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RestoretheGulf.gov is the official federal portal for the Deepwater BP oil spill response and recovery. This site provides the public with information on the response, current operations, news and updates, how to file a claim and obtain other assistance, and links to federal, state and local partners.

In order to address the long-term environmental, economic, and societal impacts of the Deepwater BP oil spill, and weave together local plans and development priorities with state and federal assistance, the President has asked Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, a former Mississippi Governor, to lead the integrated Gulf Coast Reconstruction Effort. His responsibility is to build a framework that will connect local and state reconstruction plans with the resources they need to succeed in rebuilding and preserving the unique ecosystem of the Gulf, to succeed in creating sustained economic development, and to succeed in giving opportunities back to those whose livelihoods have been shattered by the spill.

Federal Partners: The Unified Area Command

A Unified Command has been established to manage response operations to the April 20, 2010 “Deepwater Horizon” incident. A Unified Command links the organizations responding to an incident and provides a forum for those organizations to make consensus decisions. This site is maintained by the Unified Command’s Joint Information Center (JIC), which provides the public with reliable, timely information about the response.


Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
U.S. Coast Guard
Department of the Interior (DOI)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Small Business Administration
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior's National Park Service
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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BP Horizon Hotlines

Environmental Hotline / Community Information (866) 448-5816
Assistance Hotline / Boom Reports (281) 366-5511
Vessels of Opportunity (boats)(866) 279-7983 or(877) 847-7470
Wildlife Distress Hotline (866) 557-1401
PEC Hotline (Specialty Volunteer Training)(866) 647-2338
Claims Hotline (800) 440-0858
Medical Support - Poison Control Center 800-222-1222