S.1836 - Foreign Oil Pollution Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 11/09/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||11/09/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1836 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/09/2011)
Foreign Oil Pollution Act - Amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to make each responsible party for a foreign offshore unit from which oil is discharged outside the navigable waters or the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) before entering or posing a substantial threat to enter the navigable waters or EEZ liable for specified removal costs and damages that result from such incident.
Redefines "foreign offshore unit" to include a facility which is located within the EEZ.
Prohibits a limit on liability under such Act for any incident involving a foreign offshore unit in which oil is discharged and enters or poses a substantial threat to enter such waters or EEZ.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to eliminate the $1 billion per incident limitation on expenditures from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for incidents involving a foreign offshore unit in which oil is discharged and enters or poses a substantial threat to enter such waters or the EEZ.