Reporting of Spills
RCP-compliant companies are responsible for recording spills to water of oil or any other hazardous substance, in any volume, that is considered non-incidental to the normal operations of the vessel. (Discharges of oil from a properly functioning vessel engine are not deemed by the Clean Water Act to be harmful and, therefore, do not need to be reported.) Specific definitions of oil and hazardous substances can be found in section 311 of the Clean Water Act. Please see the information below.