The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is pleased to announce the completion of the Oil Spill Exercise and Preparedness training videos. Thank you very much for your all time, input, shared content, reviews, and feedback that went into the development of these resources.

These training resources are now publically releasable and posted on the DOT Website. They and can be incorporated into your existing programs or serve as an orientation or annual refresher training when needed.

Video One

  • Overview of Oil Spill Exercise and Response – Covers the history, authorities, and complexities of oil spill response and outlines how the oil spill response community works together on planning, and provides an overview of oil spill exercise and response.

Video Two

  • Anatomy of Oil Spill Exercise and Response – Provides examples of roles and responsibilities during oil spill exercises and events and highlights the Unified Command and Incident Command System functions and how the “Planning P” is utilized during an exercise or incident.

The videos are also available for download on PHMSA’s YouTube channel.