Coast Guard to hold emergency preparedness workshop for Cape Cod National Seashore

1st Coast Guard District NewsBOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard, along with more than 30 federal, state and local agencies, are scheduled to facilitate a workshop in Eastham Thursday to discuss emergency response procedures if an oil spill were to affect the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Workshops like this are instrumental for effective, multi-agency coordination of emergency response, and ensure communities are prepared in case of potential pollution threats to the Cape Cod National Seashore and surrounding communities.

The workshop is designed to fulfill the annual requirements of the Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP), and requires members of the Area Committee, and other port stakeholders, to evaluate contingency plans for Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Through discussions regarding the immediate and long-term considerations for responding to an oil pollution event, the workshop will recognize best practices, and identify areas for improvement.

Additionally, any changes to the Area Contingency Plan developed from this workshop will be applicable in the event of any future natural or man-made disaster.

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