(1) No person shall cause or permit the operation of a facility in the state unless the person has proof of compliance with Section 1016 of the federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-380), if such compliance is required by federal law.
(2) No person may cause or permit the operation of an offshore exploration or production facility in the state unless the person has proof of compliance with Section 1016 of the federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-380).
(3) Except for a barge that does not carry oil as cargo or fuel or a spill response vessel or barge, the owner of any vessel over 300 gross tons in the waters of this state shall have proof of financial responsibility for the following vessels:
(a) For tank vessels over 300 gross tons:
(A) $1,200 per gross ton or $2 million for vessels of 3,000 gross tons or less, whichever is greater; and
(B) $1,200 per gross ton or $10 million for vessels over 3,000 gross tons, whichever is greater; or
(b) For any other covered vessel over 300 gross tons carrying oil only for use as fuel, $600 per gross ton or $500,000, whichever is greater.
(4) The Department of Environmental Quality shall enter into an agreement with the United States Coast Guard to receive notification of noncompliance with the provisions of this section.
(5) The financial assurance requirement established under subsection (3) of this section shall meet the liability to the state for:
(a) Actual costs for removal of spilled oil;
(b) Civil penalties and fines imposed in connection with oil spills; and
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