THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MARPOL 72/78 ANNEX II IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Chemical tanker operations involve, and will continue to involve, putting wastes ashore for disposal in the United States. This paper explains how proper planning and control can prevent the development of problems in managing these activities. Even when owners have only a passive role, they will still need to monitor the activities of other parties involved to avoid liability and adverse scrutiny or publicity. In the U.S., compliance with MARPOL 72/78 Annex II means that all parties--cargo owners, shipowners and service organizations--must address the requirements and liabilities specified by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, both of which are outlined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Schultz, A E
    • Matthews, R T
  • Conference:
    • MARICHEM '87
    • Location: Hamburg, W. Germany
    • Date: 1987-10-20 to 1987-10-22
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM