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 /

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 pa...

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Main Author: Fleming, Susan A.
Corporate Authors: United States. Government Accountability Office.
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard.
Format: Book Electronic
Published:[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2007]
Series:Testimony ; GAO-08-357 T
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