Gulf Coast Oil Spill Reports

In April 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon mobile offshore drilling unit exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in a significant oil spill along the Gulf coast. The Office of Inspector General conducted various reviews on EPA's involvement in cleaning up the spill.

Reports Sorted by Topic: Gulf Coast Oil Spill
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Report Title Date Agency Response IG Comment on Response
Improved Internal Controls Needed in the Gulf of Mexico Program Office, Report No. 13-P-0271, [Report PDF - 33pp, 272KB ] [At a Glance PDF - 44KB] May 30, 2013    
EPA Could Improve Contingency Planning for Oil and Hazardous Substance Response, Report No. 13-P-0152, [Report PDF - 28pp, 601KB ] [At a Glance PDF - 44KB] February 15, 2013    
EPA Should Clarify and Strengthen Its Waste Management Oversight Role With Respect to Oil Spills of National Significance, Report No. 11-P-0706, [Report PDF - 50pp, 1,040KB ] [At a Glance PDF - 38KB] September 26, 2011 PDF 9pp, 1.6MB PDF 2pp, 243KB
Revisions Needed to National Contingency Plan Based on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Report No. 11-P-0534, [Report PDF - 42pp, 954KB ] [At a Glance PDF - 39KB] August 25, 2011 PDF 2pp, 629 KB (ORD)
PDF 3pp, 562 KB (OSWER - Initial)
PDF 2pp, 276 KB (OSWER - Second)
PDF 5pp, 295 KB (ORD)
PDF 6pp, 1,096 KB (OSWER - Initial)
PDF 4pp, 695 KB (OSWER - Second)
EPA's Gulf Coast Oil Spill Response Shows Need for Improved Documentation and Funding Practices, Report No. 11-P-0527, [Report PDF - 42pp, 221KB ] [At a Glance PDF - 34KB] August 25, 2011 PDF - 4pp, 506KB (Initial)
PDF 4pp, 505KB (Second)
PDF - 2pp, 343KB (Initial)
PDF 5pp, 645 KB (Second)
EPA Actively Evaluating Effectiveness of Its BP and Enbridge Oil Spill Response Communications, Report No. 11-P-0273, [Report PDF - 13pp, 158KB ] [At a Glance PDF - 38KB] June 23, 2011    
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