Summary: S.1566 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate without amendment (06/27/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to direct the President to provide to designated congressional committees an audit conducted by the Comptroller General that includes an accounting of funds from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund in excess of $100,000 that are: (1) disbursed by the National Pollution Funds Center; and (2) administered and managed by the receiving agencies.

Requires the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Transportation, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and federal agencies that, during the preceding fiscal year, received funds from the Fund in excess of $100,000, to submit an annual accounting to the President and the public regarding their uses of the funds, including how those uses relate to: (1) oil pollution liability, compensation, prevention, preparedness, and removal; (2) natural resource damage assessment and restoration; (3) oil pollution research and development; and (4) other oil pollution-related activities.