The United States Coast Guard, acting under the authority of Section 31 (j) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act intends to issue regulations governing the design, construction, and operation of vessels operating in the navigable waters and contiguous zone of the United States, and governing the design, construction, and operation of onshore and offshore facilities engaged in the transfer of oil in bulk (more than 250 barrels) to and from vessels. The purpose of these regulations is to reduce the probability of an accidental discharge of oil or oily wastes during normal vessel operations, during the bulk transfer of oil or oily wastes to or from vessels, or as a result of certain vessel accidents of limited energy. It is believed that the most effective means of minimizing the ecological damage of high-energy accidents is to prevent their occurrence through operational controls external to the vessel. The recently enacted Bridge-to-Bridge Communications Act and Ports and Waterways Safety Act should provide this control.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Environmental Impact Statement.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044650
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ELR-0279 Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1973 12:00AM