Emergency Response Guide
Virginia Marine Debris Emergency Response Guide

The purpose of this document is to improve preparedness for response and recovery operations following an acute waterway debris incident in Virginia. This document outlines existing response structures at the local, state, and federal levels to facilitate a coordinated, well-managed and immediate response to waterway debris incidents impacting coastal areas in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Comprehensive Guidance Document serves as a complete reference for Virginia incident waterway debris response. The accompanying Field Reference Guide only includes the most pertinent information for quick reference in the field and during emergency response operations.