EPA cites oil company for spill prevention and control violations

EPA cites Longview, WA, Oil company for spill prevention and control violations.The settlement agreement includes both fines and installation of an upgraded spill detection system.

“(Seattle) February 2, 2017 – EPA has settled with Wilson Oil Inc., (doing business as Wilcox & Flegel Oil Co.) for alleged Clean Water Act spill prevention violations at its Longview Terminal facility in Longview, Washington.

EPA determined after a 2015 inspection that the company had failed to implement an adequate Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan and lacked adequate secondary containment for large oil storage tanks in one of the Terminal’s tank farms. Since the inspection, the company constructed new secondary containment for that tank farm and upgraded their SPCC plan.

As part of the settlement, the Company will pay a $44,069 civil penalty and will implement a Supplemental Environmental Project worth approximately $125,000.”

Don’t wait for a violation to take action. Get the training you need now to maintain compliance and keep yourself, your company and the environment safe.

ECATTS offers both SPCC training, as well as training in Environmental Laws and Liability, which includes the Clean Water Act and Pollution Prevention Act. Check out all of our available environmental and safety training courses for Contractors at: https://training.ecatts.com/ppCatalogAll.

2017 Training Catalog is out!

Have you checked out our new modules yet? Our 2017 training catalog is out and available at http://ecatts.com/websitePDFs/CourseCatalog.pdf.

Here, you can view our extensive list of existing courses, as well as our new ones like:

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles in the United States
  • Heavy Metal Awareness Training – NAS Whidbey Island
  • Introduction to Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Introduction to Drinking Water Systems:  In-depth 6 part training
  • PPV Environmental Training Series:  16 Modules
  • Sustainable Procurement Program (SPP) Awareness

 

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As always, if you have any questions about our training, you can contact us directly at support@ecatts.com.

 

More Client Quotes

We are thrilled to share some great feedback from our Air Force clients and even happier to know we are keeping our customers satisfied with their system!

“Location based training was very helpful and informative. Much better than generic training.”

“One of the better Online training.”

“Outstanding Training.”

“thanks for making it [short], also the reading totally prepared me for the test, thanks for being straightforward.”

“great information!!”

“I LOVED IT!!!!!!”

     – Air Force ESOHTN system clientele

Winter Newsletters are here!

Happy New Year! Winter Newsletters are out and ready for your viewing!

Check them out now:

ECATTS: http://ecatts.com/pdf/ECATTSnewsletterWinter2017.pdf

ESOHTN: http://ecatts.com/pdf/ESOHTNnewsletterWinter2017.pdf

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RCRA turns 40

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) turns 40 this year, with the original law signed on October 21, 1976. That’s 40 years of working to protect the health of communities by promoting resource conservation and implementing safe waste management practices to ensure a cleaner environment for future generations.

Staying aware of these issues is important for everyone. Did you know about our ECATTS’ RCRA Annual Refresher Courses? We offer multiple awareness courses focusing on RCRA’s important issues such as HAZMAT Regulations, Environmental Laws & Liability, Hazardous Properties, Hazardous Waste, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Standards Applicable to Generators.

For more information on these courses, check out our full training catalog and visit our website now.

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Client Quotes of the Day

Wow! We received even more great feedback from our wonderful Navy clients.

Thanks, Navy! Customer satisfaction is our goal.

 

“Good awareness training of the Environmental Management System.”

“GOOD TRAINING AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!”

“Great training for CDO’s.”

“LOVE that if I got any questions wrong, I only retake those questions.”

“subject was excellent”

“thank you for the review of the strengths and weakness section. it helps me recognize how to further improve my skills”

“The best (least buggy and frustrating) training yet.”

“Very helpful system, easy to use. Thank you!”

“Very informed training. I appreciate that the command is doing something positive to the only planet we have.”

“Superb technical / customer support in reestablishing my account.”

September is Preparedness Month

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?

National Preparedness Month is a yearly reminder for all Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies that can occur.

EPA offers helpful links to assist in your planning, prepping and recovery. Topics include how to report emergencies, how to prepare your home, school or business, and how to share information.

You can visit the page now at https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/september-preparedness-month.