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Spill Response

White sand dunes of the Gulf Islands Wilderness
Horn Island in the Gulf Islands Wilderness is abundant with brilliant white sand dunes covered with fragrant rosemary shrubs. NPS photo by Gail Bishop.

The Environmental Quality Division’s Spill Response Program supports and advises parks and regions in the event of a hazardous spill that threatens park resources. The Spill Response Program coordinates with appropriate NPS staff to promote preparedness, planning, and spill response training.

The Spill Response Program provides 24/7 assistance to parks when a hazardous spill occurs and serves as a contact for park staff on policy guidance in spill response activities and clean-up.

Last Updated: April 24, 2012