COAST GUARD TIGHTENS OIL TRANSFER RULES

Under authority of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the U.S. Coast Guard has promulgated new rules controlling all aspects of oil transfers involving vessels of 100 gross tons or more with a capacity of 250 bbl or more. Most of the stipulations do not become effective until 7/1/74. Each vessel and shore facility must have a supervisor qualified under Coast Guard rules. Each facility must prepare a highly detailed operations manual and submit a copy with a letter of intent by 7/1/73. Oil transfer hose assemblies and couplings larger than 3 in. ID made after 6/30/73/ must meet specifications stated or have quick-connect couplings acceptable to the Coast Guard. For night operations, fixed lighting of specified intensity must be provided at each transfer-connection point and each transfer-operations work area at the facility and of barges.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  USA  10036
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 53-54
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056515
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM