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EPA’s Response Equipment

A hazardous substance release or an oil spill could occur virtually anywhere and at any time. EPA maintains a variety of equipment to respond to hazardous substance emergencies regardless of their nature, size, or location.

Airborne Spectral Photometric Environmental Collection Technology (ASPECT)

Portable High-throughput Integrated Laboratory Identification System (PHILIS)

Equipment Module (EM) (accessible by logging into EPA's Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations Plan Portal)

Personal Protective Equipment