Proceedings Of The Marine

SPR 2015

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20 Proceedings Spring 2015 www.uscg.mil/proceedings restricted Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund use to strictly oil incidents. OSLTF provides three spending vehicles: • an emergency fund, • a claims fund, • annual Congressional appropriations to the agencies charged with implementing OPA. The Emergency Fund The emergency fund pays for oil spill responses. It is an annual appropriation of $50 million, which remains avail- able until expended. Amounts that are unused at the end of the fscal year are automatically carried forward to the next fscal year and added to the new $50 million appropriation. In addition to the annual automatic appropriation, Con- gress amended OPA to allow the Coast Guard to request an advance of up to $100 million in any year, when response costs exceeded the emergency fund's available balance. In 2010, Congress further amended this provision for the Deep- water Horizon spill response to allow the Coast Guard to make unlimited $100 million advances to the emergency fund, as long as there were suffcient available funds in the overall Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. The Claims Fund The claims fund is a permanent indefnite appropriation that is not subject to Congressional appropriation. This fund can Historical Data Year Incidents Removal Funds Obligated/Expended 1972 Data not available $1,180,547 1973 Data not available $9,439,340 1974 Data not available $4429964 1975 Data not available $7974507 1976 Data not available $15,318,823 1977 Data not available $8,643,653 1978 Data not available $9,922,986 1979 Data not available $18,741,710 1980* Data not available $25,197,136 1981 Data not available $19,745,356 1982 Data not available $3,754,490 1983 369 $1,941,534 1984 400 $3,965,934 1985 305 $4,447,173 1986 338 $9,422,180 1987 278 $3,924,246 1988 198 $1,429,278 1989 235 $35,508,608 1990 324 $14,985,057 1991** 304 $14,080,636 1992 437 $8,276,922 1993 488 $13,465,182 1994 514 $49,701,236 1995 531 $25,963,431 1996 576 $31,066,127 1997 559 $29,161,042 1998 624 $33,137,823 1999 743 $40,034,938 2000 646 $50,527,350 2001 909 $77,924,921 2002 493 $59,975,180 2003 547 $41,625,976 2004 504 $43,087,052 2005 482 $50,760000 2006 447 $51,942,000 2007 425 $47,712,687 2008 475 $41,609,847 2009 418 $45,744,104 2010 398 $241,346,635 2011 399 $273,667,321 2012 402 $178,380,025 2013 342 $94,579,524 *Passage of CERCLA ** Passage of OPA 90 Year Number of Claims Paid Total Claims Paid 1993 247 $11,138,129 1994 436 $3,590,347 1995 265 $2,625,552 1996 234 $1,626,517 1997 1292 $4,597,436 1998 598 $3,696,498 1999 507 $10,429,893 2000 601 $2,400,572 2001 311 $16,781,535 2002 299 $7,026,961 2003 480 $24,160,560 2004 239 $7,035,355 2005 222 $13,675,346 2006 180 $16,131,140 2007 157 $3,849,1257 2008 129 $25,554,000 2009 156 $70,830,204 2010 194 $42,288,016 2011 228 $38,190,636 2012 129 $187,765,284 2013 131 $84,636,182

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