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OR&R Headquarters

NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Phone: 301.713.4248
Fax: 301.713.4389
Email: orr.webmaster@noaa.gov


Media Inquiries

If you're a journalist or member of the media with a question about OR&R and its activities, please check our For Media page, or direct specific questions to Ben Sherman, NOAA National Ocean Service Public Affairs, at 301.713.3066 or Ben.Sherman@noaa.gov.

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OR&R's Divisions

Here is information for the three divisions, including contact information for field staff around the country.

Emergency Response Division (ERD)

NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Emergency Response Division
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115-6349

Phone (24-hour): 206.526.6317
Fax: 206.526.6329
Email: erd.webmaster@noaa.gov

To report an oil or chemical spill in U.S. waters, call the U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802.

Assessment and Restoration Division (ARD)

NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Assessment and Restoration Division
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115-0070

Phone: 206.526.6317
Fax: 206.526.6865
Email: ard.webmaster@noaa.gov

Marine Debris Division

NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Marine Debris Division
1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Phone: 301.713.2989
Fax: 301.713.4389
Email: marinedebris.web@noaa.gov


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