National Pollution Funds Center Law and Legal Definition

The National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC) is an entity within the U.S. Coast Guard. The NPFC was created to implement Title I of the Oil Pollution Act (OPA). The OPA aims to address issues associated with preventing, responding to, and paying for oil pollution. The NPFC was established by the Secretary of Transportation whose function is to administer the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.[ 40 CFR 300.5]

The NPFC is committed towards protecting the U.S. environment. Some of its duties are:

a. Providing appropriate access to the OSLTF for federal agencies and states for removal actions and for federal trustees to initiate the assessment of natural resource damages.

b.Providing appropriate access to the OSLTF for claims.

c. Coordinating cost recovery efforts related to oil pollution.

d. Providing greater environmental afeguards.