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



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


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.

2016 Course Catalog Cover

Client Quotes of the Day

We received some great client feedback from our Air Force users:

“Excellent training or refresher training.”

“Good program overall.”

“Good material with a well written assessment.”

“The … training tutorials were interesting. I liked that it showed you which questions you missed for retake.”

“Very good course. Thank you.”


Thanks, Air Force. We strive to make your Environmental and Safety training as helpful as possible!

New Courses Added!

ECATTS is proud to announce 2 new courses recently added to our catalogue of training!

Both are targeting our Command Duty Officers and were customized for specific Naval Bases:

1.  Command Duty Officer (CDO) Environmental Training: Naval Base Kitsap 

This training is an introduction to the general environmental duties and responsibilities of the CDOs at NB Kitsap. Topics covered include regulatory requirements, spill response actions, stormwater pollution prevention, hazardous waste, recycling, odors, air emissions, and animals.

Average completion time: 15 minutes

2.  Command Duty Officer (CDO) Environmental Training: Naval Station Everett 

This training provides an introduction to the general environmental duties and responsibilities of theCDOs at NAVSTA Everett. Topics include regulatory requirements, spill response actions, storm drain sluice gate valves, stormwater outfall locations, stormwater pollution prevention, hazardous waste, recycling, odors and animals.

Average completion time: 15 minutes

To learn more about our training, check out our online catalogue now!

Looking For A Specific Training Course?

ECATTS offers a wide variety of environmental and safety, occupational and health training courses, but there are a few that stand out among the rest.

Here’s a highlight of some of the most popular courses:

  • EMS
  • Recycling
  • General Environmental Compliance Information
  • Hazardous Waste Management

Or, are you looking for training on current Environmental Issues? We can help with that, too! We have the following courses to keep you up-to-date on the training you may need:

  • Environmental Justice (NEW!)
  • Green Procurement Program
  • Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants
  • Sustainable Environmental Management

For a full list of training courses, visit our website at ecatts.com.