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  • Liability for Environmental Spills in Ontario

    In the mid-1980’s an unlikely accord was made between the Liberals and the NDP in order to defeat the Progressive Conservative Party opposition. Under the agreement, Ontario premier Bob Rae asked the Liberal Party to help implement what was known as the “spills bill”.   Considered ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Spill Center Opens Kenya Branch for Spill Response in East Africa

    Spill Center, a North American leader in support services for companies involved in accidental spills of hazardous materials, fuel and other regulated substances, has opened a branch in Nairobi, Kenya, to serve clients in East Africa. Founded in Massachusetts over 20 years ago, Spill Center provides clients ...


    By Spill Center, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • FFT-SolutionTM, Used to Assist In Oil Spill Cleanup

    A new green, toxin free, cost efficient Oil Dispersant has been used to assist in the Oil Spill Remediation at a mid-Atlantic naval facility. FFT-SolutionTM an approved EPA registered chemical is now listed on the ...

  • Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

    Halliburton agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle what it calls "a substantial portion" of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The settlement, if approved by a federal court, would allow businesses and property owners who were hurt by the oil spill to collect punitive damages from Halliburton through a fund to be administered by a court-appointed ...


    By Associated Press

  • GBP 13,500 fine for Scottish sewage spill

    A sheriff at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (22 February 2008) imposed a £13,500 fine on Veolia Water Outsourcing Ltd (previously known as Thames Water Services limited) the operators of Seafield Sewage Treatment Works. This followed Veolia’s guilty plea to causing or permitting Scottish Water to discharge screened sewage effluent to the Firth of Forth from Albert Road Pumping Station. SEPA ...

  • Ready T-Bracket Spill Berms measure up to largest spill containment and support requirements

    Oil spills and discharges most commonly happen during the oil storage container transfer process, and during fuel and chemical deliveries. Even though the majority of spills involve less than 100 gallons, most facilities that maintain above-ground storage of more than 1320 gallons of oil are still required to have oil spill plans in place as part of EPA and other regulatory rules. It is ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • EPA Proposal Strengthens Nation’s Preparedness Level and Response to Oil Spills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend requirements under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) to improve the nation’s ability to plan for and respond to oil spills. This proposal addresses issues raised by the public, responders, government, and industry officials during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  ...

  • Washington Fines Greek Shipper Without Oil Spill Readiness Plan

    OLYMPIA, Washington, August 29, 2007 (ENS) - The Washington state Department of Ecology has levied an $8,500 fine against the Greek shipping firm Marmaras Navigation Co. Ltd. for operating a cargo vessel in Washington waters for five days without a state-approved oil spill readiness plan. The Department of Ecology could have levied a fine up to $100,000 a day. The penalty against ...

  • Transportation Spill Emergencies Subject of Free New White Paper

    A transportation accident or emergency release requiring environmental cleanup requires fast action to contain the spill generator's costs and limit potential liability. Shippers and transporters who are not adequately prepared to handle spill emergencies quickly and comply with all reporting requirements can end up with major expenses for cleanup and disposal services, liability issues and steep ...


    By Spill Center, Inc.

  • Honolulu Must Address Problems That Led to Waikiki Sewage Spill

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. EPA, the Hawaii Attorney General's Office, and the Hawaii Department of Health have reached an interim agreement with the City and County of Honolulu that will correct the worst problems in Honolulu's wastewater collection system. This settlement resolves a civil enforcement action that the United States and ...

  • EPA Settlement Yields Improved Ability for Nantucket Company to Respond to Oil Spills

    Harbor Fuel, a facility that stores large amounts of fuel on Nantucket, has improved the facility’s oil spill prevention techniques and will acquire an emergency response spill trailer and other equipment/supplies that will help protect Nantucket’s unique and vulnerable environment from oil spills, under the terms of a settlement with EPA for allegedly failing to adequately prepare ...

  • Oregon fuel companies fined for federal oil spill prevention and response violations

    Tyree Oil Inc., Carson Oil Co., and Ferrell’s Fuel Network will pay fines and invest in facility upgrades for violating federal oil spill prevention and response rules at their Oregon facilities, according to separate settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA inspections of each facility from 2007 and 2011 found multiple violations of federal spill prevention rules and ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • Two N.H. companies face fines for oil spill prevention violations (NH)

    Two New Hampshire companies with facilities that store significant amounts of oil each face penalties of up to $177,500 for their failure to take adequate precautions to prevent and contain oil spills, in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. According to complaints issued recently by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Munce’s Superior and Munce’s Superior Petroleum ...

  • Sunken Great Lakes oil pipeline raises spill fears

    A freshwater channel that separates Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas is a premier Midwestern tourist attraction and a photographer's delight, offering spectacular vistas of two Great Lakes, several islands and one of the world's longest suspension bridges. But nowadays the Straits of Mackinac is drawing attention for something that is out of sight and usually out of mind, and which some ...


    By Associated Press

  • Abidjan Convention moves to protect Africa`s coasts from oil spills Nairobi

    The coastal waters of West, Central and Southern Africa - from Mauritania down to the tip of the continent in South Africa - are of vital importance to the region's economy. The marine ecosystems and coastal areas support rich fisheries and tourism and are also home to numerous busy ports. But over the last three decades, rapid development, pollution and improper use of resources have had a ...

  • ASTM F625 / F625M - 94(2011)e1 standard practice for classifying water bodies for spill control systems

    This practice is to be used as a guide to classify water bodies for spill control systems. These classifications may be used in formulating standards for design, performance, evaluation, contingency and response planning, contingency and response plan evaluation, and standard practice for spill control systems. Relatively few parameters of broad range ...


    By ASTM International

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