H.R. 5629 (111th): Oil Spill Accountability and Environmental Protection Act of 2010


Jun 29, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 1, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


James Oberstar

Representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 27, 2010
Length: 82 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To ensure full recovery from responsible parties of damages for physical and economic injuries, adverse effects on the environment, and clean up of oil spill pollution, to improve the safety of vessels and pipelines supporting offshore oil drilling, to ensure that there are adequate response plans to prevent environmental damage from oil spills, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/27/2010--Reported to House amended, Part I.Oil Spill Accountability and Environmental Protection Act of 2010 - Section2 - Amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) to repeal the limitation on ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 29, 2010

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Jul 1, 2010
Reported by Committee

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5629”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


16 cosponsors (16D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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