Area and Subarea Contingency Plans
National Response Center
US EPA Region 5
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.
- Outlines response protocols to help assure a coordinated response in the event of a spill
- Identifies risks and resources for response
- Sets policies for Federal responders to follow for specialized techniques (such as chemical countermeasures and in situ burning of oil)
- Commonly referred to as the U.S. EPA Region 5 combined ACP-RCP.
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Federal Region 5 Regional Contingency Plan (PDF) (71pp, 927K) Revised November 2009
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.
- Minneapolis-St. Paul Subarea Contingency Plan (PDF) (221pp, 7.2MB) July 2010
- Quad Cities Subarea Contingency Plan (PDF) (88pp, 1.2MB) June 2009
- Greater St. Louis Sub-Area Contengency Plan (PDF) (125pp, 1.5MB) June 2009
- Peoria County Oil Annex (PDF) (44pp, 382K) May 2002
- Northern Michigan Sub-area Contengency Plan (PDF) (64pp, 644K) February 2001
- Upper Mississippi (156pp, 1.6MB) August 2006