Oil Spill Response Links

National Response Center: The NRC is the sole federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical spills. If you have a spill to report, contact us...

US Coast Guard: Vessel Response Plan (VRP)/Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP) Home Page...

EPA - Responding to Spills: Despite the nation's best efforts to prevent spills, almost 14,000 oil spills are reported each year, mobilizing thousands of specially trained emergency response personnel...

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Legacy of an Oil Spill: This site, by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, provides information about the impacts of the oil spill, the injury and recovery...

NOAA - Office of Response and Restoration: Here are tools and information for emergency responders and planners, and others working to understand and mitigate the effects of oil and hazardous materials...

NOAA - Office of Response and Restoration: Downloadable pdf reports, manuals, and job aids...

American Petroleum Institute: Representing the nation's oil and natural gas industry...

OPEC: Home Page...

The Oil Spill Web: The purpose of the oil spill web is to enhance the further development of technology and knowledge within oil spill prevention, oil spill response, and oil pollution...

Oil, Water and Chocolate Mousse: This Web site is not about chocolate mousse. It is about oil, water, and oil spills. Chocolate mousse is a name given to a particular combination of oil and water...

Sea Empress: The grounding of the crude oil tanker known as the Sea Empress in February of 1996 resulted in the discharge of approximately 72,000 tonnes of oil into the seas...The intention behind this educational web site is to provide an objective source of scientific information on the environmental effects...

 State of Washington Dept of Ecology: List of Rules/Regulations: Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response...

United States Code: TITLE 42 - The public health and welfare: Chapter 103 - Comprehensive environmental response, compensation, and liability (CERCLA)...

Federal Water Polution Control Act (FWPCA)...

The international association of independent tanker owners...

Cutter Environmental: Oil Spill Resources: Global news, data, and analysis in the environmental and energy sectors...

Foss Environmental: Round-the-Clock Emergency Response Service for Oil or Hazardous Materials Spills...