ItemArctic Oil Pollution Research and Development Workshop Report(Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05) EPPRIn 2017, the EPPR and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) hosted a workshop to share information and discuss the latest advances in oil spill response technology and best practices relevant to the Arctic region.Both the U.S. interagency and international R&D communities recognized this workshop as a successful first step towards building a better platform for sharing and advancing efforts to enhance oil spill response. ItemPreventing and Responding to Oil Spills in the Arctic(Arctic Council Secretariat, 2020-08) EPPRFactsheet on the Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic (MOSPA) Agreement ItemLegal Issues Related To The Agreement On Cooperation On Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness And Response In The Arctic (MOSPA) Summary Report(Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05) Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR)This summary report is based on a comprehensive study commissioned by the Norwegian Coastal Administration and was written by Alla Pozdnakova, Henrik Ringbom, and Erik Røsæg of the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law at the University of Oslo in the fall of 2018. This report recommends suggestions for actions regarding legal issues on cooperation related to the MOSPA Agreement. ItemPlanning Guidance For MOSPA Exercises(Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05) Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR)The Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Spill Preparedness and Response in the Arctic (MOSPA Agreement) aims to strengthen emergency cooperation and coordination of Arctic oil spill response operations amongst the eight Arctic States (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States). In order to focus the preparedness activities undertaken to enhance response coordination under the MOSPA Agreement, EPPR created the Marine Environmental Response Experts Group (MER EG) in 2016. MER EG is a group working under the direction of the EPPR with a focus on promoting the implementation of EPPR initiatives specific to the MOSPA Agreement, as well as future initiatives as determined by consensus of the EPPR membership. While there are many aspects of marine oil spill preparedness, this guidance has been prepared specifically for the planning of joint emergency response exercises referred to in both Article 13 of the MOSPA Agreement and Section 9 of the Operational Guidelines, which address joint exercises and training. ItemStatus Of Implementation: Framework Plan For Cooperation On Prevention Of Oil Pollution From Petroleum And Maritime Activities In The Marine Areas Of The Arctic(Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05) Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR)In 2015, the Arctic Council Ministers approved the “Framework Plan for Cooperation on Prevention of Oil Pollution from Petroleum and Maritime Activities in the Marine Areas of the Arctic” (Framework Plan). In the Framework Plan the Arctic States (referred to as “the Participants”) intended to strengthen cooperation between their competent national authorities in order to facilitate implementation. In addition, it was agreed to cooperate with the private sector in order to im- prove standards and best practices for the prevention of oil pollution in the Arctic marine environment.