Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Cook Inlet Geographic Response Strategies: Seward Zone

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Site Selection

In 2003, there were 29 GRS developed in this area. In 2011, the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council designated funding for the development of additional sites. A workgroup met on Thursday November 10, 2011 to identify additional high priority sites in the area. A summary of the meeting is available here. The workgroup nominated 2 sites that were included in the existing GRS. A total of 47 plans have been developed for the Seward Zone. The sites are shown on the map at left.

The resources at risk for each site at each location are listed in a site selection matrix (SSM, 44KB pdf). The key to that matrix can be found here. The site selection process involved a consideration of environmental sensitivity, risk of being impacted from a water borne spill; and feasibility of successfully protecting the site with existing technology.

The Geographic Response Strategies (GRS) and tactics described on this site and in the subarea plans, are NOT prescriptive in nature. They are recommended deployment configurations for initial responders. They can, and should, be adjusted to fit the current situation and environmental conditions.

A detailed description of the site selection process can be found here or by following the link under the Quick Links section.