Spill Regulations News

  • Devon Grennan appointed president of SCAA

    Devon Grennan, CEO and President of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., has been appointed President of the Spill Control Association of America (SCAA). SCAA is a professional association representing spill control contractors, manufacturers, distributors, government agencies, and various qualified individuals within the industry. ...

  • Looking for Basic Online Spill Responder Course?

    Spill Responders in their workplace setting are familiar with the products that are in use; unlike public responders that may be called to respond to a spill that can be the result of any number of products or wastes. Hespro's online training builds on our knowledge of products and or wastes at our workplace setting and directs the participant on the path to creating contingencies based on ...


    By Hespro

  • EnviroSpill 2017 Conference and Exhibition

    RECSO EnviroSpill will be held from 10 - 12 April 2017 at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Comprising an international ...

  • Oil Spill Response Planning in the Pacific Northwest

    What is the rule? Chapter 173-186 of the State of Washington Administrative Code (WAC) establishes oil spill contingency plan, drill and equipment verification requirements, and provisions for inspection of records for owners and operators of railroads required to submit oil spill contingency plans under chapter 90.56 Revised Code of Washington (RCW), and for the response contractors that ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Register Now for CANECT16 - Environmental Conference and Tradeshow

    This leading environmental management and compliance training forum offers you a choice of eight cost-effective and practical professional development courses, designed to help you meet your environmental responsibilities, and two trade shows.  Registrants can choose to attend one, two or three days. Register for all three days and save $600.00  Click ...

  • Teck Metals ordered to pay $3 million fine

    Teck Metals Ltd. was ordered to pay a $3,000,000 penalty on February 29, 2016, in British Columbia Provincial Court after pleading guilty to three offences under the Fisheries Act related to releases of effluent deleterious to fish into the Columbia River. In addition to the penalty, Teck Metals Ltd. agreed to undertake on-site improvement ...

  • BC Introduces New legislation to enable world-leading provincial spills regime

    Amendments to the Environmental Management Act (EMA), introduced today will, if passed, provide the legal foundation to establish a new, world-leading spill preparedness and response regime to address environmental emergencies in B.C. The proposed spills regime will ensure effective preparedness, response and recovery measures are in place for hazardous substance spills, from any ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spill

    The country's largest electric company is being fined $6.6 million for environmental pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014, North Carolina environmental regulators said Tuesday. The fine covers violations that Duke Energy admitted when it pleaded guilty to federal pollution crimes nine months ago and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution, the state ...


    By Associated Press

  • APNewsBreak: New Mexico to sue EPA over mine spill

    New Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states, officials said Thursday. The New Mexico Environment Department said it filed a notice of its intention to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the spill. The lawsuit would be a first and also would ...


    By Associated Press

  • Innovyze Ships InfoWater 2D: Next Generation of Two-Dimensional Modeling of Water Spill from Catastrophic Main Breaks

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide availability of InfoWater 2D, a breakthrough geospatial water distribution network management solution for accurate two-dimensional (2D) above-ground modeling of water spill from main breaks and ...


    By Innovyze

  • Colorado area open to Superfund cleanup after mine spill

    Southwestern Colorado officials said Friday that they are ready to talk to the Environmental Protection Agency about a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater and polluted rivers in three states this summer. It would be an important step toward cleaning up hundreds of idle mines that have been pouring acidic wastewater ...


    By Associated Press

  • DESMI`s New Step into Poland

    To strengthen our local presence in Poland we established a company in Warsaw on 1 September 2015. Poland is a very important growth market to DESMI in all business segments, i.e. marine & offshore, industry, oil spill response, defence & fuel, and utility. “We have done business in Poland for many years, and by setting up a DESMI entity in Poland we are able to offer direct local ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • State, feds won`t pursue $92M more in `89 Exxon Valdez spill

    The state and federal governments have decided not to pursue $92 million in additional damages from Exxon Mobil Corp., citing the recovery of ducks and sea otters in Alaska's Prince William Sound following a devastating oil spill more than two decades ago. In a court filing made on Wednesday, government attorneys said patches of lingering oil that ...


    By Associated Press

  • California to phase out microbeads used in soaps, toothpaste

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday requiring California to phase out the use of microscopic exfoliating beads in personal care products sold in the state starting in 2020 to protect fish and wildlife. The tiny plastic beads found in soap, toothpaste and body washes are so small that they are showing up in the bodies of fish and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Feds: Proposed pipeline rules could have prevented accidents

    New federal rules proposed for pipelines that carry oil and other hazardous liquids could have prevented more than 200 accidents since 2010, including a Michigan rupture that ranks as the costliest onshore spill in U.S. history, federal officials said. The U.S. Transportation Department proposal announced Thursday covers more than 200,000 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Court upholds $236M verdict in Exxon Mobil pollution case

    New Hampshire's highest court upheld a record $236 million judgment Friday against Exxon Mobil for its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state. A jury reached the verdict in April 2013 after finding the company liable in a long-running lawsuit over contamination by the chemical MTBE. Lasting nearly four months, the trial was the longest and resulted in the largest ...


    By Associated Press

  • US pipeline agency fines Exxon subsidiary $2.6 million

    Federal regulators announced Thursday they are assessing a $2.6 million civil penalty against ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. for a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released its final report on the Pegasus pipeline leak that spilled roughly 3,190 barrels of oil near Mayflower and Lake Conway about ...


    By Associated Press

  • A-1 Petroleum in Washington settles with EPA to resolve spill prevention planning violations, protect local waters

    A-1 Petroleum and Propane, Inc., located in Ellensburg, Washington, has agreed to settle emergency planning violations with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. A-1 Petroleum is the largest petroleum distributor in Kittitas County, Washington, marketing fuels, lubricants and propane to commercial and residential customers on the eastern slope of the Cascades. The announced settlement includes ...

  • EPA Settlement Ensures that Ludlow, Mass. Water is Better Protected from Oil Spills

    Buckeye Pipe Line Co., the owner of a more than 4 million gallon oil storage facility in Ludlow, Mass., has agreed to pay a penalty of $78,780 to resolve claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated federal oil spill prevention regulations. Based on an inspection of the Ludlow facility, EPA alleged that the company’s federally required oil spill prevention plan was ...

  • New pipeline safety rule pending after increase in accidents

    A long-delayed rule to strengthen safety requirements for pipelines that move oil and other hazardous liquids will be unveiled this month following a recent surge in accidents, the U.S. government's pipeline safety administrator said Friday. More than five years in the making, the rule will determine if extra safety measures required in environmentally sensitive and populated areas should be ...


    By Associated Press

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