Title 12, Chapter 5, Section 500
As used in this article, the term:
(1) "Damages" means damages of any kind for which liability may
exist under the laws of this state resulting from, arising out of,
or related to the discharge or threatened discharge of oil.
(2) "Discharge" means any emission, other than natural seepage,
whether intentional or unintentional, and includes, but is not
limited to, spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting,
emptying, or dumping.
(3) "Federal on-scene coordinator" means the federal official
designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or
the United States Coast Guard to coordinate and direct federal
responses under subpart D or the official designated by the lead
agency to coordinate and direct removal under subpart E of the
National Contingency Plan.
(4) "National Contingency Plan" means the National Contingency
Plan prepared and published under Section 311(d) of the Federal
Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. Section 1321(d), as amended
by the federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-380, 104
Stat. 484 (1990).
(5) "Oil" means oil of any kind or in any form, including, but not
limited to, petroleum, fuel oil, sludge, oil refuse, and oil mixed
with wastes other than dredged spoil.
(6) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership,
association, state, municipality, commission, political
subdivision of a state, or any interstate body.
(7) "Removal costs" means the costs of removal that are incurred
after a discharge of oil has occurred or, in any case in which
there is a substantial threat of a discharge of oil, the costs to
prevent, minimize, or mitigate oil pollution from such an
(8) "Responsible party" means a responsible party as defined under
Section 1001 of the federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Pub. L. No.
101-380, 104 Stat. 484 (1990).