Quad Cities Sub-area Contingency Plan

I. Introduction

Purpose and Objective

The purpose of the Quad Cities Sub-area Contingency Plan (QC SACP) is to facilitate a timely and effective cooperative response by representatives of local, state and federal agencies to an oil discharge or release of a hazardous substance in the Quad Cities area. The objective of this SACP is to coordinate an expedited response to a substantial discharge or threat of a discharge through integrating the actions of the unique combination of private industry and local, state and federal entities who have jurisdiction in the Quad Cities area. Statutory Authority

The SACP is intended as a supplement to the Federal Region 7 Regional Integrated Contingency Plan (RICP) and the Federal Region 5 Regional Contingency Plan/Area Contingency Plan (R-5 RCP/ACP). The QC SACP was prepared under Section 311(j) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA or OPA 90), 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. It also is written in conjunction with the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), 40 CFR Part 300, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S. C. 9601, as amended. Scope

The QC SACP, when implemented in conjunction with the NCP, the Region 7 RICP and R-5 RCP/ACP and state and local plans, is designed to be adequate to respond to a worst-case discharge (WCD) or a threat of a WCD and to mitigate the effects of any such discharge in Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island County, Illinois. This SACP applies to and is in effect for discharges of oil and/or releases of hazardous substances, as defined in section 300.3 of the NCP. Updating

The QC SACP will be updated on an annual basis, beginning 1 year after its initial completion, unless changes in relevant regional plans, national plans or actual experience gained during responses to incidents indicate more frequent updates or a one-time revision is desirable. Response equipment, notifications lists, environmentally or economically sensitive area listings or other data prepared by participants in the QC SACP process may be updated or incorporated into the plan as they are generated and become available.

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