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Agency:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Resource:

(EPA) Contingency Planning and Area Contingency Planning Handbook

Overview:

The 1990 Oil Pollution Act (OPA) requires preparation of response plans for certain facilities that store oil. EPA prepared the implementation regulations. Area Contingency Plans are required by the Clean Water Act with EPA as the designated lead for inland.

Resource Website(s):

http://www.epa.gov/oil-spills-prevention-and-preparedness-regulations/area-contingency-planning

Keywords:

Business, Local Government, State Government, Tribal, Preparing for Flood Response, Responding to Current Flooding, Technical Assistance

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