Our mission is to provide a forum for those concerned with OPA 90 preparedness, prevention and response, with the goal of reducing the number and severity of incidents and increasing the effectiveness of response.
The OPA 90 Forum was founded in 2021 to serve as a community of those parties interested in the protection of U.S. waters from pollution by oil and hazardous substances from waterborne or land-based sources.
With a team of nine founding directors, officers and staff, we take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you or your company would be a good fit? Apply for membership, or get in touch with us for more information.
The enactment of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) culminated a 20-year effort to comprehensively address not only liability arising out of oil pollution in and on the navigable waters of the US, but also to create an effective system to prevent, prepare and respond both to the threat of, and an actual spill.
This statute has succeeded in achieving its fundamental purpose - the substantial reduction in oil pollution of US waters and serves as a model for other nations considering how best to protect their waters. The OPA 90 Forum aspires to preserve and enhance the intent of OPA 90 as advancing technology, new industries and importantly years of experience provide information and context. We intend to achieve these common goals through active partnership with individuals, industry, non-profits, and government.
The OPA 90 Forum is thus a community of those parties interested in the protection of U.S. waters from pollution by oil and hazardous substances from waterborne or land-based sources.
The OPA 90 Forum
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004 USA