EQUIPMENT DEPLOYMENT EXERCISES
OPA'90 Compliance is Met for Conducting Annual and Semi-Annual Equipment Deployment Exercises in Accordance with PREP Guidelines
The Purpose of the Equipment Deployment Exercise is to have the Spill Response Team of the Facility Plan Holder Demonstrate their Ability to Deploy and Operate the Oil Spill Response Equipment of the Plan Holder.
The Response Equipment Utilized in the Equipment Deployment Exercises should be in Good Operating Condition and Must be Operated During the Exercise and Must be Appropriate to the Intended Operating Environment.
An Initial Planning Meeting is held at the Client Facilities to Develop and Review the Equipment Deployment Exercise. A Review of Deployment Response Strategies and a Field Visit to the Boom and Skimmer Deployment Site Location is undertaken.
An Equipment Deployment Exercise Scenario will be Developed based on Discharge Incidents which could Actually occur at Client Facilities. Scenarios can include Oil Spill Discharge Incidents involving Vessels, Marine/River Terminals, Facilities, Pipelines, Tank Truck Rollovers, Offshore Facilities, Etc.
Spill Management Team Participation:
Participants in the Exercise are organized according to the Specific Functional Role they will Perform within the Client's Spill Response Team to Test their Ability to Deploy Response Equipment.