TAPAATrans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act
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117) Indeed, Alaska has a state law similar to the TAPAA except that it does not have a monetary limit for strict liability claims.
Approximately 29,000 claims were filed under TAPAA, which holds that the owner and operator of a vessel are strictly liable for government response costs, natural resource damages, and any economic damages or losses sustained by any person or entity that results from an oil spill in the region up to $14 million.
The Ninth Circuit reviewed the district court's interpretation of the TAPAA strict liability provisions de novo.