|Federal agencies that contribute to EPA's environmental goals, and how they make a difference.|
|Programs by EPA Strategic Goal
1. Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
2. Protecting America's Waters
3. Cleaning Up and Sustainable Development
4. Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution
Programs by Agency
AID, ARC, CNCS, CPSC, CSB, DHS, DOC, DOD, DOE, DOI, DOJ, DOL, DOS, DOT, ED, FHFA, GSA, HHS, HUD, NASA, NRC, NSF, OSTP, SBA, TVA, USDA, USPS, USTR, VA
Department of the Interior
EPA Goal 3: Cleaning Up Communities and
Advancing Sustainable Development
The mission of the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program (NRDA Restoration Program) is to restore natural resources injured as a result of oil spills or hazardous substance releases into the environment. In partnership with affected state, tribal and federal trustee agencies, the NRDA Restoration Program conducts damage assessments which are the first step toward resource restoration and used to provide the basis for determining restoration needs that address the public’s loss and use of natural resources.
Once the damages are assessed, the NRDA Restoration Program negotiates legal settlements or takes other legal actions against the responsible parties for the spill or release. Funds from these settlements are then used to restore the injured resources at no expense to the taxpayer.
Source(s) of Information
1. DOI: Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program
Related EPA Program(s)
Oil Spill: Prevention, Preparedness and Response:
The program includes spill prevention, preparedness, and response activities. The Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) serves to prevent oil spills that have potential to reach navigable waters. Area Planning ensures that EPA and other response organizations have identified resources that need to be protected, and methods to effectively coordinate during response. The Facility Response Plan (FRP) requires the largest oil facilities to have capability to respond to a worst-case spill, and EPA’s spill response program has authorities and resources to lead or oversee oil spill response activities.
• Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended by the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990.