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Important References and Tools

The following websites and document links provide quick access to select references and tools frequently used in the Oil Spill Preparedness Program.

Oil Spill Regulations and Notices to Lessees

  • 30 CFR Part 254 – Oil Spill Response Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coastline
  • 40 CFR Part 300 – National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan
  • NTL 2012-N06 - Guidance to Owners and Operators of Offshore Facilities Seaward of the Coast Line Concerning Regional Oil Spill Response Plans - Notice to Lessees published 8/10/2012.
  • NTL 2012-N07 - Oil Discharge Written Follow-up Reports - Notice to Lessees published 11/16/2012.
  • NTL 2013-N02 - Significant Change to Oil Spill Response Plan Worst Case Discharge Scenario - Notice to Lessees published 8/26/2013.

Contingency Planning, Exercise, and Incident Management Tools

OSPD Report Specifications

(Instructions for authors, vendors, contract and project managers.)

  • OSPD Report Specifications – A pdf document that describes the requirements for preparing reports in OSPD.
  • OSPD Report Template – A Microsoft Word document that serves as a template for starting a report that complies with the OSPD Report Specifications.