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Oil Spill Response
National Summary
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for the enforcement of prevention, preparation, and response regulations for oil spills that occur in and around inland waters of the United States. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the lead oil spill response agency for oil spills in coastal waters and deepwater ports. Regulations include oil spill liability provisions and oil spill response plan and oil spill reporting requirements.
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Notices Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Oil Pollution Act 11/21/2013National
Proposed Regulations 33 CFR 140 to 147 and 46 CFR 10 to 15 - Training of Personnel and Manning on Mobile Offshore Units and Offshore Supply Vessels Engaged in U.S. OCS Activities 04/14/2014National
Final Regulations 33 CFR 151, 155, and 160 - Nontank Vessel Response Plans and Other Response Plan Requirements 09/30/2013National
Final Regulations 40 CFR 300 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; Listing of Trustee Designations 06/27/2014National
Final Regulations 40 CFR 300 - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; Revision To Increase Public Availability of the Administrative Record File 03/18/2013National
Guidance Documents 8 Things You May Be Missing in Your FRP  National
Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notification of Episodic Releases of Oil and Hazardous Substances (Renewal) 08/13/2013National
News Chemical Board's authority affirmed 10/07/2014National
Notices EPA Proposed ICR; Implementation of the Oil Pollution Act Facility Response Plan Requirements (Renewal) 08/01/2014National
Guidance Documents EPA Report: Characteristics of Spilled Oils, Fuels, and Petroleum Products: 1. Composition and Properties of Selected Oils EPA/600/R-03/072  National
Checklists Facility Response Plan (FRP) Training Information and Checklist  National
Questions & Answers How does the OPA affect existing laws and regulations? 06/24/2003National
Notices ICR Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Oil Pollution Act Facility Response Plans (Renewal) 10/13/2014National
Notices Improvements in Preparing Oil Spill Facility Response Plans 01/28/2014National
Notices Information Collection Activities: Oil-Spill Response Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coast Line; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request 10/04/2012National
Notices Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plans (Renewal) 08/08/2013National
Notices Interim Guidance for Nontank Vessel Response Plans 04/07/2014National
Questions & Answers Is there a numerical limit for reporting an oil sheen? 11/18/2009National
Questions & Answers Is there any federally mandated response to oil spills, used or not, that are not a threat to waters? 08/21/2003National
Guidance Documents National Contingency Plan Product Schedule  National
Guidance Documents National Contingency Plan Product Schedule Technical Notebook  National
Guidance Documents National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidance Document  National
Notices National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program--Cycle Change 06/26/2014National
Notices Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Oil Pollution Act 01/08/2013National
Notices Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Clean Water Act 02/18/2013National
Notices Notice of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines; Comment Request 03/25/2014National
Checklists Oil Spill Prevention Self-Audit Checklist  National
Guidance Documents Oil Spill Response Procedure Handout  National
Regulatory Analysis Oil Spills  National
Checklists Oil Spills Facility Response Plan Checklist  National
Checklists Oil Spills: SPCC Training Checklist  National
Notices Review and Update of the New York/New Jersey Area Contingency Plan 08/11/2014National
Notices Revisions to the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines 07/16/2014National
Guidance Documents Risk Assessment of Oil Spills in US Inland Waterways  National
Guidance Documents Selection Guide for Oil Spill Applied Technologies: Volume 1-Decision Making  National
Guidance Documents Summary Report for Sub-Sea and Sub-Surface Oil and Dispersant Detection: Sampling and Monitoring  National
Notices Tank Vessel Oil Transfers 12/01/2013National
Guidance Documents Training Reference for Oil Spill Response  National
Questions & Answers What are the differences between facility response plans and SPCC oil contingency plans? 11/30/2004National
Questions & Answers What is the Oil Pollution Act of 1990? 06/24/2003National