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Congressional Briefing: Oil Pollution Act of 1990

AUGUST 10, 2020 — On August 4, the Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), in collaboration with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), hosted a virtual briefing on the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990. The briefing was open to all-interested staff, including relevant Senate and House committees. 

The briefing was led by the Director of OR&R, Scott Lundgren, and the Director of Emergency Management at USCG, Dana Tulis. The briefing provided an overview of the OPA, a behind-the-scenes look at how both NOAA and USCG prepare, respond, assess, and restore hazards after spills, as well as how both agencies remain vigilant to keep our coasts clean from spills and other disasters. 

The briefing was well-attended by congressional staff and ended with a series of questions, including topics on how both agencies are involved in developing new technologies to advance cleanup in the marine environment.

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