Guidance, Technical Assistance & Planning

Spill of National Significance

SONS Executive Steering Committee

Spill of National Significance (SONS) Public Affairs Reference (SPAR) (2017)
Developed by the Spill of National Significance (SONS) Communications Coordination Workgroup, the SONS Public Affairs Reference (SPAR) provides Public Information Officers (PIOs) with a compilation of background materials, considerations, references, and agencies with the applicable subject matter experts on topics that are frequently asked about during oil spill responses. Topics include authorities, roles and responsibilities, source characteristics, response operations, human health impacts, environmental impacts, economic impacts, and remediation and restoration. The SPAR serves as a starting point for developing fact-based, robust responses to major media topics of interest, and a resource to help educate new PIOs to answering questions regarding oil spill responses.

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