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Commander, USCG Sector Puget Sound
1519 Alaskan Way South
Seattle, WA 98134

Business Number:
206-217-6200

24 Hour Emergency Response: 206-217-6001

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Sector Puget Sound

 

Mission
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Responsilbilities:
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Stakeholder Outreach:
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One critical responsibility of the Contingency Planning and Force Readiness Staff is stakeholder outreach to DHS, Federal, State and Local partners.  To that end, this division is responsible for the scheduling and management of the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) on behalf of the Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC) and the Captain of the Port (COTP) respectfully.  These Committees will work closely with each Port's Safety and Security committees to address overarching area or regional issues.

The Northwest Area Contingency Plan catchment area consists of federal, state, local, trustee, and industry responders for a specific geographic area formed to plan for and respond to oil, hazmat, radiation and biohazard spills and releases and fire fighting or salvage operations.  Area Committees were mandated and formed in the early 1990s based upon the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90), the National Contingency Plan, and Regional Contingency Plans.

In addition, CP & FR maintains close relationships with partner agencies from DHS through the Regional Coordination Mechanism, an  organization designed to coordinate inter-departmental operations within the Sector Puget Sound geographic region.

Exercises:
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CPFR will oversee the development and execution of all Sector Contingency Exercises.  CPFR will also use the USCG Contingency Force Readiness Staff System (CPS) to record all exercises from concept to conclusion.

CPFR is responsible for the timely input of all required data.  The USCG Contingency Force Readiness Staff System (CPS) provides an efficient means of entering, integrating, managing, and monitoring exercise data via Concept of Exercise (COE) reports, and capturing After Action Reports (AARs), Lessons Learned (LL), and Best Practices (BP).  The use of CPS in the administration of all applicable training and exercises is critical to success.  At the Sector, CPS affords the exercise designer the ability to showcase an exercise for his/her port(s), request funding and resources necessary to complete the exercise, and share the lessons learned with other members of the national port safety, security and contingency plan consortium.  At the national level, COEs are utilized to track the progress of exercise development throughout the country.  A properly entered COE is essential to schedule limited resources (evaluators, equipment, subject matter expert attendance, etc.) in support of any exercise.

 

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Last Modified 7/13/2013