Oil Spill Restoration

Federal Restoration Activities

Find up-to-the-moment news and updates on the Gulf Oil Spill restoration efforts from the following federal websites:
  • RestoreTheGulf.gov
    This site is the official federal portal maintained by the Unified Command’s Joint Information Center (JIC), about response and recovery operations along the coast for the Deepwater BP oil spill.
  • NOAA Gulf Spill Restoration
    Gulf Spill Restoration is the official federal government site for more information on the NRDA (Natural Resource Damage Assessment) process, and how to submit comments and/or project ideas.
  • Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
    The EPA webpage provides information on the development and implementation of Task Force strategies, policy publications, meetings and membership.

Educational Resources

Learn more about petroleum components, the threats associated with oil spills, and response activities for oil spills.

EPA Resources


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