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Executive Order 12123--Offshore oil spill pollution

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 12123 of Feb. 26, 1979, appear at 44 FR 11199, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp., p. 366, unless otherwise noted.

By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America by Section 303(b)(3), 305, and 312(a) of Title III of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978 (92 Stat. 674, 677, and 684, 43 U.S.C. 1813(b)(3), 1815, and 1822), relating to the Offshore Oil Spill Pollution Fund, and by Section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, and in order to assign certain management responsibilities related to protecting the environment from offshore oil spill damage, it is hereby ordered as follows:

1-1. Assertion of Oil Pollution Claims.

1-101. The authority vested in the President by Section 303(b)(3) of Title III of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978, hereinafter referred to as the Act (92 Stat. 674, 43 U.S.C. 1813(b)(3)), is delegated to the Secretary of Commerce with respect to those natural resources which are subject to his management or control.

1-102. The authority vested in the President by Section 303(b)(3) of the Act (92 Stat. 674, 43 U.S.C. 1813(b)(3)) is delegated to the Secretary of the Interior with respect to those natural resources which are subject to his management or control.

1-2. Determination of Financial Responsibility and the Assessment and Compromise of Penalties.

The Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating is hereby delegated the following authorities:

1-201. The authority vested in the President by Section 305(a)(1) of the Act (92 Stat. 677, 43 U.S.C. 1815(a)(1)), relating to vessels;

1-202. The authority vested in the President by Section 305(b) of the Act (92 Stat. 678, 43 U.S.C. 1815(b)), relating to offshore facilities; and

1-203. The authority vested in the President by Section 312(a)(2) of the Act (92 Stat. 684, 43 U.S.C. 1822(a)(2)), relating to the assessment and compromise of penalties concerning vessels.

[Sec. 1-2 amended by Executive Order 12418 of May 5, 1983, 48 FR 20891, 3 CFR, 1983 Comp., p. 187]


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