||Referral of Small Oil Spills to Coast Guard under Oil Pollution Act Before New Enforcement MOU is in Effect.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Waste Programs Enforcement.
||17 Jun 91
Oil spills ;
US Coast Guard ;
Reporting requirements ;
Notification procedures ;
Water pollution control ;
Pollution regulations ;
Law enforcement ;
MOU(Memorandum of Understanding) ;
Oil spill response ;
Oil Pollution Act of 1990
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
The memorandum supplements earlier guidance concerning a case-by-case approach to the referral of post-Oil Pollution Act (OPA) oil spills to the Coast Guard. Congress has rewritten Section 311 to provide additional administrative and judicial oil spill enforcement remedies when it passed the OPA, and noted in the legislative history that this new authority is available to both the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Secretary of Transportation.