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Spill Program Audits and Assessments

POLARIS has provided spill readiness audits and assessments, made recommendations, and has helped to implement spill response programs for major industry response capabilities as well as national response programs. POLARIS provides worldwide experience in formulating practical response capabilities, equipment centers, and response management teams. POLARIS was pivotal in the development of the ARPEL Manual and RETOS™, which provide an internationally recognized methodology for industry and governments to assess their level of oil spill response (OSR) planning and readiness management in relation to pre-established criteria. These criteria are commonly agreed upon by the institutions involved in the project and consider international best management practices.

Related Projects

  • ADNOC: Shoreline Protection Strategies for the Abu Dhabi Coast
  • AEPS: Waste Management Guidelines for the Arctic and Waste Calculator for Oiled Shoreline Treatment
  • Alaska Chadux Corp. Oil Spill Response Manual
  • American Petroleum Institute: Assessment of Oil Spill Response Capabilities: A Proposed International Guide for Oil Spill Response Planning and Readiness Assessment
  • American Petroleum Institute: Freshwater Response Manual
  • American Petroleum Institute: Marine Response Manual
  • ARPEL: Oil Spill Response Planning and Readiness Assessment Manual and RETOS (Excel application)
  • British Columbia Shoreline Protection and Cleanup Manual
  • British Columbia Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) Manual
  • British Columbia Spill Waste Management and Disposal Guidelines
  • Burrard Clean Response Organization: Alternative Countermeasures Manual
  • Chevron Angola/Total: Shoreline Protection Strategies for Key Sites of the Northern Angola Coast
  • Exxon Neftegas Ltd.: Shoreline Protection Strategies for the Northern Sakhalin and Portions of Khabarovosk Krai Coastlines
  • Exxon Neftegas Ltd.: Tactical Response Strategies for Sites Along and Downstream of the Sakhalin-1 Pipelines
  • Exxon: Spill Response Manual Review (EPRCo)
  • Exxon CIS: Sakhalin Aerial Shoreline Videotape/Mapping-Response Field Guide
  • Exxon CIS: Sakhalin Island Inlet Protection and Current Meter Survey
  • Exxon Chad/Cameroon: Oil Spill Response Plans
  • Qatar Petroleum Corp.: Shoreline Protection Strategies for Key Sensitive Sites of the Qatari Coast
  • Washington State Dept. of Ecology: Use of Dispersants Preliminary EIS
  • Washington State Dept. of Ecology: Guidelines for Assessment of Pre-Booming Treshholds for Marine Transfer Operations