NASEO, in partnership with the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) , will conduct a Petroleum Shortage Response Workshop focused on states in the Cascadia Subduction Zone area on April 30 – May 1, 2019, at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California. The 1.5 day workshop is being supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response and will be modeled after Southeast Petroleum Shortage Response event conducted by NASEO and NEMA last February.
The Western States Petroleum Shortage Response Workshop will support the development of multi-state coordination to address fuel shortage challenges that could arise in the Cascadia Subduction Zone in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California if there were a catastrophic and wide-spread event (e.g., earthquake and tsunami). The workshop will also enhance relationships among state energy offices and emergency management agencies, aid state and federal agencies in defining respective petroleum emergency responsibilities, help to share/validate best operational practices in responding to a severe regional petroleum shortage, explore how states might develop more comprehensive petroleum shortage response plans, and bolster overall energy system resilience.
State energy office and emergency management staff responsible for, or supporting, energy emergency response and preparedness from the following states are invited to participate: Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Due to space limitations, the workshop is by invitation only. For questions, please contact Shemika Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org).