National Park Service (NPS) managers are responsible for preserving and protecting public lands and, in some instances, surrounding waters and submerged lands. When an oil discharge or release of hazardous substances impacts or threatens to impact resources managed by the National Park Service, park resources may be at risk.
The NPS Spill Response Program:
Supports and advises parks and regions in the event of a hazardous spill that threatens park resources, including 24/7 assistance to parks when a hazardous spill occurs.
Serves as a contact for park staff on policy guidance in spill response activities and clean-up.
Coordinates with appropriate NPS staff to promote preparedness, planning, and spill response training.
Learn more about what to do if you see a spill, spills in national parks and the effects of oil spills through the links below.