Oil Spill Response & Preparedness Committee

 

In December of 1991, the MFSA Board of Directors established the MFSA Oil Spill Response and Preparedness Committee.  Committee members include representatives of the steamship and towboat industries as well as the US Coast Guard and State regulators from Oregon and Washington.  Their many responsibilities include overseeing the implementation of the MFSA Vessel Response Plan.

 

The committee meets every other month at the Hilton Hotel in Vancouver, Washington, where the group discusses current regulatory issues, activities at the State and Federal level, recent spills, training events, the Plan, and other needs as seen by industry members.  MFSA's goal is to better use the plan and better serve the industry by bridging the regulatory gap.

 

Current Committee Members

 

Industry Representatives

Cale Karrick, Transmarine Navigation - Committee Chair

Richard Vincent, Port of Portland

Ken Mishler, Port of Vancouver

Kate Mickelson, CRSOA

Sean Clark, Port of St. Helens

Bryon Fletcher, Harley Marine/Olympic Tug & Barge

Lisa Hendrickson, Port of Longview

Evan Jones, General Steamship

Ross McDonald, Sause Bros. Towing

 

Regulatory Participants

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

US Coast Guard (USCG) - Sector Columbia River - Incident Management Division (IMD)

Washington State Department of Ecology (ECY)

 

Other Participants

Liz Wainwright, Maritime Fire & Safety Association

Holly Robinson, Maritime Fire & Safety Association

Curtis Cannizzaro, Maritime Fire & Safety Association / Clean Rivers Cooperative

Rick Gill, Columbia River Pilots

MFSA Interim Spill Response Coordinators