Port Wide Risk Management/Mitigation Plan (PRMP)

Port Wide Risk Management/
Mitigation Plan (PRMP) Update

 

This update was completed in 2014 and the products were delivered to the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) and are in the possession of Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound.  These products are all Security Sensitive Information (SSI) and is posted on the Coast Guard's Homeport website.  The products of this project are:

(1)   An inventory that captures what has already been accomplished in the region, with and without port security grants, since 11 September 2001 and confirm the viability of these efforts.

(2)   Area Maritime Security Assessment

(3)   Updated Port Wide Risk Management/Mitigation Plan.

If you have already signed a SSI Non-Disclosure Form and have access to Homeport, you will find these documents in the AMSC Community.  Questions about gaining access may be directed to Mr. David Fox at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound at (206) 217-6694.

BACKGROUND

The Marine Exchange of Puget Sound (Marine Exchange), acting as Fiduciary Agent for the Sector Puget Sound (Seattle) Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) for Fiscal Year 2009 Port Security Grants and the recipient of a Fiscal Year 2012 Port Security Grant for the purpose of updating the Port-Wide Risk Management/Mitigation and Port-Wide Trade Resumption/Resiliency Plans (PRMP), contracted the services of the firm Moffatt & Nichol for this project.  There were two phases to this update: (1) prepare an inventory that captures what has already been accomplished in the region, with and without port security grants, since 11 September 2001 and confirm the viability of these efforts; and (2) prepare an updated PRMP and conduct an AMS Assessment.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Infrastructure Protection Program (NIPP), under the fiscal year 2007 Supplemental Port Security Grant Program (FY07 PSGP), expanded the focus to include a planning process for port area-wide security measures, regional risk management, and resumption of trade.  This planning process is managed by each port area’s Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) which includes industry, federal, state, and local port partners.  The PRMP is to be updated on a five year cycle.

The initial Puget Sound PRMP was completed and approved 29 April 2009 and captures work through 2007. The PRMP is aligned with and supportive of the Puget Sound Area Maritime Security Plan (AMSP), the National Preparedness Guidelines, the Strategy to Enhance International Supply Chain Resilience, and other national guidance. The updated assessment has been written to include an AMS Assessment that meets the requirements of 33 CFR 103.400. The PRMP is also compatible with local, regional, and national security and all-hazards plans.  The update ensures continued compatibility.

The initial PRMP defined a process to determine the best strategy for assessing risk and develop a prioritized series of specific actions to be undertaken for the prevention of, protection against, mitigation of, and recovery from major security incidents within the port area, in order to minimize impact on lives, property, and the local, regional, and national economy.  It is now replaced by the updated PRMP is a reference document important to those who intend to pursue grants under the Port Security Grant Program.