EPA responds to oil spills, chemical, biological, radiological releases, and large-scale national emergencies. EPA also provides additional response assistance when state and local first responder capabilities have been exhausted or when additional support is requested.
Current and Past Emergencies
Citizen's Guide for Natural Disasters
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What are On-Scene Coordinators?
EPA OSCs respond to oil spills, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incidents and large-scale national emergencies, including homeland security incidents. Watch this video to learn about some of their responsibilities.