Unified Command (Deepwater Horizon oil spill)
The organization was initially headquartered at the Shell Robert Training and Conference Center in Robert, Louisiana. Robert has 20 streets and one stop light. On June 15, 2010, they announced plans to move its 350 staff into 38,224 square feet (3,551.1 m2) of space to downtown New Orleans, Louisiana near the Superdome.
The group works via consensus on managing the spill and making official statements. Incident commanders from each group report to the National Incident Commander, Admiral Thad Allen, USCG. The Command has Incident Command Centers in Houma, Louisiana; Mobile, Alabama; and Miami, Florida (moving on June 11 from St. Petersburg, Florida).
Members of the command are:
- Minerals Management Service
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- U.S. Department of Interior
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- U.S. National Park Service
- U.S. Department of State
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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- "Unified Command for the BP Oil Spill | Deepwater Horizon Unified Area Command relocating offices to New Orleans". Deepwaterhorizonresponse.com. 2010-05-08. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
- "FEMA: National Situation Update: Friday, May 7, 2010". Fema.gov. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
- Ryan Erickson (2010-06-12). "Will ICS/NIMS have to be rewritten after Deepwater Horizon?". CGBlog.org. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
- "Unified Command for the BP Oil Spill | About Us". Deepwaterhorizonresponse.com. Retrieved 2010-06-16.