A PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION OF ISSUES RELATING TO THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF PUBLIC LAW 95-576 ON THE WATERBORNE TRANSPORT OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IN BULK

The report is divided into six sections. Sections (1) and (2) contain the Summary and Introduction. The remaining sections cover a preliminary examination of the following issues: (3) Liability Limits and Their Effects Under this task, the different types of liability incurred by domestic waterway operators were examined. Liability limits and any exception to such limitations for spill clean up expenses and third party damages were assessed. (4) Role of Penalties in Spill Prevention. The effectiveness of spill penalties and fees as spill prevention incentives was examined and the role of improved spill prevention plans and other alternatives was evaluated. (5) Insurance Considerations. Current practice in the insurance industry as it relates to coverage of potential liabilities and penalties was examined. The response of the waterway operators to the rising rates for insurance was examined in addition to potential alternative insurance methods. (6) Need for Quantitative Economic Impact Analysis. A work plan was developed to quantitatively analyze the potential impacts of Public Law 95-576 on domestic waterborne transport of hazardous substances.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Ship Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C:83644
  • Contract Numbers: 3101-9127-2275
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM