On June 8-9, 2016, the Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC)[1] and Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center (DRC) co-sponsored a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Preparedness Training (NRPT) Workshop at the DRC’s facility in Mobile, AL. The workshop, titled “Natural Disaster Causing Technology Disasters in Mobile Bay Area”, focused on preparedness, planning, and improving response to an oil spill occurring during a natural disaster (e.g., flooding from a tropical storm) and explored the roles and responsibilities under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90).

[1] A list of acronyms is provided on Page 1 of this report.


Coastal Response Research Center

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Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC)

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Workshop Report