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Emergency Prevention – UNITED STATES

Federal-Level

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency is the federal agency with primary responsibility for preventing land-based oil and hazardous substance emergencies.

U.S. Coast Guard Marine Pollution Education, Prevention, Response and Enforcement

The Coast Guard is the federal agency with primary responsibility for preventing oil and hazardous materials emergencies in coastal and marine environments.

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Hazardous Materials:

The Office of Hazardous Materials develops a national safety program for minimizing the risks of commercial transportation of hazardous materials.

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Pipeline Safety:

The Office of Pipeline Safety administers the national regulatory program to assure the safe transportation via pipeline of natural gas, petroleum, and other hazardous materials.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The primary mission of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is to protect the public and the environment from the effects of radiation from nuclear reactors, nuclear materials, and nuclear waste facilities.

U.S. Department of Energy Office of International Emergency Management and Cooperation

The Office of International Emergency Management and Cooperation strengthens international emergency management capabilities in order to reduce the risk and mitigate the consequences of nuclear and radiological incidents. The Office assists foreign governments and international organizations to develop policies, plans, and procedures; to conduct drills and exercises; and to enhance Emergency Operations Centers for effective response.

State-Level

State of Alaska Coastal Management Program

The Alaska Coastal Management Program provides stewardship for Alaska’s rich and diverse coastal resources to ensure a healthy and vibrant Alaskan coast that efficiently sustains long-term economic and environmental productivity.

State of Alaska Joint Pipeline Office

The Joint Pipeline Office provides comprehensive oversight of oil and gas pipelines in Alaska. The office is responsible for safely moving oil and gas to market while ensuring the protection of human health and the environment.

State of Alaska Prevention and Emergency Response Program

The mission of the Prevention and Emergency Response Program is is to protect public safety, public health and the environment by preventing and mitigating the effects of oil spills and releases of hazardous substances and by ensuring their cleanup through government planning and rapid response.