1st Coast Guard District: Protect, Save, Defend, and Enforce

First District
Response Division

Environmental Response



Mission Statement

We protect public health and safety, the environment, national security, and U.S. economic interests by ensuring coordinated, integrated, efficient and effective response to minimize the consequences of unintentional or intentional pollution incidents, maritime contingencies, and incidents of National Significance within the First Coast District, Federal Region's I and II and Atlantic Maritimes Region of the U.S. / Canadian Transboundary zone.

The First Coast Guard District's Preparedness and Response Branch coordinates the development of international prevention and response agreements as well as the implementation of environmental compliance, preparedness and response policies for the National Response System.

Report Oil or Chemical Spills to the
National Response Center at 800-424-8802

General: The Preparedness and Response Branch provides oversight of all oil and hazardous material preparedness and spill response efforts in the coastal zone of the First District, provides support to field units coordinating and directing planning and response, and coordinates response activities that cross the Captain of the Port (COTP) zone or District boundaries.

Coming Events:

General Spill Response Information:

If you want to learn more about what we do, please see the topical summaries about oil spill prevention, planning, and response techniques, published by the Region I Regional Response Team. Through external links, additional detail on spill preparedness and response as well as information on past spills is available.

Priority Branch Missions:

Preparedness and Response Links

Last Modified 5/14/2013