Event Title

Puget Sound federal task force: federal collaboration to prevent and respond to vessel traffic pollution in Puget Sound

Presentation Abstract

The US Coast Guard's mission is to ensure commercial vessels, both foreign and domestic, transit U.S. waters safely and are environmentally sound. The Coast Guard works closely with state and local authorities, tribal governments, waterways stakeholders and private industry, as well as with international organizations, such as the IMO, to protect U.S. interests and balance equities across the maritime domain. Through the Federal Task Force Action MOU and Action Plan, the US Coast Guard, as the lead, has had an effective mechanism to coordinate with other Federal Agencies. The Federal Action Plan contains the US Coast Guard's key commitments to vessel traffic, pollution prevention and response so federal agencies are able to more easily communicate on these priorities. This talk will highlight some of the key vessel traffic pollution prevention and response activities in the Federal Action Plan and how putting them in the Action Plan elevated the importance of and the coordination on these initiatives. The speaker will also highlight how the Task Force has led to the Coast Guard taking this initiative to the next level including coordinating and collaborating with state, local and tribal entities and highlight key emerging issues and priorities on vessel traffic for fed agencies as well as opportunities for greater international coordination through the Task Force.

Session Title

Federal Initiatives I: Puget Sound Federal Task Force

Conference Track

SSE9: Transboundary Management and Policy

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE9-249

Start Date

5-4-2018 2:30 PM

End Date

5-4-2018 2:45 PM

Type of Presentation

Oral

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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Language

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Puget Sound federal task force: federal collaboration to prevent and respond to vessel traffic pollution in Puget Sound

The US Coast Guard's mission is to ensure commercial vessels, both foreign and domestic, transit U.S. waters safely and are environmentally sound. The Coast Guard works closely with state and local authorities, tribal governments, waterways stakeholders and private industry, as well as with international organizations, such as the IMO, to protect U.S. interests and balance equities across the maritime domain. Through the Federal Task Force Action MOU and Action Plan, the US Coast Guard, as the lead, has had an effective mechanism to coordinate with other Federal Agencies. The Federal Action Plan contains the US Coast Guard's key commitments to vessel traffic, pollution prevention and response so federal agencies are able to more easily communicate on these priorities. This talk will highlight some of the key vessel traffic pollution prevention and response activities in the Federal Action Plan and how putting them in the Action Plan elevated the importance of and the coordination on these initiatives. The speaker will also highlight how the Task Force has led to the Coast Guard taking this initiative to the next level including coordinating and collaborating with state, local and tribal entities and highlight key emerging issues and priorities on vessel traffic for fed agencies as well as opportunities for greater international coordination through the Task Force.