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OCTOBER NEWS UPDATE




Members Update
To: Members of UK Spill Association
20 October 2017

UKSpill - The voice of the UK spill undustry



UKSPILL17 – FREE SEMINAR BOOK NOW FOR
8th NOVEMBER AT OSRL, SOUTHAMPTON
AN ESSENTIAL FREE SEMINAR - WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, MEET THE AGENCIES, BRIEFINGS ON SCHEME DEVELOPMENTS, NEW SCHEME MANAGER, INSURANCE & LEGAL SESSION

This free Seminar will include Keynote presentations from both UK and European Agencies, with the EA, NRW, SEPA, NIEA and the MCA and a review of the UK Spill Accreditation Scheme.

Keynote speakers include Mark Kirby a Director of CEFAS, Stephane Le Floch of French agency CEDRE, joined by former UKSpill chairman Jon Burton MD of Oracle Environmental.

The programme for the day will also include Bruce McGlashan of the EA and Kerry Anderson of the NIEA giving updates on Agency policy, together with Technical, Operational, Legal and Insurance case studies.

The Co-chairman of UKSpill, Mark Orr will lead a presentation about the upgrade to the UK Accreditation Scheme, and introduce its new Assessor, Alan Furlong.

The seminar will take place at and hosted by OSRL, Lower William Street, Southampton, and will include a dinner for speakers and delegates on the previous day. An opportunity will exist to tour this global oil spill response base.

All members of the UK Spill Association and Accredited Contractors are invited to attend the seminar.

Contact info@ukspill.org

SPILLALERT 18 – EDITORIAL REQUIRED
Issue 18 of SpillAlert, the newsletter of the Association, will feature the Future events, promoting the spill. The deadline for copy and also advertising is 31 October 2017. Contact info@ukspill.org

UKSPILL "APPROVED TRAINING"

UKSpill launched Approved Training, with the support of the UK Environment Agencies, for the approval of spill training courses, in conjunction with and supporting the UKSpill Contractors Accreditation Scheme. Your company Spill Training courses will receive ‘UKSpill Approved Training’ status subject to the approval of the Training content by the independent and experienced Assessors of the UKSpill Accreditation Scheme.

Training course providers seeking ‘UKSpill Approved Training’ status will submit the course outline, the relevant slides, other supporting materials and the expected learning outcomes from the course. All information will remain confidential.

The Scheme Assessor will review the training course information and content submitted by the course provider against the established learning outcomes and anticipated course content established by UKSpill. They will then make a recommendation as to whether the course should be approved by UK Spill or not. If approved status is not recommended , recommendations for potential changes / improvements to the training course will be provided.

It will cost £500 on application for ‘UKSpill Approved Training’ course review, and the approved status will last for 3 years, after which time the course will need to be re-assessed to ensure changes in regulation or best practice have been accommodated in the course syllabus.

For more information please contact info@ukspill.org

INTERSPILL 2018: REMINDER FOR INDUSTRY SEMINAR - CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
As in previous editions, Interspill has featured an Industry Seminar, highlighting new products and developments. This is held in a theatre on the Exhibition floor, with free entry for both conference delegates and visitors. The Seminar is held twice daily and has 15 sessions of 30 minutes, members are invited to submit bids for a presentation slot before 30 September to info@interspill.org

UKSPILL HOSTING INTERSPILL 2018:
LAUNCHING INTERSPILL PLUS – FOCUSSED ON LAND SPILLS

UK Spill Association will be hosting the 8th edition of the Interspill Conference & Exhibition at Excel, London on 13-15 March 2018 www.interspillevent.com

Interspill Plus is a special space in the exhibition focused on Spills on Land, with seminars, demonstrations, and presentations. The UKSpill pavilion will see a range of exhibitors from the land sector, as well as organisations such as the EA, BERG, GDS, NCEC and others concerned with spills on land both in UK and globally.

Interspill has grown to become a globally significant event, traditionally focussed on spills at sea, but now also on land.

2018 is the 20th birthday for Interspill having been launched in 1998 and the first event held in Brighton in 2000. UKSpill plans to celebrate this with a special event at the 2018 Interspill.

Interspill attracts over 1200 visitors and delegates over 100 exhibitors and attracts people from over 70 countries. It is organised the British, French, Norwegian Spill trade Associations with IPECA, OSRL representing the oil industry, EMSA, the European Marine Safety Agency and supported by NGO’s including IMO, IOPC Funds, ITOPF, and Cedre.


Roger Mabbott Signature
Roger Mabbott, Executive Director, UK Spill Association,
Antrobus House, 18 College Street,
Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4AD, UK
T : +44 0333 444 1890
M : +44 7793 649643
E info@ukspill.org

www.ukspill.org
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AUGUST MEMBER NEWS



AUGUST 2017 MEMBERS UPDATE

To: Members of UK Spill Association
21 August 2017


* UKSPILL MEMBERSHIP YEAR 2017-18, ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
Members are reminded that the invitation to renew your membership is sent out at the end of August, with dues payable by 1 October, the beginning of the membership year. This year, opportunities exist to bid for a sponsored link on the home page of the website, the cost is £1200 pa, contact info@ukspill.org for details. The next issue of SpillAlert will be published in October, and advertising opportunities are also available from £850 for a half page over 3 issues in the 2017-18 year .


* INTERSPILL 2018 – INDUSTRY SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS & CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

As in previous editions, Interspill has featured an Industry Seminar, highlighting new products and developments. This is held in a theatre on the Exhibition floor, with free entry for both conference delegates and visitors. The Seminar is held twice daily and has 15 sessions of 30 minutes, members are invited to submit bids for a presentation slot before 30 September to info@interspill.org.


* UKSPILL17 – SAVE THE DATE 8 NOVEMBER AT OSRL, SOUTHAMPTON

A Free one day spill seminar will be held at OSRL base in Southampton, on 8 November 2017. Space is limited, so book early.
The seminar will be led by Mark Orr, our new co chair at UKSpill, and feature key note speakers from Cefas, UK and Cedre from France, together with meet the Agencies, and the new Accreditation Scheme Assessor/Manager. Details will be circulated shortly, for more information and booking contact info@ukspill.org .

* UKSPILL AT THE CONTAMINATION EXPO
REMINDER - As in 2016, the association will be represented at the 2017 Contamination Expo being held at Excel in London over 27-28 September 2017. Contact info@ukspill.org
http://www.spillresponseexpo.com/

* MCA CONTRACT - Offshore Oil Containment System 2017 Opportunity
The following link in contractsfinder announced on 18 August provides all the information required to apply for this tender.
https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/4f9eef54-8e4c-4f69-ba1c-42e8bcc43dee?p=@RRPT0=NjJNT08=UFQxUl
 
The following link is to the OJEU advert.
http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:325143-2017:TEXT:EN:HTML
 
 * EMSA CONTRACT – EMSA/OP/13/2017 Two single point inflation (SPI) boom sections
The following link was updated on 17 August for supply contract for the provision of two single point inflation (SPI) boom sections for oil pollution response at sea
http://www.emsa.europa.eu/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=item&cid=111:on-going-calls-for-tenders&id=3049:emsa-op-13-2017&Itemid=132

* SPILLALERT 18 – EDITORIAL REQUIRED
Issue 18 of SpillAlert, the newsletter of the Association, will feature the Future events, promoting the spill. The deadline for copy and also advertising is 15 October 2017. Contact info@ukspill.org


Roger Mabbott, Executive Director, UK Spill Association
T 0333 444 1890 M 07793 649643 E info@ukspill.org W www.ukspill.org

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2017 ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES




UK SPILL ASSOCIATION – ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

Draft Minutes of the 2017, 13th ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING of the UK Spill Association

30 March 2017

The 13th Annual General Meeting of the UK Spill Association was held at Watermen’s Hall, London, on Tuesday 7th March 2017.

1. The meeting opened at 1800hrs. The outgoing chairman, Stewart Ower formally opened the meeting on behalf of co chair R Proctor, and welcomed 15 member companies. The chairman thanked the members for voting for the changes that the Extraordinary vote had introduced in 2016,. He thanked the Board and the Director for their work in support of the changes to the Association that are now underway with the formation of the newco, UK Spill Association Ltd..
2. Apologies were received from new co chair R Proctor. Approval of the minutes of the last meeting was proposed by S Ower and seconded by H Neatherway, and approved by the members.
3. The Chairman then put the resolutions to the members. The resolutions to approve the 3 new Directors, D O’Driscoll, A Garside, and M Orr, the appointment of current and new directors to the Board of the newco, UK Spill Association Ltd., were proposed by R A James and seconded by M Orr. The resolution to extend the Executive Directors Contract to September 2017 was proposed by A Crawford and seconded by P Rayner. All 3 resolutions were approved by the membership. The Accounts for 2015-16 will be circulated with the Minutes.
6. The Executive Director reported on the Association’s activities in 2016-17. Membership is stable, and in 2017, UKSpill will again take a stand at Seawork in June, supported by 5 companies, and also it is planned to build on the success of the Spill Science Seminar, held in October 2016, which was hosted by OSRL. The changes in company structure will complete in 2017, and the first meeting of the new Board will take place in April. The Association continues its support of Interspill, with RA James chairing the new interspill Committee and planning is underway for the 2018 event in London. As part of the changes proposed, it is planned to recruit a manager for the Accreditation Scheme later in 2017.
7. The Chairman then opened the Meeting for discussion by Members – No issues were raised.
8. Any other business – none was raised.
9. Meeting closed at 1820hrs.



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2017 UKSPILL ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

MARCH 2017 MEMBERS UPDATE


To: Members of UK Spill Association
12 March 2017

* 2017 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING REPORT

The 13TH Annual Members Meeting was held on 7th March 2017, at Watermen’s Hall in London. The 16 Member companies present approved the appointments of the new Directors, the new co Chairmen, and thanked the outgoing Chairman and Directors for their contribution. The Meeting was opened to Members to raise issues after the Executive Director outlined plans for the year ahead.

* 2017 UKSPILL AWARDS RESULTS

The winners were – Steve Page, of OHES Environmental who won the £500 prize for Individual of the Year, and RAW Group, for 2nd year in succession, for Responder of the Year.

* INTERSPILL 2018 UPDATE

The Interspill Committee has been meeting regularly to formulate plans for the event next year, see www.interspill.org and booking will open shortly on www.interspillevent.com . Exhibition booking has already started and it is planned to launch the Call for Papers in late April, just ahead of IOPC, at Long Beach, California, in May.
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INTERSPILL 2018 PRESS RELEASE



UPDATE - INTERSPILL 2018, the European oil spill conference and exhibition will take place over 13-15 March 2018, at ExCel, London

The Interspill Committee decided to continue with a successful formula, working with our partner Reed Exhibitions. As in 2012, the 2018 event will be co-located with Oceanology International.

This will be the 8th edition of the event, which launched in 2000. In 2015, at Amsterdam, the event attracted over 1,250 delegates, visitors and exhibitors from 75 countries, making it the most successful event in the Interspill series to date.

The first Call for Papers will be issued in April, and will be based on preliminary themes including Surveillance & Modelling, Offshore Exploration & Production Risks, Shipping & Salvage, and Decommissioning.

It is expected that over 60 technical papers will be presented at the Conference, in addition to holding Science and Industry Seminars, Educational courses, and an Exhibition expecting to have over 100 companies and organisations represented. (book at www.interspillevent.com ).

The scope of the event reflects the strength and breadth of the Interspill Committee, which includes the European Spill industry trade organisations, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, Oil Spill Response Ltd., (OSRL), the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds, (IOPC Funds), the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation, (ITOPF) and France’s Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (CEDRE).

Proceedings of the 2015 Conference, Workshops and Seminars have been published on the Interspill Ltd. website www.interspill.org

Interspill Ltd., is controlled by the European Spill industry associations, from Norway, NOSCA, from France, SYCOPOL, and from UK, the UK Spill Association, together with IPIECA and Oil Spill Response Ltd..

For further information or to book a stand visit www.interspillevent.com

Contact:

Roger Mabbott,
Director,
Interspill Ltd.
info@interspill.org
+44 (0)333 4441890


Geraldine Tyas
Marketing Manager
Energy & Marine Group
Reed Exhibitions
Geraldine.tyas@reedexpo.co.uk
+44 (0)20 8910 7162


Interspill Ltd.
The Interspill Conference and Exhibition is now on its 8th edition, and is part of a Triennial series of global Oil Spill events, in conjunction with IOSC in the United States, and Spillcon in Australia.
T: + 0333 444 1890 E: info@interspill.org W: www.interspill.org


Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customer across industries. www.reedexpo.com







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ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING


2017 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING


To: Members of UK Spill Association
27 February 2017

* 2017 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING AGENDA
* 2017 UKSPILL AWARDS & ANNUAL DINNER

The Board has now confirmed the appointment of 3 new Directors for the vacancies that will occur on the new UK Spill Association Ltd Board. The new Directors are Mark Orr of LCM Environmental, Declan O’Driscoll of OSRL, and Andy Garside of Adler and Allan. These appointments will be put forward for approval, according to the Rules, by the Corporate members at the Annual Members meeting on 7th March 2017. The Board also confirmed the approval of the Directors contract to September 2017.

2017 13th ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING OF THE UK SPILL ASSOCIATION

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

To be held on 7th March 2017 at the Watermen’s Hall,
18 St Mary at Hill, London EC3R 8EF
The Annual Meeting commences at 1800hrs
Drinks Reception at 1830hrs, Dinner at 1900hrs., Awards ceremony at 2100hrs.

Agenda for Annual Members Meeting

1 Chairman opens meeting, apologies, approval of 2016 minutes (see below)
2 Chairman notes result of October 2016 Extraordinary Members vote, new company & Rule changes
3 Members (eligible Corporate) vote to approve a) 3 new Association Directors, D O’Driscoll, M Orr, A Garside b) approve appointment of current Directors, and new Directors to the Board of UK Spill Association Ltd, c) approve renewal of Executive Directors annual contract
4 Executive Director’s Report on future plans, events, and change of company structure
5 Meeting opens for discussion by Members
6 Any other business
7 Meeting closes


28 April 2016

Minutes of the 12th ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING of the UK Spill Association
The 12th Annual General Meeting of the UK Spill Association was held at Watermen’s Hall, London, on Tuesday 26th April 2016.

1. The meeting opened at 1800hrs. The chairman Stewart Ower formally opened the meeting, and welcomed 17 member companies. The chairman outlined his vision for, and progress with change to the Association for the future.
2. Apologies were received from the Environment Agency. Approval of the minutes of the last meeting was proposed by R A James and seconded by H Neatherway, and approved by the members.
3. The Chairman noted that the the ExtraOrdiinary Meeting held in asked the eligible members to vote to approve the appointment of the new Director P Rayner. The Chairman advised the Members that the motion to extend the period of office for Directors from 2 to 3 years had been agreed by the Board to be deferred until the formation of the new company. The appointments of RA James and K Meikle were also proposed to be extended until October 2016, at which time an Extraordinary meeting of the Association is planned to approve the changes to the structure of the organisation. The Chairman also confirmed that the Executive Directors contract was agreed to continue until October 2016. These proposals to Members were proposed by A Crawford, and seconded by S Connolly. The Members agreed to the proposals. Details of the agenda for the Extraordinary Meeting will be circulated after the next Board meeting in July. (The background to the change and the Annual Accounts for 2014-15 will be circulated with the Minutes). Association, which will be put to the Extraordinary meeting planned for October, together with proposals for a new Board of Directors, for members Approval
7. The Chairman then opened the Meeting for discussion by Members – S Connolly raised the issue of the OSRL loan to Interspill. As Director of Interspill Ltd, RM had repaid the loan as funds received from the 2015 event were twice the loan owing. SC also asked why the previous years results were not included with the Agenda and Minutes, RM advised that a pack will be circulated, with details of the proposed changes to the corporate structure and the financial results for the last year.
8. Any other business – none was raised.
9. Meeting closed at 1840hrs.







2017 ANNUAL AWARDS – winners will be announced at the Annual Dinner

BOOK NOW – ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING & DINNER
The Annual Members Meeting will be held at 1800hrs on 7th March 2017 at the Watermen’s Hall in London. The Meeting will be followed by the Annual Dinner, and the 2017 Awards ceremony. Book at info@ukspill.org



Roger Mabbott, Executive Director, UK Spill Association
T 0333 444 1890 M 07793 649643 E info@ukspill.org W www.ukspill.org

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NEW PPG ADVICE FROM DEFRA 12 JULY 2106

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pollution-prevention-for-businesses

Polluting substances

It’s not just hazardous substances that can harm people or the environment. Any substance that’s not found naturally in an environment could cause pollution, and in certain circumstances even natural substances can pollute. For example, pollution can be caused by paper sludge, shampoo, or by dairy products such as milk and cream.

Some substances are directly toxic, eg pesticides, while others affect survival, eg oil that stops oxygen from entering water.

You can reduce the risk of polluting by following this and other specific guidance for:

oil above ground, including petrol, diesel, mineral oil, heating oil or vegetable oil
petrol in underground tanks
silage, slurry and agricultural fuel oil
sheep dip
pesticides, biocides, herbicides and other chemicals
solvents
air pollution

You may need an environmental permit if you’re discharging substances to surface water or groundwater, working with waste or operating an installation, eg a metal finishers or a food production site.

If you pollute, you could get an unlimited fine, go to prison for up to 5 years, or both. You may also have to pay for the whole cost of the clean-up.

Contact the Environment Agency pollution incident hotline if polluting materials have entered or could enter a watercourse or soak into the ground, eg from a leak or uncontained spill.


Contact the Environment Agency for more advice on preventing pollution.
General enquiries

National Customer Contact Centre
PO Box 544
Rotherham
S60 1BY

Email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

Telephone 03708 506 506
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