Oil Spill Prevention and Liability

Act Of 2004


  • It amends the OilPollution Act of 1990 to double liability limits associated with oil spills for double-hall tank vessels, other vessels, offshore facilities (except deep water ports), and onshore facilities and deep water ports




  • Authorizes secretary of department which the coast guard is operating to establish separate liability limits for transportation of oil by vessel to deep water ports




  • Also amends Ports and Waterways Safety Act
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