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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response Links

NOTE: The Environmental Contaminants Program Deepwater Horizon Pages are no longer being maintained.

Deepwater Horizon

Additional FWS Deepwater Horizon Information:

Consolidated reports of fish and wildlife collected in the incident impact area

Recued oiled brown pelican is held by USFWS Fisheries Biologist Amanda Hill. Photo by: Kim Betton, USFWS.
Recued oiled brown pelican is held by USFWS Fisheries Biologist Amanda Hill. Photo by: Kim Betton, USFWS.

Other Internet Resources:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,

RestoretheGulf.gov is the official Federal portal for the Deepwater BP oil spill response and recovery.

USA.gov (the U.S. government's official web portal) provides a good overview of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Department of the Interior, Deepwater Horizon Response site.

www.GeoPlatform.gov/gulfresponse provides the latest information about the oil spill's trajectory, the position of NOAA's research ships, spilled oil's coastal location and the areas closed to fishing.

The White House: Deepwater BP Oil Spill

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Laws and Regulations/Legal Documents

Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990 (pdf) 33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.

Oil Pollution Act Regulations for Conducting an Natural Resource Damage Assessment 15 CFR 990

FWS Responsibilities under OPA

 
Last Updated: April 11, 2012