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H.R. 5356 (96th): A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for the payment of claims resulting from the oil spill at Ixtoc I, Bay of Campeche, Mexico, and for other purposes.


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9/20/1979--Introduced. Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to entitle U.S. claimants to recover specified damages caused by the oil spill in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico, from the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating. Permits such claimants to file an action to recover damages if the Secretary denies their damages. Increases the authorization of appropriations to the revolving fund established to carry out the clean up provisions.