(a) The Coast Guard classifies facilities that handle, store, or transport animal fats or vegetable oils as “substantial harm” facilities because they may cause substantial harm to the environment by discharging oil.
(b) The COTP may change the classification of a facility that handles, stores, or transports animal fats or vegetable oils. The COTP may consider the following factors, and any other relevant factors, before changing the classification of a facility:
(1) The type and quantity of oils handled.
(2) The spill history of the facility.
(3) The age of the facility.
(4) The public and commercial water supply intakes near the facility.
(5) The navigable waters near the facility. Navigable waters is defined in 33 CFR part 2.36.
(6) The fish, wildlife, and sensitive environments near the facility.