Geographic Response Plan (GRP) Maps

The Geographic Response Plan (GRP) is composed of a series of maps and site-specific response locations termed priority protection areas. Each GRP map serves as oil spill responders quick reference guide to the resources at risk which are prioritized based on their sensitivity to oil and a protection strategy to be used during an emergency response.

At each Geographic Response Plan (GRP) location, the resources at risk and specific response strategies define the priority protection point. To facilitate the planning process, workshops are held each time the GRP is updated, bringing all stakeholders together to form a consensus on the priority of environmentally sensitive areas and their protection strategies. The protection strategies developed are not an exact strategy to be deployed during an oil spill, but guidance for deploying the necessary assets to protect any given area. Weather, tides, currents and storms, as well as the availability of resources, all play a role in the final strategy agreed upon by Unified Command and deployed.


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