Classified by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) as an Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO), OMIES’ spill response services are available 24/7. With well-staffed and response-ready facilities along the Gulf Coast — including Louisiana, Texas and a comprehensive National Spill Response Program (NSRP), OMIES is strategically positioned and equipped to respond quickly and efficiently to any type of emergency.
The Nonfloating Oils (NFO) Guidance Bulletin from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) states, as of November 28, 2016, that only six OSROs have submitted plans to the USCG for NFO. OMIES has received their interim classification from the USCG.
Additionally, effective July 1, 2017, Facility and Vessel Response Plan holders who may handle, store, or transport Group V oils shall only list NFO classified OSROs or provide all required information within their response plan in accordance with regulations and/or Group V Response Plan Development and Evaluation Criteria. OMIES can be listed by companies who meet the requirements for needing an NFO OSRO.