

Personnel Guidelines For Prescribed Fire Operations

Purpose

Personal Training, Safety, and Fitness Requirements

Qualifications

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Fitness


6-7 EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURES ON STATE BEACHES

Operational Relationships

Responding to accidents, Complaints and Emergencies

Emergency Duties of a Beach Manager

Emergency Duties of a Captain/Assistant Captain of the Lifeguards

Emergency Signals

Missing Person Procedure

Lightning and Thunder Procedure

Procedure on Rainy Days Without Lightning and Thunder

Severe Surf Procedure

Authorization


6-8 ANIMAL DISASTER / ANIMAL CARE PLAN

 

See also: 

State of Rhode Island Emergency Operations Plan, especially “Annex VI:  Emergency Support Function 6 – Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing and Human Services” (2013).

Animal Disease Plan, Section 6-9 in the RI DEM Emergency Response Plan (ERP).
State of Rhode Island Regional Disaster Shelters Coordination Plan (August 2012).
Help for RI Cities and Towns in Preparing for Emergency Animal Care.
ICS Forms/Job Aids, Tools and Templates at the FEMA ICS Resource Center.
ICS Forms (Word fillable) from the FEMA EMI.
Animal Health Resources, Typed Resource Definitions (FEMA 508-1, 2005).
Animals in Disasters (NIH DIMRC).

Purpose

Scope

Situation and Assumptions

Concept of Operations

General

Phases of Emergency Management

Direction and Control

General

Response Requirements

Functions

Organization and Assignment of Responsibilities

Primary Agencies

Leadership

Support Agencies

Plan Development and Maintenance

Phases of Operations for Emergency Animal Care

Mitigation Phase

Preparedness Phase

Response Phase

Domestic Animals

Livestock

Recovery Phase

Activation Checklist

Authority and References

Definitions of Acronyms and Terms

 

Appendix (6-8-App)

Large Animal Sheltering (6-8-App01)

 

Press Releases (6-8-PR)

Preparedness Phase Press Release (6-8-PR1)

Response Phase Press Release (6-8-PR2)

Remediation Phase Press Release (6-8-PR3)

 

Advice for Animal Owners in an Emergency (6-8-A)

Prepare Pets for RI Emergency (Tri-fold brochure)
Where Do We Go?
(6-8-A9)

Motels (6-8-A10)

Kennels (6-8-A11)

Preparedness for Pets (6-8-A1)

Preparedness for Livestock (6-8-A2)
Preparedness for Horses (6-8-A12)

Preparedness for Birds and Exotics (6-8-A3)
Pet Emergency Information Sheet (6-8-A17)
Equine Emergency Information Sheet (6-8-A15)

Response for Pets (6-8-A4)

Response for Livestock (6-8-A5)
Response for Horses (6-8-A13)

Response for Birds and Exotics (6-8-A6)

Remediation for Pets (6-8-A7)
Remediation for Horses (6-8-A14)

Lost Pet Flyer Template (6-8-A8)
Ten Tips on Coping With the Loss of Your Pet (6-8-A16)

Rhode Island Guide to Operation of Emergency Pet Shelters (6-8-SOM)

Purpose

Priorities

Services That Emergency Pet Shelters Provide
Incident Severity and Response Levels
Organization
Roles and Responsibilities

Animal Owners

Volunteers in Emergency Pet Shelter

Enrollment

Training

Code of Conduct

Common Tasks of Volunteers

Safety

Injuries

Stress

Animal Response Team Leader

Shelter Manager

Liaison

Operations

Safety Officer

Planning

Logistics

Communications

Animal Health

Transportation

Standard Operation Procedures

Inspect Facility

Configure Space in the Facility

Set Up the Facility Command Post

Post Signs

Establish Registration and Intake Area

Establish Kennel Areas

All Areas

Dog Area

Cat Area

Birds

Ferrets

Small Mammals

Reptiles

Arachnids

Housing Animals Off-site

Working Off-site

Animal Fatalities

Notifying the Owner

Disposal of Deceased Animals

Thoughts for Team Members

Disposition of Animals During Recovery

Contingencies for Threats to the Facility

Assess the Threat

When Threat to Health and Safety is Clear, Present or Imminent

When NOT an Immediate Threat to Health and Safety

Long Term Sheltering

Closing the Shelter

Forms (6-8-F)

Pet Owner Sheltering Agreement (6-8-F01)
Animal Record (6-8-F02)
Equine Record (6-8-F03)
Animal Daily Care (6-8-F04)
Animal Sign-out and Sign-in (6-8-F05)
Bite Report (6-8-F06)
Bite Protocol (6-8-F07)
Authorization for Emergency Veterinary Care (6-8-F08)
Shelter Release to Veterinary Care (6-8-F09)
Failure to Comply Notice (6-8-F10)
Animal Sighting and Rescue Request (6-8-F11)
Permit to Enter Property for Recovery (6-8-F12)
Truck Manifest for Emergency Evacuation (6-8-F13)
State of RI General Release of All Claims (6-8-F14)
Volunteer Duty Roster (6-8-F15)
Staff Sign-in and Sign-out (6-8-F16)
Log of Volunteer Hours (6-8-F17)
Phone Log (6-8-F18)
Shift Situation Report (6-8-F19)
Shelter Situation Report (6-8-F20)
Supply Request (6-8-F21)
Donations Received (6-8-F22)

 

Signage (6-8-S)

Control Your Pet (6-8-S01)
Arrow (6-8-S02)
Registration Area (6-8-S03)
Banding Area (6-8-S04)
Dog Walk Area (6-8-S05)
Loading Area (6-8-S06)
Isolation Area (6-8-S07)
Exit (6-8-S08)
Bite Warning and Quarantine (6-8-S09)

 

See also: 

Help for RI Cities and Towns in Preparing for Emergency Animal Care.

Animal Disaster / Animal Care Plan, Section 6-8 in the RI DEM Emergency Response Plan (ERP).
State of Rhode Island Emergency Operations Plan, especially “Annex VI:  Emergency Support Function 6 – Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing and Human Services” (RIEMA).
State of Rhode Island Regional Disaster Shelters Coordination Plan (RIEMA and ARC).

6-9 ANIMAL DISEASE PLAN

Introduction

Response to “Highly Likely” Scenarios

Presumptive Positive Case Response

Confirmed Positive Case Response

Presumptive Positive (Secondary Case) Response

Confirmed Positive (Secondary Case) Response

Returning to Disease Free Status

Animal Disease Response Incident Command Structure (ICS)

Quarantine And Surveillance Zones

Infected Zone

Protocol for Establishment and Maintenance

Surveillance or Movement Control Zone

Protocol for Establishment and Maintenance

Guidelines

Depopulation and Disposal – Carcass Disposal Team

Cleaning and Disinfecting (C+D) – Biosecurity Team

Animal Welfare

Equipment

Indemnity and Appraisal

Milk and Milk Products

Meat

Zoological Parks

Germplasm Centers

Glossary and Acronyms

 

See also:

DEM, Emergency Response Site Safety Plan (4-2-9)

USAHA, Animal Diseases (a.k.a. “The Gray Book”), 1998 <http://www.vet.uga.edu/vpp/gray_book02/fad/index.php>

FAO, Manual on Procedures for Disease Eradication by Stamping Out <http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/004/Y0660E/Y0660E00.htm>

NASPHV, Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated With Animals in Public Setting, 2006 <http://www.nasphv.org/Documents/AnimalsInPublicSettings.pdf>

 

ANIMAL DISEASE RESPONSE PROTOCOLS

Strategy for Staffing Animal Disease Emergency Response Teams (6-9-1)

Teams

Surveillance Teams

Euthanasia Teams

Disposal Teams

Cleaning and Disinfectant Teams

Biosecurity Teams

Sources of Team Staff

Veterinarians

Veterinary Technicians/Paramedics

Industry Experts/ Animal Handlers

Enforcement Officers

Disposal Specialists

Biosecurity Team (6-9-2)

Qualifications

Responsibilities

Equipment

Biosecurity Dos and Don’ts (6-9-3)

Preparation For Euthanasia of Livestock in Disease Eradication (6-9-4)

Standard Methods of Euthanasia

Euthanasia Equipment and Supplies – Euthanasia Kits

Euthanasia Personnel Sources and Training

Public and Media Relations – Animal Rights and Activism

Mental Health Services for Euthanasia Personnel and Animal Owners

References Concerning Acceptable Methods and Animal Welfare

Quarantine Notice Template (6-9-5)

Contacts For Animal Disease Emergency Response (2006) (6-9-6)
Personal Protective Equipment for Go Kits in Animal Disease Response (6-9-7)

NVSL, Methods for Shipping Specimens to NVSL- Ames <http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/lab_info_services/shipping_ames.shtml> NVSL, Laboratory-Related Forms <http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/lab_info_services/forms_publications.shtml> NVSL, Form 10-4, Specimen Submission <http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/lab_info_services/downloads/VS_Form10-4.pdf>

Delegation of Authority to National Incident Management Team (IMT) – Draft (6-9-8)

 

FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE (FMD) ANNEX (6-9-FMD)

DEM Roles and Responsibilities For FMD Response (Exercise, 2002) (6-9-FMD1)

Disinfectants For FMD – For Field Use (6-9-FMD2)

 

AVIAN INFLUENZA (AI) ANNEX (6-9-AI)
Avian Influenza Response Plan (for all strains)

Introduction

Purpose

Scope of Operation

Mission

Mission Statement

Goals and Objectives

Statutes and Regulations

Situation

Poultry in Rhode Island

Avian Influenza

Categories and Phases of AI Risk and Response

Emergency Planning Matrix

Risk Assessment

Triggers and Strategies for Levels of Response to AI in Birds

Public Health Issues

Organization

Direction and Control

Incident Management

Premises Identification and GIS

Concept of Operations

Prevention

Preparation

Response

Communications

Response Plan Execution

Quarantine and Movement Control

Authority to Quarantine

Quarantine Zones

Epidemiology/Tracing

Surveillance

Biosecurity

Personnel Safety

Euthanasia

Disposal of Poultry and Products

Handling of Litter/manure

Environmental Testing

Cleaning and Disinfection

Valuation/Indemnity

Strategic Vaccination

Controlled Marketing

Wildlife Management

Recovery

Appendix

Emergency Disease Management Committee (6-9-AI-App01)

Glossary (6-9-AI-App02)

Tests for Diagnosis of AI (6-9-AI-App03)

Infection Protection for Workers (6-9-AI-App04)

Comparison of Air-Purifying Respirators (6-9-AI-App05)

Memoranda Of Understanding

DEM-HEALTH MOU Concerning HPAI (6-9-AI-MOU01)

DEM-RIRRC Model MOU Concerning Landfill Disposal of LPAI Waste (6-9-MOU02)

Protocols

Biosecurity Recommendations for Reducing Everyday Risk of Introduction of Disease into a Poultry Flock (6-9-AI-P01)

Biosecurity Measures for Visitors to Poultry Farms (6-9-AI-P02)

Biosecurity Measures to Reduce Risk of AI During an Outbreak (6-9-AI-P03)

Triggers for Quarantine of a Premises (6-9-AI-P04)

Quarantine Guidelines (6-9-AI-P05)

Quarantine Notice (6-9-AI-P06)

Triggers for Zone Quarantine and Surveillance (6-9-AI-P07)

Notification of Contiguous Flocks (6-9-AI-P08)

Testing of Commercial Poultry and End of Premises Quarantine (6-9-AI-P09)

Testing of Small Flocks and End of Premises Quarantine (6-9-AI-P10)

Quarantine and Release of Poultry Dealers (6-9-AI-P11)

Quarantine and Release of Live Bird Markets Through Depopulation of Birds and Swine (6-9-AI-P12)

Revocation of Quarantine of Small Flocks (6-9-AI-P13)

Revocation of Quarantine of Commercial Poultry (6-9-AI-P14)

Sampling Small Flock Poultry Houses for AI (6-9-AI-P15)

Poultry Dealer Premises-Inspection Report (6-9-AI-P16)

Sampling Commercial Poultry Houses for AI (6-9-AI-P17)

Treatment of RI Poultry Markets During an AI Outbreak (6-9-AI-P18)

Testing Contact Flocks For AI Status (6-9-AI-P19)

Testing Trace-Back Trace-Forward Flocks For AI Status (6-9-AI P20)

Testing In the Controlled Zone for Birds Destined for Slaughter or LBM (6-9-AI-P21)

Testing In the Controlled Zone for Birds Not Destined for Slaughter (6-9-AI-P22)

Collection of Blood Samples for AI Surveillance (6-9-AI-P23)

Collection of Swab Samples for AI Surveillance (6-9-AI-P24)

Collection of Swab Samples From Dead Birds (6-9-AI-P25)

On-Farm Dead Bird AI Surveillance (6-9-AI-P26)

Disposition of Eggs from Non-Quarantined Flocks (6-9-AI-P27)

Disposition of Eggs From a Quarantined Flocks (6-9-AI P28)

Moving Birds to Slaughter from Test-Negative Flocks (6-9-AI-P29)

Moving Birds Not to Slaughter from Test-Negative Flocks (6-9-AI-P30)

Handling Litter, Cleaning and Disinfection for Revocation of Quarantine (6-9-AI-P31)

Cleaning and Disinfection of AI Positive Premises (6-9-AI-P32)

Post Cleaning and Disinfection Inspection Form (6-9-AI-P33)

Response to AI-Positive Crate Washing Facilities (6-9-AI-P34)

AI Vaccination Strategy (6-9-AI-P35)

Transport of AI-Positive Flocks or AI-Infected Materials For Off-Site Disposal (6-9-AI-P36)

Disposal (6-9-AI-P37)

In-House Composting of AI Carcasses (6-9-AI-P38)

See also:

CDC, Avian Influenza <http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/>, especially Avian Influenza Infection in Animals <http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/gen-info/qa.htm#4>

OIE, Avian Influenza <http://www.oie.int/eng/info_ev/en_AI_avianinfluenza.htm> and Terrestrial Animal Health Code Article 2.7.12 <http://www.oie.int/eng/normes/mcode/en_chapitre_2.7.12.htm>

USDA, Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) <http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome?navtype=SU&navid=AVIAN_INFLUENZA>

USDA, APHIS, Summary of the National Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Response Plan (August 2007) <http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/hot_issues/avian_influenza/contents/printable_version/SummaryHPAI-Response092007Draft.pdf>

USDA, APHIS, Standard Operating Procedures: Response Plan to a Report of Notifiable Avian Influenza Virus (2005)

US EPA, Registered Antimicrobial Products with Label Claims for Avian (Bird) Flu Disinfectants <http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/avian_flu_products.htm>

USFWS, Early Detection and Response Plan for Occurrence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Wild Birds <http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/issues/AvianFlu/HPAI%20Response%20Plan%20final%20071707%20Edition.pdf>

MONKEY POX ANNEX (6-9-MP)

Federal Ban (2003) (6-9-MP1)

Ban Cover Letter (6-9-MP2)

Regional and National Contacts (6-9-MP3)

 

LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS VIRUS (LCMV) ANNEX (6-9-LCMV)

Safe Pet Handling Practices and Recommendations (6-9-LCMV1)

LCM Veterinary Fact Sheet (6-9-LCMV2)

Pet Store Quarantine Order (6-9-LCMV3)

 

RABIES ANNEX (6-9-R)

Who to Call When a Potential Rabies Exposure Occurs
Rabies Fact Sheet
Animal Bites and Rabies (RI Department of Health) <http://www.health.ri.gov/disease/communicable/rabies/index.php>

 

APPENDIX – SELECT USDA REFERENCES

APHIS, Procedures for the Investigation of Potential Foreign Animal Diseases/Emerging Disease Incidents (FAD/EDI) Veterinary Services Memorandum No. 580.4 (October 22, 2008) <http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/lab_info_services/downloads/VS_Memo580_4.pdf>

APHIS, National Animal Health Emergency Management System (NAHEMS) Guidelines Response Strategies: Highly Contagious Diseases. The latest version is available on-line via EMRS registration at <http://emrs.aphis.usda.gov/nahems.html> or see the 2005 draft at <http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/emergency/Sept2005_HighlyContagiousDiseasesPlan.pdf>

NRCS, Conservation Practice Standard, Code 316, Animal Mortality Facility <http://efotg.nrcs.usda.gov/references/public/AL/tg316.pdf>

NRCS, Conservation Practice Standard, Code 317, Composting Facility <http://efotg.nrcs.usda.gov/references/public/AL/tg317.pdf>


6-10 MOSQUITO-BORNE ZOONOTIC DISEASE PLAN

EASTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS (EEE) EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROTOCOL

Background

Monitoring

Decision Making

State / Municipal Interaction

Responsibilities

Aerial Larvicide and Adulticide Applications

Preparation

Aerial Coordinator

Communications Officer

Ground Crew

Equipment

Administrative Oversight

Governor's Office

DEM Administration

Ground Larvicide And Adulticide Applications

Background

Personnel

Administrative Controls

Truck-Mounted Spray Application

Larvicide Application

Backpack Application

Conclusion

Checklists For EEE ERP

Aerial Coordinator (6-10-C1)

Communications Officer (6-10-C2)

Cities and Towns – Truck-Mounted Spray Application (6-10-C3)

Cities and Towns – Larvicide Application (6-10-C4)

Cities and Towns – Backpack Application (6-10-C5)

Municipal Pre-Application Checklist (6-10-C6)

Aerial Applicators (6-10-A)

 

See also:

DEM, Mosquitoes, EEE, and West Nile Virus
<http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/agricult/mosquito/index.htm>

DEM and Department of Health Response Protocol for Mosquito-Borne Diseases <http://www.health.ri.gov/disease/communicable/wnv/actionplan.php>

Department of Health Surveillance For Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
<http://www.health.ri.gov/disease/communicable/eee_weeklytest.php>

Department of Health West Nile Virus <http://www.health.ri.gov/disease/communicable/wnv/index.php>

Department of Health Surveillance For West Nile Virus in RI
<http://www.health.ri.gov/disease/communicable/wnv/weeklytest.php>

DEM, Pest Alerts <http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/agricult/pests.htm>


6-11 RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY INGESTION EXPOSURE PATHWAY PLAN

Introduction

DEM Responsibilities

Checklist of Activities for the Director of DEM or His/Her Designee

Sources

 

See also:

RI EMA, State of Rhode Island Ingestion Pathway Plan, especially Appendices D and H (2001).

RI EMA, “Annex A: Radiological Protection” in the Rhode Island State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP, 2004) <http://www.health.state.ri.us/environment/biot/resources/SEOP.pdf>.

USDA, APHIS, National Animal Health Emergency Management System (NAHEMS), Radiological Emergency Guidelines.  The latest version is available on-line via EMRS registration at <http://emrs.aphis.usda.gov/nahems.html>


6-12 DROUGHT PLAN

DEM Roles in Responding to a Drought (6-12-1)

Drought Response Plan for the Division of Agriculture (6-12-2)

Agricultural Wetlands Permit Application Form (6-12-3)

 

See also:

Water Resources Board Rhode Island Drought Management Plan

<http://www.wrb.state.ri.us/lawsregs/droughtplan.pdf>


6-13 PLANT HEALTH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN

 

Introduction

Background

Plant Groups

Crops

Purpose

Requirement

Responding to Emergencies

Participants

Mission

Emergency Response System

Legal Authority

Federal

State

Tribal Relations

Lines of Authority

Contingency Plans

Roles and Responsibilities

Incidient Command System

State-wide Emergency

Personnel

Facilities

Regional Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

State Plant Health Director (SPHD)

State Plant Regulatory Offiical (SPRO)

Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Eastern Region

Plan Pest Activities

Regulatory

Survey

Control

Eradication

Recovery

Communication

PPQ Personnel

SPRO Personnel

PPQ Regional Emergency Manager

SPHDs and SPROs in Neighboring States (CT and MA)

APHIS Personnel

University of Rhode Island

USDA Agencies

Federal Agencies

State Agencies

Tribal Councils

County and Local

Non-governmental Agencies and Organizations

Glossary of Key Terms and Acronyms

Templates

Notice of Stop Sale (6-13-1)

Order of Quarantine (6-13-2)

Notice of Quarantine (Premises) (6-13-3)

Notice of Quarantine (Transportation) (6-13-4)

Notice of Quarantine and Public Hearing (6-13-5)

See also:

Plant Quarantine, Nursery Inspection, and Certification Guidelines, National Plant Board <http://nationalplantboard.org/policy/guidelines.htm>

Pest Control Insurance Fund, Interstate Pest Control Compact (IPCC) <http://www.pestcompact.org/insurance_fund.html>

USDA-APHIS-PPQ <http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/>

Electronic Manuals for PPQ Emergency Programs, USDA-APHIS-PPQ <http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/manuals/emergency/emer_index.html>

Emergency Programs Manual, USDA-APHIS-PPQ <http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/manuals/emergency/pdf_files/EPM.pdf>

PPQ Incident Command System Guidelines (Draft 2004), USDA-APHIS-PPQ <http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/ep/ics/docs/drafticsguidelines.pdf>

New Pest Response Guidelines, USDA—APHIS—PPQ <http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/ep/nprg.html>

PestTracker, National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS), Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) <http://ceris.purdue.edu/napis/>

Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network <http://www.nepdn.org/DesktopDefault.aspx>

Plant Biosecurity Preparedness Plan for U.S. Agricultural Producers, University of Missouri Extension MP745 <http://extension.missouri.edu/explorepdf/miscpubs/mp0745.pdf>


6-14 CONTINUITY OF OPERATION PLAN (COOP) FOR DEM

Purpose

Risks

COOP Response Levels

Level 1 – Part of Headquarters Affected

Level 2 – Headquarters Inaccessible

Level 3 – Headquarters and Immediate Surroundings Affected

Level 4 – Providence Metropolitan Area Affected

Crisis Response Team (CRT)

Responsibilities of the CRT

Safety

Planning

Staff Information

Public Information

Information and Communications Technology

Logistics and Transportation

Administration and Finance

CRT Structure

CRT Roster

Additional Resources and Contacts

Crisis Response

Protective Actions – Evacuation or Shelter in Place

Evacuation

Notification

Assembly

Shelter in Place

Terminating Protective Actions

Activating the COOP

Activation Decision

Relocation of Functions

Priority Services

Emergency Relocation Sites (ERS)

Relocation Issues and Resources

Appendix A:  Risk Assessment for Divisions of DEM (6-14-A)

Appendix B:  DEM Records Management Liaisons (6-14-B)

Appendix C:  Leadership Succession for DEM Offices (6-14-C)

Appendix D:  Recovery Services, Supplies, and Vendors (6-14-D)

Pandemic Flu Annex:  Pandemic Flu Annex


Section 7 – SAFETY AND HEALTH


Section 7A – EMERGENCY RESPONSE SITE SAFETY AND HEALTH PLAN

Introduction

Purpose

Distribution and Application

ER Staff Responsibilities

Hazard Recognition And Evaluation

Chemical or Hazardous Materials

Physical Hazards

Biological Hazards

Energy-Related Hazards

Weather-Related Hazards

Personal Work Practices

Exposure Pathways

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Respirator Use

Training and Education

Assignment of Respirators

General Guidelines for Respirator Use

Decontamination

Training Standard

Field Exposure Log

Medical Monitoring

Participation in MMSP

Failure to Pass a Medical Examination

Accident And Incident Reporting

Accidents Involving Chemical Exposure

Program Evaluation


See also:

Emergency Response Site Safety Plan (4-2-9)

Section 7B – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Section 7C – Specific Hazard Attachments

Section 7D – RI Dem Respirator Policy And Program


Section 7B – PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)


7B-1 OVERVIEW

Conditions for Protection

Level A (Highest)

Level B

Level C

Level D (Lowest)

Levels and Areas of Protection

Reevaluating Levels of Protection

Reasons to Upgrade to a Higher Level of Protection

Reasons to Downgrade to a Lower Level

Levels of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Level A (Highest)

Level B

Level C

Level D (Lowest)

Elements of PPE

Head Protection

Eye Protection

Ear Protection

Foot Protection

Hand Protection

Body Protection

Drowning Protection

Breathing Protection

Escape Protection

PPE Performance Requirements

Chemical Resistance

Degradation

Effectiveness of Protective Materials Against Chemical Degradation

Penetrability

Permeability

Decontamination


7B-2 SUMMARY OF POLICY ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

See also:

Emergency Response Site Safety Plan (4-2-9)

Section 7C – Specific Hazard Attachments

Section 7D – RI Dem Respirator Policy And Program


Section 7C – SPECIFIC HAZARD ATTACHMENT

All Hazards (7C-1)

Animal Bites (7C-2)

Benzene (7C-3)

Cold Stress (7C-4)

Confined Space Entry (7C-5)

Drums (7C-6)

Heat Stress (7C-7)

Helicopter (7C-8)

Hydrogen Sulfide (7C-9)

Insect Bites And Stings (7C-10)

Plants And Marine Animals (7C-11)

Pregnancy (7C-12)

Small Boats (7C-13)

Vehicle Operation (7C-14)


Section 7D – RI DEM RESPIRATOR POLICY AND PROGRAM


7D-1 OVERVIEW

Purpose

Scope

Responsibilities

Employee

Site Manger

Office Program Administrator

Department Program Administrator

Office of Human Resources

Conditions For APR Use

Oxygen

Knowledge of The Material

Selection of Cartridges For APRs

IDLH Levels

Warning Properties

Air Monitoring

Monitor Action Levels

Photo Ionization Vapor Detectors

Colorimetric Indicator Tubes

Combustible Gas Indicator

Radiation Detector

Emergency Situations

Buddy System

Escape Masks

Cleaning, Storage, And Inspection

Training

Fit Testing

Impediments

Medical Monitoring

SCBA Information

Glossary

APF – Assigned Protection Factor

APR – Air-Purifying Respirator

Department Program Administrator

Immediately Dangerous To Life and Health (IDLH)

Inhalation Hazard

Office and “Relevant Office”

Office Program Administrator

PAPR – Powered Air-Purifying Respirator

SAR – Supplied-Air Respirator

SCBA – Self-Contained Breath Apparatus

Site Manager


7D-2 PROTOCOLS (SOPs)

Orientation Program on Respirator Training and Fit Testing (7D-2-1)

Respirator Fit Test Protocol (7D-2-2)

Selection of a Respirator for Comfort (7D-2-3)

Respirator Face Piece Fit Testing (7D-2-4)

Sensitivity Check (7D-2-5)

Test Chamber Design (7D-2-6)

Qualitative Fit Test – Isoamyl Acetate Test (7D-2-7)

Qualitative Fit Test – Stannic Oxychloride Irritant Smoke Test (7D-2-8)

Functional Fit Test – Positive Pressure Test (7D-2-9)

Functional Fit Test – Negative Pressure Test (7D-2-10)

Proper Cleaning and Storing of Respirators (7D-2-11)


7D-3 FORMS

Respirator Medical Recertification Request (7D-3-1)

Employee Respirator Use Profile (7D-3-2)

Physician’s Opinion Letter – Medical Respirator Certification (7D-3-3)

Respirator Fit Test Data Collection Form (7D-3-4)

Respiratory Equipment Inspection Checklist (7D-3-5)

Required Information For Employees Using Respirators When Not Required Under The Standard (7D-3-6)

Medical Evaluation Questionnaire for Respirator Use (7D-3-7)


7D-4 APPENDIX – RESPIRATOR PROGRAMS OF RELEVANT RI DEM OFFICES

 

Agriculture

Personal Protective Equipment for Go Kits in Animal Disease Response (6-9-7)

Infection Protection for Workers in Environments That Present a Risk of AI Exposure (6-9-AI-P01)

Comparison of Air-Purifying Respirators For Protecting Poultry Workers (6-9-AI-P02)

USDA Operational Guidelines, PPE in Biologically Hazardous Environments

Emergency Response

Respirator Plan For Office of Emergency Response (7D-4-1)

 

 


Section 8 – JOB AIDS

See also US Coast Guard ICS Incident Management Handbook <http://www.dfg.ca.gov/ospr/organizational/msb/readiness/2006%20IMH.pdf>


8-1 ALL TEAM MEMBERS


8-2 INCIDENT COMMAND SECTION

Incident Commander (8-2-1)

Deputy Incident Commander (8-2-2)

Information Officer (8-2-3)

Safety Officer (8-2-4)

Liaison Officer (8-2-5)

Agency Representative (Section to be determined) (8-2-6)


8-3 OPERATIONS SECTION

Operations Section Chief (8-3-1)

Staging Area Manager (8-3-2)

Protection and Recovery Branch Director (8-3-3)

Near-shore Protection Group Supervisor (8-3-4)

Strike Team or Task Force Leader (8-3-5)

Onshore Recovery Group Supervisor (8-3-6)

Disposal Group Supervisor (8-3-7)

Decontamination Group Supervisor (8-3-8)

Wildlife Branch Director (8-3-9)

Wildlife Rescue Group Supervisor (8-3-10)

Wildlife Rehabilitation Group Supervisor (8-3-11)


8-4 PLANNING SECTION

Planning Section Chief (8-4-1)

Situation Unit Leader (8-4-2)

Resource Unit Leader (8-4-3)

Documentation Unit Leader (8-4-4)

Environmental Unit Leader (8-4-5)

Technical Specialist Unit Leader (8-4-6)

Demobilization Unit Leader (8-4-7)


8-5 LOGISTICS SECTION

Logistics Section Chief (8-5-1)

Support Branch Director (8-5-2)

Supply Unit Leader (8-5-3)

Facilities Unit Leader (8-5-4)

Ground and Vessel Support Unit Leader (8-5-5)

Service Branch Director (8-5-6)

Medical Unit Leader (8-5-7)

Communications Unit Leader (8-5-8)

Food Unit Leader (8-5-9)


8-6 FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION SECTION

Finance/Administration Section Chief (8-6-1)

Time Unit Leader (8-6-2)

Procurement Unit Leader (8-6-3)

Cost Unit Leader (8-6-4)

Compensation/Claims Unit Leader (8-6-5)


Section 9 – PLAN TEMPLATES


9-1 EQUIPMENT DECONTAMINATION PLAN

Purpose

Site Specifics

Concept Overview

Certificate Of Decontamination

Methodology

T/V _________

Vessels

Confined Space

Containment Boom And Portable Equipment

Equipment Priority

Cleaning Process

Organizational Chart

Site Layout


9-2 OIL DISPOSAL PLAN

Interim Storage Plan

Transportation Issues

Other Issues


9-3 OIL SPILL SITE SAFETY PLAN

Instructions

Site Description

Site Organization

Entry Objectives

Site Control

Hazard Evaluation – Chemical Hazards

Environmental Monitoring for Chemical Hazards

General Site Safety and Health Procedures

Personal Protective Equipment

Decontamination Procedures

Sanitation and Personal Hygiene

Emergency Procedures

Emergency Medical Procedures

Emergency Fire Procedures

Evacuation Routes

Communication

Sign Up


9-4 SPILL DEMOBILIZATION PLAN

General Information

Personnel

Equipment

Responsibilities

Command

Operations Section Chief

Planning Section Chief

Logistics Section Chief

Finance Section Chief

Resources for Demobilization

General Plan for Demobilization


Section 10 – FORMS FOR INCIDENT COMMAND

See also ICS forms and other documents for emergency response at the National Incident Management System NIMS Download Center <http://www.nimsonline.com/download_center/index.htm>

 

ICS Forms in Excel Workbook


ER Incident Safety Plan (10-1)

ER Incident Safety Plan Worker Acknowledgement Form (10-2)

ICS Form Routing (10-3)

 

Individual ICS Forms:

IAP Cover Sheet – Incident Action Plan (10-4)

ICS Executive Summary (10-5)

ICS General Plan (10-6)

ICS Initial Incident Information (10-7)

ICS 201 – Incident Briefing (10-8)

Template for ICS 201 in MSWord

ICS 202 – Incident Objectives (10-9)

Template for ICS 202 in MSWord

ICS 203 – Organization Assignment List (10-10)

Template for ICS 203 in MSWord

ICS 204 – Division Assignment List (10-11)

Template for ICS 204 in MSWord

ICS 204a – Assignment List Attachment (10-12)

ICS 205 – Incident Radio Communications Plan (10-13)

Template for ICS 205 in MSWord

ICS 205a – Communications List (10-14)

ICS 206 – Medical Plan (10-15)

Template for ICS 206 in MSWord

ICS 207 – Organizational Chart (10-16)

Template for ICS 207 in MSWord

ICS 208 – Schedule of Meetings (10-17)

ICS 209 – Incident Status Summary (10-18)

Template for ICS 209 in MSWord

ICS 209-1 – Incident Status Update (10-19)

ICS 209-2 – IAP Marine Situation Status Summary (10-20)

ICS 210-OS – Status Change (10-21)

ICS 211 – Incident Check-in List (10-22)

Template for ICS 211 in MSWord

ICS 211e-OS – Check-in List (Equipment) (10-23)

ICS 211p-OS – Check-in List (Personnel) (10-24)

ICS 213 – General Message (10-25)

Template for ICS 213 in MSWord

ICS 214 – Unit Log (10-26)

Template for ICS 214 in MSWord

ICS 214a – Individual Log (10-27)

ICS 215 – Operational Planning Worksheet (10-28)

Template for ICS 215 in MSWord

ICS 215a – Incident Action Plan Safety Analysis (10-29)

Template for ICS 215a in MSWord

ICS 216 – Radio Requirements Worksheet (10-30)

Template for ICS 216 in MSWord

ICS 217 – Radio Frequency Assignment Worksheet (10-31)

ICS 218 – Support Vehicle Inventory (10-32)

Template for ICS 218 in MSWord

ICS 220 – Air Operations Summary (10-33)

Template for ICS 220 in MSWord

ICS 221 – Demobilization Checkout (10-34)

Template for ICS 221 in MSWord

ICS 222 – Supply/Materials Request (10-35)

ICS 223 – IAP Health and Safety Message (10-36)

ICS 224 – Crew Performance Rating (10-37)

Template for ICS 224 in MSWord

ICS 225 – Incident Personnel Performance Rating (10-38)

Template for ICS 225 in MS Word

ICS 226 – Long Term Planning Activities Worksheet (10-39)

ICS 230-OS – Daily Meeting Schedule (10-40)

ICS 231-OS – Meeting Summary (10-41)

ICS 232-OS – Resources at Risk Summary (10-42)

ICS 232a-OS – ACP Site Index (10-43)


APPENDICES


Appendix 1 – OIL SPILL FIELD OPERATIONS GUIDE (FOG) – ICS-OS-420-1 (Oil) (June, 2000), also available from the United States Coast Guard on-line at <http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/nmc/response/fog.pdf>

 

Introduction

Response Organization Development

Response Objectives and Strategies

Agency/Stakeholder Coordination

National/Regional Incident Command Responsibilities

Common Responsibilities

Incident Command

Operations Section

Planning Section

Logistics Section

Finance/Administration Section

Glossary and Acronyms

Resource Typing Guidelines

IAP Process And Meetings

ICS-OS Forms Index

Incident Situation Display


Appendix 2 – RHODE ISLAND OIL-SPILL SCIENCE PLAN (RIOSP)

See also BART Scientific Support website: <http://www.ci.uri.edu/projects/bartsci/>


App 2-1 DEM/URI Cooperation

Memorandum of Understanding <http://www.ci.uri.edu/projects/bartsci/Docs/BART%20MOA.pdf>

Work Order <http://www.ci.uri.edu/projects/bartsci/Docs/BARTWorkOrder.pdf>

Price Agreement Award <http://www.ci.uri.edu/projects/bartsci/Docs/PriceAward.PDF>

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) <http://www.ci.uri.edu/projects/bartsci/Docs/BARTFAQ.htm>


App 2-2 BAY ASSESSMENT AND RESPONSE TEAM (BART) SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT

BART Scientific Support <http://www.ci.uri.edu/projects/bartsci/>

Roster of Support Scientists for BART <http://www.ci.uri.edu/projects/bartsci/Docs/Roster_Apr05.htm>

NRDA Expertise of Regional Scientists, 2003 (App 2-2-2)

Contractors Recommended by Regional Scientists, 2003 (App 2-2-3)


App 2-3 NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT (NRDA) PROCEDURES AND TERMS

Introduction

The NRDA Process

Pre-assessment Phase

Restoration Planning Phase

Restoration Implementation Phase

Basic Terms and Definitions

Baseline

Exposure

Incident

Injury

Natural Resources and Services

Oil

Pathway


App 2-4 PROTOCOLS (SOPs) – Objectives, Equipment, Parameters, Methods, References

Spill Modeling (App 2-4-1)

Water Sampling (App 2-4-2)

Sub-tidal Sediment Sampling (App 2-4-3)

Intertidal Infauna Sampling (App 2-4-4)

Biota/Tarbal Stranding Documentation (App 2-4-5)

Spill Source Sampling (App 2-4-6)

Shellfish Tissue Sampling (App 2-4-7)

Salt Marsh Reconnaissance (App 2-4-8)

Intertidal Sediment Sampling (App 2-4-9)


App 2-5 EQUPIMENT

Initial Field Response Kit (App 2-5-1)

Equipment for Protocols (App 2-5-2)


App 2-6 FORMS

Work Order for Scientific Support <http://www.ci.uri.edu/projects/bartsci/Docs/BARTWorkOrder.rtf>

Water Sample Field Log (App 2-6-1)

Sub-tidal Sediment Field Log (App 2-6-2)

Shoreline Segment Identification Data Sheet (App 2-6-3)

Biota/Tarball Stranding Data Sheet (App 2-6-4)

Spill Source Chain-of-Custody Form (App 2-6-5)

Salt Marsh Reconnaissance Data Sheet (App 2-6-6)

Intertidal Sediment Field Log (App 2-6-7)


Appendix 3 – GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS AND DEFINITIONS



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