Accession Number:

ADA034840

Title:

Implications of the U. S. Coast Guard Segregated Ballast Retrofit Ruling on Import Alternatives and Pollution of the Marine Environment.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

OPERATIONS RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1976-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

In May of 1976, the U.S. Coast Guard published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking which would require the backfitting of segregated ballast tanks SBT on all tankers engaged in importing oil to the United States which displace 70,000 DWT or more. This study was commissioned to 1 Estimate the economic costs and environmental benefits to be derived from implementation of the regulation, and 2 Examine the economic feasibility of alternative oil importing schemes i.e., transshipment and lightering which could circumvent the proposed regulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE