oil spill liability Articles

  • Article: Some recent developments regarding liability for damage resulting from oil pollution – from the perspective of an EU Member State

    INTRODUCTION Pollution damage caused by spills from oil tankers is still, unfortunately, an important threat to the marine environment and various (economic) activities related to the coast. Because of the scale of a major pollution incident, the environment and livelihood of many thousands of people can easily be severely affected, as was most recently illustrated by the ‘Erika’ incident (1999) ...


  • 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 financial hedging of contributions by oil firms to the IOPC Funds

    The liability and compensation for the damage caused by maritime oil spills have been regulated by the 1992 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (1992 Civil Liability Convention) and the 1992 International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund Convention (1992 IOPC Fund). In this compensation regime, the contributions of oil firms to the IOPC Funds are based on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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.

  • On Site Bioremediation Of Oily Ballast Waters Of Ships and Tankers

    A poster presentation was made at the International Ballast Water symposium held in London, UK Paper discusses application of bioremediation products for ship board remediation of oily ballast water on ships and tankers and presents some case studies on bioremediation of industrial oily waste. Abstract Discharge of oily wasie ballast waier is a perpetual problem for most types of ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Automotive Dismantling: Mount Gravatt Auto Wreckers

    Background Mt Gravatt Auto Wreckers (MGAW) is an automotive dismantling business located in the catchment area of Bulimba creek on Brisbane’s south side. It is a medium sized business and has a staff of three. Since taking over the business two years ago, Mark Breeds, the proprietor, has made significant changes towards improving the quality of his workplace. He was confronted with the ...


  • Nuclear Plant in southeastern United States case study

    Turning Liquid Waste into Solid Money Savings using QUIK-SOLID© Project Background: A nuclear plant located in southeastern United States had to dispose of approximately 7,000 gallons (26,488 L) of liquid sludge that resulted from aggressive preventive maintenance activities. The plant stored the watery sludge in B-25 boxes (90 ft each). The slightly ...


    By CETCO

  • Implementing SPCC Requirements and Storm Water BMPS at a Large Industrial Facility

    ABSTRACTRecently, much attention has been focused on storm water pollution prevention and spill management. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Final Rule for Oil Pollution Prevention (40 CFR Part 112) on July 17, 2002, making major changes to the original rule issued in 1973. Facilities subject to this regulation must amend their Spill Prevention, Control, and ...

  • 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 & ...

  • A REC is a REC, right? Wrong!

    A Recognized Environmental Condition, or REC for short, is a term everyone involved in a commercial property transaction is familiar with. It is a potential problem area for the perspective commercial property buyer, a red flag to the lender, and often a headache for the seller and buyer both. Officially defined by ASTM International (ASTM, E-1527-05) as “the presence or likely presence of any ...

  • EHS governance: Responding to crisis at Ashland

    When Ashland 'got religion' in 1988, it provoked serious and valuable reform to rebuild public confidence that improved performance and instilled a culture of environmental responsibility in the organization. THE BEGINNING January 2, 1988, is the day that some people say that Ashland 'got religion.' I will never forget the news flash on CNN that an oil spill had occurred on the Monongahela River ...


    By AHC Group

  • 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

  • Remediation of silty-clay hydrocarbon contaminated site using Ivey-sol selective phase transfer technology

    Earlier this year, Ivey International Inc. secured its first remediation project in Alberta using its Ivey-sol Selective Phase Transfer Technology (SPTT). This patented technology is being used to treat extensive soil and groundwater contamination at an active service station in Red Deer, Alberta. With a residential area nearby, the environmental sensitivity is relatively high. Unfortunately, ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Balancing growth and conservation - Precast concrete manholes become part of the stormwater solution

    When American Fork, Utah, decided to approve construction of a 175-acre commercial center, the city engineers had to consider the environmental effect it would have on a 45-acre wetland right next door. Under the EPA´s Phase II Storm Water Rules, adapted in late 1999, almost any city large enough to require a storm sewer system must balance growth with the environmental impacts of ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

  • Organic Strategies for Today`s Business Environment

    In Today’s Business Environment, Successful Businesses Use Organic Strategies To Add Value Organic Strategies Assure Businesses Minimize Risk, Maximize Value And Optimize Performance while achieving hit ratios in excess of 90% Today’s globally transparent business environment, feeding off the information highway, has brought an end to some traditional business/sales theories. In a global ...


  • Internal Auditing for Compliance & EMS Performance

    Many companies today conduct their own environmental audits to monitor compliance and keep management informed of environmental performance. Why is this important? If you ask these companies, you will generally hear this reason Risk management The liabilities resulting from noncompliance with environmental regulations can be severe, and include both monetary penalties and personal ...


    By ERS Global

  • Into the New Millennium - Is Your Business Strategy Sustainable?

    What is sustainability? The World Commission on Environment and Development (also known as the Bruntland Commission) defines sustainable development as 'development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.' Sustainable businesses recognize that finite natural resources are available to a rapidly increasing global ...


    By ERS Global

  • Corporate standards: good enough in today’s world?

    Have you ever questioned whether or not your corporate standards were comprehensive enough to ensure compliance globally? Do you feel confident that your facilities all over the world have all of the right tools to be compliant locally? In May 2012, hundreds of EHS Managers from some of the world’s largest multinational organizations tuned in to Enhesa’s recent webinar, Going Beyond ...

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