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Toxic & Oil Spill

Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill washes ashore in Orange Beach, Ala in this June 2010 photo.

Crude oil, Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Orange Beach, Alabama US June 2010

Oil Spills

EPA Oil Spills
US Gov’t Oil Spill Incident News Site
EPA Superfund Emergency
EPA Oil Spill Response Guide
NOAA: Oil Spills Aids
NOAA: Oil Spills Response and Restoration
NOAA: Restoring Resources Lost in Oil Spills
US Coast Guard
USCG: National Response Center
USCG: National Pollution Funds Center

Toxic Spills
Chemical Transportation Emergency Center
US Chemical Safety Investigation Board
Chemical Incidents Reports Center
EPA Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention
EPA Superfund Emergency Response Team
EPA Environmental Response Center


NOAA Spill Responder Tools

Oil Spill Response/Planning Tools

GNOME, NOAA’s oil spill trajectory model.
ADIOS, NOAA’s oil weathering model.
TAP, NOAA’s contingency planning tool.
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps and data, concise summaries of coastal resources that may be at risk in a spill incident.
Spill Tools, a set of three programs: the Mechanical Equipment Calculator, the In Situ Burn Calculator, and the Dispersant Mission Planner.
Incident Command System (ICS) forms, available as an electronic database.
NUCOS, a simple desktop unit converter that includes units unique to oil spill response.
Job Aids, field guides to assist with various response tasks.
Publications, a comprehensive list of our spill response reports, guides, and publications.
FOSC Guide, describes the products and services that NOAA can provide to FOSCs (Federal On-Scene Coordinators).
Gulf of Mexico ERMA, a resource used in the response and NRDA process for the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill.
Training, workshops and self-study options for spill response professionals.


Chemical Spill Response/Planning Tools

CAMEO software suite programs:
CAMEOfm, an application to access and manage chemical property and emergency response information.
ALOHA, a modeling program that estimates hazards after a chemical release.
MARPLOT, CAMEO’s mapping program.
CAMEO Chemicals, a database of hazardous chemical datasheets you can use to get response recommendations and predict hazards. Available in online and downloadable versions.
Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW), a program that predicts the reactivity of substances or mixtures of substances.
Tier2 Submit, a program that helps chemical facilities meet their Tier II reporting requirements under Sections 311 and 312 of EPCRA.
RMP*Comp, a program that helps chemical facilities that fall under the RMP rule complete their required offsite consequence analysis.
Training, training resources for CAMEO.

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