Executive Order 96-03
February 1, 1996
WHEREAS, the recent grounding of the North Cape and Scandia and resulting oil spill have caused and will continue to cause significant damage to the State's resources, both natural and financial; and
WHEREAS, State entities have provided significant time, personnel, goods and services to mitigate the damace caused by the spill; and
WHEREAS, compensation, for thesa expenditures may be available to the State both from private and federal sources; and
WHEREAS, proper documentation and coordination of the State's numerous claims is critical to full and timely compensation.
NOW, THEREFOR, I, LINCOLN ALMOND, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, do hereby order that:
1. A central clearinghouse (the "Clearinghouse") is hereby established to identify those State entities which have expended resources in connection with the North Cape/Scandia Oil spill. The Clearinchouse is charced wich developing uniform procedures and protocols for accurately quantifying claims by these entities and for submitting such claims to all potential private and federal funding sources.
This Executive Order will take effect immediately.