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NOAA is a steward, or [qtip:"trustee,"| Government official acting on behalf of the public when there is injury to, destruction of, loss of, or threat to natural resources.] for the nation’s coastal and marine resources. We act on behalf of the public to protect and restore natural resources harmed by oil spills, releases of hazardous waste, and, in some instances, vessel groundings.
NOAA’s Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) works with teams composed of state, tribal, and federal agencies, often in cooperation with industry. We also involve the public as we develop plans for restoration. To date, we have recovered $10.3 billion for restoration from those responsible for environmental harm.