Maine & New Hampshire Area Committee

2014 Workplan

ISPR Report (pdf format)

The Maine and New Hampshire Area Committee, formed in accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, is comprised of federal, state, and local officials whose responsibility is to prepare the Area Contingency Plan for a response to a discharge of oil or hazardous materials, and mitigation or prevention of a substantial threat of discharge from a vessel, offshore facility, or onshore facility. In addition to governmental agencies, numerous individuals from oil spill response organizations, industry, and environmental groups participate in the Committee's planning process and play a key role in the preparedness of the region. The Maine and New Hampshire Area Committee meets three times a year. Each year two meetings are held in Maine and one in New Hampshire. Meetings are usually held in April, August and November.

For further information regarding the Area Committee please contact one of the following co-chairs:

Rick Berry, New Hampshire DES, 603-271-3440
CAPT Brian Gilda, U.S. Coast Guard, 207-767-0320
Peter Blanchard, Maine DEP, 207-287-7190

Planned Meetings For additional information regarding meetings, please contact Wyman Briggs, U.S. Coast Guard, 207-741-5437

Next Meeting

Date: September 24, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: NH Dept of Environmental Services, 222 International Drive, Pease International Tradeport,Portsmouth, NH


Meeting Minutes