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Consumer Price Index adjustments of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 limits of liability

The final rule adjusts the limits of liability for vessels, deepwater ports, and onshore facilities under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, as amended, to reflect the increase in the Consumer Price Index since 2015. These regulatory inflation increases to the limits of liability are required by OPA 90 and are necessary to preserve the deterrent effect and “polluter pays” principle embodied in the Act.

3/17/2016: U.S. Regulations, salvage and marine firefighting – Verification and improving capability

This post provides information on the Coast Guard’s role in vessel planning for salvage and marine firefighting response and an update regarding current activity related to implementation of recent salvage and marine firefighting regulations.

11/19/2015: Consumer price index adjustments of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 limits of liability – Vessels, deepwater ports and onshore facilities

The Coast Guard published a final rule increasing the limits of liability for vessels, deepwater ports and onshore facilities to reflect significant increases in the Consumer Price Index.

7/31/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Certificates of financial responsibility under OPA 1990

The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of an extension of a currently approved collection for certificates of financial responsibility under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990

2/6/2015: Collection of information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – State access to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for removal costs under OPA 1990

The Coast Guard seeks comments on state access to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for removal costs under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

12/5/2014: OPA 90 Single Hull Tank Vessel phase-out finalizing on January 1

A reminder about the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the final phase-out date for all single-hull tank vessels and all single-hull tank vessels with double sides or double bottoms to operate carrying oil in bulk in U.S. waters, including the Exclusive Economic Zone.

8/19/2014: Consumer Price Index Adjustments of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Limits of Liability-Vessels, Deepwater Ports and Onshore Facilities

The Coast Guard proposed an increase to the limits of liability for vessels, deepwater ports and onshore facilities, under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, as amended, to reflect significant increases in the Consumer Price Index.

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