OPA 90の責任限度額引き上げ2019年11月12日に施行

OPA 90の責任限度額引き上げ2019年11月12日に施行

USCGは、1990年米国油濁法(OPA90)における責任限度額を引き上げる最終規則を発表しました。今回の限度額引き上げは、米国消費者物価指数(CPI)の上昇に基づくものです。新しい責任制限は、経済的抑止力を維持しながら、汚染者負担原則を具現化しています。

The USCG recently published a final rule establishing increased limits under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. The increases are based on increases in the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI).  The new limits embody the act’s ‘polluter pays’ principle while preserving the financial deterrent. 

Revised liability limits:

Source category

Previous limit of liability

New limit of liability

(1) The OPA 90 limits of liability for tank vessels, other than

edible oil tank vessels and oil spill response vessels, are—.

 

 

(i) For a single-hull tank vessel greater than 3,000 gross tons .

The greater of $3,500 per

gross ton or $25,845,600.

The greater of $3,700 per

gross ton or $27,422,200.

(ii) For a tank vessel greater than 3,000 gross tons, other

than a single-hull tank vessel.

The greater of $2,200 per

gross ton or $18,796,800.

The greater of $2,300 per

gross ton or $19,943,400

(iii) For a single-hull tank vessel less than or equal to 3,000 gross tons.

The greater of $3,500 per

gross ton or $7,048,800

The greater of $3,700 per

gross ton or $7,478,800.

(iv) For a tank vessel less than or equal to 3,000 gross tons,

other than a single-hull tank vessel.

The greater of $2,200 per

gross ton or $4,699,200.

The greater of $2,300 per

gross ton or $4,985,900.

(2) The OPA 90 limits of liability for any other vessel, including for any edible oil tank vessel and any oil spill response vessel, are—

The greater of $1,100 per

gross ton or $939,800.

The greater of $1,200 per

gross ton or $997,100.

If you have any questions regarding the impact of OPA 90 or your obligations when operating in the US, please contact Dr Chao Wu.

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