Specialized Solutions 

NRC, now a Republic Services company, was founded in 1991 to support the compliance needs of customers following the enactment of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). Today, we are the leading commercial OSRO and the only private contractor to hold MMPD, WCD1, WCD2 and WCD3 classifications from the United States Coast Guard, meeting federal oil spill response compliance requirements in the inland, rivers/canals and ocean environments.  


Our Capabilities  

  • Customized land and marine response and standby programs 
  • Incident response, management and cleanup 
  • Offshore containment and recovery 
  • Establishment/management of Response Centers (ICS and teams) 
  • Mobile command post 
  • Approved AMPD services
  • Bespoke equipment/response equipment packages 
  • Aviation resources 
  • Disaster response and recovery 
  • Oil spill prevention services  
  • Oil spill training and consultancy services  
  • HSEQ and ICS training  
  • Associated waste handling and management 

Prepositioned and Ready to Respond. Anytime, Anywhere. 

We offer unparalleled marine and land response capabilities to customers in a variety of industries including Oil and Gas, Ports and Maritime Shipping, Industrial, Power Generation, Aviation and Rail, and Government and Military. 

  • USCG approved OSRO meeting all vessel and facility oil spill response capability requirements for all regions 
  • Unmatched response personnel qualifications 
  • 24/7 operations center  
  • Nationwide network of specialized response subcontractors 
  • Extensive fleet and inventory of NRC spill response equipment positioned across the U.S. and Mexico for immediate response 
  • More major spill responses and simultaneous events managed than any other OSRO 
  • Tier 3 response bases in the U.S. stocked with pre-identified HVLP, shoreline and offshore equipment 
  • Tier 2 response bases in Paraíso and Altamira, Mexico 
  • Stockpiled dispersant in the U.S. 
  • Prepositioned aircraft 
  • 18,000+ vessels covered for OPA 90 compliance 
  • 780+ facilities covered for OPA 90 compliance  
  • 5,000+ global response resources


International Operations Center 

As the nerve center of operations and primary Command Center for coordinating response activities, the IOC is the focal point for activation, documentation, tracking and mobilization of resources, manned 24/7 by seasoned Duty Officers and Response Coordinators. 

Using a global resources database system, the IOC can quickly identify and dispatch emergency response and hazardous material resources from anywhere in the country and throughout other operating regions. This organizational structure and pool of available resources enables NRC to mount a massive response, as necessary, through the cascading of personnel and equipment to the site of the incident. 

Unrivalled Response Record 

Respected and renowned around the world, NRC has an unmatched record of successfully delivering end-to-end solutions under even the most challenging conditions, from preparation through response and remediation. Since inception, we have responded to more major spills than any other national OSRO, averaging 40 major events each year. Our experienced crews have been involved in some of history’s most notable disasters, including: 

  • Hurricanes 
  • Refinery explosions 
  • Offshore and onshore oil spills 
  • Maritime collisions 
  • Fires



Strategic Resources 

NRC staff includes industry-leading subject matter experts such as On-Scene Commanders, Incident Managers, Beach Masters and Aerial Surveillance Specialists. Our strategically prepositioned fleet includes Oil Spill Response Vessels (OSRV), Oil Spill Response Barges (OSRB), shallow water portable barge sets, high-capacity skimming systems, ocean and inland boom, inland work boats, vacuum transfer units and mobile communications centers. Our contracted customers have access to an additional vessel fleet of more than 2,000 offshore vessels and supply boats worldwide through our Independent Contractor Network (ICN). 


Tier 2 Bases Supporting Operations in the Gulf of Mexico 

Global response capabilities make NRC uniquely qualified to provide customers with Tier 2 and Tier 3 response services in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). With two strategically located Tier 2 bases in Altamira (Port of Tampico) and Paraíso (Port of Dos Bocas), NRC Mexico is positioned with response personnel, equipment and aerial dispersants ready to support our E&P clients with operations in the GOM. 

Altamira Paraíso


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Why Republic Services?

  • The leader in oil spill response solutions 
  • The only private contractor to hold MMPD, WCD1, WCD2 and WCD3 classifications  
  • Nationwide network of specialized response subcontractors 
  • Extensive fleet and inventory of NRC spill response equipment 
  • More major spill responses and simultaneous events managed than any other OSRO    

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