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Coast Guard emphasizes new fuel sulfur limits
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2015

On January 1, 2015, the new ultra low sulfur fuel limit went into effect in the North American Emission Control Area (ECA). On March 3, 2015, the U.S


Federal court clarifies requirements for private party OPA claims
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2014

On July 17, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana reconsidered an earlier ruling in the case of Nguyen v. American


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EPA finalizes conditional exclusion for geologically sequestered CO2 and issues draft guidance on permitting injection wells for carbon capture and sequestration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