Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Tank Vessel Oil Discharge Contingency Plan and Financial Responsibility Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 101]
|Description||Provide guidance for the development of tank vessel contingency plans and establish requirements for financial responsibility on the part of operators of tank vessels transporting or transferring oil as cargo upon state waters.|
|State Authority||Sections 62.1-44.15 (10 ), 62.1-44.34 :16 and 62.1-44.34 :21 of the Code of Virginia|
|Exempt from APA||No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.|
|Text of Regulation||Link to Virginia Administrative Code|
|Goals of Regulation||
To protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
To protect the environment from discharges of oil from vessels by establishing procedures and requirements for operators to respond to the threat of an oil discharge and contain, clean up and mitigate a discharge within the shorest feasible time, as well as demonstrate adequate financial responsibility to cover the costs of clean up and the liabilities for damages specified in the law.
|Name / Title:||Russell P. Ellison|
1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
|Telephone:||(804)659-2670 FAX: (804)698-4266 TDD: ()-|