Training, Exercises & Lessons Learned

Exercises and Drills

Spill of National Significance (SONS)

Spill of National Significance (2002)
Fact sheet from the 2002 Spill of National Significance (SONS) exercise that provides an overview of SONS (within the context of the 2002 exercise) and the SONS exercise program.

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National Preparedness For Response Exercise Program* (USCG)

*Note: After clicking on the hyperlink, hover your pointer over Missions -> Incident Management and Preparedness -> Contingency Exercises -> Port Level Exercises -> Port Level Exercises General Information.

The National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (NPREP) was developed to establish a workable exercise program that meets the intent of section 4202(a) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). The NPREP was designed to provide a mechanism for compliance with the exercise requirements, while being economically feasible for the Government and the oil industry to adopt and sustain. NPREP is a unified Federal effort that satisfies the exercise requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). Completion of the exercises described in the NPREP Guidelines is one option for maintaining compliance with OPA 90ÔÇÉmandated Federal oil pollution response exercise requirements.

Federal Emergency Management Agency National Exercise Program (FEMA)
Information about the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Exercise Program.


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