The Resource Maritime transportation : major oil spills occur infrequently, but risks remain : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, U.S. Senate, statement of Susan A. Fleming

Maritime transportation : major oil spills occur infrequently, but risks remain : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, U.S. Senate, statement of Susan A. Fleming

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Maritime transportation : major oil spills occur infrequently, but risks remain : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, U.S. Senate
Title
Maritime transportation
Title remainder
major oil spills occur infrequently, but risks remain : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, U.S. Senate
Statement of responsibility
statement of Susan A. Fleming
Title variation
Major oil spills occur infrequently, but risks remain
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Contributor
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. This testimony is based on GAO's September 2007 report on oil spill costs and select program updates on the recent San Francisco spill. Specifically, it answers three questions: (1) How many major spills (i.e., at least $1 million) 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?
Member of
Cataloging source
EJB
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Fleming, Susan A
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
  • United States
Series statement
Testimony
Series volume
GAO-08-357 T
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  • 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 remain : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, U.S. Senate, statement of Susan A. Fleming
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Dec. 19, 2007)
  • "For release ... December 18, 2007."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
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
29 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. Address as of 12/19/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08357t.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Maritime transportation : major oil spills occur infrequently, but risks remain : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, U.S. Senate, statement of Susan A. Fleming
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Dec. 19, 2007)
  • "For release ... December 18, 2007."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
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
29 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. Address as of 12/19/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08357t.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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