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08 2019

BSEE director focuses industry attention on offshore safety performance and environmental stewardship at key meetings

2019-09-05T17:25:07+00:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

NEW ORLEANS – Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Scott Angelle met with staff and offshore energy representatives at key meetings in the Gulf of Mexico region this week to underscore the importance of safe and environmentally sustainable operations. He delivered remarks at both the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Well Control [...]

08 2019

2019 Guidelines for the U.S. Coast Guard OSRO Classification Program

2019-08-14T20:28:49+00:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

The Marine Safety Information Bulletin announces the 2019 update to the Guidelines for the Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) Classification Program. These updates are a collaborative effort between the Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy (CG-MER), the National Strike Force Coordination Center (NSFCC), and Coast Guard subject matter experts to more closely align the program [...]

07 2019

Permian producers may need to spend more or consider mergers

2019-08-05T21:25:34+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

As the sweet spots of the booming Permian Basin are drilled, oil companies will need to either spend more money or consider mergers and acquisitions to keep up their crude production volumes, according to the energy research firm Wood Mackenzie. The conundrum is that Wall Street is punishing the stocks of public energy companies that [...]

06 2019

Trans Mountain stake should go to Indigenous owners on route, B.C. chief says

2019-08-05T17:21:51+00:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: News, News & Articles|

CALGARY – The chairman of a B.C. indigenous group seeking to buy a stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline says Ottawa should favour communities along the route when deciding who can make an ownership bid. Chief Michael LeBourdais of Whispering Pines Clinton Indian Band near Kamloops, B.C., says for that reason he supports the efforts [...]

06 2019

NJ Resources, Inc. is a sponsor of Clean Pacific

2019-06-11T03:17:27+00:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

NJ Resources, Inc. is a sponsor of Clean Pacific to be held June 18-20, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, British Columbia.  CLEAN PACIFIC brings together the tight-knit response community in the Western United States and Canada to address spill prevention and response matters pertinent to that region's environmental sensitivities.  Follow this link for additional details on [...]

06 2019

Alaska notes improvements in spill response since Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

2019-06-10T20:31:23+00:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: News, News & Articles|

On March 24, 1989 the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil. The spill had a lasting effect on Alaskans. “The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill changed how we do things in Alaska,” said Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Jason Brune. “Thirty years later, thanks to lessons learned [...]

06 2019

Washington is proposing changes to railroads’ oil spill response efforts

2019-06-10T20:30:12+00:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: News, News & Articles|

Changes proposed to strengthen railroads’ oil spill response efforts Requirements would protect people, wildlife and the environment OLYMPIA – Railroad lines stretch across thousands of miles in Washington, often along pristine rivers and shorelines of the state. An oil spill from a train could pose a significant threat not only to the environment but to people [...]

04 2019

Oregon is closing gaps in spill response planning for rail routes

2019-06-10T20:26:44+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: News, News & Articles|

Closing Gaps in Spill Response Planning for Rail Routes Oil and hazardous material spills are toxic and threaten public health and the environment. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s ability to prepare for those types of spills along rail routes is limited due to gaps in regulatory authority.  Proposed legislation, House Bill 2209, would address [...]

01 2019

Inland Facilities Contingency Plans & Financial Responsibility

2019-06-10T20:26:58+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: News, News & Articles|

The emergency regulations governing the development of oil spill contingency plans and financial responsibility for inland facilities, pipelines, refineries and railroads became effective Sept. 3, 2015. Affected industry members had until January 1, 2016 to submit facility contingency plans and Certificates of Financial Responsibility. The statewide regulations implementing Senate Bill 861 were approved for permanent [...]

10 2018

USCG – 2016.1 NPREP Guidelines

2018-10-05T10:12:36+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News, News & Articles|

The US Coast Guard has issued a notice announcing the availability of the 2016.1 National Preparedness for Exercise Response (NPREP) Guidelines. The revised guidelines entered into effect on 1 October 2018. 83 Fed. Reg. 49563 (10/2/18) [].