Coast Guard reopens Ohio River

Coast Guard reopens Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley reopened the Ohio River for all vessel traffic near Proctor, West Virginia, Saturday afternoon. Sector Ohio valley reports the source of the chlorine release has been secured and air testing resulted negative for chlorine. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of the release. var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540",...

Federal, state and local agencies to exercise oil spill response on the St. Clair River

Federal, state and local agencies to exercise oil spill response on the St. Clair River
MARYSVILLE, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with other federal, state, local, and Canadian response agencies is conducting a functional oil spill response exercise with Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (“Enbridge”) in Marysville, Michigan, Wednesday, May 25th from 8 a.m., to 3 p.m. More than 400 participants are involved in this exercise of a simulated discharge of light crude...

Coast Guard issues bridge permit for Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project

Coast Guard issues bridge permit for Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard completed its review and evaluation of the Detroit International Bridge Company’s (DIBC) application for the Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project. A permit approving the location and plans of the proposed bridge, issued in accordance with the appropriate laws and regulations governing the Coast Guard’s bridge program, was sent to DIBC Tuesday. The Coast...

Cleanup operations continue near area of oil discharged from BP Whiting Refinery

Cleanup operations continue near area of oil discharged from BP Whiting Refinery
WHITING, Ind. – Representatives from the Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency continue to oversee cleanup operations following a crude oil discharge from the BP Whiting Refinery earlier this week. An assessment of yesterday’s cleanup operations found small amounts of oil on the beach and along the east shoreline of the cove. A BP cleanup crew repositioned the boom to prevent...

Coast Guard, EPA respond to oil discharge in Lake Michigan from BP Whiting Refinery

Coast Guard, EPA respond to oil discharge in Lake Michigan from BP Whiting Refinery
WHITING, Ind. — Representatives from the Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency were back on scene Wednesday to oversee cleanup operations after a crude oil discharge was reported Monday evening at the BP Whiting Refinery in Whiting. Eight members of a shoreline cleanup assessment team, consisting of members of both agencies and BP, inspected the shoreline to verify presence of crude...

Coast Guard, EPA respond to oil discharge in Lake Michigan from BP Whiting Refinery

Coast Guard, EPA respond to oil discharge in Lake Michigan from BP Whiting Refinery
WHITING, Ind. — The Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are responding to the report of an oil discharge into Lake Michigan from the BP Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Ind. The Coast Guard received a report Monday night from watchstanders the National Response Center of a sheen from an unknown substance discharging from an outflow adjacent to the refinery. Cleanup crews work to deploy...

Tug Respect lifted from the Oakland estuary

Tug Respect lifted from the Oakland estuary
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery, joined efforts to successfully lift the tug Respect, a 150-foot sunken vessel, from the Oakland estuary on Dec. 19, 2013. On Oct. 17, 2013, the Coast Guard was notified by the EPA of a potential pollution threat from the Respect. After further research on the sunken...

Coast Guard participates in pollution response exercise

Coast Guard participates in pollution response exercise
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Anchorage personnel participated in a BP pollution response exercise in Prudhoe Bay Aug. 22-24, 2012. Coast Guard personnel participated in the exercise as the Federal On-scene Coordinator, Deputy Federal On-scene Coordinator and filled other key positions within BP’s incident management team. The response exercise is an annual event that tests the capabilities...

Coast Guard agrees to enforce air pollution requirements for vessels operating in U.S. waters

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday an agreement to jointly enforce U.S. and international air pollution requirements for vessels operating in U.S. waters. The requirements establish limits on nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions and require the use of fuel with lower sulfur content, protecting people’s health and the environment by reducing...