The Resource Maritime transportation : major oil spills occur infrequently, but risks to the federal Oil Spill Fund remain : report to Congressional Committees

Maritime transportation : major oil spills occur infrequently, but risks to the federal Oil Spill Fund remain : report to Congressional Committees

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Maritime transportation : major oil spills occur infrequently, but risks to the federal Oil Spill Fund remain : report to Congressional Committees
Title
Maritime transportation
Title remainder
major oil spills occur infrequently, but risks to the federal Oil Spill Fund remain : report to Congressional Committees
Title variation
  • Major oil spills occur infrequently, but risks to the federal Oil Spill Fund remain
  • Oil spill costs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When oil spills occur in U.S. waters, federal law places primary liability on the vessel owner or operator--that is, the responsible party--up to a statutory limit. As a supplement to this "polluter pays" approach, a federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund administered by the Coast Guard pays for costs when a responsible party does not or cannot pay. The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 directed GAO to examine spills that cost the responsible party and the Fund at least $1 million. This report answers three questions: (1) How many major spills (i.e., $1 million or more) have occurred since 1990, and what is their total cost? (2) What factors affect the cost of spills? and (3) What are the implications of major oil spills for the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund? GAO's work to address these objectives included analyzing oil spill costs data, interviewing federal, state, and private-sector officials, and reviewing Coast Guard files from selected spills
Additional physical form
Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Cataloging source
EJB
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc.
  • Liability for oil pollution damages
  • Oil spills
Label
Maritime transportation : major oil spills occur infrequently, but risks to the federal Oil Spill Fund remain : report to Congressional Committees
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 17, 2007)
  • "September 2007."
  • "GAO-07-1085."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 46 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site. Address as of 9/17/07: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=gao&docid=f:d071085.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Maritime transportation : major oil spills occur infrequently, but risks to the federal Oil Spill Fund remain : report to Congressional Committees
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 17, 2007)
  • "September 2007."
  • "GAO-07-1085."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 46 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site. Address as of 9/17/07: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=gao&docid=f:d071085.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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