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§ 6023.2. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 29F. Oil Spill Responder Liability Act
35 P.S. § 6023.2
§ 6023.2. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Damages.” Damages of any kind for which liability may exist under the laws of this Commonwealth resulting from, arising out of or related to the discharge or threatened discharge of oil.
“Department.” The Department of Environmental Resources of the Commonwealth.1
“Discharge.” Any emission other than natural seepage, intentional or unintentional, and includes, but is not limited to, spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying or dumping.
“Federal on-scene coordinator.” The Federal official predesignated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the United States Coast Guard to coordinate and direct Federal responses under Subpart D or the official designated by the lead agency to coordinate and direct removal under Subpart E of the National Contingency Plan.
“National Contingency Plan.” The National Contingency Plan prepared and published under section 311(d) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (62 Stat. 1155, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.), as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-380, 104 Stat. 484).2
“Oil.” Oil of any kind or in any form, including, but not limited to, petroleum, fuel oil, sludge, oil refuse and oil mixed with wastes other than dredged spoil.
“Person.” An individual, corporation, partnership, association, cooperative, state, municipality, commission or political subdivision of a state or any interstate body.
“Removal costs.” The costs of removal, abatement, containment or disposal that are incurred after a discharge of oil has occurred or, in any case in which there is a substantial threat of a discharge of oil, the costs to prevent, minimize or mitigate oil pollution from such an incident.
“Responsible party.” A responsible party as defined under section 1001 of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-380, 104 Stat. 484).3


1992, June 11, P.L. 303, No. 52, § 2, effective in 60 days.


Now Department of Environmental Protection. See 71 P.S. § 1340.501.
33 U.S.C.A. § 2701 et seq.
33 U.S.C.A. § 2701.
35 P.S. § 6023.2, PA ST 35 P.S. § 6023.2
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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