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OPA 90 and other U.S. Environmental Compliance

Since the passing of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90), Hudson has been helping shipping companies comply with its environmental regulatory requirements. In addition to OPA 90 services, Hudson also provides environmental compliance program (ECP) support, compliance services for vessel general permit (VGP) notice of intent (NOI) and U.S. ballast water management (BWM), comprehensive regulatory compliance advisory, as well as training, drills, and exercises.

Learn more below about Hudson’s OPA 90 and additional U.S. environmental compliance services.

OPA 90 Compliance

To support shipping companies in complying with OPA 90 regulatory requirements, Hudson provides Qualified Individual (QI) services, coordinates the Incident/Spill Management Team(s), works with clients to create and update their Vessel Response Plans (VRPs), develops and implements training and exercises, and offers a comprehensive range of other services needed for compliance and ensuring smooth and efficient continuity of operations.


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Other U.S. Federal
Environmental Compliance

In addition to OPA 90 compliance services, HudsonAnalytix supports clients in navigating the Vessel General Permit (VGP), U.S. Ballast Water Management (BWM), and other US federal environmental regulations.

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State Environmental Compliance

Compliance with state environmental regulations is crucial for ensuring sustainable and responsible operations. Hudson supports clients with advisory and other environmental compliance capabilities.

Environmental Compliance Program (ECP) Support

Leveraging three decades of experience, HudsonAnalytix offers a comprehensive methodology for ship owners who are either facing compulsory or opting to implement voluntary Environmental Compliance Programs (ECP) across individual vessels and fleets.

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Training, Drills, and Exercises

Training courses, drills, and table-top exercises (TTXs) that Hudson offers for U.S. environmental compliance include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • OPA ’90 annual tabletop exercise (TTX)

  • Onboard Drill support

  • Incident Command System (ICS) training

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