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Main Title EPA Actively Evaluating Effectiveness of Its BP and Enbridge Oil Spill Response Communications. Evaluation Report.
Author L. Adams ; D. Carroll ; J. Doresey ; J. Harris ; D. Stafford
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.
Year Published 2011
Report Number EPA RPT NO-11-P-0273
Stock Number PB2011-112002
Additional Subjects Oil spills ; Hazardous materials spills ; Pollution abatement ; US EPA ; Emergency plans ; Communications ; Water pollution ; Local government ; State government ; Federal government ; Cleaning ; Risk assessment ; Human health ; Communities ; Michigan ; Gulf of Mexico ; Program evaluation
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NTIS  PB2011-112002 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/09/2012
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The purpose of this review was to determine what actions the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took to communicate oil spill risk to communities near the Gulf of Mexico and Michigan's Kalamazoo River. When a major oil spill occurs in the United States, coordinated teams of local, state, and national personnel are called upon to help contain the spill, clean it up, and ensure that damage to human health and the environment is minimized. In the United States, the system for organizing responses to major oil spills is called the National Response System. There are three components of the National Response System: (1) on-scene coordinators (OSCs), (2) the national response team (NRT), and (3) regional response teams (RRTs).