Summary: H.R.3124 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (08/03/1989)

Clean Ocean Act of 1989 - Requires the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to conduct a study to assess the effectiveness of planning and equipment of State and local governments and private organizations to respond to discharges of oil or hazardous substances into navigable waters. Requires the Secretary to submit to the Congress a report containing recommendations based on such study and recommendations for establishing a nationwide computerized inventory of oil spill and hazardous substance removal equipment and experts.

Requires the Secretary to issue regulations which revise the National Contingency Plan.

Requires owners and operators of oil vessels or facilities to establish response teams and supply such teams with equipment to minimize damages from the discharge of oil or a hazardous substance into navigable waters. Authorizes the appropriate head of an agency to charge a fee for: (1) conducting any review or periodic drill of a response team; or (2) performing certification inspections of such teams equipment.

Sets forth civil penalties for violations of regulations issued under this Act.