Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Data Center Description
In 2004, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) was created in the EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER). OEM integrates the functions of the former Superfund Emergency Response Program, Oil Spill Prevention Program, and Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office. Our Mission
To ensure that this nation is better prepared for environmental emergencies, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works with other EPA partners, federal agencies, state and local response agencies, and industry to prevent accidents as well as maintain superior response capabilities. OEM's overall mission is to provide national leadership to prevent, prepare for, and respond to health and environmental emergencies. This is facilitated through partnerships, joint strategy development, technology development and deployment, and training and exercises.