Summary: S.1067 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/01/1973)

Oil Pollution Act Amendments - Adds to the list of definitions of actions covered by the Oil Pollution Act of 1961. Defines the term "instantaneous rate of discharge of oil content" as meaning the rate of discharge of oil in liters per hour at any instant divided by the speed of the ship in knots at the same instant. Defines the term "an oily mixture" as meaning a mixture with any oil content. Defines the meaning of distance from the nearest land for purposes of actions in the vicinity of Australia.

Provides for construction requirements of ships covered by the Act which are built in the United States.

Provides for a penalty of a $10,000 fine and/or up to one year imprisonment per violation by those who willfully discharge oil or oily mixture from a ship in violation of this Act (presently limited to a $2,500 fine and/or up to a one year imprisonment). (Amends 33 U.S.C. 1001-1015)