20.1804 Definitions.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 20.1804]

As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(1) "Damages" means damages of any kind for which liability may exist under the laws of American Samoa or the common law resulting from, arising out of, or related to the discharge or threatened of oil.

(2) "Discharge" means any emission (other than natural see page), intentional or unintentional, and includes, but is not limited to, spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying or dumping.

(3) "Federal on scene coordinator" means the federal official predesignated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the U.S. 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.

(4) "National contingency plan" means the National Contingency Plan prepared and published under section 311(d) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1321(d), as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701), Pub. L. No. 101-380, 104 Stat. 484 (1990).

(5) "Oil" means 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.

(6) "Oil spill response organization" means an organization established for the primary purpose and activity of preventing or rendering care, assistance, equipment or advice in response to a discharge or threatened discharge of oil.

(7) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, state, territory, municipality, commission, or political subdivision of a state or territory, or any interstate body.

(8) "Removal costs" means the costs of removal 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.

(9) "Responsible party" means a responsible party as defined under Section 1001 of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701 (32), Pub. L. No. 101-380, 104 Stat, 484 (1990).

History: 1993, PL 23-7.