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The Valero Jetty in Pembrokeshire, was closed off after the leak on Thursday. Officials said the vast majority of the spill was contained – although more tests are under way.

Andrea Winterton, of Natural Resources Wales (NRW), said it was difficult to predict what the environmental impacts will be. “We’re not sure where or when any further oil will come ashore… but we’ll keep monitoring all the beaches and working with our partners to ensure where it does come ashore, we clean it up appropriately,” she said.

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ISAA - CASTLE ARCHDALE TRAINING COURSE 25-26 SEPTEMBER

Provisional Agenda for Castle Archdale
25th – 26th September 2019

25th September

0830 – 0900 Registration at Castle Archdale
0900 – 0915 General Introduction

Morning Session devoted to Domestic Heating Oil Spills

0915 – 1100 Smell of oil in the house – actions and solutions
Site investigations. Air sampling
Keeping the customer informed. At what point do you stop.
Dealing with insurance companies, loss adjusters and assessors
Can the accreditation scheme Code of Practice help?
1100 – 1115 Tea/Coffee
1115 – 1200 Looking in detail at specific treatment methods –
Dig & dump, vacuum extraction, bioremediation, air sparging etc
1200 – 1230 Dealing with contaminated ground water
1230 – 1300 Taking both soil and liquid samples.
1300 – 1345 Lunch break

Afternoon Session devoted to Surface Water Spills

1345 – 1430 Types and use of oil absorbents
1430 – 1500 Oil retention booms – types, materials and use
1500 – 1530 Oil skimmers – types and use
1530 – 1545 Tea/Coffee
1545 – 1615 Ancillary equipment – emergency holding tanks, pumps,
oil/water separators
1615 – 1700 General discussion. New developments. Questions & answers

End of lectures for the day

1800 -1900 Accreditation meeting at Manor House Country Hotel
1915 (Optional) Assemble on “Lady of the Lake” for dinner with possible after dinner speaker



Accommodation is available in the area or accommodation can be booked at reduced rates at The Manor House Country Hotel, Enniskillen. This is a country house hotel which stands in its own grounds bordering Lough Erne. Partners would be welcome at the evening dinner on “Lady of the Lake” but places are limited so an early indication of places required would be necessary. As further background Castle Archdale is a very large country park with Tea Rooms also bordering Lough Erne. It is situated about 4 miles from the Hotel.






26th September
Day devoted to surface water spills – part in lecture room but majority practical “hands-on” use of equipment on site.

0900 – 0915 Meet in lecture room at Castle Archdale
0915 – 1000 Surface water clean-up techniques. What is the plan?
Health & Safety briefing and risk assessments.
1000 – 1500 Divide into teams – max. 10 people per team. During the day each team will: Exercise One on stream
Carry out site risk assessment
Develop a clean-up plan based on a given scenario
Build an in-stream dam/interceptor
Deploy small size oil retention boom
Deploy absorbents
Use a shallow water skimmer with pump
Set up recovered product holding tank
Exercise Two on Lough
Carry out site risk assessment. Develop a clean-up plan
Deploy oil retention boom around sunken vessel, this may involve deployment of anchors. Boat handler must have an appropriate ticket
Set up skimming operation
Pump recovered product into holding tank
Exercise Three on lough shore
Carry out site risk assessment. Develop a clean-up plan
Deploy shore (beach) seal boom and any other required boom
Set up an oil recovery operation
Use beach flushing equipment if available
Set up recovered product holding tank

NOTE: Each team will be required to fully “wrap-up” equipment after each exercise
Lunch is NOT provided but, depending on work progress, a lunch break may be taken during the day. The site Tea Rooms will be available for food if required.

1515 – 1600 Re-assemble in Lecture Room for debrief and comment.

END OF COURSE

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2019 NOSCA SEMINAR 14-18 OCTOBER

"NOSCA Seminar 2019"
"Preliminary program"
"Monday, Oct 14th
Arrival at Trondheim airport
16.00 Bus to Frøya
19.00 Check in at Hotel Frøya
20.00 Welcome Evening: unformal dinner
Tuesday, Oct 15th
Conference Day at Hotel Frøya
09.00 Official opening of the NOSCA seminar Christian Testman, NOSCA chairman
09.10 Introduction of the seminar program and participants Trond Gulbrandsøy, seminar chairman
09.30 – 10.30 Tomorrow’s oil spill response solutions
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.45 Integrated solutions for combating oil spill response
11.45 – 12.30 Oil spill response strategies, scaling response from smaller spills to large spills and back
12.30 – 12.45 Summing up, Q & A
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 Visit of NOFO`s in-field depot
19.00 Dinner at the hotel
Wednesday, Oct 16th
Exercise Day - on board «Trondheimsfjord 1»
08.00 Departure from Sistranda (hotel area)
(take your luggage with you as we will not return to the hotel)
Observation of NOFO exercise «Frohavet»"

"15.00 Return to Trondheim by boat
18.00 Check in at Hotel Augustin, Trondheim
19.00 Dinner at Hotel Augustin"
"Thursday, Oct 17th"
"Conference Day at Hotel Augustin
08.30 – 10.00 Utilizing existing resources in a cost-efficient way
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 – 12.00 Standardization in Oil Spill Response across the boarders
12.00 – 12.15 Summing up, Q & A
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 Mini exhibition: visit NOSCA members at their stands Light snacks available
19.00 Farewell Dinner
(This is a formal dinner, please dress accordingly)
Friday, Oct 18th"
"Event Day"
"This day can be booked additionally at www.nosca.no."
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MARCH MEMBER NEWS UPDATES

THE WINNERS OF THIS YEARS OAMPS SPONSORED AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED AT THE ANNUAL DINNER

The Annual Members Meeting, Dinner and Awards, sponsored by OAMPS Hazardous Industries, was attended by close to 50 members and guests at the Watermen’s Hall in the City of London on 26 February.
The 2019 Annual Awards went to Jamie Campbell, of Briggs Marine for Individual Responder, Oracle Environmental Experts for Corporate Responder, Lamor for Manufacturer, and Ecologia Environmental for Innovation.

The Board also conferred Honorary membership on two former Chairmen, Stewart Ower and Richard Proctor, and also Seamus Connolly of Fastank.

• UKSPILL ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting confirmed the recent Board appointments, and co chair, Mark Orr set out plans for a 2 day Conference over 25-26 June to reinforce the developments with ISAS and creation of a Best Practice Guide for the industry.

• SAVE THE DATE – 25-26 JUNE FOR UKSPILL19 CONFERENCE
The plan is for this new event to be held at the Fire Service College, to launch the new Strategy and a Best Practice Guide for the Spill Industry. The event will be open to both members and the public, a draft programme will be launched to members shortly. Contact info@ukspill.org for more information.

• EMSA TENDER
EMSA/OP/5/2019
Title Conduction of a European-Wide “Stress Test” of the Regional Capacities and Mechanisms to Respond to a Major Oil Spill
Description The objective of the contract resulting from this procedure is the development of a methodology and of a software tool to carry out a European wide “stress test” of the regional capacities and mechanisms in the field of response to oil spills caused by ships or by offshore installations. A “stress test” is defined as a series of table-top exercises incorporating all response resources and response techniques available to Member States and EMSA to respond to a major oil spill in any of the regional sea basins within European waters.
https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=4488

Full Story >>


JANUARY MEMBER NEWS UPDATE



To: Members of the UK Spill Association
23 January 2019
• BOOK NOW FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING, DINNER AND AWARDS ON 26 FEBRUARY 2019

The Annual Members Meeting, Dinner and Awards is open to ALL members and guests, and will be held in London, at the Watermen’s Hall in the City, at 1800hrs on 26 February, price £95 per person. Book now at info@ukspill.org

NOMINATE YOUR WINNER
The Board of UKSpill invites each company to take part in the 2019 Annual Awards.
As in previous years, we are inviting nominations in the following categories –

Individual Responder, Corporate Responder, and Manufacturer/Services.

This year we are also inviting nominations for Innovation in the Spill Industry. The aim of the Awards is to encourage recognition of outstanding work in the oil spill industry, by individuals, and member companies over the last 12 months.

Nominations for the 2019 awards should be submitted to info@ukspill.org by 31 January 2019. An independent jury will decide and the winners will be announced at the 2019 Annual Dinner in London on 26 February 2019.

Plans are being made for a Spill Seminar in 2019 at the Fire Service College, check the website for news, and with launch of ISAS and cooperation with ISCO, a new look and more news.

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





UK SPILL ASSOCIATION – 2019 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

To be held on Wednesday 26th February 2019 at the Watermen’s Hall, London

The Annual Meeting commences at 1800hrs, Drinks Reception at 1830hrs, followed by the Dinner at 1900hrs

Agenda for Annual Members Meeting

1 Co Chairman Mark Orr opens meeting, apologies, approval of 2018 minutes (see below)
2 Members (eligible Corporate) vote to approve a), appointment of new co chair, Lee Barber of Ambipar, b) approve the Board decision to reduce to 5 members plus the Executive Director, reducing from 7, with options to co opt, and c) approve renewal of Executive Directors contract for 2019
3 Executive Director’s Report on future plans, events, and progress with ISAS
4 Meeting opens for discussion by Members
5 Any other business
6 Meeting closes

Draft Minutes of the 2018, 14th ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING of the UK Spill Association

16th March 2018

The 14th Annual General Meeting of the UK Spill Association was held at Excel, London Docklands, London, on Wednesday, 14th March 2018.

1. The meeting opened at 1630hrs. The co chair R Proctor welcomed 7 member companies and guests. Apologies were received from M Orr of LCM. The minutes of the 2017 Annual Members Meeting approved, proposed by A Crawford, and seconded by I Peach.
2. The chairman thanked members for voting for the election of a new Director, and announced that L Barber, of Braemar Response had been duly elected with 50% of eligible members voting. The other candidate, N Ashworth of RAW Group, was appointed to the Technical Committee on the recommendation of co chair The Chairman proposed that contract with the Executive Director should be extended to 2019, which was approved by members.
3. The Accounts for 2016-17 will be circulated with the Minutes.
6. The Executive Director reported on the Association’s activities in 2017-18, looking forward to 2019. The changes to company structure reported in 2017 are being implemented. In August 2017, a move was made to merge the Accreditation Scheme with ISAA, which has been agreed by the Board, and an MoU signed, this is expected to complete by the end of 2018. Membership is stable, and in 2018, UKSpill will again take a stand at Seawork in June, supported by 4 companies. Interspill early results show a reduction in exhibition by 30%, but with the same number of companies, and plans will start for 2021 in the summer. An Annual Dinner will be held in the summer, dates to follow, as will an Inland Spill Seminar at the Fire Service College in October.,

7. The Chairman then opened the Meeting for discussion by Members – S Connolly queried the absence of TAP funding for the industry, RM replied, noting that the scale of our groups was below the level considered economic for the government to support. No other issues were raised.
8. Any other business – none was raised.
9. Meeting closed at 1650hrs.

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PRESS RELEASE FOR ISAS CONTRACT WITH THE MCA



INTERNATIONAL SPILL ACCREDITATION SCHEME (ISAS) approved by MCA for the new Marine Standard
For release, Monday 29 October 2018
The International Spill Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) a joint venture between the UK Spill Association and ISAA, has after approval of its Scheme by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), now concluded a formal agreement with the MCA.
The agreement was signed on 16th October 2018 and represents the beginning of a cooperation between the UK Spill Association, through its UK Spill Contractor’s Accreditation Scheme, and ISAA, the International Spill Accreditation Association Scheme. This brings together over 60 Oil Spill Responder Organisations (OSRO’s) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The new UK National Standard for Marine OSRO’s comes into force on the 1st of November 2018, marking the beginning of a one-year grace period for providers of Tier 2 response services and their recipients, during which time previous marine accreditations will continue to be recognised. Under the MCA's OPRC Guidelines for Ports and OPRED's Guidance Notes for Preparing Oil Pollution Emergency Plans, from the 1st November 2019 OSRO’s delivering or intending to deliver Tier 2 response services to ports, harbours, marine terminals and offshore installations will be required to be in compliance with the new Standard . This standard replaces Marine Accreditations previously in place. For details of the standard go to: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/715009/UK_National_Standard_for_Marine_Oil_Spill_Response_Organisations.pdf
Mark Orr, co chair of the UK Spill Association said “The ISAS partnership brings the UK Spill Accreditation and ISAA Schemes together under one banner. Henceforth, apart from Accreditation to the new Marine Standard, ISAS will offer Accreditation of Inland Spill Response based on high standards that have successfully been operated for over a decade by both UKSpill and ISAA Schemes. With the increasing need to protect our environment from the harm that oil spillages can cause, basic spill response procedures audited by an experienced accreditation body provide assurance of standards, competence and capability.”
Further information can be obtained from the Scheme Manager, John Dawes - email johnadawes@btinternet.com or info@ukspill.org
For further information the UK Spill Association see www.ukspill.org contact info@ukspill.org or on +443334441890

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2019 Annual members meeeting, dinner & awards

UK SPILL ASSOCIATION – 2019 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

To be held on Wednesday 26th February 2019 at the Watermen’s Hall, London

The Annual Meeting commences at 1800hrs, Drinks Reception at 1830hrs, followed by the Dinner at 1900hrs
BOOK AT £95 PP - info@ukspill.org

SPONSORED BY OAMPS HAZARDOUS INDUSTRIES
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2018 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING MINUTES

Minutes of the 2018, 14th ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING of the UK Spill Association

16 March 2018

The 14th Annual General Meeting of the UK Spill Association was held at Excel, London Docklands, London, on Wednesday, 14th March 2018.

1. The meeting opened at 1630hrs. The co chair R Proctor welcomed 7 member companies, a total of 19 members and guests. Apologies were received from M Orr of LCM. The minutes of the 2017 Annual Members Meeting were approved, proposed by A Crawford, and seconded by I Peach.
2. The chairman thanked members for voting for the election of a new Director, and announced that L Barber, of Braemar Response had been duly elected with 50% of eligible members voting. The other candidate, N Ashworth of RAW Group, was appointed to the Technical Committee on the recommendation of co chair The Chairman proposed that contract with the Executive Director should be extended to 2019, which was approved by members.
3. The Accounts for 2016-17 will be circulated with the Minutes.
6. The Executive Director reported on the Association’s activities in 2017-18, looking forward to 2019. The changes to company structure reported in 2017 are being implemented. In August 2017, a move was made to merge the Accreditation Scheme with ISAA, which has been agreed by the Board, and an agreement signed, this is expected to complete by the end of 2018. Membership is stable, and a review is being undertaken to understand members needs. In 2018, UKSpill will again take a stand at Seawork in June, supported by 4 companies. Interspill early results show a reduction in exhibition by 30%, but with the same number of companies, and plans will start for the 2021 event in the summer. An Annual Dinner will be held in the summer, dates to follow, as will an Inland Spill Seminar at the Fire Service College in November.

7. The Chairman then opened the Meeting for discussion by Members – S Connolly queried the absence of TAP funding for the industry, RM replied, noting that the scale of our groups was below the level considered economic for the government to support. No other issues were raised.
8. Any other business – RM noted that again OAMPS had kindly sponsored the drinks reception after the Annual; Meeting. none was raised.
9. Meeting closed at 1650hrs.



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Spill Industry Seminars at InterSpill 2018

With just over three weeks to go, UKspill is host again for the Interspill Conference & Exhibition to be held at Excel, in London’s Dockland over 13 to 15 March 2018.
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SPILLCON 2019

Spillcon 2019 will be held at Perth, Australia over 20-24 May 2019 see www.spillcon.com/2019/index.html
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More news >>

Upcoming Events


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ISAA - CASTLE ARCHDALE TRAINING COURSE 25-26 SEPTEMBER

Provisional Agenda for Castle Archdale
25th – 26th September 2019

25th September

0830 – 0900 Registration at Castle Archdale
0900 – 0915 General Introduction

Morning Session devoted to Domestic Heating Oil Spills

0915 – 1100 Smell of oil in the house – actions and solutions
Site investigations. Air sampling
Keeping the customer informed. At what point do you stop.
Dealing with insurance companies, loss adjusters and assessors
Can the accreditation scheme Code of Practice help?
1100 – 1115 Tea/Coffee
1115 – 1200 Looking in detail at specific treatment methods –
Dig & dump, vacuum extraction, bioremediation, air sparging etc
1200 – 1230 Dealing with contaminated ground water
1230 – 1300 Taking both soil and liquid samples.
1300 – 1345 Lunch break

Afternoon Session devoted to Surface Water Spills

1345 – 1430 Types and use of oil absorbents
1430 – 1500 Oil retention booms – types, materials and use
1500 – 1530 Oil skimmers – types and use
1530 – 1545 Tea/Coffee
1545 – 1615 Ancillary equipment – emergency holding tanks, pumps,
oil/water separators
1615 – 1700 General discussion. New developments. Questions & answers

End of lectures for the day

1800 -1900 Accreditation meeting at Manor House Country Hotel
1915 (Optional) Assemble on “Lady of the Lake” for dinner with possible after dinner speaker



Accommodation is available in the area or accommodation can be booked at reduced rates at The Manor House Country Hotel, Enniskillen. This is a country house hotel which stands in its own grounds bordering Lough Erne. Partners would be welcome at the evening dinner on “Lady of the Lake” but places are limited so an early indication of places required would be necessary. As further background Castle Archdale is a very large country park with Tea Rooms also bordering Lough Erne. It is situated about 4 miles from the Hotel.






26th September
Day devoted to surface water spills – part in lecture room but majority practical “hands-on” use of equipment on site.

0900 – 0915 Meet in lecture room at Castle Archdale
0915 – 1000 Surface water clean-up techniques. What is the plan?
Health & Safety briefing and risk assessments.
1000 – 1500 Divide into teams – max. 10 people per team. During the day each team will: Exercise One on stream
Carry out site risk assessment
Develop a clean-up plan based on a given scenario
Build an in-stream dam/interceptor
Deploy small size oil retention boom
Deploy absorbents
Use a shallow water skimmer with pump
Set up recovered product holding tank
Exercise Two on Lough
Carry out site risk assessment. Develop a clean-up plan
Deploy oil retention boom around sunken vessel, this may involve deployment of anchors. Boat handler must have an appropriate ticket
Set up skimming operation
Pump recovered product into holding tank
Exercise Three on lough shore
Carry out site risk assessment. Develop a clean-up plan
Deploy shore (beach) seal boom and any other required boom
Set up an oil recovery operation
Use beach flushing equipment if available
Set up recovered product holding tank

NOTE: Each team will be required to fully “wrap-up” equipment after each exercise
Lunch is NOT provided but, depending on work progress, a lunch break may be taken during the day. The site Tea Rooms will be available for food if required.

1515 – 1600 Re-assemble in Lecture Room for debrief and comment.

END OF COURSE

Full Story >>


2019 NOSCA SEMINAR 14-18 OCTOBER

"NOSCA Seminar 2019"
"Preliminary program"
"Monday, Oct 14th
Arrival at Trondheim airport
16.00 Bus to Frøya
19.00 Check in at Hotel Frøya
20.00 Welcome Evening: unformal dinner
Tuesday, Oct 15th
Conference Day at Hotel Frøya
09.00 Official opening of the NOSCA seminar Christian Testman, NOSCA chairman
09.10 Introduction of the seminar program and participants Trond Gulbrandsøy, seminar chairman
09.30 – 10.30 Tomorrow’s oil spill response solutions
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.45 Integrated solutions for combating oil spill response
11.45 – 12.30 Oil spill response strategies, scaling response from smaller spills to large spills and back
12.30 – 12.45 Summing up, Q & A
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 Visit of NOFO`s in-field depot
19.00 Dinner at the hotel
Wednesday, Oct 16th
Exercise Day - on board «Trondheimsfjord 1»
08.00 Departure from Sistranda (hotel area)
(take your luggage with you as we will not return to the hotel)
Observation of NOFO exercise «Frohavet»"

"15.00 Return to Trondheim by boat
18.00 Check in at Hotel Augustin, Trondheim
19.00 Dinner at Hotel Augustin"
"Thursday, Oct 17th"
"Conference Day at Hotel Augustin
08.30 – 10.00 Utilizing existing resources in a cost-efficient way
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 – 12.00 Standardization in Oil Spill Response across the boarders
12.00 – 12.15 Summing up, Q & A
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 Mini exhibition: visit NOSCA members at their stands Light snacks available
19.00 Farewell Dinner
(This is a formal dinner, please dress accordingly)
Friday, Oct 18th"
"Event Day"
"This day can be booked additionally at www.nosca.no."
Full Story >>


MARCH MEMBER NEWS UPDATES

THE WINNERS OF THIS YEARS OAMPS SPONSORED AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED AT THE ANNUAL DINNER

The Annual Members Meeting, Dinner and Awards, sponsored by OAMPS Hazardous Industries, was attended by close to 50 members and guests at the Watermen’s Hall in the City of London on 26 February.
The 2019 Annual Awards went to Jamie Campbell, of Briggs Marine for Individual Responder, Oracle Environmental Experts for Corporate Responder, Lamor for Manufacturer, and Ecologia Environmental for Innovation.

The Board also conferred Honorary membership on two former Chairmen, Stewart Ower and Richard Proctor, and also Seamus Connolly of Fastank.

• UKSPILL ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting confirmed the recent Board appointments, and co chair, Mark Orr set out plans for a 2 day Conference over 25-26 June to reinforce the developments with ISAS and creation of a Best Practice Guide for the industry.

• SAVE THE DATE – 25-26 JUNE FOR UKSPILL19 CONFERENCE
The plan is for this new event to be held at the Fire Service College, to launch the new Strategy and a Best Practice Guide for the Spill Industry. The event will be open to both members and the public, a draft programme will be launched to members shortly. Contact info@ukspill.org for more information.

• EMSA TENDER
EMSA/OP/5/2019
Title Conduction of a European-Wide “Stress Test” of the Regional Capacities and Mechanisms to Respond to a Major Oil Spill
Description The objective of the contract resulting from this procedure is the development of a methodology and of a software tool to carry out a European wide “stress test” of the regional capacities and mechanisms in the field of response to oil spills caused by ships or by offshore installations. A “stress test” is defined as a series of table-top exercises incorporating all response resources and response techniques available to Member States and EMSA to respond to a major oil spill in any of the regional sea basins within European waters.
https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=4488

Full Story >>


JANUARY MEMBER NEWS UPDATE



To: Members of the UK Spill Association
23 January 2019
• BOOK NOW FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING, DINNER AND AWARDS ON 26 FEBRUARY 2019

The Annual Members Meeting, Dinner and Awards is open to ALL members and guests, and will be held in London, at the Watermen’s Hall in the City, at 1800hrs on 26 February, price £95 per person. Book now at info@ukspill.org

NOMINATE YOUR WINNER
The Board of UKSpill invites each company to take part in the 2019 Annual Awards.
As in previous years, we are inviting nominations in the following categories –

Individual Responder, Corporate Responder, and Manufacturer/Services.

This year we are also inviting nominations for Innovation in the Spill Industry. The aim of the Awards is to encourage recognition of outstanding work in the oil spill industry, by individuals, and member companies over the last 12 months.

Nominations for the 2019 awards should be submitted to info@ukspill.org by 31 January 2019. An independent jury will decide and the winners will be announced at the 2019 Annual Dinner in London on 26 February 2019.

Plans are being made for a Spill Seminar in 2019 at the Fire Service College, check the website for news, and with launch of ISAS and cooperation with ISCO, a new look and more news.

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





UK SPILL ASSOCIATION – 2019 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

To be held on Wednesday 26th February 2019 at the Watermen’s Hall, London

The Annual Meeting commences at 1800hrs, Drinks Reception at 1830hrs, followed by the Dinner at 1900hrs

Agenda for Annual Members Meeting

1 Co Chairman Mark Orr opens meeting, apologies, approval of 2018 minutes (see below)
2 Members (eligible Corporate) vote to approve a), appointment of new co chair, Lee Barber of Ambipar, b) approve the Board decision to reduce to 5 members plus the Executive Director, reducing from 7, with options to co opt, and c) approve renewal of Executive Directors contract for 2019
3 Executive Director’s Report on future plans, events, and progress with ISAS
4 Meeting opens for discussion by Members
5 Any other business
6 Meeting closes

Draft Minutes of the 2018, 14th ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING of the UK Spill Association

16th March 2018

The 14th Annual General Meeting of the UK Spill Association was held at Excel, London Docklands, London, on Wednesday, 14th March 2018.

1. The meeting opened at 1630hrs. The co chair R Proctor welcomed 7 member companies and guests. Apologies were received from M Orr of LCM. The minutes of the 2017 Annual Members Meeting approved, proposed by A Crawford, and seconded by I Peach.
2. The chairman thanked members for voting for the election of a new Director, and announced that L Barber, of Braemar Response had been duly elected with 50% of eligible members voting. The other candidate, N Ashworth of RAW Group, was appointed to the Technical Committee on the recommendation of co chair The Chairman proposed that contract with the Executive Director should be extended to 2019, which was approved by members.
3. The Accounts for 2016-17 will be circulated with the Minutes.
6. The Executive Director reported on the Association’s activities in 2017-18, looking forward to 2019. The changes to company structure reported in 2017 are being implemented. In August 2017, a move was made to merge the Accreditation Scheme with ISAA, which has been agreed by the Board, and an MoU signed, this is expected to complete by the end of 2018. Membership is stable, and in 2018, UKSpill will again take a stand at Seawork in June, supported by 4 companies. Interspill early results show a reduction in exhibition by 30%, but with the same number of companies, and plans will start for 2021 in the summer. An Annual Dinner will be held in the summer, dates to follow, as will an Inland Spill Seminar at the Fire Service College in October.,

7. The Chairman then opened the Meeting for discussion by Members – S Connolly queried the absence of TAP funding for the industry, RM replied, noting that the scale of our groups was below the level considered economic for the government to support. No other issues were raised.
8. Any other business – none was raised.
9. Meeting closed at 1650hrs.

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PRESS RELEASE FOR ISAS CONTRACT WITH THE MCA



INTERNATIONAL SPILL ACCREDITATION SCHEME (ISAS) approved by MCA for the new Marine Standard
For release, Monday 29 October 2018
The International Spill Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) a joint venture between the UK Spill Association and ISAA, has after approval of its Scheme by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), now concluded a formal agreement with the MCA.
The agreement was signed on 16th October 2018 and represents the beginning of a cooperation between the UK Spill Association, through its UK Spill Contractor’s Accreditation Scheme, and ISAA, the International Spill Accreditation Association Scheme. This brings together over 60 Oil Spill Responder Organisations (OSRO’s) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The new UK National Standard for Marine OSRO’s comes into force on the 1st of November 2018, marking the beginning of a one-year grace period for providers of Tier 2 response services and their recipients, during which time previous marine accreditations will continue to be recognised. Under the MCA's OPRC Guidelines for Ports and OPRED's Guidance Notes for Preparing Oil Pollution Emergency Plans, from the 1st November 2019 OSRO’s delivering or intending to deliver Tier 2 response services to ports, harbours, marine terminals and offshore installations will be required to be in compliance with the new Standard . This standard replaces Marine Accreditations previously in place. For details of the standard go to: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/715009/UK_National_Standard_for_Marine_Oil_Spill_Response_Organisations.pdf
Mark Orr, co chair of the UK Spill Association said “The ISAS partnership brings the UK Spill Accreditation and ISAA Schemes together under one banner. Henceforth, apart from Accreditation to the new Marine Standard, ISAS will offer Accreditation of Inland Spill Response based on high standards that have successfully been operated for over a decade by both UKSpill and ISAA Schemes. With the increasing need to protect our environment from the harm that oil spillages can cause, basic spill response procedures audited by an experienced accreditation body provide assurance of standards, competence and capability.”
Further information can be obtained from the Scheme Manager, John Dawes - email johnadawes@btinternet.com or info@ukspill.org
For further information the UK Spill Association see www.ukspill.org contact info@ukspill.org or on +443334441890

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2019 Annual members meeeting, dinner & awards

UK SPILL ASSOCIATION – 2019 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

To be held on Wednesday 26th February 2019 at the Watermen’s Hall, London

The Annual Meeting commences at 1800hrs, Drinks Reception at 1830hrs, followed by the Dinner at 1900hrs
BOOK AT £95 PP - info@ukspill.org

SPONSORED BY OAMPS HAZARDOUS INDUSTRIES
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2018 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING MINUTES

Minutes of the 2018, 14th ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING of the UK Spill Association

16 March 2018

The 14th Annual General Meeting of the UK Spill Association was held at Excel, London Docklands, London, on Wednesday, 14th March 2018.

1. The meeting opened at 1630hrs. The co chair R Proctor welcomed 7 member companies, a total of 19 members and guests. Apologies were received from M Orr of LCM. The minutes of the 2017 Annual Members Meeting were approved, proposed by A Crawford, and seconded by I Peach.
2. The chairman thanked members for voting for the election of a new Director, and announced that L Barber, of Braemar Response had been duly elected with 50% of eligible members voting. The other candidate, N Ashworth of RAW Group, was appointed to the Technical Committee on the recommendation of co chair The Chairman proposed that contract with the Executive Director should be extended to 2019, which was approved by members.
3. The Accounts for 2016-17 will be circulated with the Minutes.
6. The Executive Director reported on the Association’s activities in 2017-18, looking forward to 2019. The changes to company structure reported in 2017 are being implemented. In August 2017, a move was made to merge the Accreditation Scheme with ISAA, which has been agreed by the Board, and an agreement signed, this is expected to complete by the end of 2018. Membership is stable, and a review is being undertaken to understand members needs. In 2018, UKSpill will again take a stand at Seawork in June, supported by 4 companies. Interspill early results show a reduction in exhibition by 30%, but with the same number of companies, and plans will start for the 2021 event in the summer. An Annual Dinner will be held in the summer, dates to follow, as will an Inland Spill Seminar at the Fire Service College in November.

7. The Chairman then opened the Meeting for discussion by Members – S Connolly queried the absence of TAP funding for the industry, RM replied, noting that the scale of our groups was below the level considered economic for the government to support. No other issues were raised.
8. Any other business – RM noted that again OAMPS had kindly sponsored the drinks reception after the Annual; Meeting. none was raised.
9. Meeting closed at 1650hrs.



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Spill Industry Seminars at InterSpill 2018

With just over three weeks to go, UKspill is host again for the Interspill Conference & Exhibition to be held at Excel, in London’s Dockland over 13 to 15 March 2018.
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SPILLCON 2019

Spillcon 2019 will be held at Perth, Australia over 20-24 May 2019 see www.spillcon.com/2019/index.html
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