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Area and Subarea Contingency Plans

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Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan and Area Contingency Plan

To improve our readiness, we have developed an Area-Regional Contingency Plan for the six states in Region 5.

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Federal Region 5 Regional Contingency Plan (PDF) (71pp, 927K) Revised November 2009

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Subarea Contingency Plans

To best meet the needs of some of the unique places in Region 5, we've identified 20 Sub Areas and developed more specific response plans for them. We developed them with state and local government. They address localized issues such as response jurisdictions, response tactics on specific waterways and command structures.

These plans help to coordinate timely and effective responses by private industry, local and state officials and various federal agencies to minimize damage resulting from releases of oil or hazardous materials in the Subareas.

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