Deepwater Horizon: The Politics of Disaster

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1 Deepwater Horizon: The Professor Juliette Kayyem April 2012 US-South Asia Leader Engagement Program Professor Juliette Kayyem

2 Lesson 1 There was the BP Oil Spill and... There was the BP Oil Spill Event Professor Juliette Kayyem 2

3 Lesson 2 Place Matters Professor Juliette Kayyem 3

4 Lesson 3 Set the table, regardless of the doctrine, because every major event is inherently appealing and requires some flexibility Professor Juliette Kayyem 4

5 A Whole-of-Government Response U.S. Coast Guard Department of Homeland Security White House (CEQ, CEA, DPC, OMB) Department of Education Social Security Administration Department of Energy Department of Interior, Bureau of Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Federal Emergency Management Agency Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Department of Justice Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration Department of State Department of Transportation Maritime Administration Department of Agriculture Environmental Protection Agency Secretary of Treasury U.S. Agency for International Development Department of Defense U.S. Navy U.S. Air Force U.S. Army Corp of Engineers National Guard National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency National Reconnaissance Office Veterans Administration Department of Housing and Urban Development Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration U.S. Small Business Administration Professor Juliette Kayyem 5

6 Deepwater Horizon IASG NIC NRT Director Director Intergovernmental & Interagency A/S Kayyem Interagency Coordinator Deputy NIC NIC Interagency Solutions Group (IASG) [Incident Specific NRT Working Group] DHHS (CDC, FDA, OPHS), DHS (HITRAC, FEMA, OHA, OPS, USCG), DOC/NOAA (NOS, OAR, NMFS), DOD (Navy, USACE), DOE, DOI (OS, BOEM, USGS), DOL/OSHA, DOS, DOT/MARAD, EPA, USDA Countermeasures and Alternative Technology Community Engagement Flow Rate & Subsea Analysis Economic Solutions Team Environmental, Archeological and Cultural Protection & Restoration Strategies Team Integrated Services Team Public Health and Worker Safety Interagency Alternative Technology Assessment Program (IATAP) USCG, EPA, USDA, NOAA, DOD Lead: USCG R&D Physical Countermeasures (Berms/Barriers, etc.) USACE, EPA, DOI, NOAA Lead: USCG Chemical Countermeasures (Dispersant etc..) EPA, DOI, NOAA Lead: USCG Liaison Program Lead: DHS Government Affairs Team Lead: DHS Flow Rate Technical Group (FRTG) NOAA, DOE, NIST, NASA, EPA, Academia Lead: USGS Joint Analysis Group (JAG) (subsea plume) DOI/USGS, EPA Lead: NOAA Oil Budget Calculator Science and Engineering Team Lead: USGS Economic Impact Lead: DOC Labor Issues Lead: DOL Environmental Compliance EPA, NOAA, DOI, USCG Lead: USCG Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) USCG, NOAA, DOI Lead: NOAA How Clean is Clean? DOI, EPA, USCG Lead: NOAA Waste Management/Debris Management EPA, USCG, DOI, USACE, FEMA Lead: EPA BP Claims Process Monitoring Lead: DHS Coordinating Supportive Services Lead: DHS Public Health DHHS, USCG, DHS/OHA, EPA Lead: DHHS Worker Safety OSHA, DHS/OHA, EPA, USCG Lead: OSHA Fishery Management and Seafood Safety NOAA, FDA, USCG, DHS/OHA Lead: NOAA Professor Juliette Kayyem

7 Challenges Absence of Unified Leadership Institutional Diverse Cultures and Barriers Unclear Processes and Who They Spoke For Disjointed Vision Professor Juliette Kayyem 10

8 Lesson 5 and make sure everyone is invited Professor Juliette Kayyem 8

9 Lesson 6 All politics is local Professor Juliette Kayyem

10 Lesson 7 Control the narrative Oil will hit shore Responsible party Professor Juliette Kayyem 10

11 Professor Juliette Kayyem 11

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