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United States v. Apex Oil Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 20462
Nos. 96-30342, 132 F.3d 1287/(9th Cir., 12/29/1997)

The court holds that a regulation barring the discharge of cargorelated oil residue (CROR) is ambiguous and, therefore, dismisses an indictment against an oil company for the discharge ofmuck produced by ship cleaning. Under the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, 33 C.F.R. §151.10(c) prohibits the discharge of CROR from oil tankers....

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