IS 1190 The National Oil & Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan and the National Response System Answer Key

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Answer key to IS 1190 The National Oil & Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan and the National Response System. This course is based on the need for a sustained national outreach campaign with NRS stakeholders and an array of other environmental, emergency management, public health, and elected/appointed officials who may become involved in planning or response activities for environmental incidents. This course seeks to create a broader understanding of NCP/NRS and how they align with the National Response Framework (NRF) and Stafford Act to support environmental incident planning and response. Contains correct FEMA IS 1190 answers. Check out our FEMA IS 253 Answer Key, FEMA IS 1016 Answer Key, FEMA IS 215 Answer Key, or FEMA IS 216 Answer Key.

Course Date

12/16/2020

Course Overview

The goal of this course is to educate stakeholders and a larger audience on planning for and responding to environmental incidents, and to highlight how the NCP/NRS and the NRF/Stafford Act align.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the regulatory frameworks and other federal doctrine that guide planning for, the response to, and recovery from environmental incidents.
  • Identify the planning and preparedness activities associated with the implementation of the NCP and preparing for a response to an environmental incident.
  • Explain the similarities and differences between an NCP and NRF response to an environmental incident.
  • Describe environmental incident damage assessment and recovery process.

Prerequisites

IS-230 Fundamentals of Emergency Management

From IS 1190 The National Oil & Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan and the National Response System

FEMA IS 1190 EXAMPLE QUESTIONS

What is the mission of the National Response Team (NRT)?
A. To deploy to the field during emergencies involving hazardous substances, pollutants/contaminants, hazmat, oil, weapons of mass destruction.
B. To provide technical assistance, resources, and coordination for emergencies involving hazardous substances, pollutants/contaminants, hazmat, oil, weapons of mass destruction.
C. To lobby state and federal lawmakers to prioritize policy supporting national-level emergency response.

Which of these statements about the NRS is FALSE?
A. A primary mission of the NRS is to be able to provide federal response resources at the on-site level.
B. The NRS functions through a network of interagency and intergovernmental and private sector relationships and plans.
C. The NRS is the organizational structure and procedures for “preparing for” and “responding to” an oil or hazardous substance incident.
D. Participants in the NRS include only federal agencies.

Which of these statements about the role of the “responsible party” (RP) after a spill is FALSE?
A. If the RP cannot be identified or is not capable of conducting an adequate response to a spill, a federal response may be needed.
B. Once the RP has initiated the incident response and the FOSC arrives on-scene, the RP is barred from any further involvement in the response and environmental restoration.
C. The RP is responsible for cleaning up of the spill, paying for the response, paying for certain damages as a result of the spill, and environmental restoration following the response.
D. The RP commonly works cooperatively with the FOSC as a response partner to provide an integrated joint response effort.

Which of these statements is TRUE?
A. The NCP only applies to incidents involving the potential or actual release of a hazardous substance.
B. The NCP applies to incidents involving the potential or actual discharge of oil or release of hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
C. The NCP only applies to incidents involving actual discharge of oil or release of hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
D. The NCP only applies to incidents involving the potential or actual discharge of oil.

Which of these federal Acts is NOT an authority of the NCP?
A. Oil Pollution Act (OPA 90)
B. Clean Air Act (CAA)
C. Clean Water Act (CWA)
D. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

Which of these statements describing the role of FOSCs is FALSE?
A. FOSCs are responsible for managing State EOCs.
B. FOSCs have the authority to conduct, direct, and coordinate all response efforts at the incident scene to protect the environment, public health, as well as worker safety and health
C. FOSCs are responsible for developing Area Contingency Plans (ACPs) and chairing Area Committees
D. FOSCs oversee response by state/local/tribe/Responsible Party (RP)

Which of these is NOT a federal special team?
A. DOD Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV)
B. USCG National Strike Force (NSF)
C. EPA Regional Response Team
D. EPA Radiological Emergency Response Team (RERT)

Which of the following is not a defense for a responsible party?
A. It was an accident
B. Act or omission of a third party
C. Act of God
D. Act of War

An explosion at an oil refinery on Lake Michigan results in a large fire and an oil spill that affects both inland and coastal resources. Which statement about this incident is true?
A. There is not enough information provided to determine whether this incident falls under the purview of the NCP and NRS.
B. This incident falls under the purview of the NCP and NRS.
C. This incident does not fall under the purview of the NCP or the NRS.

Which agency/agencies co-chair Regional Response Teams (RRTs)?
A. RRTs are always co-chaired by USCG.
B. The 15 federal agencies that comprise the RRTs rotate responsibility for co-chairing RRTs.
C. RRTs are always co-chaired by EPA.
D. RRTs are co-chaired by EPA and USCG year round. During a response, the agency providing the Federal On-Scene Coordinator chairs the convening RRT.

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