Text: H.Con.Res.262 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H. Con. Res. 262 Introduced in House (IH)]

103d CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 262

To express the sense of the Congress that marinas should not be treated 
    as offshore facilities for purposes of financial responsibility 
             requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 28, 1994

Mr. Gejdenson submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was 
referred jointly to the Committees on Merchant Marine and Fisheries and 
                    Public Works and Transportation

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
To express the sense of the Congress that marinas should not be treated 
    as offshore facilities for purposes of financial responsibility 
             requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

Whereas the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 was enacted in part in response to the 
        EXXON VALDEZ oil spill, which discharged approximately 11,000,000 
        gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska;
Whereas that Act was enacted to prevent similar disasters in the future and to 
        ensure that companies transporting and drilling for oil had sufficient 
        financial resources, insurance, or other means to pay for comprehensive 
        cleanup and environmental restoration in response to discharges of oil 
        into navigable waters;
Whereas that Act required offshore facilities which could pollute navigable 
        waters of the United States to provide proof of financial responsibility 
        of at least $150,000,000;
Whereas marinas sell gasoline and diesel fuel only, and in fiscal year 1993 
        reported only 64 gasoline and diesel fuel spills nationwide which 
        resulted in the discharge of a total of 9,642 gallons of gasoline and 
        fuel oil;
Whereas marinas do not have the capital to self-insure or receive letters of 
        credit for $150,000,000 and insurance policies are unavailable to them 
        for that amount; and
Whereas requiring marinas to demonstrate $150,000,000 in financial 
        responsibility could drive many of them out of business with subsequent 
        negative impacts on their owners and employees, boaters, and coastal 
        residents: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of the Congress that--
            (1) marinas should not be treated as offshore facilities 
        for the purposes of section 1016 of the Oil Pollution Act of 
        1990 (33 U.S.C. 2716); and
            (2) any regulations under that Act that require offshore 
        facilities to demonstrate $150,000,000 in financial 
        responsibility should not apply to marinas.
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