Oil Spills from Non-tank Vessels: Threats, Risks, and Vulnerabilities

December 18, 2007

253 SR
In light of the recent spill in San Francisco Bay, this hearing will examine the oil spill threats, risks, and vulnerabilities posed by large non-tank vessels. Topics will include the prevalence and environmental impact of non-tank vessel spills, the adequacy and enforcement of vessel response plans, the status of Coast Guard rulemakings, the adequacy of non-tank liability limits, and the allocation of Coast Guard and other Federal resources toward oil spill prevention, preparedness, and oil spill research and development in a post-9/11 world.


Majority Statement

  • Daniel K. Inouye


Witness Panel 1

Witness Panel 2