NRC Incoming Call Enter information in Information Reporting Information System (IRIS) Notifications On-SceneCoordinator EPA and/or Coast Guard State Fax Notifications Looks easy as NRT Member and Customer Agencies NRC BACKGROUND The primary function of the National Response Center is to serve as the sole national point of contact for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, biological, and etiological discharges into the environment anywhere in the United States and its territories • • • • • • Gathers and distributes spill data for Federal On-Scene Coordinators Serves as the communications and operations center for the National Response Team Makes additional notifications regarding incidents meeting established trigger criteria, to a variety of federal entities based on agreements Takes Terrorist/Suspicious Activity Reports and Maritime Security Breach Reports. On behalf of other Federal Agencies, the NRC provides the following services to enhance the Federal Response System: National Wildlife Refuge/fish hatcheries/migratory birds/T&E species For the Environmental Protection Agency, the NRC receives incident reports under the Federal Response System (FRS) which is supported under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, SARA Title III, and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. The NRC disseminates telephonic and electronic (fax, email) reports of oil discharges and chemical releases to the cognizant EPA Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC)). Main Functions • Collection and Dissemination of: – Oil and Hazardous Materials Spills – Radio / Biological Releases – Suspicious Activity and Security Breach Incidents (MTSA) – Railroad Incidents How Many Agencies You Ask? •EPA •Department of Agriculture •Department of Defense •Department of Health and Human Services •Department of Justice •Department of State •General Service Administration •Department of Interior Hang on! Almost there. •USCG •Department of Commerce •Department of Energy •Department of Labor •Department of Transportation •Federal Emergency Management Agency •Nuclear Regulatory Committee •Department of Homeland Security In Addition, take incident reports for these non-NRT customers: •Federal Railroad Administration •National Transportation Safety Board •Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board •Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration •Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration National wildlife Refuge/fish hatcheries/migrat ory birds/T&E species USFWS After funneling all that… DOI BIA Federal Trustees NRC Indian Tribal Lands OSC USDA USFS State Osc may also request assistance of resources from other federal agencies , including: NRT, RRT, USCG, Strike Team, USACE, DOC,PHS/HHS,FEMA, EPA Special Teams, DOE, DOD, and any of our alphabet soup of agencies. National Forests/ grasslands During the period 01 July 2011 trough 31 December 2011 we received 101 notifications from North Dakota, and 68 notifications from the NRC concerning North Dakota. Of the 68 notifications from the NRC 26% were duplicates (18). Including that we received 415 calls of one sort or another over that same time period.