ACME Environmental, Inc.
ACME Environmental is committed to providing our customers with safe and quality environmental services. ACME invites you to spend a few minutes watching our company safety video discussing our safety culture and approach to our employees, customers and subcontractor’s safety. ACME Products became a pioneer in the oil spill product manufacturing industry and was one of the first companies in the world to manufacture oil spill containment boom and oil spill skimmers. Prior to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the inception of the Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) program, ACME supported major events across the world with oil spill products. These events included the Amoco Cadiz Oil Spill (1978, Brittany, France), Bay of Campeche Oil Spill (1979, Gulf of Mexico) and Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (1989, Prince William Sound, Alaska). ACME loaded aircrafts at the Tulsa International Airport bi-weekly with environmental products that were delivered to Alaska to support cleanup operations.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Oil Spills
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
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After the Exxon Valdez, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 was passed by the 101st United States Congress and signed by George H. W. Bush. The Act amended the Clean Water Act and addressed issues related to but not limited to preparation and cleanup of oil spills. A portion of the Act created an Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) program. The voluntary program was created to prevent plan holders from presenting detailed list of response resources and strategies in the event their vessel or facility experiences a release into the environment.
Response contractors who are part of the OSRO program are evaluated by the US Coast Guard on their capabilities to meet or exceed requirements set forth in the program. Response contractors are evaluated based on the amount of containment boom, temporary storage capacity, skimmer capacity and response time. Additionally, contractors are required to document monthly maintenance on all response equipment and complete at least two deployments per year.
ACME’s environmental product demand increased significantly after the inception of the OSRO program. Since ACME had the expertise to operate all of the equipment, ACME decided to begin cleaning up oil spills. ACME became the tenth company registered in the program, with over 500 companies now registered. ACME Products focused on product manufacturing and spill response until 2005 when the company was purchased by Andrew Altendorf. ACME Products re-named to Acme Environmental Inc. to better reflect the nature of ACME’s business and mission. Since 2005, ACME has supported national responses with personnel and/or equipment at the 2010 BP Macondo Oil Spill, 2014 Kirby Barge Collision and the 2015 Avian Bird Flu Outbreak along with numerous regional spill cleanups. For information and details on some of ACME’s recent projects, please reference section 2.4.1.
In 2013, ACME created a remediation division to better support its customer’s needs as it related to cleanup of contaminated soil. The remediation division expanded to ACME Remediation LLC in Oklahoma City through acquisition of equipment and experienced remediation personnel in April of 2016. ACME Remediation core services include contaminated soil excavation with off- site disposal, in-situ blending/stabilization and ex-situ chemical oxidation treatment utilizing portable remediation units. ACME’s current customers include midstream, upstream, downstream oil and gas companies as well as environmental spill contractors and consultants, environmental distributors, the cranberry industry, and refineries.
During the past 50 years, ACME Environmental has grown from an environmental product manufacturer and distributor to a diversified environmental company supporting cleanup operations from the initial emergency response to the final site grading. The longevity of the company can be contributed to loyal and hard-working employees committed to safety and the support of the oil and gas industry in oil spill response and clean up.
In closing, ACME Environmental has personnel with a combined total of 50 years of experience in the oil spill industry and 35 years or experience in the remediation industry.
ACME Environmental Inc. and its Affiliates are committed to promoting and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for all, and to minimize the impact of our production processes on the environment.
Employees and other acting on ACME’s behalf are responsible for knowing and complying with all applicable environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) laws and regulations, as well as with ACME’s related policies, standards, and guidelines. ACME management also is responsible for ensuring that employees and other acting on ACME’s behalf are properly trained in these laws and policies. To accomplish these goals, ACME adheres to the following EH&S principles:
- Comply with all relevant state, federal and customer EH&S laws and regulations, and ACME EH&S policies.
- Incorporate appropriate safety and health considerations into employee’s daily job duties and business decisions per OSHA and other regulatory agencies
- Operate and maintain equipment, facilities, and processes in a safe manner.
- Provide all employees with the necessary information, instruction, training, and supervision needed to ensure safe working practices are adhered to, and to develop quality, environmental and safety awareness amongst employees. ACME takes safety very seriously. To ensure employees are both trained and fit for work, the following have been put into place:
- New Employee 4-hour Safety Training (Appendix E)
- Monthly trainings in accordance with Acme’s EH&S policies and any new customer specific training requirements (Appendix F)
- Employee Training includes:
- Hazwoper 40-hour and 8-hour refreshers
- CPR/First Aid Training
- Annual Hazmat Physicals
- Audiometric test
- Pulmonary clearance
- Respirator certification in accordance w/ OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134
- Full face respirator fit test
- Drug and alcohol test
- Blood Work/Labs
- TWIC card holders
- Confined space trained
- Adhere to required customer specific safety trainings (i.e. Sunoco Logistics, Holly Frontier, and Enbridge)
- Random DOT and Non-DOT drug and alcohol testing
- Quarterly Safety Audits conducted by an outside consultant
- Daily JSAs on job-sites
- Member of the following:
- PEC Safety/TPS
- NCMS (DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing)
- DOT Drug & Alcohol Plan compliance audit (Attachment: E) o DISA (Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing)
- ACME’s Commitment to Safety (A-C-T-S) video
With the ever changing safety requirements of our customers, ACME is committed to incorporating the new safety requirements into our ES&H plan.