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Many environmental compliance statutes have financial responsibility requirements. Generally, these rules require that certain categories of persons prove they are able to pay for damages caused by releases to the environment. In most cases, the regulations specify the minimum required amounts and allowable mechanisms for demonstrating financial responsibility. These requirements should not be confused with financial liabilities and penalties. See the national section PENALTIES/LIABILITIES for information on these topics.
The financial responsibility requirements for vessels, ...