Other Documents

Project Reports

General Reports
West Coast Offshore Vessels Risk Management Project Reports
Oil Spill Data Project
Transboundary Reports

Other

Guidance Documents
Comment Letters and Correspondence
MOUs and MOCs
Miscellaneous

General Reports

General ReportsDate
The Stakeholder Workgroup Review of Planning and Response Capabilities for a Marine Oil Spill on the U.S./Canadian Transboundary Areas of the Pacific Coast Project Report (pdf)2011
Oil Spill Research & Development Projects (pdf)2002
Project Summary Report on the Oil Spill Field Operations Guide (FOG) Update Project (pdf)2000
Pipeline Spill Prevention Project (pdf)1999
Integrated Vessel Response Plan Project (pdf)1997
Spill & Incident Data Collection Project Report (pdf)1997
Marine Pilots and Vessel Safety on the West Coast (pdf)1997
Drills and Exercises – Project Report and Recommendations (pdf)1995

West Coast Offshore Vessels Risk Management Project Reports from 2003 and 2008

West Coast Offshore Vessels Risk Management Project Reports from 2003 and 2008Date
WCOSVTRM 10-year FINAL 2016 (pdf)2016
Five-Year Implementation Status Review of the 2002 West Coast Offshore Vessel Traffic Risk Management Project Recommendations (pdf)2008
West Coast Offshore Vessel Traffic Risk Management Project Report (pdf)2002

Oil Spill Data Project

Oil Spill Data ProjectDate
Task Force West Coast Oil Spill Data Project -- 2019 Summary (pdf) 2019
Task Force Oil Spill Data Dictionary (pdf)2018
Task Force West Coast Oil Spill Data Project (pdf)2018
Task Force West Coast Oil Spill Data Project(pdf)2017
Task Force West Coast oil Spill Data Project (pdf)2016
Task Force West Coast oil Spill Data Project (pdf)2015
Task Force West Coast Oil Spill Data Project (pdf)2014
Task Force West Coast Oil Spill Data Project (pdf)2013
Task Force West Coast Oil Spill Data Project (pdf)2012

Transboundary Reports

Transboundary Reports Date
Five Year Review – Transboundary Report (pdf)
2017
The Stakeholder Workgroup Review of Planning and Response Capabilities for a Marine Oil Spill on the U.S./Canadian Transboundary Areas of the Pacific Coast Project Report (pdf)
2011
U.S./Canadian Transboundary Spill Planning & Response Project Workplan (pdf)
2008

Guidance Documents

Guidance DocumentsDate
Drills and Exercises Program Comparison Across Task Force (pdf)2021
Planning for Volunteer Management (pdf)2008
Integrated Vessel Response Plan Format Guidelines for Tank Vessels (pdf)2004
Recommendations to Prevent Oil Spills Caused by Human Error (pdf)1995
Alternative Response Technologies In Situ Burning and Dispersants1995

Comment Letters and Correspondence

Comment Letters and CorrespondenceDate
Comments to USCG and Homeland Security regarding Alternative Planning Criteria National Guidance (pdf) (pdf)April, 2017
Comments to US and Canadian Coast Guard re: Reciprocal Prevention Agreement Proposal (pdf) (pdf)January, 2017
Comments to PHMSA regarding proposed rail response plans and information sharing (pdf) (pdf)September  2016
Comments to Senator Cantwell regarding federal rail bills, June 2015 (pdf) (pdf) June 2015
Comments to GAO regarding the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (pdf) November 2015
Comments to Senator Murray regarding Federal Transportation Bill (pdf) November 2015
Comments to Senator Cantwell regarding federal rail bills, June 2015 (pdf) June 2015
Comments to EPA regarding Proposed Revisions to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; Subpart J Product Schedule Listing Requirements (pdf) April 2015
Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains (pdf) September 2014
Comments to Senator Cantwell in support of derelict vessel funding (pdf)June 2014
Comments to the U.S. Coast Guard NPRM for MARPOL Amendments (see below): 
2012
2012
2012
Comments to the U.S. Coast Guard on their Proposed Rule regarding Inspection of Towing Vessels (pdf)12/07/11
Comments on the USCG/EPA Emergency Rule (pdf)2010
Task Force Statement to the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR) (pdf)May 19th, 2010
Comments submitted on the Non-tank Vessel Oil Spill Response Plans and Other Vessel Response Plan Requirements, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)Nov. 30, 2009
Comments submitted on the U.S. Coast Guard's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (vessels) and OPA 90 Limits of Liability (Vessels and Deepwater Ports) (pdf)May 1, 2008
Comments: (USCG- 2004-18939) Pollution Prevention Equipment, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Request for Comments, published Federal Register (pdf)November 3, 2005
Comments: Oil Spill Task Force petitions the US Coast Guard to raise Limits of Liability (pdf)Nov. 7, 2005
Comments: Task Force comments to the US Coast Guard regarding contingency plans for non-tank vessels (pdf)June 24, 2005
Comments: "Strawman Towing Industry Safety System" As amended by the Pacific States/BC Oil Spill Task Force (pdf)2005
Comments: Inspection of Towing Vessels (pdf)March 18, 2005
Comments: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to require additional navigation safety measures for Buzzards Bay (pdf)December 23, 2004
Comments: Automatic Identification System: Expansion of Carriage Requirements for US Waters (pdf)2003
Comments: Mandatory Ballast Water Management Program for US Waters (pdf)2003
Comments: Removal Equipment Requirements and Alternative Technology (pdf)2003
Comments: Setting the Environmental Agenda of the Coast Guard for Oil Pollution Prevention, Preparedness, and Response in the 21st Century (pdf)2003
Comments: Salvage and Marine Firefighting Requirements (pdf)2002
Statement to the US Commission on Ocean Policy (pdf)2002

MOUs and Agreements

MOUs and AgreementsDate
Mutual Aid Agreement - Task Force 2011 (Updated Agreement) (pdf)2011
US Coast Guard Pacific Area Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force Memorandum of Understanding (revised) (pdf)2016
US Coast Guard Pacific Area Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force Memorandum of Understanding (original) (pdf)2008
Oil Spill Memorandum Of Cooperation Between the Pacific States of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington and the Province of British Columbia (pdf)2001
Oil Spill Memorandum Of Cooperation Between the Pacific States of Alaska, California, Oregon, and Washington and the Province of British Columbia (pdf)1989

Additional documents – regulations, tables and more

Additional documents - regulations, tables and moreDate
ADV Blue Ribbon Program Report (pdf)January 2020
The Current State of Abandoned and Derelict Vessels on the West Coast – White Paper
1) Data/info contained in the paper hasn't been officially vetted. It's an informal survey, not a research paper.
2) Content is not inclusive of all ADV programs in TF jurisdications or nationwide. (pdf)
March 2019
Volumes of Oil Transported in 2018 via Rail, Pipeline, Barge and Vessel by Task Force Jurisdiction (pdf)2019
Volumes of Oil Transported in 2017 via Rail, Pipeline, Barge and Vessel by Task Force Jurisdiction (pdf)2018
Volumes of Oil Transported in 2016 via Rail, Pipeline, Barge and Vessel by Task Force Jurisdiction (pdf)2017
Volumes of Oil Transported in 2014 via Rail, Pipeline, Barge and Vessel by Task Force Jurisdiction (pdf)2016
Regulations and Guidelines for Dispersant Use in Task Force Jurisdictions (pdf)2016
Non-Petroleum products: Regulations and Guidance for Response and Cleanup in Task Force Jurisdictions (pdf)2016
Oil Spill Program Funding For Vessel, Pipeline, Barge and Rail in Task Force Jurisdictions (pdf)2016
West Coast Oil Spill Financial Responsibility Requirements Table (pdf)Revised 2016
West Coast Oil Spill Financial Responsibility Requirements Table (pdf)Original 2009
The Pacific States/BC Oil Spill Task Force Data Dictionary (pdf)Revised 2018
Facility And Vessel C-Plan Table (pdf)2009
Summary Notes, Places Of Refuge Workshop For Pacific Area Contingency Planners (pdf)2007
Pipeline Definitions (pdf)2006
West Coast Oil Transfer Regulations Table (pdf)2005
Area Plan Annex for Places of Refuge (pdf)2004
Recommended Contingency Plan Elements (pdf)2003
Best Industry Practices for Vessels and Tank Barges (pdf)2003
Status Review of Alternative Response Technology Policies and Issues (pdf)1997
Final Report of the States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force [with original recommendations] (pdf)1990