The Texas General Land Office (TGLO) Oil Spill Prevention and Response Division is pleased to announce the rollout of the 16th edition of the Texas Coastal Oil Spill Planning and Response Toolkit!
This year’s BIG NEWS is we’ve moved the Toolkit’s operating platform to a browser based platform which makes accessibility and navigation much more user friendly! This new HTML based system will make updates easier and more accessible via the internet. Additionally, the Toolkit will provide individuals with the opportunity to sign up at http://www.glo.texas.gov/ost/ (upper right) to receive notifications of updates, news of ongoing major oil spills and other oil spill specific news!
This year marks a milestone for this highly anticipated planning and response resource! Since its inception in 1999, the “Toolkit” has provided the spill response and planning community a “ONE STOP SHOP” for current, updated and pertinent plans, information and resources.
The 2014 Toolkit houses all Area Contingency Plans (ACPs) within U.S. Coast Guard District 8, maps covering Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, Regional Response Team (RRT) guidance and documents, ICS Forms (in WORD, EXCEL, PDF, MAC and Spanish), Response Plans, NOAA Job Aids, SCAT Forms, Internet links and oceanographic and meteorological information and much, much more!
The Toolkit is a response tool brought to you through a combined effort of the Texas General Land Office, U.S. Coast Guard District 8, and NOAA, as well as contributions from many of our sister State and Federal partners!
The 2014 Toolkit is also available on a DVD format free of charge to the spill response community by submitting the request form located at http://www.glo.texas.gov/ost/ or by contacting your local GLO Oil Spill Field Office, or by contacting Steven Buschang, Director of Research and Development /Scientific Support Coordinator, at 512-475-4611 or email at Steve.firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also access the Toolkit at any time on line at http://www.glo.texas.gov/ost/.