Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Links and Public Information





Gulf of Mexico Regional Ecosystem Restoration Strategy (Preliminary)

Gulf Coast Task Force Releases Ecosystem Restoration Strategy For Public Review 10.5.2011

Deepwater Horizon NRDA Trustees Commend Gulf Task Force Efforts 10.5.2011

NRDA Legislative Briefing Powerpoint 2011

Questions and Answers on Oil Clean-Up Waste Disposal

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Photos From the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

MDEQ Photos from the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

MDEQ Photos from the Gulf of Mexico Oil Clean-up 06.25.2010


Mississippi State Government Resources for Oil Spill Response Information

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

The Mississippi Gulf of Mexico Commission

Oil Spill Commission Final Report

MDEQ Oil Spill Response - Oil Spill Samples Information

MDEQ - Mississippi Gulf Coast Air Quality Index

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

MS Emergency Management Agency

Mississippi State Department of Health



External Resources for Oil Spill Response Information

Restore The Gulf

GEOPLATFORM.GOV/GULFRESPONSE

EPA Dispersants Analysis

Mousse, slick, sheen and tarballs: Officials release oil spill 'what-to-do guide'

EPA Response

Institute for Marine Mammal Studies Oil Spill Response

NOAA Fisheries Service: Fishing Closure in Federal Waters

NOAA Office of Response and Restoration Incident News

Gulf Sea Grant

The Sun Herald

WLOX - TV Biloxi ~ Gulfport ~ Pascagoula



External Contacts for Oil Spill Response Information

To report oil spill-related odors, please call (866) 448-5816

To report tar balls:  (251)-445-3333

Community Information Line 1-866-448-5816

To report oiled or injured wildlife, please call (866) 557-1401.

To report stranded dolphins or sea turtles, please call (888) 767-3657.

To report stranded marine mammals, please call (888) 806-1674.

BP Deepwater Horizon Response MS Block Grant Program

The Purpose of the Mississippi British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon Response Block Grant (MSBPDHRBG) program is to expedite and accelerate the implementation of an approved Area Contingency Plan (ACP) and "other sensitive areas" related to Deepwater Horizon Response activities. The MSBPDHRBG program will be administered jointly by the Mississippi Department of Environment Quality (MDEQ) and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) Executive Directors on behalf of the Governor of Mississippi.

BP MS Block Grant Program
SUB GRANT AGREEMENT

Strategic Planning – Mobile ICP State of Mississippi

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill 2010 Press Release Archive


11.09.2010 Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to Hold News Conference Concerning NRDA Process

MISSISSIPPI SEAFOOD SAFETY NEWSLETTER VOL 1 ISSUE 1

10.5.2010 BP Oil Spill Response Update: President Obama Signs Executive Order Officially Forming Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force

September 28, 2010, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus released his report titled: America's Gulf Coast: A Long Term Recovery Plan After
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

September 30, 2010 Dispersant Usage Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

September 27, 2010 Public Meeting to Address Seafood Safety Concerns Will Be Held Sept. 30 at Biloxi’s Frank G. Gruich Community Center

September 2, 2010 NOAA Re-opens Federal Waters off Mississippi to Commercial and Recreational Fishing

August 28, 2010 Fisheries Seafood Monitoring and Testing Program Presentation

August 28, 2010 Summary of Sample Collection Activities

August 27, 2010 OIL SPILL OPERATIONS PUBLIC MEETING AUGUST 28 IN OCEAN SPRINGS

August 25, 2010 Mississippi Oyster Tissue Samples Tested by NOAA and FDA Determined Safe for Human Consumption

August 21, 2010 MDMR and MDEQ Reopen All Mississippi Territorial Waters
to Commercial and Recreational Blue Crab Fishing

August 20, 2010 Mississippi Marine Territorial Waters North of the Barrier Islands Reopen to All Commercial and Recreational Blue Crab Fishing

August 17, 2010 MDEQ BEGINS INTENSIVE MONITORING FOR SUBMERSED OIL IN THE MISSISSIPPI SOUND

August 16, 2010 GOVERNOR BARBOUR ESTABLISHES PANEL TO SET VISION FOR GULF COAST RECOVERY, DEVELOPMENT

August 6, 2010 MDMR and MDEQ Reopen All Mississippi Territorial Waters to Commercial and Recreational Finfish and Shrimp Fishing

AUGUST 1, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 31, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 30, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

July 30, 2010 MDMR and MDEQ Reopen Waters North of the Barrier Islands to Commercial and Recreational Finfish and Shrimp Fishing

July 30, 2010 State prepares boom removal plan with cities and counties

JULY 29, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 28, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 27, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 26, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 25, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 24, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 23, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 22, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 21, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI


JULY 20 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 19, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

July 19, 2010 Mississippi Territorial Waters Open to Live Bait Shrimping and Recreational Catch-and-Release Hook and Line Fishing

JULY 18, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

July 17, 2010 Material in Mississippi update

July 16, 2010 MDEQ RELEASES PECAN GROVE LANDFILL SAMPLE RESULTS

July 15, 2010 DMR Reminds Boaters that Motorized Vehicles Are Prohibited
by Law in Mississippi Coastal Preserves


JULY 15, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 14, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

July 14, 2010 HANCOCK BEACH CLOSURE REVISED TO A BEACH ADVISORY SOME HARRISON AND JACKSON COUNTY BEACHES STILL UNDER ADVISORIES

JULY 13, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

July 12, 2010 UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 11, 2010 UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 10, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 9, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

MDEQ July 8, 2010 Update On Oil Material In Mississippi

July 7, 2010
BEACH CLOSURE FOR PORTION OF BEACH IN HANCOCK COUNTY/
SOME HARRISON AND JACKSON COUNTY BEACHES STILL UNDER ADVISORIES

JULY 7, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 6, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 5, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 4. 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

JULY 3, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

July 1, 2010 BEACH ADVISORY AREA EXTENDED THURSDAY

JULY 1, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

July 1, 2010 Mississippi Sound Closed to all Commercial and Recreational Fishing; Bays and Rivers Remain Open

July 1, 2010 Coast Guard and EPA Send Directive to BP on Oil Spill Waste Management Plan

June 30, 2010 Revised Precautionary Closure: Additional Areas of Mississippi
Marine Waters Closed to Commercial and Recreational Fishing

June 30, 2010 BEACH ADVISORY AREA EXTENDED WEDNESDAY

June 29, 2010 Revised Precautionary Closure: Additional Areas of Mississippi Marine Waters Closed to Commercial and Recreational Fishing

June 29, 2010 BEACH ADVISORY AREA EXTENDED TO GULFPORT Revised advisory from earlier Tuesday

June 29, 2010 UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

June 29, 2010 BEACH ADVISORY AREA FOR HARRISON COUNTY EXTENDED

JUNE 28, 2010 UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI

June 28, 2010 MDEQ AND DMR ISSUE BEACH ADVISORIES FOR TWO LOCATIONS

June 27, 2010 Revised Precautionary Closure: Additional Areas of Mississippi Marine Waters Closed to Commercial and Recreational Fishing

JUNE 27, 2010 UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI WATERS

June 26, 2010 MDEQ UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL IN MISSISSIPPI WATERS

June 26, 2010 NEW SKIMMERS TO BE IN MISSISSIPPI WATERS BY JULY 5

June 25, 2010 MDEQ ISSUES BACTERIA-RELATED BEACH ADVISORY FOR ONE LOCATION IN HARRISON COUNTY ADVISORY NOT RELATED TO GULF OIL SPILL

June 25, 2010 DMR, DEQ Close Mississippi State Waters East of Gulfport Ship Channel to Shrimping

June 25, 2010 Revised Precautionary Closure

June 25, 2010 DMR Provides Urgent Information for Sea Turtle Encounters for Fishermen and Boaters

June 24, 2010 Revised Precautionary Closure: Additional Areas of Mississippi Marine Waters Closed to Commercial and Recreational Fishing

June 23, 2010 Revised Precautionary Closure: Additional Areas of Mississippi Marine Waters Closed to Commercial and Recreational Fishing

June 22, 2010 ADDITIONAL BOOMING FOR MISSISSIPPI TO BE INSTALLED

June 22, 2010 MDEQ ANALYSIS CONCLUDES HANCOCK COUNTY MATERIAL TO BE ALGAE

June 21, 2010 MDEQ LAUNCHES NEW WEB MAP TO PROVIDE PUBLIC WITH SAMPLING RESULTS

June 16, 2010 DMR and DEQ Urge Mississippi Commercial Fishermen to Sign Up for Vessel of Opportunity Program

June 12, 2010 Revised Precautionary Closure: Additional Areas of Mississippi Marine Waters Closed to Commercial and Recreational Fishing

June 11, 2010 UPDATE ON OIL MATERIAL NEAR PETIT BOIS ISLAND AND HORN ISLAND

June 10, 2010 Revised Precautionary Closure: Additional Areas of Mississippi Marine Waters Closed to Commercial and Recreational Fishing

June 10, 2010 OIL SHEEN SOUTH OF PETIT BOIS ISLAND

June 4, 2010 Revised Precautionary Closure: Portions of Mississippi Marine Waters Reopen to Commercial and Recreational Fishing

June 1, 2010 Precautionary Closure of Portions of Mississippi Marine Waters

June 1, 2010 Oil reaches Petit Bois Island, Barbour says

May 15, 2010 MDEQ AIR MONITORING INFORMATION

May 14, 2010 GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF SBA LOAN ASSISTANCE FOR GULF COAST BUSINESSES

May 14, 2010 MDEQ ISSUES BACTERIA-RELATED BEACH ADVISORY FOR ONE LOCATION IN JACKSON COUNTY ADVISORY NOT RELATED TO GULF OIL SPILL

May 14, 2010 MDEQ AND DMR PROVIDE TAR BALL INFORMATION

May 13, 2010 GOVERNOR BARBOUR SEEKS RELIEF FOR GULF COAST BUSINESSES

May 10, 2010 OIL SPILL CLEAN-UP UPDATE, MEMA

May 7, 2010 Mississippi Waters Are Open, Mississippi Seafood Is Safe to Consume

May 7, 2010 LOCATIONS FOR MAY 8 COASTWIDE VOLUNTEER BEACH CLEANUP

May 7, 2010 COASTWIDE BEACH CLEANUP THIS SATURDAY

May 6, 2010 OZONE ACTION DAY MAY 6 ON GULF COAST DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

May 6, 2010 MDEQ AND DMR TO ADMINISTER BP DEEPWATER HORIZON RESPONSE $25 MILLION BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

May 5, 2010 VOLUNTEER TRAINING AVAILABLE

May 4, 2010 MDEQ, DMR, MCCOY, AND COMPRETTA CHECK COAST PREPARATIONS

May 3, 2010 MDEQ and DMR Continue Preparations