spill rule Articles

  • Once Again, EPA Proposes Revisions to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule

    Once Again, EPA Proposes Revisions to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule On Monday, December 12, 2005, EPA proposed two separate amendments to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule in the Federal Register. The first streamlines the regulatory requirements for qualified facilities and equipment regulated under 40 CFR part 112 (FR ...

  • Spill prevention, control and countermeasure

    Background One of the EPA’s mandates is to prevent oil spills from polluting our nation’s navigable waterways which are defined under the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act as any waterway or body of water that is used for ...

  • The 1998 PCB Disposal Amendments: Guide to the 1998 PCB "Mega Rule"

    INTRODUCTION On June 29, 1998, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a sweeping series of changes in the PCB regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Commonly known as the Mega-Rule or PCB Disposal Amendments (due to its focus largely on waste management issues), this long-awaited rule encompasses more than 80 changes in the regulations and spans more ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • 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

  • The Hazard Communication Rule: Their Right to Know; Your Duty to Inform

    Untitled Document More than 32 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemical hazards on the job. If you find that ...


  • Establishing PCB Cleanup Levels for Historical Spills in Texas

    INTRODUCTIONPolychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a mixture of chlorine atoms and biphenyl molecules that combine to form complex chlorinated organic compounds that were manufactured and widely used in the United States from the 1940s through 1978. The chemical characteristics of PCBs made them desirable for use because of their electrical properties and low flammability. Unfortunately, the PCBs ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Offshore oil spill clean up case study

    In the event of a major incident occurring offshore, for example a tanker casualty running aground or breaking up for any reason, it is of paramount importance to deploy emergency response to protect and save human life. Once this has been done an assessment of the casualty should be made on whether it is possible to salvage the vessel and its contents and to assess the type and amount of oil ...

  • Professional Engineers Out on the Street….Changes to the SPCC Rule Creating Fewer Opportunities for Work as Industry Finds Some Regulatory Relief

    Professional Engineers Out on the Street….Changes to the SPCC Rule Creating Fewer Opportunities for Work as Industry Finds Some Regulatory Relief. Almost a year to the day, the USEPA Office of Emergency Management has finalized the second of two sets of amendments to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule proposed on Monday, December 12, 2005. This ruling has several ...

  • Lender Liability under CERCLA, the Asset Conservation, Lender Liability, and Deposit Insurance Protection Act of 1996 and the New Jersey Spill Act

    In this current climate of loan defaults and foreclosures, lenders are becoming increasingly concerned with their potential environmental liability when deciding whether or not to accept known contaminated property as collateral for loans. While such lender concerns are understandable, lenders are afforded significant state and federal liability protection, even after foreclosure, such that ...

  • Monitoring Siltation

    This 15-page White Paper is recommended reading for (A) those who are to create a sediment spill monitoring system, and (B) those who are to create permit rules and regulations for sediment spill monitoring. The paper is devidid in three parts: 1. Justification, why measure sediment spill 2. Advice for the creation of a spill monitoring system 3. Advice for the formulation of ...


    By Lindorm, Inc.

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part I

    There are numerous federal, state, and local environmental regulations that apply to aviation facilities. The requirements are continually expanding due to new and revised regulations. There has recently been a significant increase in inspection frequency and official letters of non-compliance. FBO facilities are the most often targeted. Since fuel storage is usually the greatest environmental ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • How toxic is coal ash? A laboratory toxicity case study

    Under a consent agreement among EPA and proponents both for and against stricter regulation, EPA is to issue a new coal ash disposal rule by the end of 2014. Laboratory toxicity investigations often yield conservative estimates of toxicity since many standard test species are more sensitive than resident species, thus could provide information useful to the rule‐making. However, few laboratory ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Accidental Releases Analysis for Toxic Aqueous Solutions

    As a result of the cluster rule for the control of the hazardous air pollutants, pulp and paper mills are in the process of further substituting chlorine with aqueous chlorine dioxide for their bleaching operations. In addition, ammonia aqueous solutions are applied by paper mills in various processes. An evaporation model including both heat and mass transfer for aqueous solutions has been ...

  • February 2006 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

  • December 2005 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

  • LEGAL LOOKOUT: EPA Proposes Amendment to SPCC Plan Requirements

    On Dec. 12, 2005, the EPA proposed to amend Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan requirements to reduce the regulatory burden these requirements impose on covered entities. The agency also released a document entitled SPCC Guidance for Regional Inspectors to assist regional inspectors in assessing a facility's implementation of SPCC requirements. As such, the document is an ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Accidental releases analysis for toxic aqueous solutions

    Abstract As a result of the cluster rule for the control of the hazardous air pollutants, pulp and paper mills are in the process of further substituting chlorine with aqueous chlorine dioxide for their bleaching operations. In addition, ammonia aqueous solutions are applied by paper mills in various processes. An evaporation model including both heat and mass transfer for aqueous ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Innovative use of lamella clarifiers for central stormwater treatment in separate sewer systems

    Lamella settlers have been used in the past few years for the sedimentation of particles in wastewater and stormwater applications. A new and very innovative approach for the treatment of stormwater flows is proposed which extends the portfolio of solutions beyond traditional settling tanks. Surface runoff is stored in a sewer or a basin and finally treated in a small but continuously operated ...


    By IWA Publishing

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