In response to the growth in domestic oil production and increased inland transportation of petroleum products, DOI developed and implemented the Inland Oil Spill Preparedness Program beginning in 2015.The IOSPP facilitates wider participation and contributions by DOI in nation-wide oil spill contingency planning and response activities by providing resources to support four key focus areas:
This forward-leaning approach improves DOI’s overall ability to prepare for and respond to inland oil spills. This translates into not only increased efficiency and efficacy during response operations, but also decreased response-related costs to industries which develop and transport oil.
The IOSPP is led and coordinated by OEPC and DOI’s Office of Restoration and Damage Assessment, with a work group consisting of DOI Bureau representatives and the DOI Regional Environmental Officers. The DOI bureau representatives on the IOSPP are: