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National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies

The National Plan is an integrated arrangement between the Federal, State and Northern Territory governments and industry that enables effective response to marine pollution incidents. The National Plan sets out the national arrangements, policies and principles for the management of maritime environmental emergencies.

The aim of the National Plan is to protect the community and the environment of Australia's marine and foreshore zones from the adverse effects of oil and other noxious or hazardous substances spilt into the marine environment.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) manages the National Plan. Further information can be found at the AMSA website.