The Department issues Daily Monitoring Reports following post-response monitoring surveys. These reports contain a daily summary any oil observed on the Florida Beach being monitored. The updates include information on weather conditions, summary of findings, images and recommendations.
- 05/07/14 - Escambia County segment FLES2-019 (Pensacola Beach).
03/05/14 - Escambia County segment FLES2-005 (NPS Fort Pickens)
03/04/14 - Escambia County segment FLES2-005 (NPS Fort Pickens) – Snorkel SCAT surveys of Submerged Oil Mat (SOM).
03/03/14 - Escambia County segment FLES1-043 (NAS Pensacola).
- 03/01/14 - Escambia County segment FLES2-005 (NPS Fort Pickens) – Snorkel SCAT
surveys of Submerged Oil Mat (SOM).
02/27/14 - Escambia County segment FLES2-005 (NPS Fort Pickens).
Daily Monitoring Reports Archive
Cleanup Assessment Team [PDF - 294 KB]
Treatment, Reuse and Disposal Options
The Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) Plan outlines the role of
SCAT teams and provides a process for collecting shoreline oil data used to
create cleanup plans.
BP has contracted with Waste
Management Services for waste handling and final disposition of waste generated
from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The BP MC252 Incident Waste Management and
Disposal Plan has been approved by the Unified Command in Mobile with input from
the state of Florida. In addition to BP’s plan, the Department, with input from
local officials, has compiled information identifying potential waste disposal
and treatment options incorporating local preferences for response, staging and
disposal. These options include advantages, disadvantages, county contact
information, websites, maps and other materials to help prepare Florida for
additional response where necessary.
Option for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Waste
[PDF - 110 KB]
The purpose of this document is to provide a
general overview of land farming techniques and handling options for solid oily
waste and debris associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Near shore and Shoreline Stage I and II Response Plan
[PDF - 7.0 MB]
This plan is designed to address response to verifying conditions and consists
of three stages: Stage I: On-water recovery of floating oil slicks in near shore
waters; Stage II: Initial cleaning of bulk oil from intertidal areas until the
source is controlled; and Stage III: Removal of oil to habitat-specific cleanup
endpoints once the source control is achieved.
Florida’s Financial Plan for Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
[PDF - 124 KB]
BP is a responsible party for this incident and has granted the state $25
million to pay for initial state and local preparation and response costs.
Florida’s initial priority for these funds is direct protective measures to
protect coastlines threatened by the oil spill based on projected impact.
Find out the guiding principles for prioritizing these funds.
Approval Process for County Requested Protective Measures BEYOND the
Area Contingency Plan
[PDF - 45 KB]
BP and the Coast Guard are using maps from the Area Contingency Plan (ACP) to
develop boom plans needed to protect the environmentally sensitive areas for
each county. Counties may submit supplemental plans for approval through the EOC
using the process outlined in this document.
Approval Process for Responding to Use of Innovative Technology
[PDF - 46 KB]
A number of individuals, companies and local governments have submitted
innovative technology solutions to help protect Florida’s coasts. The EOC has
developed an approval process for evaluating these technologies. Complete the
Innovative Technology Evaluation Sheet [PDF - 130 KB].
[PDF - 117 KB]
This plan outlines protocol to replace sand removed from Florida beaches
fronting the Gulf of Mexico, Straits of Florida and the Atlantic Ocean due to
contamination from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
BP Claims Process
[PDF - 217 KB]
This document describes the claims process that has been established by BP to
intake and process legitimate claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon
Incident. Because OPA is the premise under which the claims process has been
established, BP is directed by OPA and USCG guidelines when assessing claims.
Under OPA, BP must pay specific categories of damages caused by the spill
including removal and cleanup costs, property damage, subsistence loss, net lost
government revenue, net lost profits/earning capacity, cost of increased public
services and natural resource damage.
Government Entity Claims Process Guidelines
[PDF - 38 KB]
This process provides guidance to parishes, counties, local governments, and
sub-units of those governments who administer separate budgets (“Local
Government Entities”) and have or may incur costs in responding to the Deepwater
Horizon Incident. BP has been working closely with Local Government Entities on
the Deepwater Horizon Incident response, and this document is intended to
provide guidance regarding the types of costs that BP will reimburse or advance
where appropriate (“Government Entity Claims Process”). All claims by Local
Government Entities will be handled by a specialized team and will be given high
Deepwater Horizon (MC-252) Incident Final Solid Waste Management Plan,
Mobile Sector (includes Florida), Version #009 dated June 24, 2010
[PDF - 784 KB]
Written at the request of the Incident Commander, the U.S. Coast Guard FOSC and
the SOSC (MS, AL, FL) to plan for proper disposal of waste associated with the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Responsible Party will utilize all resources
available to recover the maximum feasible amount of oil spilled during the
incident. This plan has been updated and extensively revised.
Protocols for Minimizing Adverse Effects to Wildlife During Nighttime Operations
[PDF - 529 KB]
Recommended protocols for nighttime operations involving beach cleanup and
nearshore skimming activities. These protocols are intended to minimize
potential adverse effects to wildlife within the nearshore and shoreline ares.
[PDF - 150 KB]
Information on conducting water column,
sediments and biological tissues sampling. Information can also be found at
Sector Mobile, AL Deep Draft Vessel Evaluation and Cleaning Plan
[PDF - 4.0 MB]
This plan serves to identify general guidance procedures to be followed by
response vessels and those vessels transiting into port that may be impacted by
oil within Sector Mobile, AL. Vessel operations may involve transiting through
slicks, therefore their hulls and other vessel areas may be impacted with oil.
This plan will be used for all vessels, either contaminated or suspected of
being contaminated with oil, to confirm they are non-oiled or return them to a
non oiled state.
Coastal Wetland Cleanup and Restoration Process [PDF - 147KB]
Outline of planned response for cleanup and restoration of Florida’s coastal
wetlands if they are impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Issuance of Health Advisories
[PDF - 38 KB]
This concept of operations establishes criteria for the county health
departments to issue health advisories due to the Deepwater Horizon incident.
The Florida Department of Health has adopted the beachwater sampling health
advisories outlined in F.S. 514.023 as a model for issuance of health advisories
for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Recovery Operations Plan
[PDF - 3.09 MB]
This plan outlines a full stand up of the
oiled bird recover operations across Mobile Sector. A full stand up includes the
division of the wildlife recovery function into aMississippi/Alabama group and
Florida group under the Mobile Sector Unified Command, Wildlife Branch Director
through the Deputy Director. This organization includes: Install a Deputy Branch
Director Wildlife to ensure coverage of necessary operational and planning
meetings and briefings, and to oversee the coordination of support for the
Branch; Daphne Operations converted to Group status to cover wildlife recovery
in Mississippi and Alabama; and Establish Florida (panhandle) Group based in
Wildlife Management Plan
[PDF - 256 KB]
The wildlife management plan follows procedures set forth by the United States
Fish and Wildlife Service’s document “Best Practices for Migratory Bird Care
During Oil Spill Response” and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s
document “Marine Mammal Oil Spill Response Guidelines.”