EPA Conference Continues To Add Maritime Topics

Monday, August 02, 1999
Several topics and speakers have been added to the 1999 EPA Region III Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Conference maritime track. The conference will be held September 20-23 at the Hilton Washington & Towers, Washington, D.C. Coordinating federal, state, and private sector participation in emergency planning and response can be an overwhelming task. Despite this, Tom Rayburn of the Great Lakes Spill Commission has achieved this feat.! Rayburn will be discussing some of the innovative approaches to environmental and economic protection from potential spill impacts achieved by the Great Lakes partnership. Doug Dillon of the Delaware River and Bay Marine Fire Fighting Task Force and a former Coast Guard Officer, will share his expertise on emergency response in the marine environment. Dillon will discuss fire fighting techniques for barges and ships, responding to spills and releases that are incidental to fires and explosions, and equipment requirements for effective responses to marine incidents. Another recent addition is a panel of industry, state, and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration representatives who will discuss the new criteria in the National Emissions Standards For Hazardous Air Pollutants as it relates to ship repair work. For a full list of topics, visit the conference Web Site at www.epacepp.com. For more information or to register, call the conference hotline toll-free at (877) 804-CEPP. The Washington, D.C. Local Emergency Planning Committee is the conference host and has obtained space for up to 150 exhibitors. Call the hotline for more information on exhibit space.

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