2021 Annual Meeting

Visit our 2020 Annual Meeting page for links to presentations from that event.

Links to previous Annual Meetings

The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force was held virtually on November 17, 2021. The Annual Meeting offers an opportunity for the Task Force members to share updates on our work on current issues in spill prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Annual Meeting was held in a virtual format. This year we focused on case studies and lessons learned from responding to spills and conducting exercises in a virtual world. We also explored ideas for addressing climate change in our work.

Agenda (pdf)

Speaker Biographies (pdf)


Welcome (video)
    Sarah Brace, Executive Coordinator, Task Force

Session 1: Jurisdictional Updates
(video of session 1)

Session 2: Task Force Work Plan Update – Overview of current Task Force projects
    Sarah Brace and Hilary Wilkinson
(video of session 2)
(PowerPoint file, PowerPoint presentation file, 49.1MB)

Session 3: Case Studies — recent incidents
(video of session 3)

F/V Tiffany, Michael Greenburg, OR DEQ – (PowerPoint presentation file, 6.6MB)
F/V American Challenger and Huntington Beach pipeline spill, Thomas Cullen, CA OSPR – (PDF presentation file, 37.6MB)
BC First Nations Emerging Role in Marine Incident Preparedness and Response – 
Steve Diggon Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative and Lena Collins, Wuikinuxv Nation – (PDF presentation file, 4.2MB)

Session 4: How is climate change changing our work? (panel discussion)
(video of session 4)

Session 5: Legacy Award Presentation
(video of session 5)

Photo of 2021 Legacy Award Winners
Introducing our 2021 Legacy Award Winners

Wrap up and adjourn
(video of wrap up)

Thank you to our retiring Executive Coordinator
(video of thank you)