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Fifth Circuit rescues first-responders from implied indemnity claim by spiller

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2014

On July 16, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of

U.S. Maritime Administration issues draft Marine highway environmental guidance

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2014

Congress directed the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to pursue a Marine Highway Program in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and

Magic pipe leads to engine room chase and obstruction charges

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2014

On June 30, 2014, Marine Managers Ltd., a Greece-based shipping company, pled guilty to one count of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from

U.S. government issues dynamic positioning (DP) system failure alert

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2014

On May 20, 2014, the U.S. Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a joint alert prompted by a recent failure of

Oil spill facility response plans

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2014

Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, onshore oil pipeline operators are required to maintain Facility Response Plans in which each operator ensures

EPA finalizes conditional exclusion for geologically sequestered CO2 and issues draft guidance on permitting injection wells for carbon capture and sequestration

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 26 2013

As we reported in a previous blog post, EPA was expected to issue a final rule conditionally excluding geologically sequestered CO2 from the

Coast Guard revises regulations for vapor control systems

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2013

On July 16, 2013 the Coast Guard published a final rule revising existing safety regulations for facility and vessel vapor control systems to make

New challenge filed to EPA's vessel general permit

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2013

Following a 2006 court ruling requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels

Coast guard and BSEE update mobile offshore drilling unit responsibilities

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 5 2013

On June 4, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced their execution of a Memorandum of

U.S. Coast Guard issues vessel air emission control area enforcement guidance

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 27 2012

On July 25, 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard issued guidelines for compliance with its enforcement of the North American Emission Control Area which goes into full effect on August 1, 2012