Oiled Shoreline Assessment Form - Western Australia Australia

This "Oiled Shoreline Assessment Form" is a Western Australia-specific form released by the Western Australia Department of Transport on February 1, 2015.

Download the form by clicking the link below, fill it out by hand, and mail it as per the guidelines provided by the department or the applicable legal instructions.

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Oiled Shoreline Assessment Form
This form should be submitted to the Shoreline Division Coordinator (SC). A summary of the information will be forward by
the SC to the Operations Officer, the Planning Officer and Management Support Unit.
Purpose
Dividing the shoreline
Sectors
This form is for shoreline responders who are required to
Where there is a geographical barrier and restricted
complete a shoreline assessment.
access between two areas, they will be split into separate
It is recommended that such responders have completed
sectors. Different sectors may have separate field
oiled shoreline training as a minimum. This form is not
command centre, catering, ablutions, decontamination,
intended to be used in isolation.
etc. Sectors will be further split into segments.
Safety
Segments
A segment is a piece of shoreline that’s a workable size
Human health and safety is always the number one
for a team and could be defined based on:
priority in any incident.
• Shoreline type
Priorities
• Substrate type
• Access points
Protection priorities under Australia’s National Plan to
• Features e.g. breakwater
Combat Pollution of the Sea by Oil and other Noxious and
• Jurisdiction e.g. shire boundaries
Hazardous Substances (The National Plan) are:
• Presence of particular flora and / or fauna
• Human health and safety
• Distance e.g. every 50 m.
• Habitat and cultural resources
• Rare and / or endangered flora and fauna
Item Category
Item
Check
• Commercial resources
• Recreational and amenity areas.
Recording
Camera
Maps and charts
Complete:
• Take Five; and
Navigation
GPS
• Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
Compass
prior to and as part of your operations.
Mobile phone
What is a shoreline assessment?
Radio
Communication
A shoreline assessment:
Confirm phone / radio
coverage
• is a simple and comprehensive survey of a
shoreline;
First aid kit
• provides data to enable decision making for
Hat
shoreline protection, cleanup and monitoring; and
Sun-cream
• employs a systematic approach using standardised
Personal
Drinking water
terminology.
Rubber boots (non-slip)
What information needs to be gathered?
Wet weather gear
Primary:
Field booklet
• Shoreline description:
• Shoreline type, substrate and energy
Shoreline assessment forms
Documentation
• Biological character of shoreline.
JSA forms
• Oil description:
Log
• Oil location, character and behaviour.
Tape measure
Additional information that may be required:
Other
Shovel
• Access
Sampling kit
• Site hazards and constraints
Ensure you advise command of your planned operation
• Sensitive areas
and establish reporting expectations for while you are in
• Features / landmarks
the field.
• Potential sites for:
• Decontamination / waste;
• Helicopter landing.
February 2015
Oiled Shoreline Assessment Form
This form should be submitted to the Shoreline Division Coordinator (SC). A summary of the information will be forward by
the SC to the Operations Officer, the Planning Officer and Management Support Unit.
Purpose
Dividing the shoreline
Sectors
This form is for shoreline responders who are required to
Where there is a geographical barrier and restricted
complete a shoreline assessment.
access between two areas, they will be split into separate
It is recommended that such responders have completed
sectors. Different sectors may have separate field
oiled shoreline training as a minimum. This form is not
command centre, catering, ablutions, decontamination,
intended to be used in isolation.
etc. Sectors will be further split into segments.
Safety
Segments
A segment is a piece of shoreline that’s a workable size
Human health and safety is always the number one
for a team and could be defined based on:
priority in any incident.
• Shoreline type
Priorities
• Substrate type
• Access points
Protection priorities under Australia’s National Plan to
• Features e.g. breakwater
Combat Pollution of the Sea by Oil and other Noxious and
• Jurisdiction e.g. shire boundaries
Hazardous Substances (The National Plan) are:
• Presence of particular flora and / or fauna
• Human health and safety
• Distance e.g. every 50 m.
• Habitat and cultural resources
• Rare and / or endangered flora and fauna
Item Category
Item
Check
• Commercial resources
• Recreational and amenity areas.
Recording
Camera
Maps and charts
Complete:
• Take Five; and
Navigation
GPS
• Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
Compass
prior to and as part of your operations.
Mobile phone
What is a shoreline assessment?
Radio
Communication
A shoreline assessment:
Confirm phone / radio
coverage
• is a simple and comprehensive survey of a
shoreline;
First aid kit
• provides data to enable decision making for
Hat
shoreline protection, cleanup and monitoring; and
Sun-cream
• employs a systematic approach using standardised
Personal
Drinking water
terminology.
Rubber boots (non-slip)
What information needs to be gathered?
Wet weather gear
Primary:
Field booklet
• Shoreline description:
• Shoreline type, substrate and energy
Shoreline assessment forms
Documentation
• Biological character of shoreline.
JSA forms
• Oil description:
Log
• Oil location, character and behaviour.
Tape measure
Additional information that may be required:
Other
Shovel
• Access
Sampling kit
• Site hazards and constraints
Ensure you advise command of your planned operation
• Sensitive areas
and establish reporting expectations for while you are in
• Features / landmarks
the field.
• Potential sites for:
• Decontamination / waste;
• Helicopter landing.
February 2015
Shoreline descriptors
Shoreline type
Abbr.
Note
Cliff
Cl
Height & slope
Platform
Pl
Height relative to tide
Reef
Reef is an intertidal platform
Re
Beach
Be
Dune
Du
Flats
Fl
Artificial
A
e.g. wharf, sea wall
Shoreline
Abbr.
Size
Note
substrate
Bedrock or rock
R
Boulder
B
Larger than head
Cobble
C
Fist to head-size
Pebble
Pen diameter to fist size
P
Gravel
G
2-4mm diameter
Sand
S
0.06-2mm diameter
Mud / silt / clay
M
Less than 0.06mm
Mix with water, if it goes cloudy = mud, if it sinks = sand
Earth
E
Usually cliffs only
Shellgrit
Sh
Usually with sand (i.e. Sh/S)
Dead coral, i.e. coral rubble. (If corals are live, record as coral in both substrate type and
Coral
Co
biological character.)
Artificial
A
e.g. Rip-rap
Note: S/B would indicate boulders and sand in equal amounts. S(B) would indicate sand was the dominant substrate.
Biological character
This is flora and fauna living on the shoreline. Document this and indicate location on sketch map.
Oil description/character
• Colour
• Viscosity: Solid (doesn’t flow); Viscous (flows slowly); Fluid (flows easily).
• Stickiness: Very sticky (can’t be wiped / washed off); Sticky (partly removed by wiping / washing); Non sticky
(wipes off easily).
Percentage oil cover
Oil thickness
Name
Abbr.
Thickness
Description
Pooled
Po
Can be measured in mms or cms Pooled fresh or emulsified oil
Cover
Over 1mm
Coverage of oil of measurable thickness but not pooled
Co
Thin coat of oil that masks colour of substrate and can be scratched off with
Coat
Ct
Less than 1mm
fingernail
Stain
St
Less than 1mm
Very thin stain of oil which cannot be scratched off substrate with fingernail
Film or
Fi or
Substrate can usually be seen through oil. Can be described as brown,
Extremely thin film or sheen
sheen
Shn
rainbow or silver
Tar balls
Tb
Variety of sizes
Balls or clumps of weathered oil
• To describe thickness of subsurface oil:
• Depth = distance from substrate surface to top of buried layer
• Thickness of lens = distance between top and bottom of buried layer.
Shoreline Tidal Zones
February 2015
Incident
Incident Name: ____________________________________________________ Ref. No. ______________________________
Reporting Details
Assessment team leader: __________________________ Position/Organisation: ____________________________________
Team members (name/org): _______________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date Completed: _________________________________ Time Completed (24hrs): __________________________________
Reporting to: ____________________________________ Position/ Organisation: ____________________________________
Date Received: __________________________________ Time Received (24hrs): ___________________________________
Location Details
Sector: ___________________________________ Segment: ____________________________________________________
Name of Beach or Location: _______________________________________________________________________________
Description (eg slope): ____________________________________________________________________________________
Topography/Other Map (No.): __________________________________ Map Reference: _____________________________
Access Via:
 Foot only
 Road
 4WD
 Boat
 Helicopter
Hazards: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Timing
First Assessment:
 Yes
 No
Last Assessment:  Yes
 No
Timing:
 Pre Impact
 Post Impact Before Cleanup
 Post Impact After Cleanup
Time Since:
Impact (Days/Hrs): ______________________Last Cleanup (Days/Hrs): ________________________
Assessment
Parameter
LITZ
MITZ
UITZ
Supratidal
Shoreline Description
Shoreline Type
Substrate Type
Length of Shoreline
Width of Shoreline
Biological Character
Oil Distribution and Character
Oil Band Length
Oil Band Width
% Cover in Oil Band
Surface Oil Thickness
Oil Appearance/Character
Depth of Buried Oil (from
surface)
Buried Oil Bands (Min-Max m/
cm)
Description of Buried Oil
Other
Un Oiled Debris
Oiled Debris
February 2015
Sketch Map
Please include North point and a scale.
Notes:
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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February 2015

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