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Daily Update for Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Daily Update summarizes environment-related rules, proposed rules, and notices published in the current issue of the Federal Register.

83 FR 58604


United States v. Hess Corp., No. 2:18-cv-10727 (E.D. La. Nov. 9, 2018). A settling OPA defendant that discharged oil into the Gulf of Mexico from its offshore platform in Block 51 of Breton Sound, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, must pay $8.63 million to restore, replace, or acquire the equivalent of the natural resources injured, destroyed, or lost as a result of the oil spill, and $93,394.88 to reimburse the United States and Louisiana for all remaining unpaid assessment costs.

Oil Pollution Act (OPA)