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EPA Response to BP Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

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In response to the BP oil spill, EPA monitored air, water, sediment, and waste generated by the cleanup operations. Ongoing response and restoration efforts are posted to RestoreTheGulf.gov.

While emergency response data collection has ended, results continue to be available on this site. Any new data will continue to be posted to this site, and data will continue to be available here for the foreseeable future.

Much of the content of this site continues to be available for historical and information purposes, but we are no longer updating these pages on a regular basis.

NOTICE: IATAP no longer accepting technology solutions

EPA has been participating in the Interagency Alternative Technology Assessment Program (IATAP) – a cross government effort to more efficiently and responsively address and evaluate possible technology solutions for the oil spill response efforts. Technology submitters have been asked to provide their submissions to this centralized organization for efficient processing.

On September 19, 2010, the National Incident Commander declared that the Deepwater Horizon well site no longer poses a substantial threat of a discharge or a substantial threat to the public health or welfare of the United States. Additionally, there has been no observable release of hydrocarbons from the well site since approximately July 12, 2010.

Therefore, IATAP stopped accepting new submissions in support of the Deepwater Horizon Response on September 30, 2010. Submissions received prior to this date will be reviewed and evaluated in accordance with the instructions provided in the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). After the BAA closure date of September 30, 2010, response ideas can continue to be submitted to BP through Restore the Gulf.gov

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