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Resource for parish/local leaders

BP Government Entity Claims Process Guidelines
This document from BP provides information to parishes, local governments, and sub-units of those that have or may incur costs in responding to the Deepwater Horizon Incident.

BP Claims Process Manual
BP’s document that describes the claims process established to take and process legitimate claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon Incident.

BP Claims Escrow Account

Flood Insurance Guidance

Natural Resource Damage Assessment
The goal of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process under the Oil Pollution Act and the Louisiana Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act is to compensate the public for injuries to natural resources and their services as a result of an incident. Federal and State trustees act on behalf of the public to return natural resources and services to the condition they would have been in if the incident had not occurred, and to obtain compensation for interim losses of such natural resources and services through the restoration, rehabilitation, replacement or acquisition of equivalent natural resources and/or services.

Requests made to BP

Requests made to Federal Government/Other Entitities

BP’s Responses to Requests

Solicitation: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Claims Analysis
The Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) hereby solicits proposals from qualified proposers to provide third party administration for independent analysis of British Petroleum (BP) claims processes, data analysis and contractors and subcontractors. The funding available for these services is contingent upon availability for the time period of this emergency event.

  • Closing Date: June 17, 2010 8:00 AM
  • Proposals (original and 2 copies) must be received by 8:00 a.m. on June 17, 2010.
  • Send proposals to Ruth Johnson, Undersecretary

Department of Social Services 627 North 4th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Healthcare Providers: Report oil spill-related illnesses and injuries to the LA Dept. of Health and Hospitals
The Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals/Office of Public Health/Section of Environmental Epidemiology & Toxicology (OPH/SEET) is tracking and evaluating all acute health effects related to the BP Oil Spill. Potential complaints include exposure to odors/fumes, skin contact with contaminated water or objects, heat stress, in addition to injuries such as lacerations/fractures resulting from clean up or containment activities. All patients treated for an oil spill-related injury or illness should be reported to OPH/SEET as soon as possible. This information is critical to state agencies monitoring the health impact of the oil spill on Louisiana residents and workers.

What to report:
Patient name and contact information, name of reporting facility, name and telephone number of person reporting event, and brief description of health complaint and treatment. OPH/SEET will follow-up if more information is needed.

How to report:
Reporting may be done by telephone or fax.

  • Telephone: 888-293-7020
  • Fax: 225-342-8117
To request additional information about this surveillance program, please email oilspill.injuries@la.gov. Please do not use this email for reporting purposes.

For treatment information, call the Louisiana Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222. The Poison Center is staffed 24-hours a day and can provide medical management advice.

Click here for information on potential health risks related to the oil spill. (http://emergency.cdc.gov/chemical/oil_spill_gm_2010.asp)



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