NATIONAL OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE CAPABILITIES: HEARING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS AND OVERSIGHT OF THE COMMITTEE...101ST CONGRESS, MAY 10, 1989

The Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight conducted a hearing to examine the overall preparedness of government and the private sector in dealing with possible environmental emergencies similar to the EXXON VALDEZ oil spill in Prince William Sound. The 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Clean Water Act, and Coast Guard procedures all provide for contingency plans for such oil spill emergencies. Despite the existence of these plans, Federal and corporate officials were evidently unprepared for coping with these emergencies, as was borne out by the inadequate response to the EXXON VALDEZ disaster. The hearing investigates these contingency plans and the problems surrounding their nonimplementation.

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    U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation

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  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Pagination: 502 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SERIAL/101-18
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM