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§ 6023.3. Liability

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. § 6023.3
§ 6023.3. Liability
(a) Responders.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person rendering care, assistance or advice with respect to the discharge or threatened discharge of oil where the care, assistance or advice is taken pursuant to or consistent with the National Contingency Plan or a State contingency plan or as otherwise directed by the Federal on-scene coordinator or the department or by the State official with responsibility for oil spill response or, in an emergency situation, pursuant to the request of the responsible party attempting to prevent the threatened discharge of oil shall not be liable for removal costs or damages resulting from actions taken or omitted to be taken relating to such care, assistance or advice except for any acts or omissions which constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct.
(b) Responsibility.--Nothing in this act shall exempt a responsible party from liability for removal costs or damages. A responsible party shall be liable for any removal costs and damages for which another person is relieved under subsection (a).
(c) Personal injury.--Nothing in this act shall limit the liability of a person with respect to personal injury or wrongful death.


1992, June 11, P.L. 303, No. 52, § 3, effective in 60 days.
35 P.S. § 6023.3, PA ST 35 P.S. § 6023.3
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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