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The National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC) manages funds for the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF) and the portion of the Superfund used by the U.S. for response to hazardous substance released in the coastal zone. The NPFC is an independent unit of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Scientific Support Coordinators The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration works to remediate damage to coastline and marine resources caused by oil and hazardous substance releases. Their scientists analyze and identify solutions to environmental contamination.

The U.S. Coast Guard District Response Group (DRG) provides a framework for the Coast Guard districts to organize their response operations. The DRG consists of all Coast Guard units, personnel and equipment within a district's boundary, all pre-positioned response equipment strategically located in the district, and the District Response Advisory Team (DRAT).

The U.S. Coast Guard National Strike Force provides specialized materials and staff to assist other organizations in responding to hazardous substance emergencies. Their services include communications, technical advice and assistance, specialized equipment, training, and contingency planning.

The U.S. Navy Superintendent of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) has extensive equipment and expertise for supporting responses to open-sea pollution incidents. Specialized capabilities include salvage, firefighting, and petroleum, oil and lubricants offloading.

The National Association of  SARA Title III Program Officials (NASTTPO) Exit EPA is a coalition of members of SERCs, LEPCs, federal and state agencies, industry, and other individuals interested in Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) implementation. NASTTPO works to prepare for emergency substance releases.

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