oil spill law Articles

  • Oil Spill Intelligence Report

    The 2005 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) will be held 15-19 May 2005 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. More than 2,000 people from 50 countries are expected to attend the conference, whose official theme is, “Prevention,Preparedness, Response and Restoration — Raising Global Standards.” The theme includes a view toward the future with special emphasis on appropriate strategies for ...

  • Compensation for natural resource damages from oil spills: a comparison of US law and international conventions

    The basic measure of natural resource damages in USA environmental liability statutes is the cost of restoring the injured resources, plus compensation for the interim loss of resources from the time of injury until their full recovery. In contrast, until 1996, the international Convention Protocols addressing liability for accidental oil spills did not hold the responsible party liable for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The use of information technology for oil spill planning

    In the years since the Exxon Valdez ran aground, US laws and regulations at the state and federal levels have required the development, maintenance, and use of oil spill contingency plans by any facility that transports, handles, or stores oil. US National Park Service areas and facilities fall under the jurisdiction of the federal regulations as most parks store and handle oil or can suffer from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Time to Ban Clay for Oil Spill Cleanup

    The Silent Menace that Government Agencies Can No Longer Ignore Every day in the United States - and beyond - government agencies, fleet managers, auto mechanics, gas and service stations and hundreds of thousands of consumers violate US hazardous waste laws by throwing clay-based oil spill cleanup products into the trash, bound for a landfill where it will contribute to the pollution of aquifers ...


  • A Closer Look at BP - Prudhoe Bay Spill

    This is Part 1 of a 4-Part article detailing some of the underlying issues in play at BP"s Prudhoe Bay oil ...

  • BP, affiliates sue EPA for suspending contracting privileges following spill

    BP Exploration & Production Co. Inc. and several other affiliates, along with BP plc, sued the Environmental Protection Agency Aug. 12, challenging the agency's decision to suspend the company from federal contracts following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Oil & Gas Leakage Detection Contractors

    RADS (Remote Aerial Detection Systems) teamed with market leading vendors to supply state-of-the-art Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and security equipment. RADS is a US-based top-tier Technology Integrator that serves international commercial and government customers across the world. Unlike the large US defense contractors, RADS is independent and can operate with agility ...


  • Update on the homeowner heating oil safety bill

    All homeowners in Massachusetts should be aware that on December 29, 2008, the State Senate enacted the long-awaited Homeowner Heating Oil Safety Bill as Chapter 453 of the Acts of 2008. It required homeowners to upgrade their existing oil heat supply line and insurance companies to offer coverage for a spill by July 1, 2010. On January 5, 2009, it was signed by the Governor. On June 30, 2010, a ...


    By Penney Engineering, Inc

  • Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

    Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic. But they will not be permitted to drill into petroleum-bearing rock until a key piece of blowout response equipment, a capping stack, is on site. The capping stack is carried on the icebreaker Fennica, which arrived early Saturday for repairs in Portland, Oregon. Arctic offshore drilling opponents plan to demonstrate while the Fennica is ...


    By Associated Press

  • Trans-boundary marine oil pollution and its international legal aspects

    Marine pollution control is a sensitive topic, which has gained importance recently due to crude oil spills which in turn has led to many recent international legal developments. This paper examines the effectiveness of international marine laws in imputing liability and calculating damages where more than one nation is affected. The main international agreements covering the international marine ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solving waste oil management and removal problems in power generating plants

    If your plant is like most, it is doing a good job of preventing oily water waste and waste oils from escaping into the environment. But at what cost? As labor resources dwindle, operating and maintaining drainage systems, oil separators, and sometimes inadequate oil removal equipment is expensive. Paying higher than needed costs for waste oil disposal, filtration and water treatment due to these ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Mainstreaming Enforcement for the Victims of Environmental Pollution: Towards Effective Allocation of Legislative Competence under a Federal Constitution

    Keywords: environmental enforcement, environmental regulation, oil pollution, Niger Delta, India, Federal constitution, environmental justice, legislative competence Abstract: One of the key features which characterise the severe pollution and degradation of the Niger Delta environment from oil industry activities has been the absence of justice for the victims. The ...


  • Environmental enforcement trends in brazil

    Environmental enforcement trends in brazil Brazil does not have a strong reputation for the enforcement of its laws. Lesley K. McAllister stated that “The paradox of environmental enforcement in Brazil is that environmental laws are strong but environmental agencies are weak.” (McAllister paraphrasing Aragão and Bunker, 1998, in Making Law Matter: Environmental Protection & ...

  • Environmental research and development in nanotechnology

    Maintaining and improving soil, water, and air quality represent some of the most formidable challenges facing global society in the 21st century. Pollutants from such diverse sources as oil and chemical spills, pesticide and fertiliser runoff, abandoned industrial and mining sites, and airborne gaseous and particulate matter from automobiles exacerbate the situation on a daily basis. Detecting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What`s at Stake: The debate over Arctic Drilling

    Royal Dutch Shell is planning to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront before they head north - but the petrochemical giant will first have to get around protesters in kayaks and others who want to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change. Here's a look at the debate over Shell's plans to drill in the ...


    By Associated Press

  • 1700 miles of the keystone Xl Pipeline: A state, federal and international regulatory concern

    Regulatory compliance at the state and federal level grows infinitely more complex when the laws and regulations of six U.S. states, U.S. federal regulations, and the Canadian regulatory regime are intertwined.  TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, currently awaiting approval from the U.S.  Department of State, is gaining as much attention for its regulatory ...

  • The analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in marine samples

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) have been determined in marine samples for many years, but have only rarely been included in either national or international monitoring programmes. PAH can arise in the environment from natural sources, oil and petroleum products and combustion processes. Although oil spills influence PAH concentrations in local areas, the major sources of PAH are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk management responsibilities under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

    An attorney examines the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on corporate reporting requirements and internal management obligations by extending responsibility for disclosure down through operating divisions and basic business functions. BACKGROUND In quick reaction to corporate scandals that were spreading through the capital markets as rapidly, and with as devastating an effect, as an oil ...


    By AHC Group

  • EHS enforcement corner

    As EHS regulatory activity continues to grow, enforcement activity continues around the world. This month, Enhesa would like to first showcase the US OSHA’s top ten most frequently cited violations of the 2011 fiscal year. This report is a useful guidance to EHS Managers around the globe for reviewing hazard areas and preventing accidents or injuries as we turn into the new year. As seen ...

  • Degassing Refrigerators - Drill-head and Piercing-plier

    1. For what purpose do we have to degas a refrigerator? A refrigerator has to be disposed as hazardous waste. The refrigerants inside a hazardous refrigerator are harmful for the environment (ozone depleting and greenhouse effect). Most common refrigerants are; R12, R134a and R600a. The uncommon is the removal of NH3. Refrigerants are developed to dissolve very easily into ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

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