This seminar is designed for attorneys, business managers and owners, plant managers, safety managers, risk managers, public works directors, facilities and maintenance managers, insurance professionals, presidents and vice presidents, government and municipal administrators, natural resources and environmental representatives and trucking company officials.
Heightened security concerns and rules governing the safe handling of materials must receive additional attention given the September 11th terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and in Washington. This spill prevention and response seminar will present experts from government and the private sector and will offer new insights for all of those involved in the storage, use, handling, transport and clean-up of hazardous materials.
Topics to be discussed include :
Threat Levels Post September 11th
Federal Rules For Reporting Spills Based On An RQ Event
IEPA Rules And Protocols For Reporting Spills
Considerations If Spill/Release Enters Local Sewer System
Historical Concerns Of A Leading Transporter Of Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials Tracking: Electronic Emergency Response Systems
Role of Defense Counsel
Emergency Response : A View From The Trenches
Follow-Up Remediation: After The Dust Has Settled And The Fire Is Out
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
I. Overview Of Speakers And Topics
For The Morning Session
9:10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
II. Threat Levels Post September 11th
A. What Do The Different Threat Levels Mean?
B. What Do The Threat Levels Mean For Companies Which Use, Store Or Transport Hazardous Materials?
C. Practical Site Security Considerations
D. What Suspicious Activities Should My Company Be Aware Of Post September 11th?
E. Which Federal, State, Local Law Enforcement Department Should Be Contacted If Suspicious Activity Regarding Hazardous Materials Is Observed?
10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
10:25 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
III. Federal Rules For Reporting Spills
Based On An RQ Event
A. Definition Of Immediate
B. Contact Points At NRC, SERC And LEPC
C. Sanctions For Non-Compliance: Fines/Criminal Penalty
D. Written Follow-Ups
E. Role Of The USEPA On-Scene Coordinator
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
IV. IEPA Rules And Protocols For
A. Role Of Illinois Emergency Operations Unit
B. Non-Compliance Advisory Letter
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
V. Considerations If Spill/Release
Enters Local Sewer System
A. Regulatory And Management Issues Related To Spills To MWRD Sewers
B. Roles And Responsibilities Of The MWRD On Scene Coordinator
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
VI. Historical Concerns Of A Leading
Transporter Of Hazardous Materials
A. Post September 11th Concerns Involving Hazardous Materials And The Trucking Industry
B. Reporting Considerations: Then And Now
C. Spill Considerations Under DOT/FMCSA Rules And Regulations
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
VII. Overview Of The Afternoon
1:40 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
VIII. Hazardous Materials Tracking
A. Systems And Technology
B. Pilot Programs And Federal Rule Making
2:10 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
A. Reporting Obligations
B. Claim Handling Procedures Governing Spills/Releases Of Hazardous Materials At Great West Insurance Company
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
X. Role Of Defense Counsel
A. Legally: A Spill Is Like Playing Checkers On A Multi-Level Board
B. Damage Control
C. Evidentiary Considerations
D. A Model To Minimize Claims And Avoid Litigation
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
XI. Emergency Response: A View From
A. Practical Considerations
B. Tips For Efficient Handling
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XII. Follow-Up Remediation: After The
Dust Has Settled And The Fire Is
A. Techniques For Securing Site Closure
B. Importance Of Successful Reporting To Government Regulators
C. The Roadmap For Turning Off The Lights On The Project