Andrew J. Garger. Vice President, Legal & General Counsel Water Quality Insurance Syndicate. Do You Remember?. OPA’s Predecessors. Water Quality Improvement Act Federal Water Pollution Control Act Clean Water Act Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments
Vice President, Legal & General Counsel
Water Quality Insurance Syndicate
Responsible Party:Owner, Operator or Charterer by demise
Nature of Liability:Strict, joint and several
Pollutant:Oil of any kind, except if classified as an hazardous substance under CERCLA
Jurisdiction: Navigable waters, adjoining shorelines, or the Exclusive Economic Zone
Collision July 23rd – Barge DM-932, TUG MEL OLIVER, M/V TINTOMARA
Aggressive Cleanup Measures
Public Commentary (NOLA.COM)
Coast Guard Investigation
Natural Resource Damage Assessment
Class Action Lawsuits
100716-G-5030M-007-- GULF OF MEXICO -- Crewmembers monitor the oil skimming set-up aboard CGC Walnut, a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender based in Honolulu while CGC Resolute stands by in the background. The Walnut is skimming oil near the BP oil spill site after transiting the Panama Canal. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John Masson.
GULF OF MEXICO - Vessels of Opportunity participants chase and corral oil near Dauphin Island, Ala. More than 38,000 people are participating in the nation's largest oil spill response in history. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
As of July 17, 2010