Major SPCC Violation

A fuel storage terminal in Guam will pay a six-figure, $150,000 civil penalty for failing to maintain a certified oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC Plan) as well as failure to implement a Facility Response Plan (FRP). Any facility that contains and stores large volumes of oil must create, certify, and maintain a set plan in order to be prepared to prevent and control releases of oil into United States waters. The fuel terminal in Guam, home to above ground storage tanks capable of holding a maximum capacity of more than one million gallons of oil is well above the volume of oil that requires an SPCC plan, yet they didn’t have one. If your facility has in excess of 1

Mercury Added to TSCA Reporting Requirements

In late June 2018, US EPA finalized rulemaking that would require manufacturers, importers, distributors, and users of mercury and mercury-added to products to report to EPA about their activities. This new chemical reporting requirement, issued under TSCA Section 8(b)(10), will enable the EPA to fulfill a statutory mandate under Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21stCentury Act. It states that, “Once every three years, EPA must release an inventory of mercury supply, use and trade from the data collected from industry”. EPA estimates that this new reporting requirement will result in over 72,600 hours and $5.8 million in its first year of reporting. This will include the time that

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