EPA has developed a variety of multimedia resources related to emergency response.
About Chemicals, Hazardous Substances, and Oil
EPA's emergency management activities and regulations help protect the environment and human health from releases or discharges of oil, chemicals, or other hazardous substances.
Programs and steps undertaken by EPA to keep local communities informed about emergency management issues.
Freshwater Spills Symposia
The proceedings from the biennial Freshwater Spills Symposium, where scientists, EPA and government officials, business representatives, and other experts on freshwater oil spills come together to share their knowledge and discuss current issues in oil spill prevention and response.
Nationally Significant Incidents
These activities demonstrate EPA's emergency management program and provide valuable experience so that EPA can better prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies in the future.
Information for Small Businesses
Small businesses often must comply with EPA regulations to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to environmental emergencies, including chemical releases and oil spills.
Prepare for an Environmental Emergency
What you can do to prepare your family for an environmental emergency.
Response and Clean-up Technologies
EPA and other responders use a wide range of methods to clean up hazardous substance spills. Learn some of the ways that EPA responds to hazardous substance releases.