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The Advisory Committee assists MassDEP in implementing the Massachusetts Oil Spill Prevention & Response Act program.
MassDEP trains with local communities so that we are ready to quickly clean up an oil spill.
State laws and regulations (MGL Chapter 21M, s.9 and 314 CMR 19.00) governing vessels carrying more than 6,000 gallons of oil in Buzzards Bay.
MassDEP has parked trailers will oil spill response equipment in all the coastal communities. Local responders have trained with the equipment so that an oil spill can be addressed before significant damage is done.
This spill in Buzzards Bay prompted the Massachusetts Legislature to take action to better address oil spills.