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HR 468

Title: Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017
Author: Rep. Carlos Curbelo (REP-FL)

...This bill amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to make foreign facilities that are located offshore and outside the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) liable for removal costs and damages that result from oil spills that reach (or threaten to reach) U.S. navigable waters, adjoining shorelines, or the EEZ. Specifically, the following parties may be held liable: (1) the owners or operators of the foreign facilities, including facilities located in, on, or under any land within foreign countries; and (2) the holders of a right of use and easement granted under applicable foreign law for the area in which the facility is located. </p> <p><BR> </p>

Introduced in House 01/12/2017
Introduced in House 01/12/2017
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 01/12/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. 01/13/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. 01/13/2017

Bill Text
08/16/2017 - HR 468 (Introduced+in+House)
01/12/2017 - HR 468 (Introduced+in+House)
01/12/2017 - HR 468 (Introduced+in+House)

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    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)
    () - U.S. Representative

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