Committee Examines BP’s Emergency Oil Spill Response Service Agreements
Today Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Subcommittee Chairman Bart Stupak sent letters to four organizations requesting documents related to BP’s and Transocean’s response plans.
The Chairmen requested information on the service agreements that BP has entered into with the National Response Corporation and the Marine Spill Response Corporation for immediate and ongoing spill response equipment and resources. Information was also requested from the Marine Preservation Association, the funding organization of the Marine Spill Response Corporation. The Chairmen also requested documents from O’Brien’s Response Management, which served as a consultant on emergency response issues to both BP and Transocean.
This inquiry is part of the Committee’s ongoing investigation of the Deepwater Horizon incident, including the adequacy of BP’s emergency response and contingency plans for accidental oil and gas releases at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and other offshore deep water or ultra-deep water drilling facilities.
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