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"Linking people and resources for a stronger Louisiana"   

 

     Gulf Coast Oil Spill

 

 

An initiative of the Louisiana Serve Commission.

If you want to volunteer to help and receive updates click here.                                                   

To learn more about volunteering in an oil spill, click here.   

UPDATE  06/14/10: A Message From Louisiana Serve

 

 

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS:

The commission report (released Jan 11, 2011) supports directing 80 percent of civil and criminal penalties under the Clean Water Act to coastal restoration in the Gulf and raising the current $75 million cap on liability for economic damages resulting from a spill -- a limit that BP early on indicated wouldn't limit its payments in this case.

Both measures would require congressional action. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., in the Senate, and Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, in the House, have bills that would require that at least 80 percent of the penalty money go to Gulf Coast restoration restoration efforts.

 

“The Nature Conservancy strongly supports the Gulf Coast recovery plan outlined in the Mabus report. With the release of this report, our nation has the opportunity to take a positive step toward a sustainable future for the people and natural systems in the Gulf of Mexico."  - Statement from Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy (former Governor of Mississippi). The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

Long-Term Gulf Coast Restoration Support Plan

 

 

 

361 Exposure-Related Cases; Officials Continue to Monitor Health Impacts.  277 of those cases involved workers on oil rigs or workers involved in the oil spill clean-up efforts, while 84 were reported by the general public. (10th report; issued August 10, 2010) Report     press release

 

 

 

 

 

Maps & Data

Map of the Gulf Coast Region

Visit geoplatform.gov/gulfresponse/ (online tool providing near-real time information about the response effort.) to see the latest information about the oil spill's trajectory, the position of NOAA's research ships, spilled oil's coastal location and the areas closed to shipping.

To access the data materials generated for and by the Deepwater Response Incident, please visit data.gov/restorethegulf/.

 

Zoom in and scroll through an interactive map overlaid with the latest fishing and oyster closure areas. Traditional map view, satellite image, hybrid and terrain views available. Additional information at: Louisiana Waters Fishing Closures

 

Oil Impact Assessment Map (Houma) - July 12, 2010

Oil Impact Assessment Map (Mobile) - July 12, 2010

Relief Well Diagram  - July 10, 2010 

 

 

** NOAA’s Oil Spill Response:

Hurricanes and the Oil Spill 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

 

** January 11, 2011 - The National Oil Spill Commission released a 377-page report of findings and recommendations today based on its six-month probe of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, recommending a sweeping agenda of industry and government reforms to make safety paramount in future deepwater drilling operations. 

** December 22, 2010 - No change today, the November 24 closure is still in effect - see map below

Map of Closed Area

** Responders review scientific report to guide ongoing cleanup and mitigation actions

 

** November 24, 2010 -  NOAA Closes 4,200 Square Miles of Gulf Waters to Royal Red Shrimping

 

** Officials Brief Parish Presidents on Gulf Response

 

** November 10, 2010 -  SBA to Close Remaining Nine Business Recovery Centers in Louisiana

 

** September 23, 2010 -  LDWF announces return to normal fishing activity East of the Mississippi

 

** September 17, 2010 -  Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

** September 17, 2010 -  Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

** September 16, 2010 -  Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

** September 16, 2010 -  Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

** September 16, 2010 -  PHOTO RELEASE: Louisiana DEQ Documents Oil Impacts This Week on State's Shoreline

 

** September 14, 2010 -  Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

** September 14, 2010 -  Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

** September 13, 2010 -  Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

** September 13, 2010 -  Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

** September 10, 2010 -  Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

** September 10, 2010 -  Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

** September 9, 2010 - Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

** September 9, 2010 - Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

** September 9, 2010 - LDWF Begins Process of Reopening Commercial Fishing in Terrebonne and Timbalier Bays by Collecting Seafood Samples for Federal Testing

 

** September 8, 2010 - Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

** September 8, 2010 - Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

** September 8, 2010 - Louisiana DHH Partially Reopens Oyster Harvesting Areas 14, 15 and 17

 

** September 7, 2010 - Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

** September 7, 2010 - Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

** September 3, 2010 - Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

** September 3, 2010 - Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

** September 2, 2010 - Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

** September 2, 2010 - Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

** September 2, 2010 - Governor Bobby Jindal Holds Press Conference to Give Update on Mariner Platform Fire in Gulf

 

** August 31, 2010 - FDA and NOAA Agree with LDWF on Sampling in Closed Fishing Areas East of the Mississippi River

 

** August 30, 2010 - Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 


** August 30, 2010 - Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 


** August 27, 2010 - Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 


** August 27, 2010 - Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

** August 24, 2010 - Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

** August 23, 2010 - Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

** August 23, 2010 - Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

** August 21, 2010 - LDWF Announces Significant Reopening to Commercial Crabbing in Plaquemines, St. Bernard and Orleans Parishes

 

 ** August 20, 2010 - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ordered an emergency reopening of commercial crabbing in areas west of Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River that were previously closed because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

 

 ** August 20, 2010 - Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

 ** August 20, 2010 - Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

 ** August 20, 2010 - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission ordered an immediate opening of all state inshore and offshore territorial waters to recreational angling, including charter boat angling. 

 

 ** August 19, 2010 - Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

 ** August 19, 2010 - Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

 ** August 18, 2010 - Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 


 ** August 18, 2010 - Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

 ** August 17, 2010 - Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

 ** August 17, 2010 - Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

 

  ** August 16, 2010 - Report on Coastal Skimming Activities in Louisiana

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Gulf Oil Spill 2010 Projected Trajectory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Air Quality Along the Gulf Coast

 

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Available Resources:

 

Community Meetings- 2011:

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11th

Houma Town Hall Meeting with Kenneth Feinberg 

1:00pm CST-2:00pm CST

Location: East Houma Recreation Center, South Boundary Road, Houma, LA

Events are open to the public and the media.

 
Gulf Coast Claims Administrator Kenneth R. Feinberg will be returning to meet with citizens to explain the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) guidelines and process for interim & final payments and "quick pay" claims.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12th

National Oil Spill Commission

Registration: 12:30pm

Forum Program: 1:30-3:00pm CST

Sheraton Hotel, Armstrong Ballroom (8th Floor)

500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

Forum will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis

The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling will present its final report and recommendations at a special forum.  All seven Commissioners will present the Commission's final recommendations, following the release of the Commission's final report in Washington, DC.  After the forum, the Commissioners will travel the Gulf States to present the final recommendations to the people, businesses and elected officials of the Gulf region.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25th

Delta Discussion Group briefing on NRDA, State and federal plans, BP claims process, hypoxia and toxicity concerns, recent research and more.  The briefing will be conducted in New Orleans; venue TBA.

 

Medical Reporting Process

 

Reporting of Oil Spill-Related illness & injuries to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital is requested.  This is an on-going process.  Medical Personnel can view the July 20, 2010 Release at this link.

 

 

 

 

 

Louisiana Poison Control Center

 

This site will be frequently updated in the weeks to come.

Poison centers in the Gulf region are taking health-related calls about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The AAPCC is tracking the number of calls U.S. poison centers are receiving and updating the tally daily.

Click here for the latest about the number of calls U.S. poison centers are taking about the spill as well as for information about how poison centers are responding to the spill. For a release on Gulf region poison centers' efforts to respond to the spill, click here.     

 

 

Tax Assistance:

special telephone line for taxpayers affected by the Gulf oil spill:

Individuals who have questions about the BP payments or who are experiencing filing or payment hardships because of the oil spill should contact the IRS at 866-562-5227.

The special services phone line will operate weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Related Information:

 

 

Legal Assistance:

Legal Aid for SE Louisiana Citizens: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

 

 

Claims Information:

 

Claims Fact Sheet for NGOs (PDF 4 pages - 45 KB)

 

 

moratorium relief

Gulf Coast Restoration and Protection Foundation

Hardship Grants

www.RigReliefGrants.org

Beginning Sept. 1, applications can be made toll-free. Applicants can help help the process by gathering some documents in advance including: Most recent pay stubs listing year‐to‐date income, verification of employment on one of the 33 deepwater rigs affected by the moratorium, W‐2, 1099 and/or income tax returns for most recent calendar year, information related to spousal income, insurance proceeds, unemployment payments, payments from other relief funds and information about average monthly expenses for at least three months prior to May 6.

Rig workers who believe they are affected by the moratorium are urged to call (866) 577-8141 to submit online application. Hotline goes live on September 1 (pre-recorded message until Sept 1). The application period will close Sept. 30. All award checks expected to be mailed to approved applicants by Oct. 30.

Frequently Asked Questions, (who qualifies; grant amounts; key dates; how grant process works, etc.)  click here. (Last Updated 07/31/2010)

Press Releases:    August 2, 2010      July 29, 2010

 

Claims process  - Update 

www.GulfCoastClaimsFacility.com

 

Gulf Coast Claims Facility 

The Gulf Coast Claims Facility ("GCCF") is the official way for Individuals and Businesses to file claims for costs and damages incurred as a result of the oil discharges due to the Deepwater Horizon Incident on April 20, 2010 ("the Spill"). The GCCF is administered by Kenneth R. Feinberg ("the Claims Administrator"), a neutral fund administrator responsible for all decisions relating to the administration and processing of claims by the GCCF.

All claims filed before August 23, 2010 have been transferred to the GCCF for ongoing review and determination.

This website provides information about how to file a claim, how to check the current status of a claim, and answers to questions about the process. If you are interested in making a claim you should review this website, call our toll-free help line at 1-800-916-4893 (for TTY assistance call
1-866-682-1758), or email us at info@gccf-claims.com.  You can  also call the Toll Free Number 1-800-916-4893 and ask for assistance in another language.

Free services provided to claimants who need it will include deaf/hearing impaired and language interpretation (Spanish, Vietnamese & Khmer), and pro bono legal services will be made available if requested.

By Regular Mail:

    Gulf Coast Claims Facility
    Kenneth R. Feinberg, Administrator
    P.O. Box 9658
    Dublin, OH 43017-4958

By Overnight, Certified or Registered Mail:

    Gulf Coast Claims Facility
    Kenneth R. Feinberg, Administrator
    5151 Blazer Pkwy.
    Suite A
    Dublin, OH 43017

By Fax: 1-866-682-1772

Instructions – Gulf Coast Claims Facility Claim Form

Gulf Coast Claims Facility Frequently Asked Questions

Gulf Coast Claims Facility - To Report Fraud:

If you have knowledge of fraudulent claims or schemes to obtain funds intended for the victims of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill:

Call: (877) NCDF GCF (623-3423)
Email:  disaster@leo.gov
Fax:  (225) 334-4707
Write:  National Center for Disaster Fraud / Gulf Coast
Post Office Box 4909
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4909 

Gulf Coast Claims Facility Town Hall Meetings / Public Events

Louisiana

9/13/10
Ken Feinberg will be hosting a Town Hall meeting in Terrebonne Parish on Monday, September 13, 2010. The time of the meeting will be announced at a later date. The public is encouraged to attend to receive information regarding the claims process for individuals and businesses.

Terrebonne Parish:

Houma Terrebonne Civic Center  (Local Map)

346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma 

 

GCCF Program Statistics - Overall Summary

Information for claims submitted to the GCCF (continuous updates)

 

 

CLAIMS OFFICE LOCATIONS  Claims being processed at the Claim Center on Michound Blvd., New Orleans, LA

 

 

Click for Location Information

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information for Claims Not Covered by the Gulf coast Claims

For contacts for filing claims associated with:

  • Government Claims 

  • Vessels of Opportunity Program (VoO) Claims

  • Real Estate Broker/Agent Claims

See: Other Claims Information

 

 

 

 

 

Employment Opportunities:

 

Louisiana Awarded $10 Million Federal Grant for Oil Spill-Related Re-employment Services
 

Employment Grant: The Louisiana Workforce Commission has been awarded a $10 million grant to provide employment-related assistance and retraining for people who have lost their jobs because of the oil spill.

 

Grant services include: basic skills and job skills assessments, training and job placement assistance, services for people who have lost work as a direct result of the spill, such as shrimpers, and as an indirect result of the spill, such as those affected by the federal moratorium on some offshore drilling.

 

Parishes receiving funding services: Acadia, Allen, Assumption, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, and Vermilion. Click here for LOCAL OFFICES and SERVICES

Workforce Commission services are offered at no cost to employers and participating job seekers.

 

 

 

 

Training Opportunities:

 

 

 

Oil Spill Clean-up Jobs Training

 

Please call or register with the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) for oil spill clean-up jobs to receive training opportunities Click here for LOCAL OFFICES and SERVICES - Select "Job Seeker Services" under the "Choose by Services" option.

Workforce Commission services are offered at no cost to employers and participating job seekers.

 

 

Do You Need The BP Spill Response Training Schedule?
Be advised that the BP Spill Response training schedule available below changes frequently.  To be scheduled for a class, please email your request to horizonresponse@pecpremier.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistance for homeowners

Energy Assistance (utility assistance)

Under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the Gulf Coast Energy Crisis Assistance will provide expanded home energy assistance to individuals and families living in the communities affected by the gulf coast oil spill. This program will be available

Eligibility Requirements for 232-HELP/LA 211 Regional Area:

Reside in the affected communities of:

* St. Mary * Terrebonne * Iberia *  Vermillion 

from July 29, 2010 through September 30, 2010.

Other eligibility requirements:

  1. The household monthly income must not exceed 60% of the State’s median income

  2. Have been furloughed, laid off, or terminated due to the impact of the oil spill (show proof )

  3. Threaten or actual interruption of services (disconnect notice)

  4. The household has to be at least partially responsible for meeting its residential heating or cooling energy cost

  5. Participate in active energy conservation education

Assistance is available on a first-come, first-serve basis

To apply call the LHFA at (225) 763-8700 or call 232-HELP [4357] for more information.  If you are outside of the Acadiana area, you may also call Louisiana 211 (dial 2-1-1) to find Community Action Agencies in your area.  See also: CSBG Assistance.

 

 

Mortgage Relief From Lenders

It’s extremely important to note that your lender won’t know you’ve been affected by the spill unless you tell them

 

 

 

Mortgage Relief Fairs

 

Hope For The Gulf Coast

Get Free Help To Save Your Home 

(Sept 21, 23, and 25):

  • Options to avoid foreclosure

  • Loan modification programs

  • Repayment Plans

  • Forebearance

Meet individually with a certified housing counselor.  Free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be provided. Call the Homeowner HOPE Hotline at 1 (888) 995 HOPE (4673) for more information.

 

 

Other Mortgage - Utility - Rental Assistance: 

 

  • Louisiana 211 (dial 2-1-1): Resources available to you will vary according to the parish you live in. Louisiana's 2-1-1 Information and Referral Services are provided as a FREE service by six (6) strategically placed 2-1-1 Centers across the state.  2-1-1 service are made possible through the Louisiana Public Service Commission and funded via a combination of Fundraising efforts, Grants, Local Government, Private Donations &Funders, State of Louisiana, and United Way.

  "Linking people and resources for a stronger Louisiana"        

To see which Louisiana 211 Center serves your area, click below.  

 

 

  • Community Services Block Grants (CSBG) helping local agencies to assist the needs of low-income individuals/families/migrants/elderly.  Theses local agencies provide a wide range of services and activities.  

To find the agency in your community (click below):

 

 

 

BUDGETING ASSISTANCE 

 

Money Management International Call toll-free at 1-866-889-9347 or visit one of the following branches: 

Houma Branch

Metairie Branch

200 S. Lacarpe Cir. Ste. F

4051 Veterans Mem. Blvd. #226

Houma, LA 70360

Metairie, LA 70001

 

 

Lafayette Branch

New Orleans Branch

117 Liberty Ave.

1215 Prytania St. # 424

Lafayette, LA 70508

New Orleans, LA 70130

 

 

Lake Charles Branch

Slidell Branch

2021 Oak Park Blvd.

1338 Gause Blvd., Ste. 202

Lake Charles, LA 70601

Slidell, LA 70458

 

 

 

Human Services (Mobile Units for Applying to/for Services; Food Stamp locations, etc):

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP (Food Stamps), and Other assistance

 

** The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) reminds those affected by the spill that they could be eligible for the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. To read the release, click here for the revised income & assets guideline limits.

 

Apply for DSS Assistance
Applying takes just a few steps.

 

 

Louisianians can now apply for, complete a verification interview, and receive benefits without stepping into a DCFS office. 

 

The online application, is used for :

  • SNAP, formerly known as food stamps;

  • Family Independence Temporary Assistance (FITAP);

  • Kinship Care Subsidy (KCSP), and 

  • Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) or a combination of these programs.

To apply online, Louisiana citizens can:

  1. Visit the link, www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/ApplyOnline;

  2. Create an account.

  3. Once the account is made, users have 30 calendar days to complete the application. 

  4. Users can save and return to their partially completed applications at any time within that period.

After a completed application is submitted:

  1. A DCFS staff member will review it, and 

  2. Schedule a verification interview. 

  3. SNAP interviews are now completed over the phone, which means that the applicant does not need to come into a DCFS office

  4. FITAP and KCSP still require an in-person interview

  5. After the interview, DCFS determines the applicant's eligibility and notifies him or her.

Applicants may still fill out by hand an application downloaded from the DCFS website or picked up from a DCFS office. Those applications must be mailed back to a parish DCFS office. In addition, applications available for download are also available in Spanish and Vietnamese.

Download the application

  1. Mail it to your local OFS office

  2. DCFS will call you to conduct a verification interview over the phone.

  3. Questions? Call 1-888-LA-HELP-U (1-888-524-3578)

DCFS currently operates several SNAP Outreach centers in coastal parishes. SNAP Outreach sites are open Monday through Friday and are evaluated daily. SEE BELOW to view the latest SNAP outreach sites or call Sammy Guillory at (225) 342-3961   

 

 

 

For information on applying for SNAP benefits in other Gulf States, call the following hotlines: 

  • Alabama - 334-242-1700 

  • Florida - 1-866-762-2237 

  • Mississippi – 1-800-948-3050 

  • Texas – 211 (in State calls only) or 877-541-7905 (if out of state)

 

Mental Health Counseling and Case Management

Department of Health and Hospitals Launches Oil Spill Distress Helpline 

(Oct. 1, 2010)

Individuals Affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Can Call 1-800-985-5990 for Help

 

Catholic Charities offers:

Case Management Services

Mental Health/Crisis Counseling

Mary, Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
4626 Alcee Fortier Blvd.
New Orleans, LA

St. Anthony Catholic Church Parish Hall
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2653 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Lafitte, LA

St. Bernard Catholic Church
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2805 Bayou Road
St. Bernard, LA

St. Patrick Catholic Church
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
28698 Highway 23
Port Sulphur, LA

St. Thomas Catholic Church
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
17605 Highway 15
Pointe A la Hache, LA

 

 

Other ways to reach Catholic Charities

  • Catholic Charities Care Line   (866) 891-2210

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    Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans serves Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. John the Baptists, St. Tammany and Washington parishes.

     

    Catholic Charities of Houma/Thibodaux diocese is also coordinating assistance from local food banks, disaster centers and other charitable agencies.. If you’ve been put out of work by the spill and need help, you can call Catholic Charities at   985-876-0490

     

    Additionally, Catholic Charities of Houma/Thibodaux is working with Terrebonne Parish to help keep impacted families in their homes. If you need help with rent payments or fear you may be evicted from your home in Terrebonne Parish, call the Terrebonne Parish government at  985-873-6790

     

  • DHH - Louisiana Spirit Coastal Recovery Counseling Program:

  • Provides crisis counseling and referrals -  
    Call  1-866-310-7977

     

  • Our Home, Louisiana Coalition - www.OurHomeLouisiana.org -has teamed with Magellan Behavioral Health to provide resources to help you cope with the stress and pressure of the Gulf Oil Spill.

  • Call the Information Resource Line to learn more about the mental health support available to you: 1-800-424-1856 - 8am - 5pm weekdays, excluding holidays.

     

      Mental Health Fact Sheets

  • Tips for Talking to Children & Youth About the Oil Spill Disaster - A Guide for Parents and Educators (PDF - 3 pages, 927 KB)

  • Tips for Talking to Children & Youth About the Oil Spill Disaster - Interventions at Home for Preschoolers to Adolescents (PDF - 2 pages, 2.8 MB)

  • Tips for Coping with the Oil Spill Disaster - Managing Your Stress (PDF - 2 pages, 839 KB)

  • Tips for Dealing with Grief Due to the Oil Spill Disaster (PDF - 2 pages, 363 KB)

  • Tips for Oil Spill Disaster Response Workers - Possible Signs of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (PDF - 2 pages, 314 KB)

  • Tips for Oil Spill Disaster Response Workers - Managing and Preventing Stress for Managers and Workers (PDF - 3 pages, 1.2 MB)

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