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JULY MEMBER NEWS UPDATE



To: Members of the UK Spill Association
18 July 2018


NEWS ABOUT THE BOARD OF UKSPILL
In 2017, the members approved the appointment of co chair’s for the UK Spill Association. This has worked so well, that both the co chairs, Richard Proctor and Mark Orr requested that the Board extend their period of appointment by 12 months to end in 2020. This was approved at the July Board meeting and both chairs committed to implementing the changes planned necessary for both the Trade Association and the Accreditation Scheme. Mark Orr os charged with completing the merger of the Accreditation Scheme with ISAA, and Richard Proctor with re launch of Trade Association for the next decade

SPILLALERT 19 – A MEMBERS SPECIAL
A Trade association needs to reflect it’s members business activities, and a Digital Show is planned for future events featured on the UKSpill website and on a big screen at events, this follows the launch of Interspill Plus at Interspill 2018. Members will be invited to submit media, of all types to support their entry in the UKSpill Digital Show. Members are invited to provide copy about recent developments for SpillAlert 19 and the Digital Show to info@ukspill.org by 15 August 2018.


UPCOMING EVENTS

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25 OCTOBER 2018 - THE ANNUAL AWARDS 2018 – NOMINATE YOUR WINNER

Nominations for the 2018 awards should be submitted to info@ukspill.org by 31 August 2018. An independent jury will decide and the winners will be announced at the 2018 Annual Dinner in London on 25 October.

25 OCTOBER 2018 - ANNUAL DINNER 2018
The Annual Dinner for members and guests in London, at the Watermen’s Hall in the City. Bookings should be made to info@ukspill.org

7 NOVEMBER 2018 - INLANDSPILL SEMINAR AT THE FIRE SERVICE COLLEGE

12-13 SEPTEMBER - CONTAMINATION EXPO 2018
The UK Spill Association will have a stand at this year’s Contamination Expo, to be held at the NEC in Birmingham over 12-13 September. For details see http://www.spillresponseexpo.com


NEW EMSA CALL FOR TENDER – OIL STORAGE CRAFT

EMSA/OP/17/2018
http://www.emsa.europa.eu/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=item&cid=111:on-going-calls-for-tenders&id=3327:emsa-op-17-2018&Itemid=132

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JUNE MEMBERS NEWS UPDATE



To: Members of the UK Spill Association
18 June 2018


ANNUAL AWARDS 2018 – NOMINATE A WINNER FROM YOUR COMPANY
The Board of UKSpill invites each company to take part in the 2018 Annual Awards. As in previous years, we are inviting nominations in the following categories – Individual Responder, Corporate Responder, 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 2018 awards should be submitted to info@ukspill.org by 31 August 2018. An independent jury will decide and the winners will be announced at the 2018 Annual Dinner in London on 25 October.

ANNUAL DINNER 2018
The Board has decided to hold the Annual Dinner for members and guests on 25 October 2018, in London, at the Watermen’s Hall in the City.
The Dinner is a great opportunity to meet both old and new colleagues, networking is a key element and the venue in the City of London has always been a great success. Further details will be circulated and posted on the website. Bookings should be made to info@ukspill.org


INLANDSPILL SEMINAR AT THE FIRE SERVICE COLLEGE
The Technical Committee led by co chair, Mark Orr is planning to hold a one day InlandSpill seminar on 7th November at the Fire Service College, at Moreton in Marsh. This will feature presentations by the Agencies and guest organisations, as well as case studies. A mini exhibition will take place, and exhibitors are invited to book a stand. Developments in the merger of the UK Spill Accreditation Scheme and ISAA will be announced.


4TH PREMIAM CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY CEFAS, LONDON, 21 JUNE 2018

4th Premiam Conference – Post Spill Monitoring Conference
Effective post-spill monitoring – Sharing best practice and experience
21st June 2018, Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum, London
https://www.cefas.co.uk/premiam/premiam-conference-2018/premiam-programme-updated/

BOOK YOUR TICKETS AT EVENTBRITE
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/4th-premiam-conference-tickets-43339487574
CONTAMINATION EXPO 2018
The UK Spill Association will have a stand at this year’s Contamination Expo, to be held at the NEC in Birmingham over 12-13 September. For details see http://www.spillresponseexpo.com




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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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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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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