Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Compliance Guide for Submitting Claims Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990

Compliance Guide for Submitting Claims Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990

Environmental Law Oil Pollution Act of 1990

Table of Contents

PART I – INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………………………………..1

How to Use This Guide………………………………………………………………………………………………1

PART II – GENERAL INFORMATION…………………………………………………………………………2

Background…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2

What Claims may be Submitted?…………………………………………………………………………………2

Who is Eligible to Submit a Claim?……………………………………………………………………………..3

Lawsuits…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3

Insurance………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3

Double Payments……………………………………………………………………………………………………….3

Mitigation……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3

False Claims……………………………………………………………………………………………………………3

PART III – GENERAL CLAIM REQUIREMENTS………………………………………………………..4

Do You Qualify?……………………………………………………………………………………………………….4

Where Do I Submit a Claim?………………………………………………………………………………………4

What You Need to Submit to the NPFC……………………………………………………………………….4

Claim Format…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5

Time Limits…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….6

The Adjudication Process……………………………………………………………………………………………6

PART IV – SPECIFIC CLAIM REQUIREMENTS…………………………………………………………7

A. Removal Costs……………………………………………………………………………………………………..8

B. Real or Personal Property Damages………………………………………………………………………..9

C. Loss of Profits and Earning Capacity…………………………………………………………………….10

D. Loss of Government Revenue………………………………………………………………………………12

E. Cost of Increased Public Services………………………………………………………………………….13

F. Loss of Subsistence Use of Natural Resources………………………………………………………..14

G. Natural Resource Damages………………………………………………………………………………….16

H. Claims by a Responsible Party (RP)……………………………………………………………………..17

KEY DEFINITIONS…………………………………………………………………………………………………….18

ACRONYM LIST…………………………………………………………………………………………………………19

PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT…………………………………………………………………………………….20

OPTIONAL OSLTF CLAIM FORM — INSTRUCTIONS……………………………………………20

source: NPFCClaimantGuide

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