EFFECTS OF DOUBLE-HULL REQUIREMENTS ON OIL SPILL PREVENTION. INTERIM REPORT
Congress enacted the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) to reduce the occurrence of oil spills through preventive measures and to reduce the impact of future oil spills through increased preparedness. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the act on: 1) ship safety and protection of the marine environment; 2) the economic viability of the maritime transportation industry; and 3) the operational makeup of the industry. The study is being conducted in two phases. This interim report reviews the availability and adequacy of the data and information needed to assess the effects of OPA 90. The second phase of the study will assess the data and draw conclusions, which will be summarized in a final report to be issued in early 1997.
National Research Council2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States 20418
- Publication Date: 1996
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 62 p.
- TRT Terms: Disaster preparedness; Disasters and emergency operations; Economic conditions; Economic impacts; Environment; Marine safety; Oceans; Oil spills; Prevention
- Uncontrolled Terms: Marine environment
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil spill prevention
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00728651
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 9 1996 12:00AM