Coast Guard, Oregon DEQ to host spill and disaster response meeting Monday

Coast Guard District 13 NewsASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are hosting a town hall meeting at Oregon Coast Community College in Newport, Ore., Monday at 6:30 p.m., to help familiarize Newport area residents with available resources and capabilities during responses to significant spills and natural disasters.

The public is invited to receive an overview of geographic response plans for the Oregon mid-coast region and information on how they can get involved. Representatives from Lincoln County, Ore., will discuss their roles in disaster response.

For more information, contact the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Incident Management office at (503) 861-6477 or Oregon DEQ’s Emergency Response Program at (503) 229-6712.

*The Northwest Area Committee, a multiagency committee dedicated to responding to oil spills and natural disasters in the Oregon mid-coast region, will hold an additional meeting at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. This meeting is open to the public as well, but RSVP is required. To RSVP, learn more about the Northwest Area Committee and read Tuesday’s meeting agenda, please visit www.rrt10nwac.com.

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