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  • EPA Proposes Amendments to Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing revisions to certain regulatory requirements for facilities subject to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule. The revisions will tailor and streamline requirements to particular industry sectors and facility owners or operators subject to the rule.  Nothing in this proposed rule removes any regulatory requirement for ...

  • EPA announces final amendments to oil spill prevention, control, and countermeasure rules

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing a final regulation that amends certain requirements for facilities subject to the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule.  The amendments clarify regulatory requirements, tailor requirements to particular industry sectors, and streamline certain requirements for a facility owner or operator subject to the ...

  • New rules proposed as 5-year anniversary of oil spill nears

    A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency. The explosion of the Deepwater rig on April 20, 2010, killed 11 people and dumped as many as 172 million gallons of oil into the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil spill prevention, control, and countermeasure rule gains new amendments

    New amendments to the SPCC rule will clarify regulatory requirements, tailor requirements to particular industry sectors, and streamline certain requirements for facility owners or operators subject to the rule.  With these changes, EPA expects to encourage greater compliance with the SPCC regulations, thus resulting in increased protection of human health and the environment. The ...

  • Yakima fuel distributor violated oil spill prevention and response safety rules

    Wondrack Distributing, Inc. violated federal oil spill prevention and response rules at its Yakima, Washington fuel distribution facility, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA found multiple violations of Clean Water Act spill prevention rules and spill response requirements at the facility. “Companies that store large amounts of fuel must be prepared ...

  • EPA proposes year`s grace on spill prevention rule--but not for offshore drillers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to extend the compliance date by one year for certain facilities subject to recent amendments to the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule. The agency also is announcing that certain facilities will not be eligible for the one-year extension and will have to comply by the current date of Nov. 10, 2010. Last year, EPA amended ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • EPA Issues Final Rule on Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures

    (Washington, D.C.) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is amending certain requirements for facilities subject to EPA's Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations. The SPCC regulations require covered facilities to prevent, prepare for and respond to oil discharges. The final rule will provide alternative compliance options for certain regulated facilities. This ...

  • BP Slide Rules

    International energy giants, BP have teamed up with IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) to publish two slide rules, designed to help with the estimation of foam application rates and thereby reduce the dangers of tank fires. Covering both metric (SI) and imperial units (US), the rules are ideal for tank designers, fire-fighters and fire brigade officers. The rules are part of BP and ...

  • North Slope fuel distributor violated oil spill prevention and response safety rules

    NANA Oilfield Services, Inc. violated federal oil spill prevention and response rules at its Deadhorse, Alaska, fuel storage and distribution facility, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA found multiple violations of Clean Water Act spill prevention rules and spill response requirements at the facility. "Companies that store large amounts of fuel must be ...

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • The 10 Rules of an Effective HazMat First Responder

    The 10 Rules of an Effective HazMat First Responder Accidental releases of industrial products lead to fires, explosions, and death. Famous ones make the news. But in an average year, there are 34,000 hazmat incidents in the US, which makes this a very prevalent hazard across a variety of industries and job sites. More than half are spills of fewer than 10 gallons. The wrong handling of ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

  • NC sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling

    North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps. The state Environmental Management Commission filed notice Monday that it intends to appeal a March 6 ruling by ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nebraska ruling mires Keystone XL in legal limbo

    The Keystone XL pipeline route through Nebraska faces months of legal delays as an obscure state commission now tasked with reviewing the project said Thursday it won't budge until the state courts decide whether the path approved by Gov. Dave Heineman is invalid. A spokesman for the Calgary-based company building the crude oil pipeline says this week's ruling by a Nebraska judge "is a solvable ...


    By Associated Press

  • Court withdraws ruling in BP insurance dispute

    A federal appeals court reversed course Thursday on its earlier ruling favoring BP in a multimillion-dollar insurance dispute, handing at least a temporary setback to the energy giant as it seeks to defray some of the enormous costs associated with the huge 2010 Gulf oil spill. BP has argued that it is entitled to a portion of $750 million in ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Environmental Rules for Polar Shipping established

    Ships trading in the Polar Regions will have to comply with strict safety and environmental provisions specific to the harsh conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic. These regulatory changes are part of the environmental International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) and associated amendments to MARPOL (the International Convention for the Prevention of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EC streamlines rules on protection in case of maritime pollution

    European commissioners this week presented a proposal which further strengthens the existing Community legislation regarding sanctions on those responsible for pollution by ships. Franco Frattini, the Commission's Vice-President responsible for Justice, Freedom and Security said, 'The new directive is an important complement to the Directive on the protection of the environment through ...


    By European Commission

  • Keystone contractor followed federal rules, report says

    A consulting firm that helped write an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline complied with federal rules regarding possible conflict of interest, the State Department's inspector general said Wednesday in a report that buoyed supporters of the controversial pipeline and disappointed critics. The report said the ...


    By Associated Press

  • What caused the Gulf oil spill?

    The following article was written by Thomas R. Krause, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of BST, a leading safety performance consulting firm based in Ojai, California. A failure of leadership led to the April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, killing 11 workers and releasing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Specifically, senior executive leaders ...

  • EPA proposes one year compliance date extension on Spill prevention rule for certain facilities / offshore drilling, production, workover, and certain onshore facilities are not eligible for extension (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to extend the compliance date by one year for certain facilities subject to recent amendments to the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule. The agency is also announcing that certain facilities will not be eligible for the one year extension and will have to comply by the current date of November 10, 2010. Last year, ...

  • 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

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