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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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MARCH MEMBER NEWS UPDATE



To: Members of the UK Spill Association
27 March 2018


A WINNER IN THE ELECTION FOR THE UK SPILL ASSOCIATION LTD BOARD.
Lee Barber, Regional Managing Director, Braemar Response won the election by 1 vote on a 50% turnout.

Eligible members voted to elect Lee Barber, the vote was approved by the Board and members at the Annual Members Meeting held at Interspill on 14th March. Nick Ashworth of RAW Group, has been invited by Mark Orr, co chair of UKSpill, to join the Technical Committee..


THE 2018 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING WAS HELD AT INTERSPILL IN LONDON, 14 MARCH 2018.

The Co Chairman, Richard Proctor, chaired the 14th Annual meeting, held at the Interspill Theatre, Excel, where the Election results were announced, and also news of the planned merger of the UK Spill Accreditation Scheme with ISAA. The event and the reception following was kindly sponsored by corporate member, OAMPS.


INTERSPILL 2018 – A FIRST FOR UKSPILL, LAUNCHING INTERSPILL + AND A SUCCESS WITH INCREASED ATTENDANCE

The 2018 Interspill Exhibition and Conference was again co located with Oceanology International at Excel, in London’s Docklands over 13-15 March. The total attendance was up on 2015, with visitors up by 12.5%, conference delegates steady and with over 80 exhibitors from over 70 countries.
For the first time UKSpill took a stand to promote the members, and launch Interspill + aimed at On Land Spills, this was supported by 5 member companies exhibiting on the stand. UKSpill also held an Inland Spill Seminar, as part of the programme of Spill Industry Seminars.

EMSA ANNOUNCE NEW CALLS FOR TENDERS

A Procurement procedure EMSA/CPNEG/1/2018 for stand-by oil spill recovery vessels has been launched by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to strengthen its network in the East Mediterranean Sea.
More information can be found on the EMSA website (link) including details on how to participate and relevant tender documents.
DEADLINE 18 APRIL
For any request, contact the following e-mail address CPNEG012018@emsa.europa.eu.

EMSA/CPNEG/2/2018
Service Contract for Equipment Assistance Service (EAS) Northern Baltic Sea

EMSA/OP/1/2018
Contract for long endurance and long range RPAS
For additional information visit the Procurement section of the EMSA website.

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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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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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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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