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National & regional system - response strategy

Monitoring and Evaluation

Satellite image   Images provided by the National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Science (NARSS) and use of Google Earth images for certain response operation
Aerial surveillance   Military & Petroleum Air Services (PAS) equipment (only visual observation)
Naval surveillance   Navy in Liaison with EEAA
Forecasting models   Meteorological simulation model MM5V3

Response at sea

Use of dispersant  

See Annex

Aerial surveillance  

Usually not used, only when mechanical containment and recovery not possible or sensitive ressources are threatened. (Part B-Chap 3 NOSCP)

Related Legislation

No Law is in place but reflected in the NOSCP

Delimitation zones for the use of dispersants  

Clear delimination of areas prohibited and areas requiring the approval of EEAA. GIS System available at EEAA. (Part B – Chap 3 – 7.4)

Authority in charge of authorisation identified

Egyptian Environment Affairs Agency (EEAA)

Dispersant testing procedures  

Procedure in development by EEAA (test, pre-authorisation) expected for 2009

List of approved products  

3 products are approved. The list will be updated following the development of the procedure and will be communicated to REMPEC when available.

List of competent laboratories authorized  

National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF) – Mediterranean Branch, Alexandria. 2 Competent laboratories will be used in the new procedure to compare test and decide. The laboratories will be NIOF and the National Research Inistitute.

Containment and recovery  

EEAA in charge of the response can use any equipment available in the country: EGPC, Petroleum Industry, Navy, EEAA equipment

In situ burning

Detail in Section 5

Shoreline protection and cleanup

Shoreline protection  

EEAA in charge of the response can use any equipment available in the country: EGPC, Petroleum Industry, Navy, EEAA equipment.

Shoreline cleanup  

EEAA in charge of the response can use any equipment available in the country: EGPC, Petroleum Industry, Navy, EEAA equipment.


Operation activities  

Part A3 and Part B9

Government/Industry relation  

Notification Procedure Part A3 Operation Communication Part B9 Petroleum sector and EGPC liaise with EEAA

Public relation  

Part A9 and B11

Media relation  

Part A9 and B11

Waste management

National policy regarding oily waste  

Law NO. 4/94, Law NO. 9/2009 Referred in Chapter B6 of the National Contingency

Treatment/disposal facilities/solutions  

Petrotrid - Solid: 1) Area identify by EEAA for dumping. 2) Burning in Cement Factory (agreement with EEAA)


Integration of international experts in the coordination body  

In case of need would call upon expert from the sub-regional agreement or REMPEC, PERSGA. ITOPF has already worked with EEAA in several spills.


Claims legal basis at national level  

Article 14 Law N.4 1994

Claims included in the contingency plan  

Annex B12 of National Oil Spill Contingency Plan

National structure dealing with claims  

Part B - Capt.12 – Environment Protection Funds available in case of emergency.

Volunteers management

Volunteers management considered in the plan

protectorates. Experience with Volunteers/NGO. Use local power (paid) to carry out non technical cleaning. Groups are formed and supervise by a specialised team leader. This issue may be included in the update of the NOSCP

Faune protection

Measures for faune protection (Protected species and other marine fauna)  

Identified in the sensitivity maps: biological sensitivity priority ranked Part A – Chap 8 Combating strategy Part A – Chapt. 12 Protectorate in relation with NGOs for bird cleaning.

(Click on the link to access the Sea Alarm Country Profile sheet providing information on wildlife protection in this country)

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