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The Oil Pollution Act of 1990

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990

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The Oil Pollution Act of 1990

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  1. The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Sierra Casper Period 3 APES

  2. The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 • Draft Year: 1990 • Amendment Years: N/A • National Law • Department in charge of regulation: Environmental Protection Agency

  3. Function/Environmental Issues Affected • To improve the nation's ability to prevent and respond to oil spills by… • Setting new requirements for vessel construction and crew licensing and manning • Mandating contingency planning • Enhancing federal response capability • Broadening enforcement authority • Increasing penalties for oil spills • Creating new research and development programs • Increasing potential liabilities of companies that spill oil, and the compensation for those affected • Significantly broaden financial responsibility requirements of oil companies