CHARACTERISTICS OF OIL POLLUTION IN AND AROUND U.S. WATERS

The 1972 amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act extended and strengthened the U.S. Coast Guard's regulatory authority for the control of oil and hazardous substances which are discharged into U.S. coastal waters. The Coast Guard has a number of regulatory responsibilities under this act, including prevention of oil and hazardous substances, inspection of vessels carrying oil and hazardous substances, and vessel sewage treatment control. This paper discusses the oil pollution problem in the United States today, and the Coast Guard's growing program to combat it. The primary emphasis is on the oil discharges which have occurred in or upon U.S. waters between 1970 and 1972, concentrating on frequency, volume, causes and characteristics, and the problems and expense associated with removal.

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  • Authors:
    • VanVoorhis, P W
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

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  • Accession Number: 00098246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM