Forms & Documents for Submitting Claims

Listed below are NPFC's guidance documents and forms related to submitting claims for damages and uncompensated removal costs under the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990.

Form/Document Number Title/Long Name Users Description
(100 KB PDF)
Optional OSLTF Claim Form Individuals and small entities (businesses, non-profits, and governmental jurisdictions)
May also be useful to larger businesses and governments
Provides format for submitting damage or removal cost claims to the NPFC. Use of form isn't required, but all claims must contain the information listed on the form.
Claims and NRD Regulations


  • NPFC Claims Regulations
  • NOAA NRD Regulations
Natural Resource Trustees Regulations that guide the submission of claims to the NPFC and the process of conducting a natural resource damage assessment.
33 C.F.R § 136
(120 KB PDF)
Interim Claims Regulations Anyone interested in the claims process Coast Guard regulations on the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, claims procedures, designation of source and advertising for claims.