Net Environmental Benefit Analysis NEBA
The best scenario is to never have a spill. In the event that a spill occurs NEBA is a process put into place to minimize impact to the environment and the surrounding community.
In planning, responders define potential spill scenarios for a particular location. Once these scenarios are defined, potentially impacted environmental and community assets are identified and prioritized. NEBA is then used to balance the tradeoffs and select the appropriate response options that will minimize a potential spill’s impact on these assets.
In NEBA, the response community evaluates the safety issues, societal impacts, and environmental considerations of a potential spill and its impacts in order to choose the optimal response tools from the full spectrum of the response toolkit.